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Summer means more daylight hours to enjoy, endless fresh fruit on platters, and long conversations that go well into the night. But everyone knows the secret to a great summer party is the beautiful alfresco space you have to celebrate in, with family and friends. When you’re building your new dream home, you want to […]

The New Year is here, and that means it’s time to start thinking about leaving behind old traditions and trends. This is especially true when it comes to our interiors. We have it on good authority that 2022 will bring an avalanche of exciting trends that are sure to breathe new life into your home. […]

Read a book a month. Learn a new language. Drink more water. Sure, these are all noble New Year’s Resolutions, but at Hotondo Homes, we’re thinking much bigger. Let’s face it: 2021 was a year full of unexpected challenges. After spending more time in our homes than we’d liked, there’s no doubt that we noticed […]

Goodbye electric blankets, Ugg boots and woollen socks: summer is officially here! And with that, there are more daylight hours and the temperatures are warming up. While it might be tempting to lather on sunscreen and relax in the sun all day, we’re going to be productive with our time and create a summer-style aesthetic […]

With the holiday season quickly approaching, this means a house full of guests. There are many ways you can make your family and friends feel more welcome as they enter your home: have drinks ready when they arrive, give a warm and heartfelt hello as you open the door, and make an entrance in your […]

New construction homes are gaining in popularity, with many Australians choosing to build a new home rather than move into an existing one. There’s no denying the appeal of new construction, and there are so many benefits when going down this route. If you’re a homebuyer in the market for a place to call your […]

Converting a garage into a bedroom is a great way to add additional space to your home, provide space for a teenager or elderly relative or create additional income by renting it to a tenant. Converting a garage is typically cheaper than taking on a full-blown extension, but the downside is you will lose your […]

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 […]

They say the kitchen is the heart of any home, so it makes sense that the layout, location and functionality should be taken into careful consideration when building your new home. When it comes to kitchen layouts, it’s important to design one that suits your family and lifestyle.   What is an open-plan kitchen? An […]

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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 the Kirkby 267. The team there think it’s an amazing home, […]

mistakes

What are the biggest mistakes home buyers make? Take heed, new home buyers! We asked the tough question to nine of our builders right across the country, and here are their responses. Lyndsey Clarke – Central Coast, NSW Not including items they wanted in their home during the design stage. In our colours and selections […]

Are you on the hunt for a brand new home that you can build your future around? Perhaps you’re looking at building your very own home or even buying one that’s just come onto the market. No matter what path is ahead of you, there’s no denying it’s an exciting one. The great Australian dream […]

House and land package

Whether you’re single, have a partner, married with a small family, you’re needing to upsize to accommodate your growing teens, or you simply want to build an investment property, purchasing a house and land package is one of the most economical and efficient ways to create an asset for your property portfolio, and build a […]

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