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Building a Narrow Home Design

Narrow home designs have come a long way – and with it, the mentality behind it is also changing. While people may have previously felt a bit claustrophobic at the thought of buying and living on a small or narrow block of land, the truth is that it can be a great purchase for many […]

Beaumont Tiles Rustic Bathroom

When it comes to choosing the tiles for your new home are you lost on where to start? Or have you spent hours flipping through magazines, surfing the web and collecting too many samples only to find yourself still stuck on what to choose? Our preferred partners at Beaumont Tiles want to help you find […]

How to Maximise the Space in your Laundry

When it comes to a home design, you’ve most likely put a lot of consideration into how much space you want for your master bedroom, the kitchen, and of course, the living room. But have you put much thought into how you’d like to arrange your laundry? While it might be the smallest room in […]

How to make your home look luxe on a budget

We might not have their bank accounts but we can still make our homes look as high-end as our favourite Hollywood celebrities’ palaces. Whether you have $500 or $5000 to spend on decorating your interior, it’s possible to make your home look and feel luxe on a budget: you just have to see the potential […]

Green ecological house in empty field

Largely thanks to social media and world initiatives, we are becoming more aware of the importance of living sustainably. While most of us are doing the basics without a second thought – such as recycling rubbish, going paperless and donating unused items – there are more actions we can take that will go a long […]

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.  […]

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