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    Daylight Saving time is finished, the nights are getting darker much earlier, and the temperatures are dropping. It’s tempting to snuggle up under the doona with a good book and hibernate until Spring, but sadly that’s not possible! Instead of lamenting the doom and gloom of Winter coming in just a few weeks, it’s a great […]

    Walk-in wardrobe

    These days, new home designs will often feature a walk-in wardrobe in the master suite. This benefit of additional space and storage is a luxury, especially for those of us who love fashion and have a wealth of clothing, shoes, and accessories to store! Considering how to design and maximise full use of the area […]

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    2018 is already off to a flying start for Hotondo Homes with the release of our exciting new Virtual Retreat experience! The mobile app, which can also be viewed on users’ desktops, is designed with first home buyers in mind. With so many beautiful display homes showcasing high-end designs and clever features, first home buyers […]

    Hamptons coastal style

    When you think about the Hamptons, you think about the beach, soft white sand, stretches of coastline for miles and miles, and those iconic white picket fences. The other iconic thing that comes to mind is that classic Hamptons house style. It’s a style that is synonymous with large, oversized rooms, and high, vaulted ceilings, […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    With Spring just around the corner, it’s time to say goodbye to that pesky cold weather and hello to beautiful sunny days. Spring can be a great time to liven up your home with some bright colours and playful decorations. We’ve compiled some cost-effective ideas to help you design stunning décor for Spring… Cushions & […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    When it comes to building or buying your dream home it’s important to ensure the homes you’re looking at fit the needs of you and your family. When searching for a new home, the goal is always to have that “this is the one” moment. So, buying a house not only comes down to a […]

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    Renovating your home can be a fun and challenging experience, but when budgeting comes into play it can be confusing to decide what to upgrade. We asked 9 of our builders from various areas to give their advice on the most important areas of the home where your budget should be spent! Caroline Allen – Inverloch, […]