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  • storage

    When moving from one home to the next, new home buyers may need storage space on which they can rely. The storage space needs to be one that is safe, secure, clean, free from damp, mould and pests, and be manned by a friendly, expert team. With peace of mind all your belongings are safe […]

    ask your builder

    Making sure you ask your builder the right questions before signing a building contract can save you a lot of time, money and heartache. To help you get started, we’ve put together 10 essential questions to ask your builder before you start your dream home journey. Be sure to have your questions written down, and if […]

    modern design

    Home design has come a long way over the past few years, with many modern design elements now incorporated into floor plans. Across Hotondo Homes’ range of designs there are some consistent elements that many of our clients request when building their new home. We have rounded up the most popular modern design elements for […]

    client home

    Client Home: When it comes time to decide on a builder, new home buyers typically spend hours researching the best fit for them and their family. However, for Peter and Maxine Story there was no discussion, question or debate on who would build their new dream home. “Twenty years ago we built our first house […]

    2017 home trends

    In the busy and time-precious world we currently live in, our homes have truly become our sanctuaries. Being able to choose appliances, colours and the interior design of your home is a fun and exciting way to help achieve this and make the home really yours. From style tips to modern conveniences, we asked several […]

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    Converting a garage into a bedroom is a great way to add additional space to your home, provide space for a teenager or elderly relative or create additional income by renting it to a tenant. Converting a garage is typically cheaper than taking on a full-blown extension, but the downside is you will lose your […]

    kitchen makeover

    Most of us assume that renovating our kitchens will cost us the earth. That doesn’t have to be true. It’s highly possible to give your kitchen a fresh new look on a smaller budget. Hotondo Homes knows how We were delighted recently to be asked to contribute to a blog post about ways to renovate […]

    dream kitchen

    The kitchen truly is the heart of the home. We often say this, however it doesn’t make it any less genuine. It is true both metaphorically – family members spend a lot of time in the kitchen with many memories made here – and literally – a kitchen is more often than not located at […]

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    Just 200 metres down the road from their old home, Frank and Debra Cartledge’s prized piece of land sat waiting for them. For over 12 years it remained vacant, awaiting a time for the Invermay couple to proceed building their dream home. For a home years in the making, there was every chance it would […]

    renovation

    Completing a home renovation is similar in many ways to building one from scratch. First, you have to start with a design idea. Next, you set up the framework for building out the concept. Lastly, you put the finishing touches on the home renovation project that turn the house into a home. But what if your budget […]

    property investment

    When considering investing in property, you will want to choose a home design that is simple and versatile. You may have multiple tenants over the years at varying stages of their family life, so a versatile design where a study can be turned into another bedroom or a second living room could be ideal. When […]

    Duplex homes

    If you are looking for ways to maximise the potential of your land or seeking an investment opportunity, you should consider building a duplex home. Essentially a duplex home consists of two separate living quarters and entrances that can cater for two different households, all within one dwelling. Duplexes can be the perfect living arrangement and […]

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    How to choose the perfect home design

    Having to choose the perfect design for your home can be a fun, yet overwhelming experience. With so many different builders and floor plans out there, it is important to ask yourself a few simple questions before decision-time arrives. Below are tips from our design team which can help you work out the most important […]