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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 […]

    design trend

    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 […]

    coastal

    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 […]

    forever

    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 […]

    autumn colours

    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 […]

    gearing

    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) […]

    design

    What is your favourite Hotondo Homes design and why? We asked the question the big design question to nine of our builders from right across the country, and here are their responses! Aaron Anstis – Ocean Grove, VIC I am a big fan of the Esplanade 281. The design centres around the kitchen, family and dining […]

    overlooking

    When your building journey begins, avoid overlooking these nine items for a more rewarding and fulfilling build! YOUR LOAN Know what you want or need in a loan and shop around. Fixed rates, variable rates, redraw capabilities and the length of the loan are all important factors. Make sure the structure of your loan is […]

    bathrooms

    Bathrooms are the sanctuary of the home. A place to relax and be at peace. Check out our top 13 favourite bathrooms right now!   The Feature Tile If you like to stand out from the crowd, this is the bathroom for you! The beautiful feature tile offers just enough uniqueness to make a statement […]

    must-have feature

    What is your must-have feature for a modern home? We asked the question to nine of our builders from right across the country, and here are their responses! Aaron Anstis – Ocean Grove, VIC A must-have feature of a modern home is a well-considered kitchen and pantry. We spend so much time in and around […]