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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 […]

    Mad Men cool

    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 […]

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      Cooking with the kids provides the perfect opportunity to interact in a fun way. Whilst you may be moulding the next Nigella or Gordon with your culinary teachings, at the very least you will be able to pass on an appreciation for food and its preparation, as well as instill good, healthy eating habits. […]

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    How to throw the perfect New Year’s Eve Party

    As one of the most highly anticipated nights of the year, New Year’s Eve often falls short of the hype leaving us broke and annoyed.