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Display Home

It might be the end of the year, but we’ve still managed to find time to open some more beautiful display homes! With a focus on designs that are perfect for family lifestyles no matter their stage of life, our displays are versatile, cleverly designed and elegantly styled to appeal to a broad range of […]

Photographer: Annette O’Brien, Stylist: Ruth Welsby With the year coming to a close, we’ve started looking ahead at trend forecasts for 2020, and we spoke to our friends at Haymes about which colour palettes are gaining popularity and giving homes a contemporary, yet effortlessly timeless look. Their new Calibrate Colour Library explores and embraces change […]

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

The Australian Government recently announced the introduction of a First Home Loan Deposit Scheme to support eligible first home buyers to purchase a home faster. If you’re a first home buyer looking to get your foot in the door of the property market in the new year, we’ve got a quick summary of the Scheme […]

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Following on from the 2019 Hotondo Homes National Conference in Singapore, we chatted to some of our award-winning builders about what their favourite Hotondo Homes home designs are and why. Here’s what they had to say! Hotondo Homes Ballarat Hotondo Homes Ballarat, who are our National Professional Builders of the Year two years running love […]

First Home Buyers

Are you a first home buyer ready to purchase your new home? Depending on your state, you may be eligible for a First Home Owners Grant to help you get in to your own home sooner. Many states have recently made changes to the eligibility criteria for their First Home Owner Grants, and we’ve got […]

Breanna's Wish

This week we have a special guest blog post from Breanna, who recently reflected on her experience as a wish recipient with Make-A-Wish Australia and the #WishForce. Following a liver transplant, wish recipient Breanna had her wish to be an event manager granted in 2016. Together, with the tireless support of the #WishForce, Breanna hosted […]

Outdoor kitchen

With many new home designs including an alfresco area that’s perfect for family meals and entertaining, there’s often space to bring elements of your kitchen outside. Designing an outdoor kitchen will allow you to make the most of the warmer weather and encourage your family and friends to spend more time together outside. We’ve got […]

When you’re ready to build your new home, choosing a home design that will suit your family throughout many stages of life is the most important choice you’ll make. One of the decisions you’ll need to make is whether you opt for a single or double storey home. Both designs have a number of pros […]

LIghting

When you’re building your new home, one of the most important features to think about is how you’re going to use lighting in each room that’s functional, while also creating the perfect atmosphere to suit each space. Lighting can be an afterthought, but it’s an important factor to consider for a number of reasons, so […]

Now that your new home is built and you’re all settled with your family, it’s the perfect time to focus on the landscape design! With the warmer weather fast approaching, spending time ensuring your home’s garden is beautifully styled for use by the whole family is something you’ll reap the benefits of all year round. […]

A duplex is a dwelling on one block of land with two separate living quarters and totally separate entrances that can cater for two sets of occupants. Building a duplex can be a great investment for home owners and landlords, so no matter what stage of life you’re in there are so many benefits and […]

Spring

Springtime is always enthusiastically welcomed after months of cold weather, and the mild weather and bright sunshine make it the perfect time to inject some warmth and light into your home to create an atmosphere that’s uplifting and welcoming. We’ve got some great tips to get you started! Entryway Style Dress up your entryway to […]

Southcoast

Mel and Chris received the keys to their new Hotondo home, located in Nowra, NSW, in December, 2018. An open, light filled home, it’s perfectly designed for everyday family life and has a warm, welcoming feel as soon as you step through the front door. We spoke to Mel about her experience building with Adam […]

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