It is less than three weeks until Australasia’s largest home, living and renovation event. The 2012 Auckland Home Show, September 5 to 9, takes over Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds, and for the first time in several years, confidence is booming.
"There is a real return to positivity from our exhibitors and consumers about this years show," says Auckland Home Show exhibition director Amanda Magnus.
"According to recent REINZ figures, house sale volumes in Auckland alone grew by 28.2 per cent in Auckland last month, compared with July last year," says Magnus.
"Homeowners are seeing this as a signal that it is time to reinvest in their homes, or to renovate and sell," she said. "And that is reflected in confidence right across the spread of Auckland Home Show exhibitors."
Kitchens, bathrooms and other key renovation areas are seeing the biggest growth this year. In fact the Auckland Home Show team is already describing this as ‘the year of the kitchen’, with the most extensive array of kitchen products, services and design inspiration that the show has ever seen.
The Auckland Home Show is always a launch pad for new technology and products and this year is no exception with the exclusive launch of the futuristic Space Module.
The Space Module is a collaboration between award winning companies Laminex, Samsung, Smeg, Natural Tree Products, Trends and Sonya Cotter Design that pushes the frontier of design and home technology.
Visitors to The Space Module will see for themselves where fabulous design meets stunning ground-breaking technology including touch-screen bench tops, picture frames and televisions all beautifully combined into this home-of-the-future.
All these kitchens are nothing without cooks and this year the Smeg Cooking Theatre hosts an array of some of the best culinary talent ever seen at the Auckland Home Show.
Leading the team is Paul Jobin, former Executive Chef at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, supported by a winning lineup of Neil Brazier, Head Chef of the Pear Tree Restaurant, Jean Christophe Varnier, Head Chef at Orbit Restaurant Skycity Auckland, Nick Hazard, Head Chef at Dine by Peter Gordon and Hayden McMillan, Head Chef at Tribeca - all who will demonstrate how to cook like a professional with minimal effort.
The ever-popular Green Urban Living Seminars provide inspiration on how to bring sustainability into your daily home life and the Auckland Landscape Supplies Walk of Gardens and Floradell Street of Houses is a showcase of current and future landscaping trends for all outdoor areas around the home.
Other key features of the Auckland Home Show in 2012 include over 500 exhibitors displaying the latest eye-catching furnishings for bedroom or living room, colour and textile trends, roofing, cladding and more, alongside environmental experts in energy efficiency, lighting, insulation and heating… the list goes on!
As always, the Auckland Home Show is full of show specials, discounts and competitions and visitors are urged to bring their plans and save $ thousands on advice, products and services.
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