Free Seminars

The Design Renovate Decorate seminar series, proudly sponsored by Resene, is the destination for the latest home renovating, design, decorating, building and home improvement trends, ideas, tips & advice.

 

Hosted by a range of industry experts, our speakers share their experience and know-how to give you the right advice, inspiration, ideas and knowledge to complete your next project.

 

Ask the experts questions about your next home improvement project to get the right advice. Topics cover everything from kitchen & bathroom renovations; interior design and colour trends; outdoor spaces and landscaping advice; and creating an energy efficient home!

 

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FRIDAY & SATURDAY TIMETABLE

10.30am

KITCHEN RENOVATION – STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO THE PROCESS & TRENDS TO CONSIDER

Let Paul guide you through the key decisions that you will be asked during your kitchen renovation project to ensure an effective transition from ‘inspiration’ to ‘installation’.

Paul Collins – Kitchen Studio

 

11.30am

BEST PRACTICE PLANNING TIPS TO ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM RENOVATION

Rex shares his experience and expert knowledge with ‘best practice’ planning tips to guide you through the process on how to approach your home renovation project.

Rex Lawrence – Build Right Homes

 

12.00pm

COLOUR TRENDS &  PROFESSIONAL COLOUR SECRETS

Learn about new colours in the colour world and how to bring the right colours into your home. Becca will share her professional secrets in this session so you can get the best results with your colour revamp.

Becca Long – Resene Colour Consultant

 

1.00pm

LANDSCAPING 101 – HOW TO CREATE YOUR PERFECT BACKYARD SPACE

Let Karl walk you through the design to construction process of creating practical, creative and personalised landscaping solutions that complement a range of spaces. Karl will offer tips, expert advice, trends and great ideas for functional and stylish outdoor spaces.

Karl Odell – One Square Rate Landscaping

 

1.30pm

INTERIOR DESIGNERS – WHAT DIFFERENCE CAN THEY MAKE TO YOUR PROJECT?

Got some ideas for your current home or new home build?  Not sure what to do, where to start, what will work, or how to achieve the results you want?  This quick seminar will give you a better idea of the difference an interior designer can make to your renovation or new-build project, and how they can save you from making expensive mistakes.

Tui Short – Living Spaces Interior Design

 

2.00pm

HOW TO ENSURE AN ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME?

Find out how a house loses its energy after the sun has gone down, and how to stop it from happening. Robert will speak about the 5 principles of Passive House to achieve this: 1. Thermal insulation; 2. Windows; 3. Air tightness; 4. Adequate ventilation strategy; and 5. Thermal bridging.

Robert Whitehouse – Whitehouse Builders

SUNDAY TIMETABLE

10.30am

KITCHEN RENOVATION – STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO THE PROCESS & TRENDS TO CONSIDER

Let Paul guide you through the key decisions that you will be asked during your kitchen renovation project to ensure an effective transition from ‘inspiration’ to ‘installation’.

Paul Collins – Kitchen Studio

 

11.30am

BEST PRACTICE PLANNING TIPS TO ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM RENOVATION

Rex shares his experience and expert knowledge with ‘best practice’ planning tips to guide you through the process on how to approach your home renovation project.

Rex Lawrence – Build Right Homes

 

12.00pm

HOW TO ENSURE AN ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME?

Find out how a house loses its energy after the sun has gone down, and how to stop it from happening. Robert will speak about the 5 principles of Passive House to achieve this: 1. Thermal insulation; 2. Windows; 3. Air tightness; 4. Adequate ventilation strategy; and 5. Thermal bridging.

Robert Whitehouse – Whitehouse Builders

 

12.30pm

LANDSCAPING 101 – HOW TO CREATE YOUR PERFECT BACKYARD SPACE

Let Karl walk you through the design to construction process of creating practical, creative and personalised landscaping solutions that complement a range of spaces. Karl will offer tips, expert advice, trends and great ideas for functional and stylish outdoor spaces.

Karl Odell – One Square Rate Landscaping

 

1.00pm

INTERIOR DESIGNERS – WHAT DIFFERENCE CAN THEY MAKE TO YOUR PROJECT?

Got some ideas for your current home or new home build?  Not sure what to do, where to start, what will work, or how to achieve the results you want?  This quick seminar will give you a better idea of the difference an interior designer can make to your renovation or new-build project, and how they can save you from making expensive mistakes.

Tui Short – Living Spaces Interior Design

Seminar Speakers:

Becca Long

Resene

Colour Trends and New Styles. What is hot and what is not in the Trend forecast for 2019-2020. Learn about the new, the fun and the frivolous in the colour world and whether it means the end of your favourite neutrals.

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Paul Collins

Kitchen Studio

Paul and wife Karen, owners of Kitchen Studio, love meeting and working with their clients and helping them transform their kitchen space and with it, often their lifestyles. The kitchen renovation project is one of the most disruptive improvement projects you will undertake in your lifetime. This seminar has been developed to guide you through the key decisions that you will be asked to make at all stages of the project from “Inspiration to Installation”.

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Karl Odell

One Square Rate

I have been involved in the Canterbury landscape industry for the past 13 years, specialising in new home landscape design and construction. Landscaping is an essential part of a new home build and truly enhances the enjoyment of living in a new home. Combining what I learnt completing a degree in landscape architecture with hands on construction experience I enjoy being able to turn a client brief into concept through to completion of the construction.

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Tui Short

Living Spaces Interior Design

I love helping my clients create a home that looks good, works well and feels great to be in. My interior design service is authentic, real-world and affordable. By taking a ‘fresh-eyes’ approach, I’ll help you determine what improvements you’d like to make, and work with you to bring it all together. Using colour, texture, light and form to create homes that look good, work well and feel great is something I love to do. I offer an affordable and realistic design service which will help you make the most of your home.

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Robert Whitehouse

Whitehouse Builders

Robert is the Director of Whitehouse Builders and Energy Efficient homes and has been building homes in Christchurch for the last 17 years. He is a LBP qualified builder and is Passive house trades person certified. In short, he’s rather qualified and knows what he’s talking about so for the right building advice, come and see what Robert has to say.

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