More than 100 of the country’s best designers, architects, stylists, home builders, trades and product suppliers will converge in Brisbane for the inaugural Reno Home Show at Brisbane Showgrounds from 20 to 21 July.

Taking a fresh take on the more traditional home shows, the Reno Home Show was created by Brisbane interior designer Renee Watson who saw an opportunity in the market for a boutique event aimed at home renovators. Whether renovating their kitchens or bathrooms, updating their fixtures and fittings, undergoing a complete renovation or simply looking for inspiration, the Reno Home Show has something for everyone. “It’s all about creating a community atmosphere in a beautifully rustic space where stallholders can get to know one another and visitors can talk face-to-face with designers and trades to create the home of their dreams and improve their liveability,” Renee says. “We’re different to other home shows in that this is a celebration of service and product providers from grassroots, one-person businesses to advanced boutique brands.”

It was while Renee was working with her husband running their own plumbing and kitchen/bathroom renovation business that the idea for the Reno Home Show struck. “We couldn’t find a home show we felt we fit into, so I decided to create one,” she said.

Exhibitors and presenters at the Reno Home Show include Three Birds Renovations run by three best friends and busy mothers who swapped the boardroom for a building site to pursue their passion for renovating. Highly acclaimed Brisbane architect Shaun Lockyer will be at the show, as well as mavenHOME interior architect and designer Lee Talbot and founder of Undercover Architect Amelia Lee. There will also be interactive workshops, panel discussions, and conversations with industry leaders and inspirational guests.

The Reno Home Show is expected to attract more than 6000 visitors over two days. “It’s for people who love their homes and love renovating, decorating and home improvements. Whether they’ve done it before or they’re doing it for the first time, they can meet everyone they need to bring their vision to life under the one roof at the Reno Home Show,” Renee says. Free coffee by Q Roasters will also be available for the first 4000 visitors to keep them warm and caffeinated while they explore the event, meeting everyone and finding everything they need to design their dream home.

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