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    Alfresco areas and outdoor living spaces have grown incredibly popular throughout Australia over the last ten years. Today these areas aren’t just a table and barbeque outside; they’re true extensions of your indoor living and dining rooms. Not only can they add immense value to your home, but a stylish alfresco area can really enhance […]

    Homes for sloping blocks

    Your new home has been built and it’s now time to focus on landscaping your property. Remember, what surrounds your home should be just as important as what is in it. A well-landscaped front and backyard can add immense value to your property when it comes time to sell. It can also add colour, texture […]

    room 7

    Now comes the fun part of decorating your new home. Whether it’s a boy’s room, a girl’s room or even a nursery, you now have the opportunity to get really creative in your new home. It’s the perfect excuse to be as bold and imaginative as you want. And your kids will love you for […]

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    With so many different products on offer due to the globalisation of the consumer marketplace, many people get confused when it comes to choosing the décor options and style for their new home. The infinite array of products, finishes, colours, decorative elements and the varying prices available are the main reasons for this. The sky […]

    colours

    Colours, colours and more colours. There are so many colours to choose from when decorating a home or just one room. Colour shapes the space of a home, sets the tone and can even determine the perception of a room’s size. As colour trends continue to evolve and transform, it’s important to consider what these […]

    tapwear hotondo

    Choosing the fixtures and finishes for your new home can be a lengthy process. When making these decisions, be sure to consider the character and design of the home.

    construction

    You’ve chosen a builder, selected a floor plan and design that suits, received the relevant approvals from your local council and your finance has been approved. It’s now time for the construction of your home to begin. This is possibly the most exciting stage of any building project because it’s when you get to see […]

    kitchen1

    Choosing the right kitchen can be a daunting process. Not only do you need to consider the size and functionality of the kitchen, but you also need to think about what fixtures, finishes and appliances will best suit. As they say, the kitchen really is the heart of the home. It’s often a place where […]

    ENERGY EFFICIENCY2

    There’s no better time to educate yourself on energy efficient home technologies than when you’re building a new home. This is an exciting time because you have the opportunity to choose products for your home that will not only be positive for the environment but also positive for your hip pocket. Despite this, it can […]

    tape

    When choosing a builder to build your home, extension or investment property you must first ensure that they have an up-to-date builders licence. You can do this by contacting the state regulatory body, performing an online licence search or ask your builder to show you their licence card. Doing this before you commit to a […]

    approved

    You want to build your dream home, knockdown rebuild, renovate, or simply extend. You’ve found a licensed builder and you’re now ready to get the ball rolling. The planning and approvals phase of any construction can be an arduous process due to the time it can take to obtain the necessary plans and permits which […]

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    Hotondo Homes build homes to cater for people at every stage of their life. The release of 12 new home designs further cements Hotondo Homes as a builder that will build to suit different family, lifestyle and budget requirements. With over 90 floor plans to choose from there is sure to be the perfect home […]