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Buy a Bale

Buy a Bale

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Our farmers need our help. Years of drought, cessation of live cattle exports, fires and no wet season, proving difficult to keep their cattle, sheep and horses alive. 

Rural Aid has set up Buy a Bale, supporting Aussie farmers and rural communities by delivering hay and other essential items to farmers who have no feed left for their cattle.  

To do our bit, Todd Devine Homes will donate $500 from the sale of every Granny Flat or Transportable Homes to the Buy a Bale program. $500 buys 5 bales of hay.

Should you wish to contribute to this cause directly, please click on the link below.


 

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A great article in the Shepp Adviser 01/08/2018
Our New Office

Our New Office

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

January 2018 saw our old offices replaced with a brand new 2 storey office building. 

Of course with a new office comes much more room for our ever growing team, however we have also introduced a dedicated Colour Selection Room. In this room you will find an endless array of options to finish your home. In consultation with an interior designer, we have formulated 6 pre-selected colour schemes, for those who are unsure what to choose.




 

 

 

 

 

 

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HIA Home Show

HIA Home Show

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Our Sales Manager and Sales Assistant attended the HIA Home Show from the 5th-8th April at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

With over 280 exhibitors showcasing their good and services, many people took the opportunity to explore the show. It was great meeting everyone who visited our stand, we cannot wait to do it again!

 

 


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Easter Competition

Easter Competition

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Guess the number of Easter Eggs in the jar to win the whole lot!

First correct guess wins. 1 entry per person.

CONGRATULATIONS JOHN MULHOLLAND WHO WON WITH A GUESS OF 450.

CORRECT AMOUNT WAS 458



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Salvation Army Christmas Appeal

Salvation Army Christmas Appeal

Monday, November 13, 2017

We are pleased to advise that we are now a collection point for the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. Donations will be accepted up until Thursday 14th December 2017. For a full list of recommended food items and toys, please visit our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/todddevinehomes

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Thinking of owning a Holiday Home?

Thinking of owning a Holiday Home?

Thursday, October 05, 2017

So you are considering owning your own holiday home? You’re not alone.

While more and more people are choosing to forgo overseas holidays, preferring to holiday within Australia, there has been a marked increase in the number of people purchasing holiday homes in their favourite local holiday destinations.

There are definite pro’s to this.

  • Rent-free holidays whenever you want
  • Potential future use for retirement
  • Additional potential rental income

However also there are con’s to consider.

  • Boredom of holidaying in the same place every year
  • Finding tenants happy to rent when you don’t want to use it
  • Upkeep

While most will purchase an established house, or build on vacant land, there are a growing number who are looking to Caravan/Holiday Parks for a low-maintenance option.

Some caravan/holiday parks offer the opportunity to purchase cabins sited with their parks. There you have the option to rent out the cabin through the part when you are not using it. That way, the marketing is taken care of, small lot size = less maintenance, and most parks have great facilities to take advantage of. The downside to this option is rent and commission payable to the park and the lack of potential increase in value.

Whatever road you choose to pursue, we have a solution. Call us today to find out more about our Holiday Cabins and Transportable Homes!

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Granny Flats

Achieve Your Dream Home with Granny Flats

Thursday, March 02, 2017

With the cost of buying your first home becoming further out of reach for the average Victorian, people are now looking at alternative avenues to achieve the ‘great Australian dream’ for themselves and/or their children.

Perhaps the parents/grandparents are getting to an age where they still want & can maintain some independence but for security & peace of mind, the rest of the family may want to have them closer. Maybe a teenage/young adult of the family is studying & would like their own space but cannot yet afford to go out on their own. Family members with special needs, requiring them to be closer to their support network, but still needing some independence of their own.

Whatever your family situation, a granny flat may just be the perfect solution for you & your loved ones.

It can seem a little overwhelming if you’ve never considered granny flats (dependent persons’ units) before, and let’s face it, not many of us would have until we are seriously considering it, but that’s where Todd Devine Homes can help you make this journey seamless.

We can tailor your granny flat especially to your needs. Whether that be to disability standards such as ramps and wider doorways or simply to personalise your new home with a floorplan that reflects your needs. We can even design the granny flat to suit with a choice of facades to compliment the main dwelling. You are really only limited to your imagination & budget.

Granny Flats Interior Design

In some cases, a planning permit is required and Todd Devine Homes can assist with this process. In these cases, the planning application fee will be required upfront for Todd Devine Homes to lodge & manage the application through council. Planning applications can take anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months or more.

On average, construction of a standard design granny flat takes between 12-14 weeks, depending on weather factors and site conditions. Your site supervisor will let you know of updates on the project’s timeline. If you’ve engaged Todd Devine Homes to complete your connection of services, the connection of water, electricity, stormwater & sewerage will be completed during this stage also.

From the initial enquiry, right up to hand over the friendly, the caring staff at Todd Devine Homes are with you every step of the way. We can manage the entire process for you – rest easy and focus on family, & fun stuff like interior colours, finishes & floor coverings. Everything that make a house your home.

If you’re wondering how you can bring your family closer & provide the right home at the right time don’t hesitate to give the sales team at Todd Devine Homes a call on 03 9720 1686 or visit us at our display at 816 Mountain Hwy. Bayswater. We’re open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.

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Outdoor Spaces

Outdoor Space Planning

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Gone are the days where the average Aussie backyard was a clothesline, a vegie patch and maybe, if you were lucky, a home-made cricket pitch!

Now Australian families are looking at ways to integrate their daily living with the outdoors – the need and want to utilise their surrounds all year round with outdoor structures that can service family & friends all year.

Once upon a time you needed a big chunk of land (and an even bigger budget) to be able to build a pool. It’s now very achievable to have a pool in your backyard with all sizes of land and budgets catered to. Once families have started looking at their outdoor spaces they start to ask themselves questions like; what do we want to achieve in this space? Who are we wanting to achieve this for, and what look are we wanting?

With outdoor spaces, you are only limited to your imagination and budget. It could be as simple as small covered pergola to a sumptuous, retreat-style pool house with all of the modern conveniences such as bathroom/shower, wet bar, lounge area etc. It ensures outdoor living can be achieved all year and adds value to your home as an extra living space.

Parents of teenagers will agree – when your kids want their friends over they come over in packs and just like a pack, they can/do take over your entire house very quickly! Imagine having that rec room outside where they can hang out playing their games, listening to their music, sleep over – all within the security & safety of your own property but without the intrusion to the rest of the family!

With an individually designed pool house your backyard becomes your own tropical oasis resort – fully tiled to ensure easy cleaning, a bathroom which enables everyone to stay outside whilst using the pool, cupboard space for clean towels, sunscreen, hats & bbq utensils, a wet bar to ensure your guests are catered for and a lounge area styled with performance fabrics, floor rugs and décor to suit your style. Clever use of space, and with convertible furniture such as sofa beds you can turn your pool house into a space that can accommodate family and friends when they just can’t bear to leave after a visit and want to stay over! If you’ve got the space why not create a beautiful deck in front of your pool house where at the end of the day, everyone retires to have a bbq dinner. Put up a gorgeous umbrella on the deck and you have a space that can be used all day. It’s your very own resort!

Another utilisation of our outdoors is the ‘mums’ cave’. The boys have had their ‘man caves’ for years now, converting garages and sheds into their own zone where they can relax, surrounded by things they enjoy (and let’s face it, may not be able to decorate the main house with!) but now the ladies have started considering their own spaces. Imagine having a space with a big comfy chair, a gorgeous mohair throw (that you would never consider around the kids and the animals in the main home!), big fluffy (dare I say it, white?!) cushions where you can snuggle up to a book or a movie, uninterrupted, even for just a little while. Fresh flowers, your music (you’ve listened to everyone else’s playlist in the car for far too long!) and your time. You deserve it!

Of course, a little of each of these spaces can be incorporated to make one space the entire family can enjoy together – it’s all about thoughtful planning, clever design and functional usage of space. At Todd Devine Homes we are all about creating, ‘the right home, the right time’ and we are proud to help our clients create their dreams and future family memories. We have a passionate & talented team who will ensure your outdoor living space will become a feature for your home & lifestyle for many years to come.

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Interior Decorations

How to Find Your Inspiration in Home Decorating

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Whether you’re just starting out, renovating your existing home, building your dream home or moving houses, there comes a time when you want to look at redecorating and sometimes, finding inspiration is easier said than done.

You know what you like, you just don’t know how to put it together – and more often than not, hitting the stores without a plan is a recipe for disaster. You end up with a lot of items, none of which enhance each other let alone your space, and you give up. Don’t resign yourself to living with the ‘meh’ when you can live with ‘wow’. You just need to know how to achieve the look you want!

Most of us don’t have the budget for an interior stylist at our beck and call but there are many ways to get the style that interiors professional provides without the price tag. You just have to go about things a little differently!

From the moment, we open our eyes we are constantly craving things around us that are visually appealing – colours, patterns, textures & shapes form the basis of what we like and how we feel in regards to everything. How many times have you baulked at a food because of the colour, not even knowing what it’s going to taste like (think kids with anything green) purely because you don’t like the look of it? Now let’s turn that finely tuned mechanism of knowing what inspires us to decorating!

Start off by looking at what is already around you – what do you surround yourself with? What makes you smile? What sights evoke positive memories? Can you identify a consistent colour, theme, style? Sometimes, after taking a look at their surroundings people can have that ‘ah-ha’ moment and that gives them the information and inspiration to move forward. Others need a little more help and that’s where mood boards come into play. Mood boards have been around for years but the internet and namely ‘Pinterest’ it’s never been easier (and cheaper…it’s free!) to create your own mood board which you can take with you anywhere on your smart phone.

Start by putting together colours that you like – you can search by colour on Pinterest and then just pick what you love. Photos of rooms you like, places you’ve stayed, anything that engages and inspires you. After you start collecting these pictures you’ll start to see a theme – whether that be in the colour scheme or in the styling a theme will emerge – or maybe even two themes and that’s fine. This will form the base of where you’re going. Now a while ago you may have taken this information and gone out shopping alone without a clue of how to make it ‘marry’. Now you can walk into a lot of shops, whether it be a furniture store or a bathroom retailer and you will either be able to speak with someone with an interiors background or will be able to make an appointment with one – and the majority of retailers will provide this service free of charge. If they don’t – ask them if they will deduct the cost from the products you will buy from them.

At Todd Devine Homes, not only do we offer a multitude of floorplans, designs & facades to reflect your needs, we have our very own Interior Stylist who can ensure your colour selection process is respectful of your style and needs and encapsulates everything you’re wanting to achieve. Whether you are looking for a holiday park cabin for holidays, a transportable home or a granny flat for family let us help you create the right home, the right time.

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    In particular, we would like to thank James for his expert advise - Scott Tobias who has been exceptionally helpful to us when we didn't understand certain aspects and promptly addressed any issues that we encountered - and Pat who managed our account with great skill( I am sure it was a challenge at times!)

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