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HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON BUILDING YOUR FIRST HOME.

5 / 02 / 2016 / 0 comments

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2016 is a great time for first home buyers who choose to build. Interest rates are low, government grants are still in place and you save on stamp duty. You can actually build a brand new home for less than buying established! As a first home buyer, you’re eager to get into your own place and have it just the way you want, right? But before you get too carried away, its important that you stick to your budget so that you don’t over capitalize on your investment. 

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22 / 01 / 2016 / 0 comments

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2015 was a huge year for the De Jong Homes team. We opened our new showroom, expanded our staff and built alot of NEW homes. We have some big plans and ideas for 2016.

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CARING FOR YOUR LAWN IN SUMMER

21 / 01 / 2016 / 0 comments

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The long hot days of an Australian summer can almost seem never ending. It is hot all the time, day and night. The last thing on your mind is your lawn other than a water every couple of days. But it is worth noting that summer can be a very stressful time for the Australian backyard lawn. But caring for your lawn in summer with these tips and tricks, will ensure your lawn survives the summer.

2016 INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS

11 / 12 / 2015 / 0 comments

Interior Trends for 2016 - de Jong Homes

With 2016 almost here, we thought we would share with you some 2016 interior design trends that are emerging to become hot favourites for the new year – 

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

26 / 11 / 2015 / 0 comments

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It’s the great Aussie tradition of loading up the car for a few days or weeks away for a holiday. Whether it’s for a few days at the beach or a couple of weeks fishing and camping, making sure your home is secure while you are away should be one of the very first things you do. You don’t want to arrive home finding your home has been burgled.

OUR NEW FAVOURITE PIECES FROM REECE PLUMBING

24 / 11 / 2015 / 0 comments

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You guys loved our first post on black tapware we did back in October. Since then, we have had a number of clients wanting to use black tap ware in their new homes. Thanks to shows such as The Block, black tap ware is the hottest accessory for the bathroom and kitchen. 

SPRING HOME MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

13 / 11 / 2015 / 0 comments

Spring Home Maintenance tips from deJong Homes

With the weather warming up and the days are getting longer, Spring is the perfect time to ensure all is well on the home front. Regular spring home maintenance means your home is in tip top shape! 

DESIGN TIPS FOR YOUR WALK IN PANTRY

12 / 11 / 2015 / 0 comments

Walk in Pantry

Fast becoming a necessity in the modern Australian home, walk in pantries (WIP) are an upgrade worth investing in. And with some clever thinking and ideas at the planning stage, you can make your WIP one of the most functional rooms in the house. Kitchens are seen as the hub of the home, we entertain, do homework and generally hang out in our kitchens so its no wonder that WIP’s are now the work space of the kitchen. 

WOOD LOOK PORCELAIN TILES

6 / 11 / 2015 / 0 comments

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If you ask your friends and family which they prefer tiles or floorboards as their flooring preference, you will most likely find that they favour one over the other. It really comes down to preference, cost and the look and feel you are trying to create in your new home.

Now you can combine wood and tile – wood look porcelain tiles.

UPGRADES THAT ARE WORTH INVESTING IN

30 / 10 / 2015 / 0 comments

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Upgrading your choices when building can seem overwhelming, you want to make sure that you spend your money on upgrades that will add value to your home. Years ago, ensuites and stone bench tops were seen as enviable upgrades only available to those who could afford, today, these are standard in almost all homes. Upgrading your home at the building stage will future proof your home years down the track for a better resale. 

BUILDING VS BUYING – 7 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BUILD.

27 / 10 / 2015 / 0 comments

Building vs Buying | dejong Homes

Its the debate many couples have each week – building vs buying. Which should you do?  Home ownership is the Australian dream. Building that home would be a close second I’d say. There are positives and negatives to building a brand new home, just as there is for buying an established home. You need to sit down and really think about which is best for you and your family.

THE ESSENTIAL ELECTRICAL CHECKLIST

23 / 10 / 2015 / 0 comments

Electrical Plan Checklist - Wagga Builders deJong Homes

There are so many things to think about when building your home, and your electrical plan is one of them. Your builder will most likely already have an electrical plan for your home, but you will probably want to make some changes to that so that it suits you and your family better. This electrical checklist will provide you with some points to think about