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A Stress-Free Home Built In Manor Lakes

May 2024 In First Home Buyers

“It was really a stress-free build and the communication was really transparent from our site supervisor, John,” Jithin Kodoor, Manor Lakes 10-month, stress-free family home construction. Jithin and Ramya knew that custom features and space would suit their family, and that they would have visitors coming to stay. After owning their first home, they had…

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FAQs – National Construction Code (NCC)

May 2024 In First Home Buyers

What do the changes to the code mean? The National Construction Code (NCC) sets out the requirements for the design and construction of buildings in Australia, to ensure a required level of safety, health, amenity, accessibility and sustainability across future homes. The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has updated the NCC to strengthen minimum requirements for…

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Amazing House and Land Packages in South East Melbourne

May 2024 In First Home Buyers

In the past few years, South East Melbourne has become a hotspot for prospective homeowners. Suburbs like Officer and Clyde North have seen rapid growth and hundreds of residential developments, making them a popular choice for singles and families looking to buy their first home. It’s also why Dennis Family Homes offers a competitive array…

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Saving Tips and How to Get a New Home in 2024

May 2024 In First Home Buyers

Smart Saving Strategies for First Home Buyers Buying a house is a financial goal for many Australians. Homeownership is a smart choice for your family and future and acts as a fantastic investment opportunity. With careful planning and decision-making, your dream of owning a home could be a reality sooner than you expect, even during…

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Making Home Special For Mum

April 2024 In Entertaining

This Mother’s Day, give your mum the best present of all – time spent with family. Whether you’re enjoying a quiet day or celebrating with family, dedicate every space to Mum. With modern and practical floorplans built for families, there’s a lot to love about living in a Dennis Family Home. The Balmoral 504 is…

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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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FAQs – National Construction Code Changes In Victoria

April 2024 In First Home Buyers

New homes will have improved access and energy efficiency under the changes.  1. What are the main changes in this update to the Code?  As a resident, you may notice the following changes:  A minimum 7 Star energy efficiency rating will increase thermal and energy efficiency. This may be through increased insulation, more efficient hot…

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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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The National Construction Code’s 2024 Changes In Victoria

March 2024 In General News

New homes will be more accessible and more cost effective to heat and cool as the latest National Construction Code (NCC) comes into effect for Victoria on 1 May 2024.  Houses built after 1 May require a 7-Star energy rating, wider doors and halls, and a toilet and shower that is deemed accessible.  Take advantage…

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Homes To Love In Melbourne’s Metro North

March 2024 In Entertaining

Invest in the future of your family by building a new home with Dennis Family Homes in Melbourne’s Metro North and the surrounding areas.  The suburbs north of Melbourne CBD include bustling communities with new and established schools for growing families.  The suburbs of Donnybrook, Mickleham, Sunbury, Wollert, and the township of Gisborne are conveniently…

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Knockdown And Rebuild With The Balmoral Home Design

March 2024 In Knockdown Rebuild

Love the area you currently live in but need more space?   A Knockdown Rebuild with Dennis Family Homes is the solution. Continue to enjoy everything you love about your suburb and live in a brand-new home to suit your family’s evolving needs.  Dennis Family Homes’ Knockdown Rebuild specialists will support you throughout the application and build…

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The In-Season Colours to Style Your Home, Your Way with Gail Connor

February 2024 In Entertaining

The new season is the perfect time to style your home with the latest trends in home décor and colour.  Autumn is a popular time to welcome back warm tones in a neutral colour palette.  For Dennis Family Homes’ Senior Interior Designer, Gail Connor, the new season breaks with brighter trends of recent years, returning…

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Creating A Special Valentine’s Celebration At Home

February 2024 In Entertaining

Love is the focus of Valentine’s Day, so celebrate the event with your family in your brand new Dennis Family home built with care and confidence. Sprinkle the Valentine’s Day theme throughout your spaces with home décor in shades of red and pink, like the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2024, Peach Fuzz. Packed…

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The Latest Flooring Trends For 2024

January 2024 In Entertaining

Step into style and elevate your home with flooring trends for 2024.  Choosing the right flooring can significantly improve the overall aesthetic and function of your home.  2024 trends show a preference for herringbone pattern, lighter coastal colours and low-maintenance surfaces.  Dennis Family Homes interior designer Gail Connor says, when designing your home’s interior, you…

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Visit Our Displays Today

January 2024 In General News

Embark on the exciting journey of building your dream home with absolute confidence at one of our welcoming locations. Come explore our high-quality display homes, open to you seven days a week at Redstone in Sunbury, Harpley in Werribee and three new homes at Berwick Waters in Clyde North. Within each estate, discover a wealth…

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Styling With The Pantone Colour Of The Year

January 2024 In Entertaining

Pantone has announced Peach Fuzz as the 2024 Colour of the Year, encouraging us to bask in the warmth of this delicate pink-orange hue.   Gail Connor, the Senior Interior Designer at Dennis Family Homes, says Peach Fuzz is not just a colour, “it’s a vibrant and playful shade that brings to mind thoughts of summer…

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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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Christmas At Home

November 2023 In Entertaining

Celebrate an authentically Australian Christmas in a modern home worthy of the festive season. Dennis Family Homes’ floorplans include more than enough space for the whole family, inside and out. On display at the Meridian Estate in Clyde North, the Balmoral 384 and Onyx 242 showcase an open-plan indoor and outdoor entertaining hub packed with…

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Elevate Your Home Decor: 4 Interior Styling Techniques

October 2023 In Entertaining

Are you ready to infuse new life into your living space, bedroom, or perhaps, create the perfect ambiance in your new home? Join us as we unveil four indispensable interior styling tips that will help you craft a home that’s a true reflection of your unique style and exudes undeniable beauty. 1. Illuminate with Elegance…

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A Floorplan to Style Your Way

October 2023 In Entertaining

A family home is one of life’s most important investments. With Dennis Family Homes, have the confidence in knowing you’ll find a floorplan and orientation to suit your family comfortably all year round and for many years to come. Entertaining Space for the Whole Family     Entertain your guests in style with the grand…

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Mancaves for DAD!

September 2023 In Entertaining

Moving into a brand new home marks the perfect opportunity to say thank you to Dad for everything he does. A mancave is a room or space where Dad can relax and enjoy his favourite pastimes in peace, away from the rest of the household. Almost any room can be turned into a great mancave…

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Same address, just add your dream home and much-needed living spaces

September 2023 In Knockdown Rebuild

When you live in a location that suits your family and your lifestyle perfectly, but your home no longer works for you, there’s a solution that will provide you with the best of both worlds – the ability to craft the home of your dreams, with the benefit of the substantial savings that comes with…

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Knockdown Rebuild Testimonial – Rachel Francis

August 2023 In Knockdown Rebuild

When you have lived in an area for many years and your family’s lives are fully immersed in the neighbourhood, schools, and community, it’s always a difficult decision to know what to do when you have outgrown the family home. Do you look around the area for another home, knowing you don’t want to leave…

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Crafting the Perfect Kids’ Room: Where Imagination Takes Centre Stage

August 2023 In Entertaining

At Dennis Family Homes, our commitment to every family goes beyond just building houses; we create spaces that embrace the essence of family life. Dive into the art of designing the perfect kids’ room – a realm of fun, creativity, and personalisation. In this blog, we’ll guide you through our display homes, revealing how we…

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Living in Each Living Room

August 2023 In Entertaining

It’s an essential room in every home, and many have more than one – so, why are living rooms so important, and what does having more than one in your home mean for your lifestyle? Whether it’s getting together or seeking serenity away from the family, your living spaces can provide your family with more…

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Pantry Storage & Organisation tips with Dennis Family Homes & Kate Elise

August 2023 In Entertaining

We are thrilled to bring you on a journey through the captivating Balmoral and Mortlake display homes at Kinley Estate Lilydale. Today, let’s dive deep into the heart of the home (and belly) – the pantry – and explore how everyday people can live and function effortlessly in this essential space.   Embracing the Pantry’s…

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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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Opulence In Knock Down Rebuild Laundry’s

In Knockdown Rebuild

Though it is an essential room in any home, the laundry is often overlooked or taken for granted. Several factors make a great laundry, including layout, location, features, and design. Like any room in your brand-new home, Dennis Family Homes’ laundries showcase luxury and practicality through functional features and opulent finishes, all brought to life…

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We’re For Every Family

June 2023 In First Home Buyers

When looking to purchase your first home, you may hear the same advice repeated – ‘location, location, location’. Finding the perfect suburb, street, and lot on which to raise your family is the most important element. For families and first-home buyers, estates located across Victoria are the perfect areas to achieve the great Australian dream;…

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