There is always one in every neighborhood. One on every street. You drive by looking longingly, wondering where you’ve gone wrong.. how can you get yours to look like that? You subtly try to spy and see what his tricks are, what products does he use to make it look so lush? You strike up a little friendly neighbourhood conversation… maybe he will slip up and let you know his secrets.
Home ownership is the great Australian dream. The thought of saving your deposit though can be scary and daunting. The best thing though is just start and the earlier the better.
Realistically the more you can save, the better. You will need at least 5 – 10% of the purchase price, more to avoid paying for mortgage lenders insurance.
Building a new custom home will probably be your biggest investment so its important you get it right. With some careful planning and consideration, building your new home will be a breeze and you will enjoy the process. If you have a clear picture of what you want, you will be able to tell your builder what your vision is for your new home.
It has been quite an exciting past few years for tap ware in Australian home design. What used to be a easy decision has been made harder with the introduction of new colours and finishes. One of the most popular new arrivals is black tap ware. Black tap ware will add personality to your bathrooms and kitchens and a touch of industrial glamour and sophistication.
Its the question we get asked all the time: “How do you pay for a new house build?”. People worry about having to pay two mortgages at once or having to pay rent and a mortgage. The good news is that payment for a new house build is broken down into 6 payments. Each payment being drawn down from your construction loan at each step.
One of the most popular questions we get asked is “what is Hebel”.
Hebel is Autclaved Aerated Concrete (ACC) that is a lightweight building material that is formed into blocks and panels for a number of construction purposes. Hebel brings your home into the 21st century by providing a modern and contemporary look to your home.
Whether you are building a new home or renovating, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where family and friends come together to share meals, where kids sit and do homework at the island bench and where we entertain our guests. The kitchen is no longer just the place where we cook and eat, the modern Australian kitchen is the hub of the home. With some careful planning, you can ensure that your new kitchen will suit the needs of your family for years to come.
We are very exciting to be bringing you our very own blog! You will be able to keep up with all the news here at deJong Homes, we will inform you of any new developments and exciting news in the building trade and inspire you with mood boards and interior design advice.
Stay tuned – we will let you know on Facebook when we launch!