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Exterior wall cladding is an important element to consider when building or renovating your home. Not only does it help your home resist the elements and stand the test of time, but it also impacts the overall aesthetic, and improves acoustics and insulation quality. When it’s time to complete your colour selections, cladding your home’s […]

Kids will try just about anything to get out of bed time. Getting your child into sleep mode can be challenging, but there are things you can do to create a sleep-friendly bedroom interior that encourages your child to stop fighting the Z’s. Remove clutter They say a tidy space equals a tidy mind and […]

Full of light and fresh air, a coastal home has a calming feel like no other. Having a beautiful home on the coast, however, doesn’t mean you have to pack it full of seashells and blue wallpaper. A minimalist approach to coastal design is more likely to leave you with that seaside feeling than any […]

Picture this: you’re designing your dream home and you think you’ve got it all figured out: the master bedroom will be placed on the ground floor next to the living room, the kids bedrooms will be upstairs along with a family room. It all sounds perfect – but what if it’s not? What if it […]

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 […]

It really is the most wonderful time of the year: family and friends get together to exchange gifts, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and reminisce about the year that has just passed. The star of the show, of course, is the Christmas tree. Come December 1, almost every home in Australia puts up their […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

First impressions do matter, so choosing the right façade for your home is important. An attractive façade can not only increase the value of a house, but it also sets the tone for the entire home. Before looking at some of our façade inspiration, be sure to consider the following points: The surrounding landscape. If […]

With the end of 2021 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 2022. Human connection is at the forefront of design, and there’s a strong focus on […]

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