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Grand Designs Live, Wrap Up!

October 21, 2013
Grand Designs Live, Wrap Up!

Two massive shows over two massive weekends. Grand Designs Live is undoudbetdly one of Australia’s biggest home shows, and the RenoExchange team was at both the Sydney and Melbourne shows spreading the message about who we are and how we can change the way you renovate!

Four home shows in one, Grand Designs Live is a show like no other!

With inspiration and advice for Kitchens and Bathrooms, Interiors, Building and Outdoors, the thousands of people who walked through the Grand Designs Live entrance were treated to an amazing spectacle.

With the Grand Designs Live main stage featuring Grand Designs Live host Kevin Macleod, Grand Designs Live Australia host Peter Maddison, Selling Houses Australia Shaynna Blaze and Selling Houses Andrew Winter giving talks on everything from sustainable housing to busting real estate myths, visitors were enthralled by these amazing guests and by the sheer size of the exhibition.

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Michael and Ryan from RenoExchange meeting Shaynna, above image

Building on the success of our last home show, the RenoExchange team were handing out our infamous “stress-less cubes” to help thousands of home renovators and builders take the stress out of renovating.

We weren't only giving away stress-less cubes, RenoExchange offered visitors the change to win the ultimate Reno Pack…. A big pack of Mac’s! With the opportunity to win a 27inch Imac, Macbook Air, Ipad and Ipod, interest around the RenoExchange stand was buzzing.

For our team, being able to interact with visitors was the most rewarding part of the weekend. We received great feedback when explaining our Find Buy & Sell concept where most people would exclaim “why hasn't anyone thought of this before!?”

Without a doubt, the highlight of the two shows was meeting Kevin McLeod, the host of Grand Designs. Drawing in fans from far and wide, Kevin was charming, friendly and interested in the work we were doing at RenoExchange. He was even kind enough to take a photo with our director Carlinea!

Carlinea Kevin

RenoExchange's Director Carlinea, meeting Kevin McLeod at Grand Designs Live

Peter Maddison, the host of Grand Designs Australia took some time out of his busy schedule to pop past and say hello to the RenoExchange team. Peter loved the concept of RenoExchange and even showed off his juggling skills using our stress-less cubes!

Coming past each day to have a chat with us at our stand was Michelle and Steve from Channel 7’s hit TV show, House Rules. Friendly, warm and vibrant the couple had an amazing weekend meeting fans and of course, hanging out with the Reno team! We really enjoyed meeting them and hearing about some of their renovating challenges!

Shaynna Blaze, presenter of Lifestyle channels Selling Houses Australia and the super charming Barry Dubois of Channel 10’s The Living Room also popped past and said hello to the team.

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Barry from Ch10's fantastic show The Living Room with Ryan from RenoExchange

It was great for our team to go past and say hello and have a chat with some of our fantastic retailers exhibiting at both the shows.

Retailers at both the Sydney and Melbourne Grand Designs Live shows included:

Adoore Iron Door Designs

Exhibiting in her home town of Melbourne, Maria from Adoore Iron Door Designs set up a stunning stand which featured a stunning range of doors, and the new range of custom stairs.

To view Adoore Iron Door Designs products, click HERE


The Attic Group

The Attic Group had an amazing display of their attic ladders and the space available to be used in your roof. Shaped like a small home, the stand drew admiring gazes of visitors all day long.

To view Attic Group products, click HERE

The Attic Group

Bar Fridges Australia

Bar Fridges Australia were proudly showing their stunning new double door, full size drinks fridge. Capturing the attention and the heart of almost every man at the exhibition, the Bar Fridges Australia stand was always abuzz with interest. At the Melbourne show, Cory and had their stand directly across from the Grand Designs Live theatre and were flat out the entire show! Cory even had his fridges stocked with some expensive and rare beers!

To View Bar Fridges Australia products, click HERE

Bar Fridge Australia

The Bidet Shop

The team at The Bidet Shop was on hand to give out expert advice their All-Korean bidet collection. Inspired by a trip to Japan,the owners decided to bring Bidets to Australia and now have two stores in Brisbane and Melbourne.

To view The Bidet Shop, Southport, products, click HERE

To view The Bidet Shop, Oakleigh East, products, click HERE

The Bidet Shop

Bourne Bathrooms

Bourne had an amazing bathroom feature directly across from the RenoExchange stand at the Melbourne show. It was a great opportunity for our team to really get to know the amazing people at Bourne and engage with their passion and enthusiasm for the brand.

To view Bourne Bathrooms, Clifton Hill, products, click HERE

To view Bourne Bathrooms, Fawkner, products, click HERE

To view Bourne Bathrooms, Flemington, products, click HERE

To view Bourne Bathrooms, Heathmont, products, click HERE

To view Bourne Bathrooms, Keysborough, products, click HERE


Clearly Frameless

The Clearly Frameless stand in Melbourne was always busy with interested visitors. Being so close to the Grand Designs Live Theatre, the team got to pick up some great advice whilst giving out their own!

To view Clearly Frameless products, click HERE

Clear Frameless

Ellem's Centravac

John Ellem from Ellem’s Centravac drove all the way up to Sydney from Melbourne with his truck packed full of Volta Cetravac Vacuums when he unfortunately punctured his tire! Having to unpack the entire truck to fix it, John was so pleased to make it to Sydney in one piece to meet interested visitors. John was very happy to be exhibiting in his home town of Melbourne the following week and after the drama of getting his product up to Sydney, was extremely happy with the short commute to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre!

To view Ellems Centrav products, click HERE


International Floor Coverings

By far the most comfortable stand to visit, the team at International Floor Coverings had all their signature products on show. Friendly, bright and helpful, they were delighted to see that their product was a hit with the crowd at both shows.

To view International Floor Coverings Australia products, click HERE

International Floor Covers


It was great to meet Aaron from Jetmaster NSW. With a big range of fireplaces on show, the stand was literally on fire with the amount of visitors checking out their too hot to handle products!

To view Jetmaster products, click HERE


Smarter Kitchens & Bathrooms

Andrew from Smarter Kitchens & Bathrooms was always on hand at his Melbourne stand to give out design advice and inspiration to the thousands of people who came through the Grand Designs Live front doors.

To view Smarter Kitchen products, click HERE

Smarter Kitchens


Stephanie and Barry from Versaline clotheslines nearly sold out their range of removable clotheslines to the visitors at Grand Designs Live. Arriving each morning at the Sydney Exhibition Centre in their caravan packed full of product, Stephanie and Barry left with big smiles and an empty caravan!

To view Versaline products, click HERE


Visual Resource

The Visual Resource stand was always abuzz with curious visitors wondering what the entire colour was about. Toni and Michael create stunning pieces of art on toughened glass, right here in Melbourne that are suitable for splashbacks in the kitchen, bathroom or simply as a piece of innovative and original art.

To view Visual Resource products, click HERE

Visual Resource

The RenoExchange team had an amazing time at the Grand Designs Live shows.

Meeting interested visitors and getting to know our fantastic retailers better made these two shows among the best we have done.

Thank you to Diversified Exhibitions for all your assistance, and we look forward to seeing you all back at Grand Designs Live next year!

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