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    In the past, it was very common to renovate a home to account for the growing family or extending to add another living space. Today, more people are making the decision to knockdown and rebuild their homes because renovating can be quite costly. Within the last ten years an increasing number of people have decided […]

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    Home decor is one of the most enjoyable parts of building or renovating a home. As fun as creative freedom may be, some rookie mistakes seem to arise that may make you want to cringe when looking back. We’ve highlighted some of the ‘decorating fails’ and provided out tips to help prevent you from regretting your […]

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    When it comes to building or buying your dream home it’s important to ensure the homes you’re looking at fit the needs of you and your family. When searching for a new home, the goal is always to have that “this is the one” moment. So, buying a house not only comes down to a […]

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    Renovating your home can be a fun and challenging experience, but when budgeting comes into play it can be confusing to decide what to upgrade. We asked 9 of our builders from various areas to give their advice on the most important areas of the home where your budget should be spent! Caroline Allen – Inverloch, […]

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    Deciding on the best lighting for your home is important in creating the right ambiance for each room. Whether its creating a warm-toned vibe within the lounge room, or having plenty of down-lights in the kitchen whilst you’re cooking for the family, lighting is integral to setting the tone. To give you some ideas we’ve […]

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    What is the best home design trend at the moment? Are you after a new home, but not sure what to look for in a floor plan? Never fear, we asked nine of our builders right across the country what their best design trend is in a home, and here are their responses. Caroline Allen […]

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    Hotondo Homes latest display home encompasses everything a lover of a coastal region could ask for. From the stunning polished concrete floors to the beautiful blue, white and wooden accents, it’s the perfect beach home that is truly reminiscent of the sea. Starting in the kitchen, the beautiful lightwood benchtop teamed with white cabinetry instantly […]

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    Hotondo Homes’ three unique Forever Ranges offer something for everyone. Whether you’re building your very first home, creating your ultimate dream home, downsizing from your current home or even expanding your property portfolio with an investment, the Forever Ranges will have something to suit. The Forever Ranges have been created to help you find your […]

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    What are the biggest mistakes home buyers make? Take heed, new home buyers! We asked the tough question to nine of our builders right across the country, and here are their responses. Lyndsey Clarke – Central Coast, NSW Not including items they wanted in their home during the design stage. In our colours and selections […]

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    As we move into the autumn months, our colour palette becomes inspired by earthy browns, multi-coloured leaves and beautiful oranges and pinks. Volume 8 of Haymes Colour Library, ‘The Colour Forecast’ highlights these autumn colours, and can help guide us towards creating the ultimate autumn-inspired look for our homes. The Colour Forecast is broken into […]

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    When it comes to storage it is all about functionality. The easiest way to include additional storage in your home without taking up space is to purchase items that double up as a functional item and as a storage unit. Below we have listed ways to add additional storage to every room of your home […]

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    Trends come and go in the housing industry, but there are always a few unnecessary design features that like to hang around. We have listed the top 8 features you may want to reconsider for your home. While these items are great for those with a little extra cash, those working towards a budget (especially […]

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    If you are looking to invest in property, you will have come across the term ‘positive and negative gearing’. Before building or selecting a property to invest in, it is important to determine what your investment ‘gearing’ strategy is. This is where an understanding of whether your home is positively geared (a cash-flow property strategy) […]