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  • First Home Buyer

    Last year, the National Bank of Australia revealed that first home buyers now account for almost 40% of buyers in new housing markets and approximately 33% in established markets. Foreign buyers are declining, so now is the perfect time for Australians to get their foot in the door of the property market. Hotondo Homes is […]

    Street appeal

    When you’re building your new home, so much thought goes into the interiors: room layout and size, kitchen design, storage options, and décor decisions. But what about the exterior of your home? It’s the first thing people see when they come to visit you, and even passing traffic will notice the best-looking house on the […]

    Settling In

    Whew, you can breathe a sigh of relief once moving is over. But there’s still so much to do, where should you begin? Like with packing, unpacking and settling in should be approached in a logical and methodical way, giving you time and energy to enjoy your new home without feeling frazzled and disorganised! These […]

    Growing up, kids are constantly changing their mind when it comes to their favourite things. Anything from toys to colours can change in an instant, which makes it hard to design a bedroom that keeps up with their tastes as they grow. With our tips, you can create a bedroom that they can enjoy throughout […]

    People often think that having a small kitchen means you have to sacrifice the features and accessories you want in your home for functionality. While the layout is important in any home, it comes down to your personal preferences and what you need in your kitchen to cook up a storm! What is important to […]

    Spring is known as the season to start fresh, bring out the colours and say goodbye to the cold weather. As we head into the warmer months of the year, Spring provides the best time to clean and refresh your home. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of cleaning tips to help […]

    Deciding whether to build or buy a home can be tricky. While both options provide pro’s and con’s, building your home from the ground up can be more beneficial than buying. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of reasons why building your dream home is often the best option for your family in the long […]

    paint

    In the past, painting your home was messy task that involved having to rearrange your family ‘jigsaw puzzle’. Sleeping, eating and relaxing spaces often had to be blocked off to keep family members away from toxic fumes. Today, low VOC paint products are available to tackle these issues, here is some helpful information to create […]

    Arranging the furniture isn’t always your first thought when you’re moving into your new home. With the stresses and tasks associated when moving in, it can be tiring to even think about furniture placement. The main concern is normally just getting the furniture in the house and sorting it out later. With this in mind, here are […]

    Over time we’re all guilty of holding onto possessions that are no longer useful to keep or we hoard things we think will be useful later down the track. When moving into your dream home it’s the perfect time to take back that control and clean out your cupboards. We all know how hard it […]

    So, you’ve just built your dream home and now you’re trying to decide how to build your alfresco area. With so many choices and decisions to make it can be hard to know where to start and what to add. Whether it’s designing or décor we have compiled some ideas on how to create a […]

    In the past, it was very common to renovate a home to account for the growing family or extending to add another living space. Today, more people are making the decision to knockdown and rebuild their homes because renovating can be quite costly. Within the last ten years an increasing number of people have decided […]

    Home decor is one of the most enjoyable parts of building or renovating a home. As fun as creative freedom may be, some rookie mistakes seem to arise that may make you want to cringe when looking back. We’ve highlighted some of the ‘decorating fails’ and provided our tips to help prevent you from regretting your […]