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    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 […]

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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 […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    knockdown rebuild

    If you love the area you live in but not your home, you generally have three options: sell your house and move, renovate/extend your home, or knockdown and rebuild. While all three options have benefits and drawbacks, considering a knockdown and rebuild project can be highly beneficial and profitable in the long run. It can […]