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Bathroom bliss: designing the perfect bathroom

May 2018 In Interior Design

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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Market Update: Albury

May 2018 In Suburb Specific

Thinking of trading in city-living for a more tranquil regional lifestyle? Albury could be the answer. Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening in the thriving riverside city. Local profile Located on the northern banks of the beautiful Murray River with a population of more than 50,000, Albury is the major retail, commercial, administrative and cultural…

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Points of difference on show at Waratah estate

May 2018 In Suburb Specific

By constructing two spacious family homes with very different floor plans side-by-side at Waratah estate in Mickleham, Dennis Family Homes has made it easy for visitors to select a home design that works best for them. The larger of the homes is the 33 square Hartley 333, built showcasing the contemporary Tempo façade and it…

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House and land packages in Melbourne’s popular suburbs

May 2018 In First Home Buyers

Opting for a house and land package is often the easiest and most affordable way to purchase a home that is sure to suit your family perfectly, in a location that offers all the local facilities and amenities that will make daily life a breeze. If you love the idea of a house and land…

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Top 5 things to make a perfect study or home office

April 2018 In Interior Design

Want to set the perfect study or home office? Here are the top five must-haves to help you create a workspace that is both practical and stylish. 1.   A comfortable desk  A functional workspace starts with a good desk. When selecting a desk, think about the size and shape of the room and the amount…

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Market Update: Melbourne

April 2018 In Investment

Looking for a way to break into the Melbourne property market? Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening in the beautiful city by the bay. What’s happening in the Melbourne market While growth in many of the nations’ capital cities has slowed or even declined in recent months, performance in the Melbourne market in the December…

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How to organise your pantry

April 2018 In Interior Design

It’s quite possibly the most common source of frustration for families—storage. While most of us like to keep a neat and tidy home, if you don’t have sufficient storage or you don’t know how to make the most of the storage you do have, your home can quickly start to feel cluttered and chaotic. With…

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Top 5 must have house accessories

April 2018 In Interior Design

Setting up a new home is an incredibly exciting time and it’s very tempting to race out and buy everything all at once.   Too often, buying something in a rush can result in a design decision you will regret.  You may end up with a ‘matchy matchy’ interior that lacks personality, or even worse,…

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What we love most about Echuca

April 2018 In Suburb Specific

Set on the banks of the Murray River in the heart of the Loddon Mallee Region, you’ll find the delightful Victorian town of Echuca and its New South Wales counterpart, Moama. If you’ve never had the opportunity to experience this gorgeous corner of the country, you’ve been missing out. With a warm and sunny climate,…

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Top interior design trends for 2018

March 2018 In Interior Design

As we usher in the new year, we’re also getting ready to welcome a wealth of new interior design trends with it. With the world of design and style in a constant state of evolution, there are many schools of thought out there about what the biggest interior design trends will be in 2018, so…

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Market Update: Geelong

March 2018 In Suburb Specific

Want to know what the Geelong property market is like? Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening in the waterside city. Median house price Based on figures reported by the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV), the median house price in the City of Greater Geelong in the September 2017 quarter was $492,000, which was an…

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A long-time favourite and a first-timer now on display in Wollert

March 2018 In General News

The new Dennis Family Homes Display Centre at the Aurora estate in Wollert showcases two high-quality four-bedroom homes from the leading builder’s Inspirations Series. On display are the Monarto 263 Vogue, available to view for the first time, and the Mortlake 293 Boulevard, a proven favourite with Dennis Family Homes customers. “We have received a…

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What makes the perfect kitchen?

March 2018 In Interior Design

The kitchen has long been cherished as the ‘heart of the home’ and it’s not hard to work out why. It’s not just a place to prepare food—it’s much more. It’s a central hub for the whole family to come together to eat, share and enjoy each others’ company. It’s a place used to chat…

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How do house and land packages work?

March 2018 In First Home Buyers

If you’re in the market to build a new home, you’ve no doubt heard about house and land packages. But how do they really work? Here’s what you need to know. Why do people like house and land packages? It’s not hard to work out why house and land packages are so popular. Not only…

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Why building a new home could be a great investment

February 2018 In Investment

If you’re thinking about purchasing an investment property, you’ve no doubt been weighing up the pros and cons of buying an established property compared to building something new. While there are various benefits to both options, if you’re looking for something that is low maintenance and appealing to renters, while offering a range of tax…

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Popular Home designs on display at Westbrook estate in Truganina

February 2018 In General News

Two of Dennis Family Homes’ most popular home designs have gone on display at Westbrook estate at Truganina. The Marsden 363 Verve and the Mortlake 293 Vogue are large four-bedroom homes that comfortably meet the needs of growing families. Marsden 363 Verve Designed to sit comfortably on blocks from 12.5 metres wide, the two-storey Marsden…

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Personalise your new home with clever style inclusions

February 2018 In Interior Design

Dennis Family Homes has recently opened two stunning new displays in Melbourne’s south-east that are sure to appeal to families hunting for their perfect home design. Visitors to the Dennis Family Homes display centre at Marriott Waters estate in Lyndhurst are invited to inspect the 2-storey Marsden 363 Resort and the sprawling, single-level Macedon 333…

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Best ways to experience Bendigo

February 2018 In Suburb Specific

If you haven’t yet experienced Bendigo but have always wanted to, we’ve pulled together the top 5 must-visit attractions that are sure to give you a good taste of what this beautiful regional city has to offer. 1.   Take a ride on a talking tram Your first stop should be to take a ride on…

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What goes into creating the perfect façade?

February 2018 In Interior Design

When you decide to build a new home, one important element of the home that deserves some careful consideration is the façade. Forming what is essentially the ‘face’ of your home, the façade plays an important role setting the overall tone for the style and personality of the home that will further reveal itself once…

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What does a Residential Interior Designer do?

January 2018 In Interior Design

A career as a Residential Interior Designer is incredibly rewarding as it is all about creating functional and beautiful interior spaces that people will love to live in.  It is a multi-faceted job that may involves functions as diverse as the preparation of layouts for interior spaces, cabinetry design and product specification. As a specialist…

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Making home ownership simpler in 2018

January 2018 In First Home Buyers

If you’ve been following first home buyer’s news this year, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was virtually impossible to get your foot in the door of a new home. With low levels of housing supply across parts of Australia, fierce competition from investors and deposits often taking years to save up, many first home…

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Top five indoor plants

January 2018 In DIY & Home Improvements

If your home is feeling like it needs to get its groove on, a potted plant here and there might be just the ticket to creating a healthy, fresh vibe. Don’t forget, plants also purify the air by absorbing nasty toxins and carbon dioxide, which is then processed into oxygen through photosynthesis (bring back memories…

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Stylish homes for small blocks

January 2018 In First Home Buyers

Buying a smaller block doesn’t have to mean your choices will be limited when selecting a home design. If you’re looking for something with contemporary styling, loads of features and plenty of space, all while still fitting within your budget, we’ve got options galore when it comes to finding an ideal home design to suit…

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Heading for the beach with the stunning new Cadia facade

January 2018 In General News

A brand new façade on offer from Dennis Family Homes has a distinctly coastal feel that will appeal to Aspirations Series customers looking for something a little more stylish. The striking Cadia facade features weatherboard combined with brick and a sharply angled roofline to create a breezy coastal frontage that adds a welcome variation to…

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Choosing a colour scheme for your new home

December 2017 In Interior Design

You may think when you purchase a house and land package there isn’t much room to inject your own sense of style and personality into the home. But when you build with Dennis Family Homes, that couldn’t be further from the truth. We know how much our customers value having the flexibility to create a…

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Building a new home in Ballarat

December 2017 In Suburb Specific

What’s not to love about the regional lifestyle. Whether you’re most attracted to the idea of escaping the big smoke of the city, enjoying a stronger sense of community, connecting more with nature, or simply achieving a better work-life balance, it’s all on offer in Regional Victoria. If you’ve decided you want to make the…

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Is it better to buy or rent?

November 2017 In First Home Buyers

Trying to decide if it’s a better option to buy or rent? When there are so many benefits to owning your own home, it’s a wonder anyone thinks renting is a better long-term strategy. Let’s find out why. Rent money is dead money  It’s an overused catch-phrase for one reason—because it’s true. When you choose…

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The best of alfresco living

November 2017 In DIY & Home Improvements

Spring is well and truly in the air now. As the weather starts to warm up, most of us want nothing more than to step out of the dens we’ve been hibernating in throughout the cold Melbourne winter, to embrace the sunshine and fresh air that has finally arrived—and what better way to soak in…

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In the spotlight: Wagga Wagga

November 2017 In Suburb Specific

If you’re thinking of trading in the busy big-city lifestyle for something a little different, Wagga Wagga is well worth some consideration. Here’s why… Snapshot of Wagga Wagga The largest inland city in New South Wales, Wagga Wagga offers an ideal lifestyle that is hard to beat. Located on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River…

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Something for everyone with the Cosgrove and Olinda

October 2017 In General News

Dennis Family Homes has recently unveiled two beautiful new displays at Arcadia estate in Officer. The five-bedroom Cosgrove 343 Resort and four-bedroom Olinda 263 Vogue on display are both spacious family homes that showcase very different floorplans to the public. Adrian Keleher, Dennis Family Homes Area Manager for Metro South, feels the company’s decision to…

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Create your sanctuary with a luxurious master suite

October 2017 In Interior Design

A bedroom is far more than just a bedroom. It’s a sanctuary. A place for some well-deserved time-out from your busy schedule to help you relax, rest and recharge your batteries so you can continue to take on the challenges of day-to-day life. At Dennis Family Homes, we understand the importance of having your own…

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Brookdale 293 Coasts away with an HIA Award

October 2017 In General News

Dennis Family Homes Brookdale 293 display in Armstrong Creek has been judged Best Display Home ($250,001 to $300,000) at the HIA Western Victoria Regional Housing Awards held in Torquay last Friday, 1 September.  “We feel very proud that our Brookdale 293 display at Warralily estate has won this prestigious award from the Housing Industry Authority. …

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