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Warm Up at Home This Winter

July 2024 In Interior Design

Make living at home warm and cozy throughout winter with a new colour palette, winter décor, and styling tips. Keep your home beautiful with an interior design scheme that sparks joy throughout the cooler months. This season’s colours The Dennis Family Homes Interior Design Team suggests gravitating towards “deeper, warmer colours”. “Like in fashion, interior…

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Alder Tapware At Dennis Family Homes

June 2024 In Entertaining

Water efficient tapware will contribute to the required 7-Star energy efficiency rating of new homes, under changes to the National Construction Code (NCC), as of 1 May 2024. By 1st May 2026 new tapware will be lead-free under NCC changes, marking an end to the element’s use in tapware manufacturing. Alder Tapware is working 2…

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Homes With Room For Families To Grow

April 2024 In General News

The latest Dennis Family Homes display centre has now opened in Ballarat at Lucas Estate, showcasing two exceptional new four-bedroom single-storey designs – the Alexandra 294 and the Venetia 322. Dennis Family Homes Sales Consultant at Lucas, Tim Britt, describes these two homes as perfect for this vibrant and growing regional Victorian city. “The Alexandra,…

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The Latest Splashback Trends For 2024

March 2024 In Entertaining

In the ever-evolving realm of interior design, the choices for kitchen splashbacks are as varied as the spaces they serve.  The trends shaping splashback design in 2024 are a harmonious blend of classic feel and contemporary flair.  You’ll find this in the colors, sought-after textures, and modern themes that can tie a whole kitchen together. …

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What makes a perfect Study Nook?

December 2023 In Interior Design

With the rise of remote work and virtual classrooms, study nooks have become an increasingly popular feature in modern homes. These dedicated spaces only take up a small amount of room and provide the perfect spot for students and professionals to focus on their work. What’s more, they can fit into almost any spot within…

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Shaker Style Features In Home Design

In Interior Design

Whether it’s through neutral, earthy tones or the simplicity of their design, ‘Shaker style’ features can add a touch of class to any home. They can be found in almost any fixture, from panelled cabinets to granite countertops and wood-finished doors, enhancing the decor without stealing the spotlight. Indeed, it’s no surprise that this style…

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What is a Raked Ceiling?

In Interior Design

When it comes to Australian home design, trends tend to emerge quickly and fade out just as fast—but this isn’t the case with raked ceilings. Their popularity might have risen and dipped over the years, but throughout it all they’ve remained a staple of Aussie homes. And their resurgence owes a lot to this enduring…

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Designs and functionality with kid’s rooms

August 2023 In Entertaining

Future proofing is an important first step when choosing a new home design for your Melbourne property. After all, your home is likely the largest investment you will ever make. Once you have chosen the perfect location – close to schools and amenities – prioritise building a home that caters to your family and lifestyle.…

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Laundry Designs In Our Homes

July 2023 In Interior Design

Laundries in any busy household often serve as multifunctional spaces and therefore require smart organising solutions to keep everything in order. No matter what the size of your laundry, with some well-organised, clever and practical storage ideas, you can streamline your laundry routine and make the most of the available space. Laundries are no longer…

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Latest stunning single storey displays wow at Shepparton

June 2023 In Entertaining

The latest Dennis Family Homes display centre has now opened in Shepparton at Seven Creek Estate. Showcasing three stunning new single storey displays, you’ll be welcomed into the Macedon 334 and Mortlake 294F designs from the Inspirations series, as well as the Venetia 322 from the Aspirations series. Each home has been individually styled to…

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Bliss and Brilliance with the Balmoral

May 2023 In Entertaining

Invest in your future with a Knockdown Rebuild by Dennis Family Homes. Keep the lifestyle you love by building a brand new luxury home on your existing land, while updating the amenities to lead your family well into the future. Built by a reputable Australian builder that’s here to stay. Discover the functionality and design…

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The Marsden: Where Functionality and Lifestyle Meet

May 2023 In Entertaining

When choosing your home design you’ll want to know two things, ‘Will this home be practical and functional?’ and ‘Will this home meet the needs of my family, now and into the future?’ With the Marsden 394 Series 4 by Dennis Family Homes, it’s a resounding YES, providing flexible family living via the clever use…

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An Entertainer’s Delight Starts with Open Plan Living

April 2023 In General News

Build your dream home without compromising on location with Dennis Family Homes and our Knockdown Rebuild process. Discover the potential of your current block of land with a modern home full of luxury amenities and the space to suit your large family and accommodate your social calendar. Why Choose a Knockdown Rebuild? Moving can be…

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Styling Your Home with Artificial Flowers and Plants

April 2023 In Entertaining

When it comes to styling your home, artificial flowers and plants are becoming increasingly popular interior decorating choices. Thanks to their low cost and low level of maintenance, they are perfect for time poor individuals (or those who may not have a green thumb) looking to add colour and vibrance to their interiors. Image: Balmoral…

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The Finer Details in Your Knockdown Rebuild Bedroom and Wardrobe

March 2023 In Interior Design

If you have been thinking about upgrading your current home, but love the area where you live, luxury living across Melbourne can be a reality utilising your current block of land with Dennis Family Homes and our Knockdown Rebuild Specialists. Imagine creating your brand new, dream home and lifestyle while continuing to live in the…

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The Benefits of Window Treatments at Build Stage

February 2023 In Entertaining

There are so many benefits to having window coverings. Window coverings provide privacy, light control, security, create a fashion statement for your home and more. Well-designed and properly installed window coverings can reduce the amount of energy you need to consume in your home, saving you money and reducing your impact on the environment. Here…

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Bathroom bliss: designing the perfect bathroom

May 2022 In Interior Design

Gibson Bathroom

A well-designed bathroom that is spacious, practical and inspiring is something that rarely goes unnoticed. After all, as the saying goes, ‘kitchens and bathrooms sell houses’. We all know the value of a stylish bathroom which not only provides ample space to get ready in a hurry on a busy morning, but also adopts a…

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How to personalise your new dream home with Dennis Family Homes

September 2021 In General News

Feature

If you’ve been investing a lot of time and work towards planning the build of your dream home, then you’ll know that there are lots of processes and experiences to get through. One of our favourites (and our customers’, too) is our Showroom experience, where we help you customise your new home in a convenient…

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Your Guide to Creating a Relaxation Getaway at Home

July 2020 In Interior Design

During these uncertain times, our homes are serving many different purposes. Not only are they our safe spaces to relax and unwind with our families, but they’ve also turned into our workplaces and gyms as well!  When working from home, it’s so important to carve out time to relax at home and step away from…

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Taking the guess work out of building your dream home

July 2020 In Interior Design

Fetaure

Building your dream home is a wonderfully exciting experience. Choosing everything from the materials and colours for your roof, floor, bathroom and kitchen tiles, through to the interior and exterior walls, flooring, carpets and cabinetry opens up a lavish array of possibilities. On the flipside, being faced with so many choices and uncertainty about the…

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Be inspired by our new Kaduna Park Estate displays

August 2019 In Interior Design

Check out our new Marsden 323B Verve Glass and Hastings 293 Boulevard display at Officer South! Visitors to Dennis Family Homes new Melbourne display homes at Kaduna Park estate in Officer South will see two of our most popular designs in a new light, thanks to a range of customisation options on show at the…

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7 Ways to Add a Little Luxury to Your Everyday

May 2019 In Interior Design

Featured

Who wouldn’t want their day-to-day to be a little more luxurious? If you’re looking for some simple ways to step beyond the basics to create something that’s extra special, here are seven simple ways to raise the luxe to the next level in your home. 1.    A King Size Bed with a Grand Bed Head…

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Entertainers Delight: What to look for in a home if you love entertaining

January 2019 In Interior Design

Many of us adapt the way we live to suit our home, but one of the main perks of building is that you can choose a home that will accommodate your lifestyle perfectly. If for you that involves entertaining family and friends at your place, there are a few must-haves you should look for when…

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Where to find design inspiration before your colour appointment

December 2018 In Interior Design

Adding your own personal style is one of the most exciting things about building your own home, and once the big decisions like location and design have been made, the fun can really start.  When you buy a Dennis Family house and land package, you’ll receive a professional Colour Consultation where you get to select…

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How to make a statement in the kitchen

December 2018 In Interior Design

Long heralded as the ‘heart of the home’, the kitchen is much more than just a place to cook—it’s one of the main spaces in the home where your family and friends will gather together whenever it’s time to celebrate, entertain or relax, so if you want to make a statement anywhere in your home,…

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How many cushions do I really need on a bed?

November 2018 In Interior Design

When it comes to creating a bedroom with a cosy and inviting atmosphere, nothing beats a beautiful arrangement of cushions.  Cushions can instantly transform a room. They allow you easily freshen up a tired bedroom with a few splashes of the new season’s colour palette or a bold contrasting pattern. They provide an inexpensive way…

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How to complete your home with the perfect artwork

October 2018 In Interior Design

Trying to select the ideal artwork that will add the perfect finishing touch to a space in your home can seem intimidating, particularly if you’re decorating for the first time and don’t know where to begin—but it shouldn’t be.  That’s why we’ve pulled together some of our top tips to help you select and hang…

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How to raise the luxe-level with a perfectly styled bed

September 2018 In Interior Design

If you want to add a little more luxe to your life, a perfectly styled bed is a great place to start. Whether your bed is on display when guests visit your home or you just want to create a sumptuous private sanctuary where you can escape the chaos of daily life, few things compare…

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How to style the ultimate entertainers table setting

September 2018 In Interior Design

Whether you’re an experienced host or a complete novice to the dinner party scene, if it’s your turn to host the next catch-up, knowing how to create a beautifully curated table setting is a great way to add a touch of ‘wow’ to the occasion. To help you on your way, we’ve pulled together some…

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Let your true colours shine through

August 2018 In Interior Design

Colour has always been one of the easiest ways to update your home to suit the latest design trends. While we’ve seen millennial pink, navy blues, tropical green and metallics like brass and copper dominate the world of interior design colour trends in recent years, it’s time to get ready to welcome the next big…

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Our top 5 flooring picks

July 2018 In Interior Design

When it comes to selecting the best flooring for your home, there are plenty of options to choose from. If you’re struggling to decide which is the best flooring option for you, here are our top 5 flooring picks we’re loving right now that may help you narrow down the options. Ceramic tiles As one…

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What we’re loving right now: Wallpaper

June 2018 In DIY & Home Improvements

As a staple on the interior design landscape for as long as we can remember, it’s not hard to work out why so many of us have a long-held love affair with wallpaper. An effective way to add some warmth, interest and character to a space, whether you use it to create a single feature…

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