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    Hotondo Homes 2017 new home designs are now available! We pride ourselves on releasing new home designs suited to a wide range of home buyers. The 2017 release features two single storey homes and three double storey homes. Check out each of them below, and follow the link for more information! The Meridian 159 Forever […]

    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 […]

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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 […]

    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 […]

    modern interior

    Modern interior design is defined by simple, uncluttered and clean spaces. Traditional ornaments, curves and complex shapes are replaced with straight, defined lines, a neutral palette and a blend of indoor and outdoor living. We have pulled together five simple ways to create a modern interior design. Be inspired by some of our favourite styles […]

    first-time home buyers

    On the hunt for that perfect first home design? Choosing the right design for you can be a difficult decision, even more so when you are doing it for the first time. As well as learning all the processes, dealing with banks, builders and land developers and even learning the right lingo, you also have […]

    Multigenerational living

    With an ageing population, working parents and the ever-present Australian dream to own property, multigenerational homes are on the rise. Multigenerational living occurs when two or more generations are living under a single roof. According to a paper delivered to the State of Australian Cities Conference 2013, over four million Australians lived in multigenerational homes. […]

    passive home

    Have you considered passive design for your home? Passive home design refers to any device or structure that takes advantage of the surrounding environment, climate or elements to help passively heat, cool and light your home, supplementing the use of active temperature-control systems. Passive homes offer a huge range of benefits to home buyers, including […]

    Split level home

    Difficult, sloping blocks can be time-consuming, impractical and costly to excavate. Slab homes dug into a slope can often result in steep driveways, large retaining walls and an unattractive façade. In some cases it may even be impossible to reduce the slope of the land to the point you can build a standard home on […]

    facade inspiration

    First impressions do matter, so choosing the right façade for your home is important. An attractive façade can not only increase the value of a house, but it also sets the tone for the entire home. Before looking at some of our façade inspiration, be sure to consider the following points: The surrounding landscape. If […]

    creating a home office

    Tips and tricks for creating a home office that works. If your job allows you the flexibility to telecommute, or if you’re working as a freelancer from home, you may find yourself needing a home office. When working from home there needs to be a fine balance where the space is professional enough for you […]

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    Always consider the resell value of your home when building. In the excitement that comes from building a new home, home buyers often forget to consider aspects that will increase its resell value. Although selling a brand new home is often far from the mind of the home owner, it is more convenient and cost effective […]

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    The modern rustic interior craze is here to stay. With warehouses, industrial buildings and even old farms or barns acting as inspiration and the rising popularity of the trend, it is easier than ever to find products perfect for this kind of design. Take a look at some of our modern rustic interior design ideas for […]