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7 Ways to Add a Little Luxury to Your Everyday

May 2019 In Interior Design

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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Most common questions when building a new home

February 2019 In Home Buyers Advice

If you’re considering building a new home for the first time, the whole process may seem a little daunting. Because you’re dealing with something that is still conceptual, it can seem like there are a lot more unknowns—however, that shouldn’t deter you.  To dispel some of the myths associated with building a new home, here…

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How to make the most of summer at home

February 2019 In Entertaining

Summer is well and truly here, and if you’re looking for some fun and inexpensive activities to do with your family while the weather is warm, there are plenty of things you can do without leaving the house.  Here are some ideas of simple and fun things you can do at home with the family…

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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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Outer Suburbs Vs Regional Living: Which option is right for you?

January 2019 In General News

Gray haired middle aged man reading newspaper in cafe on weekend.

If you’ve decided to build a new home but can’t decide if you’d prefer to live in an outer suburban location or make the move to a regional town or city, there are a range of benefits to be had with either option. To help you decide which option will be the best fit for…

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Downsizing: Why a house and land package could be a great option

January 2019 In Home Buyers Advice

The things we need from our home changes as we enter different stages in our lives. While you may have needed the spacious house with a large sprawling garden while raising your family, if all the kids have since grown up and moved out, you may no longer need all that space.  If you’re looking…

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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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Choosing the right location to build your new home

December 2018 In Home Buyers Advice

We’ve all heard it before—location, location, location. For many people, it’s considered to be the most important aspect of any property purchase. But how do you know what to look for when choosing the ideal location to build your new home?  Every suburb and region will offer residents a unique combination of benefits, with things…

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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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Christmas comes early to Dennis Family Homes

November 2018 In Entertaining

Dennis Family Homes has joined forces with www.mychristmas.com.au to showcase festive style across its two display homes at Marriott Waters displays in Lyndhurst from 17 November – 9 December.   The homes on display at Marriott Waters are two of the company’s most popular four-bedroom home designs – the single level Macedon and the larger,…

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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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City, beach or bush? The best Dennis suburbs for the life you’re looking for

November 2018 In General News

The notion of the ‘ideal lifestyle’ is different for everyone. Some of us love the busyness that comes with metropolitan city-living, others love the tranquillity of the countryside, while others love the sun and sand of a coastal lifestyle.  Whether you’re dreaming of a life near the city, beach or bush, Dennis Family Homes can…

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5 reasons why house and land packages make great investments

October 2018 In Investment

Looking to invest in property but unsure whether to build or buy established? Here are five reasons why a house and land package could be a great option.  1.   Choice  When you opt for a house and land package, you have all the control right from the beginning. From an investment point of view, this…

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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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A home for every family

October 2018 In Home Buyers Advice

At Dennis Family Homes, we know that no two families are the same. Every family has a distinctive set of needs, wants and lifestyle requirements that place different demands on our homes, so a one-size-fits-all approach to home design simply doesn’t work.  That’s why we created an extensive catalogue of more than 80 carefully designed…

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Five advantages of a knockdown rebuild

October 2018 In DIY & Home Improvements

When looking to upgrade your lifestyle, there are plenty of options to choose from—do you renovate or extend your existing home to make it better suit your current circumstances, buy a bigger house in a more affordable location, or start over by demolishing and starting again. If you’re toying with the idea of a knockdown…

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5 things to consider when visiting a display home

September 2018 In General News

Paying a visit to a display centre to sample some of the possibilities for your own home first-hand is undoubtedly one of the most exciting stages when building a new home—but you do need to approach them with some caution. To help you maintain your focus on the end-goal and avoid getting sucked in by…

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Essential items to make your little one’s space perfect

September 2018 In General News

If your family is about to expand by welcoming a new little one into the tribe, it won’t be long until that nesting instinct kicks in and the time comes to set up a space they’ll be able to call their own. Whether you’re setting up a nursery for the first time or you already…

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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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Visit our award winning displays in Mt Duneed

August 2018 In General News

Our Lakewood and Whitfield displays coasted to a win at the recent Western Victoria Regional Housing Awards held by the Housing Industry Association(HIA). Both of our displays at Armstrong estate in Mt Duneed were declared winners with the Lakewood 333 Savannah winning Best Display Home in the $301 000 to $400 000 category and the…

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The pros and cons of buying a display home

August 2018 In Investment

If you’re in the market to buy a home with plenty of space and style, a house and land package could be the answer. But before you sign on the dotted line, there is another alternative you may not have considered—buying a display home. As with any home purchase, there are various benefits and downsides…

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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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Property Potential: Why investors are returning to the Melbourne market

August 2018 In Investment

While it cooled off for a little while, we’re now seeing a resurgence of investors returning to the Melbourne property market. Here’s why… Strong population growth forecasts With the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) estimating the Australian population to be nearing 25 million people, there’s no question that Australia is growing fast—and Melbourne is leading…

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The city and the surf: Get the best of both worlds in Geelong

July 2018 In Suburb Specific

If you’re toying with the idea of a sea change but don’t want to give up the conveniences of your city lifestyle, we know the perfect location where you can make the best of both worlds—Geelong. The city Located around 75 kilometers south-west of Melbourne on the sandy banks of Port Phillip Bay, Geelong boasts…

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Dennis Family Homes embraces the future of Australian families

July 2018 In General News

Australians are changing the way they live, with many families choosing to build homes that can meet the  requirements of multiple generations. To provide customers with greater flexibility in home design, Dennis Family Homes has fine-tuned its award-winning Balmoral design to include the option of a downstairs guest suite, complete with WIR and ensuite, and…

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Market Update: Ballarat

July 2018 In Suburb Specific

If you’re thinking about escaping the hectic lifestyle of living in the big smoke with a tree-change, Ballarat could be the answer. Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening in the Ballarat market to help you decide if it could be a good move for you. Local profile Located in the heart of Victoria’s Central Highlands…

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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 love most about Warrnambool

June 2018 In Suburb Specific

As the largest city in south-west Victoria, Warrnambool is one of the states’ most admired and revered regional cities—and it’s not had to work out why. Here’s what we love most about this splendid coastal city… The breathtaking coastline Situated just beyond the end of the world-famous Great Ocean Road and Twelve Apostles, the area…

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Visit two of our favourite family homes on display in Ballarat

June 2018 In General News

Visitors to our brand new display homes in Ballarat will see first hand how interior colour selections and finishes can bring a completely different look and feel to a home. The Brookdale and the Heathcote on display are two of Dennis Families’ most popular designs and showcase a range of luxury upgrades from the Premium…

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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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Market Update: Wagga Wagga

June 2018 In Suburb Specific

Thinking of making the move to Wagga Wagga? Here’s a snapshot of what the market in the thriving regional city looks like… Local profile Located on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River in the heart of the Riverina Region, Wagga Wagga is New South Wales’ largest inland city boasting a population of more than 60,000.…

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