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    Summer is a time when you enjoy your home the most. The weather is warmer and you’re often entertaining more frequently. With this change of season comes our summer essentials list for your home. These tips will help prepare your home for the approaching summer heat. Install an outdoor clothesline – Take advantage of the […]

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    Celebrate the year that has been while bringing in 2015 with some tasty and distinctive New Years Eve treats. Whether you’re hosting a party at yours, watching the television special with your partner or attending a BBQ at your friends house, be sure to plan some memorable and celebratory food and drinks. Bring in the […]

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    Ways to save this Christmas

    Christmas time can be an expensive time of year due to parties, buying gifts for friends and family, the cost of food and alcohol and going on holidays. It’s often a time when people find themselves under financial pressure, sometimes resulting in debt carrying over to the New Year. While Christmas can be expensive, there […]

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    17 ways to get organised this Christmas

    The month of December can be an incredibly busy time in the lead up to Christmas. It’s often a time full of events, Christmas parties, catch-ups before the New Year, buying presents for loved ones, cooking and more. As a result, it’s often hard to find the time to get organised and do everything you […]

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    Deck the halls (and your home) in Christmas trimmings this year. Yes, it’s that time of year again. Christmas is around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about everything from Christmas lights, how to cook the perfect turkey, buying your loved ones meaningful gifts and feeling festive. Christmas time is about family, friends, […]

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    After making the decision to build a home you now have the hard task of choosing a floor plan and design that will suit your family dynamic and your lifestyle. Choosing the right floor plan can be a hard undertaking because it often requires a lot of forward thinking and planning. It’s important to contemplate […]

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    Coastal inspired interior design

    Invite the surf, summer and sunshine into your home with interior inspiration from the coast.  Utilising a mixture of light and bright fixtures, paint and furniture reminiscent of the beach you can bring a sense of warmth, light and relaxation to your home. Take advantage of balmy night – create alfresco charm The outside entertaining area […]

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    It was an era of social and political change, revolutionary fashion and stylish interior design. The late 1950s and early 60s paved the way for simple styling and the popular American drama, Mad Men spurred on a new take of the era, reinvigorating the retro/vintage trend in a big way. Hotondo Homes’ Byron display home […]

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    Keep your home warm this winter

    So winter is now well and truly upon us and to compensate we are all doing our best to avoid the cold air.  We have reacquainted ourselves with our long lost coats and have temporarily adjusted the temperature on our heaters.  But alas with the depression in temperature comes the significant price hike of running […]

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    Spring cleaning your home is so much more than just being able to find that book or top under a sea of stuff.  It’s about keeping things orderly and creating a clean slate to invite positive energy into your life. Emotionally detach yourself from useless ‘stuff’ We all know it’s nice to receive cards for […]

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    The benefits of INDUCTION cooking

    Commonly used in European restaurants and homes, INDUCTION cooking is known for convenience, flexibility and safety.  According to experts, it accomplishes the task of sautéing, simmering and frying faster, safer and with less energy than that of its electric and gas counterparts. With so many new home builders fitting their homes with INDUCTION cooktops, we […]

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    If the likes of Masterchef and My Kitchen Rules have taught us anything, it’s that cooking with fresh ingredients is the secret to flavourful meals. Nothing beats the punch fresh coriander can add to a Thai delicacy or what a sprinkle of rosemary can do to a roast lamb. When it comes to cooking food […]