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From the style of the season right through to what to expect when you are building, we cover a range of topics in this blog, updated weekly. Keep up to date with the latest news, views and happenings at New Living Homes

Home Design Ideas to Keep You Cool

January 29, 2018

The world keeps getting warmer and, with sustainability more important than ever, simply building bigger air conditioning units isn’t a good solution. Luckily, there are many ways you can keep your home cool by making smart decisions during the design or renovation process. What’s Your Home’s Orientation? If you’re building a new house, you are…

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Taking Your Kitchen Design to the Next Level

January 8, 2018

The kitchen is the centre of most homes, whether you’re cooking your family dinner, entertaining friends with drinks and snacks, or enjoying testing a new recipe on your own. The modern kitchen, when well-designed, serves the same function that the hearth or campfire did in ancient times. It is a functional space that is also…

Create the Luxury Bathroom of Your Dreams

December 21, 2017

These days, many Australians feel stretched thin when dealing with the stresses of life. The importance of relaxation is increasingly recognised as an important aspect of physical and mental wellness, rather than simple self-indulgence. With that in mind, now you can justify creating a luxurious bathroom in your home to your partner! As if you…

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Save for Your First Home with These 5 Budgeting Tips

December 7, 2017

The perils of renting are many; for one thing, it’s expensive. In regional NSW, people spend almost a quarter of everything they earn on rent, move to Sydney and that shoots up to around 40%. That means close to half of the money a Sydneysider earns evaporates, paying for accommodation that is essentially temporary. Add…

What ‘Affordable Housing’ Really Means

November 23, 2017

The growing gap between the money needed to buy a home and household incomes, especially in younger demographics, has led many commentators to declare the dream of homeownership over. The rate of homeownership among Aussies aged 25-34 plummeted between 1982 and 2011 to just 34%. House prices have been outstripping growth in wages so, in…

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5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Home

November 9, 2017

Building a home should be, and often is, an exciting journey of fulfilling lifelong dreams. However, it needs to be approached carefully to avoid the process becoming a terrifying manifestation of your budget and timeline nightmares! Here are some common problems that can occur when building a home and how to avoid them. Avoid Inadequate…

Hot Garden Trends for 2017-2018

October 27, 2017

Tired of your garden but not sure what direction to take it in next? Maybe you are creating a garden from scratch but aren’t crystal clear of your dream design? Whatever the case, our rundown of hot garden trends for 2017-2018 will get you inspired to green up your thumbs and get creating. Light up…

Choosing the Right Location for Building Your New Home

October 13, 2017

Even the most beautiful new home can be ruined by a terrible location. To thoroughly enjoy buying your first home in Sydney, it’s essential to rigorously investigate the location. It can feel overwhelming with so much at stake, but with these helpful guidelines, and a clear idea of what you want, you can easily find…

MS Sydney to Wollongong Ride 2017

October 4, 2017

New Living Homes will be entering our team of riders – for the third year running – into the MS Sydney to the Gong ride event on Sunday 9th November 2016 to support people living with multiple sclerosis. Why? Well, multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system – it interferes with nerve impulses in…

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Why Choose New Living Homes?

September 30, 2017

There are many qualities that make a building company great: great customer service, flexibility and transparency all come to mind. We could go through each of these and explain why New Living Homes possess these qualities, but why not let our customers do it for us? We consistently get 5-star reviews from our clients and…

MBA Awards 2017 Winners!

September 25, 2017

New Living Homes are proud to be Winners of the MBA awards for 2017 Our recently built Calderwood Display home took home the award for DIVISION 1 – EXHIBITION/PROJECT HOMES under $250,000 The Calderwood display home in Sydney by New Living Homes takes on our Oak home design with our Macarthur façade to bring you…

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4 Popular Home Design Trends of 2017

September 18, 2017

Building new homes from scratch allows Australians to create a unique space, moulded to your needs, which can enhance and transform your lifestyle. Here are some of the popular house design trends that Sydney residents are incorporating into their new builds. 1. Large Laundries Late 2016 saw a push towards larger, more accommodating laundries and…

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