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    With the end of 2018 nearing, we’ve started looking ahead at styles to keep an eye out for in the new year, and our friends at Laminex had some exciting news about key trends you can expect to see in 2019. Human connection is at the forefront of design, and there’s a strong focus on […]

    Alfresco

    As soon as there’s a hint of Summer in the air, it’s hard not to start dreaming about long, lazy nights outside, relaxing with a drink and enjoying a meal with family and friends as you watch the kids play in the backyard. Modern home designs often include a covered, beautifully designed alfresco as an […]

    design

    With over 90 flexible floor plans, Hotondo Homes has a wealth of home designs to choose from. Each home is designed with careful consideration to suit a range of family sizes and lifestyles, so whether you’re a first home buyer looking for a modestly sized home, or a growing family that wants lots of space […]

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    Designing the Perfect Media Room

    Many new home designs include a separate living room or rumpus room, providing that little bit of additional, flexible space for your family to spread out and relax in. While some people choose to keep this space as a formal lounge or sitting area, many people are embracing the trend of an in-home media room […]

    Reverse Living

    Reverse living is a way of designing a home with the kitchen, living, and dining areas upstairs, and the bedrooms downstairs. Essentially, the ground floor of a traditional home design is swapped with the upstairs so the layout is reversed. This trend originated in Scandinavia, but more Australians are embracing the trend as it’s perfectly […]

    Small home

    The idea of a big, sprawling family home is something a lot of people dream of, but often location or land size only allows for a modest sized home, which can present its own challenges. However, with a variety of smaller home designs available, and a number of clever interior design tricks, smaller homes can […]

    Master Suite

    With so much emphasis placed on open-plan living, and indoor/outdoor space in new homes, it’s easy to forget to focus on another room you spend a lot of time in: the master bedroom! It’s easy to fall into the trap of viewing the master bedroom purely as a functional space to sleep in each night, […]

    Child-friendly

    When you’re ready to build a new home for your family, there are so many decisions to make. Choosing a design that suits your family’s lifestyle is probably the most important decision you will make, and if you have children there are a few important things to consider to ensure your home is child-friendly. Thinking […]

    Land

    Once you’ve decided to build a new home, and you’ve selected land in the perfect location, there are a lot of things to consider about the design of your home. Choosing a design to suit your block of land can seem like a difficult decision to make, but once you consider each aspect of where […]

    Kitchen

    The kitchen is the heart of every home, particularly in newly built houses where open-plan living areas shine as the star of the home’s design. The whole family spends time in the kitchen every day, so when it comes to the design of your kitchen it’s important to make this high traffic area functional, well […]

    Unique Features

    When it comes to building a new home, there are a few space optimising, unique features that are becoming more popular with families who are looking for ways to keep their home clutter-free, while ensuring each area of the home remains as functional as possible.  When working with your builder to determine how you can […]

    With an emphasis on family and space in new homes being built, open-plan living has become a standard feature when it comes to designing a new home. While the term “open-plan” brings to mind large, cavernous spaces that need to be filled with furniture, for most homes this couldn’t be further from the truth. Instead, these […]

    Investment property

    Investing in real estate can be a daunting thought, particularly when you’re looking at purchasing an existing home. You may end up with an older home that needs a lot of renovating, meaning you won’t be able to rent it out and see a return on your investment for a number of months, or you […]