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Choosing Whites and Neutrals with Haymes Paint

We recently chatted to our preferred paint supplier, Haymes Paint, about how to best choose white and neutral paint colours for your new home. With a wealth of different shades available it can be a challenge to find a neutral or white tone that suits the majority of your spaces, and they had some wonderful […]

Child Friendly Decor Tips

A stylish home… or children? Why not both! Your cynical friends might say you may have to choose one or the other. However, at Hotondo Homes, we love a challenge and we truly believe that you can have both. That’s why we’ve come up with some clever and practical child-friendly interior decorating tips for your […]

Open-Plan Living How to make your kitchen Living area Work

Open-plan living spaces are a common design feature in new homes. Many new home designs are built with a modern open-plan layout for the dining and living areas. But what’s the trick to making this substantial space feel cosy and inviting, while still creating a cohesive look that has clearly defined zones? We’ve got some […]

Master Bedroom Locations Pros and Cons

Second only to the kitchen, a master bedroom is said to be the most important room in a home. After all, you’ll be spending one-third of your life there so you want to be able to get the most out of the layout and placement.  When you’re designing your new space with Hotondo Homes, you […]

Mix and Match Your Facade to Your New Home

Mix and Match Your Facade to Your New Home Have you recently seen a house design on our Hotondo Homes website that you really love – right down to the floor plan, fixtures and colour palette? You’ve most likely already envisioned living there and are looking forward to beginning the build… except there’s just one […]

House Types Explained

House Types Explained At Hotondo Homes, we often get asked what’s the difference between a duplex, a split level home, a double storey home or a townhouse. After all, does it really matter about terminology when a home is where the heart is? Whether you’re looking for an investment property or first home, it’s important […]

Features for your new home in 2021

When it comes to making your dream home a reality, we know that the best way to enjoy that dream for longer is by having a home full of functional features that make every day living all the more enjoyable. With that in mind, be sure to include these top 5 features in your 2021 […]

Home Decoration Ideas for Christmas

When it comes to celebrating Christmas, there’s no better way to spread the Christmas cheer than with festive decorations that are sure to get you in the mood for the holiday season.  With so much to celebrate during the festive season, be sure you’re ready for a Christmas to remember with these key decorative features.  […]

How to Make Your Outdoor Entertainment Area Summer-Ready

Outdoor entertaining with friends and family is as much a part of the Australian culture as Vegemite and Bunnings sausages. And, with the weather finally getting warmer, there’s no better time than the present to refresh your outdoor entertainment area. The good news is, you can update your space in just a weekend so you […]

zen living room

After a long day at work, running errands or chasing the kids, the first thing many of us want to do is put up our feet and take a much-needed mental break. However, sometimes it’s difficult to wind down and calm our minds when all we want to do is relax. That’s why you need […]

lighting ideas for your home

You’ve got the perfect alfresco area, a beautiful outdoor dining table, and a top-of-the-range barbecue. But have you thought about how you’ll keep your guests lingering for longer after the sun has set? Don’t forget the lighting when you’re sprucing up your outdoor spaces for summer entertaining. While moonlight does set the scene for a […]

Mackay Kirkby entryway

The entryway is the first impression friends and family have of your home, so it’s worth taking a little extra time to create a space that is instantly welcoming to all who visit, as well as making it an area of the home that gives you a little burst of pride to see as you’re […]

Client home: Kitchen photo Tooborac VIC

Melburnians Liam and Adam knew they wanted to build their own home one day, and with a preference for wide open spaces and being close to nature, plus a Victorian First Home Owner’s Grant that was doubled for regional areas, the time was right to start the search for the perfect block of land, and […]

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