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  • 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 […]

    decor styles

    Creating your own interior design is often the most enjoyable part of building a new home. However, with so many decor styles on offer, it can be confusing when it comes to choosing the colours and style for your home. The most important thing to remember is to choose a style and theme that complements […]

    improve finances

    Trying to improve your finances is not an overnight task. Working towards a deposit for your home takes time and patience. The best way to approach it is to start with small changes in your life. This doesn’t mean giving up absolutely everything, but rather cutting back on the non-essentials in life. Every little bit […]

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    How to create a Christmas home to be proud of

    Create a stunning Christmas home this festive season with a few of our top tips. You don’t need to do a lot to create an amazing atmosphere!   Oh Christmas tree! There are many alternatives to the traditional tree to help you create the perfect look for your Christmas home. We love this tiny Bonsai […]

    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 […]

    improve your home

    A new year invites the opportunity for a fresh start to improve your home. Take on a few of these quick makeover ideas to lift and improve your home in a matter of hours! First impressions – an inviting entry Stand out from the crowd with a beautiful new front door. If you are more […]

    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 […]

    client home

    Client story: Stephanie Winfield knew from a very young age she wanted to be a home owner. As an eight-year-old, she had already started earning pocket money doing chores around her mother’s house to save for her very own home. Then at 16 years old as she passed Hotondo Homes in Horsham, Stephanie made the […]

    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 […]

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    The top 9 amazing yet family-friendly homes

    When it comes to building family-friendly homes, there are a few key elements to consider. Family-friendly homes generally have a number of separate living areas to cater for both parents and children. Children’s bedrooms are often set in their own wing, and versatile spaces are available as they become older and family dynamics change. Most […]

    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 […]