The Winners of the Home Design Renovation of the Year Awards have been announced

Home Design has announced the winners of its second Annual Renovation of the Year Awards program.

The winners were Aaron & Di’s project “Selamanya House” (Overall Winner), followed by Elizabeth Rooney’s “Contemporary Canterbury” (Runner-up) and Claire & Travis Green’s “Green Family Home” (People’s Choice Award).

“I was amazed by the calibre of entrants and as a result, we had such a hard time choosing the winners,” said Home Design Magazine Editor April Ossington.

“I’m excited to see what next year’s awards have in store.”

Each project was chosen by the awarding judges on the context of its submission, and each of the finalists showcased demonstrated considerable transformation undertaken by both professionals and homeowners to upgrade the space to the completed final work.

For their efforts in producing excellent homeowner-driven renovations and inspiring others to get renovating in the process, the winners receive a $9000 cash prize (“Selamanya House”), a $999 renovation voucher (“Contemporary Canterbury”) and a bedding prize pack from Emma Sleep (“Claire & Travis Green”).

As Australia’s foremost journal targeting people with projects, Home Design Magazine is the perfect platform for an Award celebrating the renovation journey through the eyes of the homeowner. Universal Media Co would also like to thank our valued partners Emma Sleep, Smith & Sons Renovations and Extensions, Big Ass Fans, Intrim Group, Weathertex, Karndean Designflooring, Bing Lee and Jindara Woodheating.

About Home Design Renovation of the Year

At Home Design, we love seeing our readers’ renovations and we love to inspire others to get out and do their own. Our mission as a publication is to inspire all homeowners who are thinking of a decoration, renovation or build project to learn what is available and become confident as consumers.

We showcase all kinds of renovations in the magazine and decided it was time to give our loyal renovator readers an opportunity to show their projects. The standard was high and ranged from simple kitchen and bathroom projects to full home renovations. This competition was designed for the homeowner. While many competitions reward the professionals who are often involved in renovation projects, it is the leap of faith of the homeowner that gets things started.

“We were pleased to see so many great entries come through,” said Publisher Janice Williams. “We asked for imagery, descriptions and a lot of detail, so to receive over 300 entries was astounding. We are particularly pleased to have a regional winner at a time when so many city dwellers are packing up and creating dream homes in regional locations.”

About Home Design magazine

Home Design is published by Universal Media Co and for more than 25 years has been helping homeowners gain confidence to embark on renovation projects of their own.

For further information, review copy of Home Design or for an interview with Publisher Janice Williams, please contact Georgina Khamis on (02) 9887 0358 or


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