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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 […]

Inverloch Somerset 233 living room

Feeling the winter freeze at the moment? There’s nothing cosier than a fireplace in your new home, a place the whole family can relax around to stay toasty and warm during the colder months, and we’ve got some tips on where to include them in your new home, the benefits of a fireplace, and how […]

Master bedroom with white walls

If you’ve lived in your home for a while and you’ve noticed the interiors need a bit of freshening up but you don’t want to undertake huge DIY projects there are a few ways you can update your home’s décor without spending a fortune, and we’ve got some tips to help you get started! Soft […]

Jamieson facade

If you’re building a new home and looking for the perfect interior style that creates a welcoming atmosphere and also has a contemporary feel to it, modern country style is the perfect aesthetic for your family’s home, particularly if you’re building in a rural area. We’ve got some tips and tricks below on how you […]

Marcoola 269 display home

We’re already halfway through the year and we’ve been as busy as ever at Hotondo Homes opening five new display homes across Queensland and New South Wales! With a focus on designs that are perfect for a variety of different family sizes and lifestyles, these homes are cleverly designed and beautifully styled to appeal to […]

bedroom

The master bedroom is more than just a place to sleep. It’s a space to make totally your own and the chance to create a true sanctuary separate to the rest of your home. While it’s good to make the space a cohesive extension of your home’s interior style, you can also take the opportunity […]

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