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Open-Plan Living How to make your kitchen Living area Work

Open-plan living spaces are a common design feature in new homes. Many new home designs are built with a modern open-plan layout for the dining and living areas. But what’s the trick to making this substantial space feel cosy and inviting, while still creating a cohesive look that has clearly defined zones? We’ve got some […]

Things You Should Know Before Buying Sloping Land

Purchasing a block of sloping land opens up many opportunities for a unique home design and picturesque views. But building on an incline can be challenging if you haven’t done your research. We want to make sure you’re equipped with all the information you need to design your dream home. The expert team at Hotondo […]

Master Bedroom Locations Pros and Cons

Second only to the kitchen, a master bedroom is said to be the most important room in a home. After all, you’ll be spending one-third of your life there so you want to be able to get the most out of the layout and placement.  When you’re designing your new space with Hotondo Homes, you […]

Mix and Match Your Facade to Your New Home

Mix and Match Your Facade to Your New Home Have you recently seen a house design on our Hotondo Homes website that you really love – right down to the floor plan, fixtures and colour palette? You’ve most likely already envisioned living there and are looking forward to beginning the build… except there’s just one […]

Buying Land for the First Time

Buying Land for the First Time It’s the great Australian dream to own your own home, but what about the land on which it sits? If you’re planning on buying land in a new estate in which to build upon, it’s important to do your research. Just like anything that’s unfamiliar territory, you may be […]

gippsland living

Why South Gippsland is now the place to live Despite the global pandemic of 2020 (which is a year we’d all like to forget, no doubt) there have been some positives to come out of last year. For one, COVID-19 changed the way we live and work, by normalising working remotely and even encouraging homeowners […]

Is dual occupancy living right for you? How does unlocking extra income while living in your own home – literally – sound to you? If this is tempting, then you might want to consider dual occupancy. After all, if you’re planning to build your forever home, why not make it as flexible as possible while […]

House Types Explained

House Types Explained At Hotondo Homes, we often get asked what’s the difference between a duplex, a split level home, a double storey home or a townhouse. After all, does it really matter about terminology when a home is where the heart is? Whether you’re looking for an investment property or first home, it’s important […]

Interior of a house

It really is the great Australian dream to own your own home. When it comes to choosing the right property, however, that’s when you may begin to feel a little overwhelmed. With so many choices out there, it can be difficult to narrow down the perfect space for you. That’s why it’s a good idea […]

Couple Clearing Garage For Yard Sale

Isn’t it incredible how, no matter how much space you have, it’s never quite enough? If your home has a garage, this might sound familiar. It starts with a few boxes of sporting equipment that it just makes more sense to keep out there, because they’re dirty and you don’t use them very often. Shovels […]

Knockdown Rebuild post

It’s the question that’s kept investors, renovators and homeowners guessing for years: is it better to sell, revamp or simply knock down the house and start over?  While it seems daunting, it can be done – and it’s not as difficult as you think. We’ll have a look at some things to consider before you […]

yellow safety helmet on workplace desk with construction worker team hands shaking greeting start up plan new project contract in office center at construction site, partnership and contractor concept

Building your first home will not only require finding a home design that perfectly suits your needs, but you’ll need the right builder who can breathe life into those designs. With the right team headed by an experienced Hotondo Homes builder, you’ll be able to achieve your construction ambitions smoothly.  Here are some key things […]

Inverloch Somerset 233 living room

Feeling the winter freeze at the moment? There’s nothing cosier than a fireplace in your new home, a place the whole family can relax around to stay toasty and warm during the colder months, and we’ve got some tips on where to include them in your new home, the benefits of a fireplace, and how […]

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