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We are an innovative design space situated in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington showcasing businesses thriving in the New Zealand Building and Design industry.

Founded in 1987 we have grown into an incredible team with hundreds of exhibitors and design professionals represented.

Put simply, we think creating your home should be one of life's pleasures.  At Home Ideas, we have created a formula so that it becomes just that.

We start with an idea that's clever and honest. We gather together the best in design, in manufacture, in products.  We then work with these professionals to showcase the latest trends, innovative solutions and timeless design options.

We hire people who are passionate and genuine to help guide you.  We strive to deliver a unique space that you can visit again and again finding inspiration at every stage of your project.  Our job is to introduce you to the people who can make it happen.

As one of our regular visitors, Karen, commented:

"Home Ideas showed me services and ideas that I would never have found by myself. The experience was even more rewarding because of the professionalism of the exhibitors who collaborated to support me in building the home of my dreams. I am so grateful and find myself going back again and again"

Working with leading home building and renovation brands we design exhibits that will provide inspiration for your project. Plus, because we are adding new exhibits all the time, you'll be choosing from the latest trends and innovations.

From the letterbox to the kitchen and everything in between, if we haven't got it, just ask, we will point you in the right direction.

You can come to one spot and take your time with product and colour selections. No pressure. Lots of inspiration. Seven days a week and it's free.

Always looking for ways to make your project easier, we offer a series of free workshops and seminars from industry experts to keep you inspired. The excitement for us is in sharing the creative, design-driven community with you.

And that's us.

That's Home Ideas.


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Debbs Stainton
Centre Manager

Debbs brings to the Christchurch team an enthusiastic management style and her passion for design and architecture, as she is currently studying towards a Diploma in Architectural Technologies. With having a keen eye for interiors, she likes to be creative whenever possible and likes to take on upcycling projects. Outside of work Debbs can be found out and about walking some of New Zealand's great walks.


Fleur Keeley
Business Development Manager

Fleur comes from a strong sales background, based here in Christchurch. She believes her successes are strongly built by the relationships you make and maintain with clients and colleagues, but also being one step ahead. One step ahead in your ideas, quick thinking, understanding what people want & expect from you and very importantly delivering your promises. She is professional and personable and works as part of the team to create great results. Fleur has two children which keeps her busy and coaches Funsticks for 5-7 years olds in the winter months and enjoys the beach lifestyle over summer.

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Helen Ross
Centre Co-Ordinator

Helen is an excellent planner and organiser with a talent for customer service and administration. After gaining her diploma in 2000 she spent many years travelling and working in Europe. Helen loves keeping up to date with current interior trends and has excellent knowledge of the industry. She is experienced in colour consultancy and kitchen design. Married with two children who keep her busy, Helen also enjoys the great outdoors and a fine wine or two.

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Stacey Walker
Maintenance Manager

Stacey is a long serving employee and a great asset of HIC. She began with us in a customer service role while pursuing her diploma in Interior Design, over ten years ago. Stacey has a creative nature, she is artistic and incredibly versatile, with an interest in the building industry. Outside of work Stacey is a busy wife and mother to two girls. She enjoys family camping trips, art, the beach and home DIY projects.


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