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2017 home trends

In the busy and time-precious world we currently live in, our homes have truly become our sanctuaries. Being able to choose appliances, colours and the interior design of your home is a fun and exciting way to help achieve this and make the home really yours. From style tips to modern conveniences, we asked several […]

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 […]

kitchen makeover

Most of us assume that renovating our kitchens will cost us the earth. That doesn’t have to be true. It’s highly possible to give your kitchen a fresh new look on a smaller budget. Hotondo Homes knows how We were delighted recently to be asked to contribute to a blog post about ways to renovate […]

dream kitchen

The kitchen truly is the heart of the home. We often say this, however it doesn’t make it any less genuine. It is true both metaphorically – family members spend a lot of time in the kitchen with many memories made here – and literally – a kitchen is more often than not located at […]

Just 200 metres down the road from their old home, Frank and Debra Cartledge’s prized piece of land sat waiting for them. For over 12 years it remained vacant, awaiting a time for the Invermay couple to proceed building their dream home. For a home years in the making, there was every chance it would […]

renovation

Completing a home renovation is similar in many ways to building one from scratch. First, you have to start with a design idea. Next, you set up the framework for building out the concept. Lastly, you put the finishing touches on the home renovation project that turn the house into a home. But what if your budget […]

property investment

When considering investing in property, you will want to choose a home design that is simple and versatile. You may have multiple tenants over the years at varying stages of their family life, so a versatile design where a study can be turned into another bedroom or a second living room could be ideal. When […]

Duplex homes

If you are looking for ways to maximise the potential of your land or seeking an investment opportunity, you should consider building a duplex home. Essentially a duplex home consists of two separate living quarters and entrances that can cater for two different households, all within one dwelling. Duplexes can be the perfect living arrangement and […]

How to choose the perfect home design

Having to choose the perfect design for your home can be a fun, yet overwhelming experience. With so many different builders and floor plans out there, it is important to ask yourself a few simple questions before decision-time arrives. Below are tips from our design team which can help you work out the most important […]

knockdown rebuild

If you love the area you live in but not your home, you generally have three options: sell your house and move, renovate/extend your home, or knockdown and rebuild. While all three options have benefits and drawbacks, considering a knockdown and rebuild project can be highly beneficial and profitable in the long run. It can […]

first-time home buyers

On the hunt for that perfect first home design? Choosing the right design for you can be a difficult decision, even more so when you are doing it for the first time. As well as learning all the processes, dealing with banks, builders and land developers and even learning the right lingo, you also have […]

need to know before building

Building a new home can be daunting for many home buyers. You may only go through the process a handful of times throughout your life, so knowing all the ins and outs can be difficult. Read our top 6 things you need to know before building to arm yourself with the knowledge to get started! […]

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