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Arranging the furniture isn’t always your first thought when you’re moving into your new home. With the stresses and tasks associated when moving in, it can be tiring to even think about furniture placement. The main concern is normally just getting the furniture in the house and sorting it out later. With this in mind, here are […]

Over time we’re all guilty of holding onto possessions that are no longer useful to keep or we hoard things we think will be useful later down the track. When moving into your dream home it’s the perfect time to take back that control and clean out your cupboards. We all know how hard it […]

Home decor is one of the most enjoyable parts of building or renovating a home. As fun as creative freedom may be, some rookie mistakes seem to arise that may make you want to cringe when looking back. We’ve highlighted some of the ‘decorating fails’ and provided our tips to help prevent you from regretting your […]

Renovating your home can be a fun and challenging experience, but when budgeting comes into play it can be confusing to decide what to upgrade. We asked 9 of our builders from various areas to give their advice on the most important areas of the home where your budget should be spent! Caroline Allen – Inverloch, […]

Deciding on the best lighting for your home is important in creating the right ambiance for each room. Whether its creating a warm-toned vibe within the lounge room, or having plenty of down-lights in the kitchen whilst you’re cooking for the family, lighting is integral to setting the tone. To give you some ideas we’ve […]

coastal

Hotondo Homes latest display home encompasses everything a lover of a coastal region could ask for. From the stunning polished concrete floors to the beautiful blue, white and wooden accents, it’s the perfect beach home that is truly reminiscent of the sea. Starting in the kitchen, the beautiful lightwood benchtop teamed with white cabinetry instantly […]

autumn colours

As we move into the autumn months, our colour palette becomes inspired by earthy browns, multi-coloured leaves and beautiful oranges and pinks. Volume 8 of Haymes Colour Library, ‘The Colour Forecast’ highlights these autumn colours, and can help guide us towards creating the ultimate autumn-inspired look for our homes. The Colour Forecast is broken into […]

Bathrooms are the sanctuary of the home. A place to relax and be at peace. Check out our top 13 favourite bathrooms right now!   The Feature Tile If you like to stand out from the crowd, this is the bathroom for you! The beautiful feature tile offers just enough uniqueness to make a statement […]

small rooms

Small rooms can be cosy and inviting. They can be spacious too – if you know how to make the most of what you have! Just because you have less space to work with does not mean your small room cannot look as amazing as a larger counterpart. Many small room ideas involve tricking the […]

must-have feature

What is your must-have feature for a modern home? We asked the question to nine of our builders from right across the country, and here are their responses! Aaron Anstis – Ocean Grove, VIC A must-have feature of a modern home is a well-considered kitchen and pantry. We spend so much time in and around […]

makeover your living room

Makeover your living room without breaking the bank with these top tips. With open-plan living at the height of popularity, the living room – along with the kitchen and dining space – can often become the focal point of the home. Changing just a few small aspects of this space can help breathe new life […]

decor styles

Creating your own interior design is often the most enjoyable part of building a new home. However, with so many decor styles on offer, it can be confusing when it comes to choosing the colours and style for your home. The most important thing to remember is to choose a style and theme that complements […]

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