Shopping arcades and plazas have always been a cornerstone of the Aussie retail industry, but the relatively new concept of specific shopping centres for home wares, appliances, furniture and gardening supplies is proving to be the next big thing.
The Sunshine Coast now plays host to several of these handy spots, making it easier than ever to explore the best shops and best goods, all in one place.
Home Central, Kawana
If you’re in a more southern location on the Sunshine Coast, from Buddina to Caloundra and beyond, then the Kawana Homemaker’s centre on Kawana Way will probably be the most convenient shopping experience for your domestic needs. There’s Spotlight for the crafty amongst you, Anaconda and Kathmandu for the outdoor family and PETstock for your furry, feathered and scaly family members.
The centre also plays host to Trade Secret so you can pick up some great bargains for yourself and the family while you’re out. To make your shopping more of a relaxed day out than a mission to the stores, there’s Vast Interiors too, who not only have a great range of home decor and furniture but also have a great little cafe with all sorts of tasty and healthy meals, and a cosy sitting area to re-charge the batteries.
With other shops for bedding, rugs, home wares and furniture it’s a great place for those looking to kit out a new home or upgrade the current home interior.
Sunshine Homemaker Centre, Maroochydore
The Homemaker’s centre along Maroochydore Road, Maroochydore is great for those located a little further north, or anybody visiting the Sunshine Plaza. It’s tailored a bit more towards the everyday needs of the modern household. You can find a Coco’s budget grocery store there, a Chemist Warehouse and a Fernwood gym too.
The main drawcard is the huge Bunnings store, so whether you’re after hardware, home fittings, paints, building materials or a simple toilet seat, you’ve found your one-stop local centre.
There’s a cash converters too, as well as Amart Allsports, Homeart and Supacheap Auto, so it’s a great spot for your more general shopping, searching for gifts, or getting inspiration for new additions to your current home set-up.
Maroochydore Homemaker Centre, Maroochydore
The Coast’s newest attraction for the keen shopper is the Maroochydore Homemaker Centre on Maroochydore Boulevard, right next to the new residential estate Sunshine Cove.
The scale and quality of the new shops here are a drawcard for Coast locals from far and wide and the location is perfect given its easy access from the highway which is ideal if you’re also hunting through display homes on the same day and checking out the best deals in realestate Sunshine Coast has to offer.
This centre boasts the coast’s first ever Domayne store, packed full of furniture, bedding and home accessories. Maroochydore Homemaker Centre is also home to a huge Harvey Norman store, a Nick Scali Furniture store and a Joyce Mayne too, so all your technology and furniture needs are more than catered for. There’s also a Sleepy’s for your bedroom, Rugs a Million for your floor and The Outdoor Furniture Specialists for the patio, plus lots more.
So whatever it is you’re after, don’t waste time and effort scooting around the coast from shop to shop, everything you need is in one spot. Explore them all and see what all the fuss is about, there’s so much to discover at each one and it’s never been easier to deck out your home with all the newest, good quality home essentials.