Dulux Summer Colour Trends

Dulux have released their 2021 Colour Forecast and we can now reveal their three palettes ‘Retreat, Nourish and Reset’ certain to be popular colour choices into the new year.
2020 has been a challenging year and the impact of mobile devices have never been more prevalent with many people becoming engrossed in our smart phones for work and for connecting with others. Data shows that 91% of Australians own a smart phone and 71% are engaging with others on social media apps from their device. This year, the life in lockdown has meant people are more accessible at all hours and less able to switch off and recharge.

Thankfully, we can utilise colour in our own homes to help prompt positive psychological reactions, enhance our mood and increase our ability to disconnect and relax. The latest Dulux colour trends ready for release in 2021 are certainly all about creating a space within our homes that can be our sanctuary, secluded away from the outside noise.

  • NOURISH | Whilst most of us are required to experience the world from within the four walls of our home, we are facing digital saturation at its most extreme. Craving time and space away from our screens, there is a renewed appreciation for nature and rituals of self-care to help soothe the mind and create an aura of calm and sense of wellbeing.  The Nourish palette plays into this longing for natural beauty and earthly connection. Biophilic hues of mossy and sage greens, turmeric and citrus connect us to nature, inspiring us to fill our homes and workspaces with plants and blooms. The tactility of materials and raw textures provide a level of physical comfort to the touch, whilst the round-form surfaces and soft-shaped furniture offer visual relief to encourage revitalisation.

  • RESET | In the wake of our ‘new normal,’ a level of adaptability, positivity and resilience is on the forefront of our minds as we shift to a slow-paced lifestyle, far removed from the adventure and excitement we once thrived on. Reflecting on what is most important to us, we draw closer to our families and local community. The Reset palette reflects our renewed energy and desire to brighten our outlook as we adapt to home life. Subtly inspired by the 70s, uplifting hues of blue-green and energetic reds offset contrasting whites and neutrals. Furniture styles and materials are mixed but unified with colour combinations for a more eclectic approach to design; whilst quilted fabrics paired with objects and mementos from past travels elevate the level of comfort and cosiness in the space. With a strong focus on family living, furniture is durable and generous in shape and form.

  •  RETREAT | Our idea of what home means has evolved. What was once a place for solace and recuperation is now our vehicle for daily life – from sleeping, eating, working to exercising. As our work-life boundaries continue to blur, we delve deeper in search of balance, restyling our spaces to accommodate our flexible lifestyle. We seek out the security of well-loved DIY traditions like cooking, baking and crafting to help us feel grounded and present.The retreat palette draws on nostalgia to create that sense of familiarity and refuge we crave – incorporating up-cycled materials in raw and natural timbers, and vintage accents such as ceramics and weavings alongside modern utilitarian-shaped décor pieces to create a well-worn, yet timeless look. Stormy blues channel tranquillity, signifying better times to come, whilst essential whites and burgundy feed our sense of the familiar and tradition.

Visit https://www.dulux.com.au/colour/colour-trends/2021 for more information!


* Images provided by Dulux


Live it up in your own outdoor Summer oasis this festive season

Summer in Australia looks and feels like nature, fresh air and sunshine. Australians as a people live for the outdoors, it is ingrained in our culture, we enjoy our family, friends and creating lasting memories in the great outdoors.

This year, more than ever we have seen an increase in appreciation for our freedom, our climate and our ability to get out and enjoy the exceptional weather. Many Aussies have decided it is time to make a change and are packing up the city lifestyle, giving up the 9 to 5 and heading to more regional, rural and coastal areas to make the most of what we have on our doorstep.

At Adenbrook Homes, our designs are carefully crafted to embrace our Aussie lifestyle and encourage the functional flow between indoor and outdoor space. Some of our most popular designs include the Indigo and Isla as they provide an alfresco dining space that seamlessly integrates with the kitchen and dining zones within the home and sprawl across the entire rear expanse of the home.

Our inclusion of an alfresco area in both small and large designs is also an element that is embraced by our clients who don’t mind the opportunity to ‘throw a shrimp on the barbie’. Even our most petite designs such as the Dawson include an alfresco space, right through to our larger designs such as the Paterson that features dual outdoor entertaining areas.

Depending on your block size, our homes can also accommodate the great Aussie dream of having a swimming pool in the backyard, ideal for those warmer months. One of our newest designs, the Demi is actually under 9m wide and spans just over 23m making it conducive for a pool, even on the narrowest lot.

Adenbrook Homes have builders across the South East Queensland, Northern Rivers and Tweed, Mid-North Coast, Greater Sydney, Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Melbourne who are ready to help you into your new home!


Rise of the Home Office


Our lives are no longer ruled by the 9 to 5, with many Australians already making the move to work from home. Covid-19 has undoubtedly forced changes into the way we live and work. Prior to the pandemic, commercial office spaces were regarded highly for their productivity, improved company culture and their star power – showing off the success of the business by the space a company has secured as their Head Quarters.

Figures recorded since May 2020, have shown that almost half, (46%), of the Australian workforce were predominantly working from home. Prior to the pandemic, this figure sat at around 12%. Welcome, the ‘Rise of the Home Office’. As infrastructure has grown to support a workforce at home, it has paved the way for employers to ditch the big commercial office space and allow employees to avoid public transport and escape the need to commute to the shared office space on a daily basis. Adenbrook Homes offer many home designs which include a spacious study or study nook. Explore the practical Baywood, award-winning Heydon and popular Sapphire home designs which feature a dedicated study or home office. You can also find quirky study nooks in our Indigo, Iluka, Fraser and Sorrento home designs. These designs are only to name a few, we offer plenty of options.

The ‘Work from Home’ trend has created the opportunity for families to invest in a ‘Sea Change’, (not the 90’s TV show but) the move to rural and coastal areas, which have seen an increase in growth in migration since the beginning of the pandemic. Since June 2020 there have been over 1,899 applications for the HomeBuilder scheme in NSW, 2,904 applications in Queensland, and 4,118 in Victoria which is a driving force behind registered land selling out in record time. Australians have a desire to revel in the great outdoors, bask in beautiful weather and enjoy scenic outlooks without the risk of lockdowns.

Adenbrook Homes have builders across the South East Queensland, Northern Rivers and Tweed, Mid-North Coast, Greater Sydney, Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Melbourne who are ready to help you into your new home!

Reflecting on the change in day to day lifestyle has opened the opportunity for many Australians to spruce up their home office, making a dedicated ‘Work Space or Work Station’, to reduce the amount of time spent commuting. Productivity is often increased in a home office, as there are limited distractions, and increased sense of motivation to get projects completed.

Our ‘Top Tips’ for the ultimate home office:

  • Get Comfortable – make sure your computer screen isn’t set-up somewhere that will strain your eyes.
  • Posture is Important – invest in a quality ergonomic desk chair and be sure to get up and move regularly.
  • To Do Lists – Write down all your key tasks in order of priority to ensure you are working with purpose.
  • Dress to Impress – It’s important to dress the room and yourself for success! Start each day with a routine as if you were going into the office, hang some artwork you like which will help to keep yourself happy and motivated in your space.

Speak to one of our new home advisors to discuss which Home Design would suit your land, location and lifestyle.

*Figures provided by ABS Statistics https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/people/people-and-communities/household-impacts-covid-19-survey/latest-release


Fresh Look Display Homes


Adenbrook Homes have display homes located across South East Queensland, Northern Rivers and Tweed, Mid-North Coast, Greater Sydney and Wollongong and a showroom in Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains with showrooms soon to come in Brisbane and Melbourne. In fact, throughout 2020, Adenbrook Homes have released five stunning new display homes, a showroom and there’s still more fresh, new displays and showrooms launching in the near future.

Located in Box Hill, our two new display homes explore the modern contemporary design to suit city life. The Meridian home design is a sprawling two-storey large family home, which features stunning open plan living, an exquisite staircase, a gallery and enough space for the whole family to enjoy peace and privacy. Its smaller companion the Demi, sits next door which boasts a punchy floorplan incorporating four bedrooms with great separation for the master bedroom coupled with an open plan, on-trend living and dining area cleverly designed to suit even the most petite lot size.

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life at our newest display home in Coffs Harbour which features a sought-after ‘Coastal Bohemian’ style throughout featuring natural fabrics, neutral and muted tones alongside warm shades. This popular home design encapsulates a family focus, with the hub of the home comprising kitchen, dining, retreat and family room all overlooking the outdoor alfresco area.

The Hamptons theme has been prominent and in-style for many new home buyers throughout 2020, with our Haven range of Hampton’s facades being extremely popular across all our build regions. Both our Gold Coast and Wollongong display homes are Hampton’s style boasting light, bright interiors and an effortless beachy vibe, well suited to our coastal regions. The Gold Coast Heydon E design with Haven facade was recently awarded as the HIA Display Home of the Year in its field, demonstrating how the Hampton’s trend and our clever designs go hand in hand to deliver an impressive home. The Isla A on display at Wollongong also with a Haven facade has made quite a splash as it boasts a versatile alfresco space that sprawls across the entire rear of the home, ideal for outdoor entertaining in our coastal climates.

Still to come is a dual display in Port Macquarie which will feature a Palm Springs inspired theme striking the perfect balance between the modern mid-century chic combined with contemporary coastal living. The Penn E is an exceptional new design that is sophisticated in layout as it fluently creates a streamlined footprint while allowing separate living zones to accommodate the whole family. Offering a clever balance between home and office, the Penn E is destined to be a popular choice for new home buyers in 2021. Alongside the Penn E is the Saxon D which is a punchy floorplan, purposefully designed to offer convenience and maximise a petite space and a smaller budget.

If you’ve been looking for design inspiration, one of our excellent display homes

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HomeBuilder Scheme Extended!

The Federal governments HomeBuilder scheme has been extended until March 31st! It has come as a welcome relief to many buyers who may have missed out on signing contracts in time for the scheme which was set to end on 31st December 2020.

The extension to the homebuilder scheme sees the following for all new build contracts signed between 1 January 2021 and 31 March 2021

  • Eligible owner-occupier purchasers will receive a $15,000 HomeBuilder; and
  • The property price caps for new builds in New South Wales and Victoria will be increased to $950,000 and $850,000 respectively.
  • In addition, the construction commencement deadline will be extended from three months to six months for all eligible contracts signed on or after 4 June 2020.

Across Australia, the HomeBuilder scheme has had 23,877 applications and 19,180 of applications have been for the construction of newbuild homes (as at 20 November, 2020). The governments ‘First Home Loan Deposit Scheme’ has also assisted 10,000 eligible First Home Buyers to secure their Finance with a deposit of only 5% of the purchase price.

Combined with a First Home Buyers Grant, and the FHLDS, the HomeBuilder extension gives even more support to First Home Buyers looking to get into the housing market and excellent economic support to local builders in the Residential Construction Industry.

Adenbrook Homes also have builders across the South East Queensland, Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast, Greater Sydney, Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Melbourne who are ready to help you into your new home! Speak to one of our experienced new home advisors to discuss your home needs.

Find out more by visiting: https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/homebuilder



Meet Second Time Builders Tara and Elliot

There really is no better compliment, than repeat business. We spoke to clients Tara and Elliot who have built with both Adenbrook Homes Northern Rivers Tweed and Mid North Coast to find out a bit more about the Adenbrook Homes difference.

Building your dream home can be a highly emotional and somewhat daunting process, so what is it about Adenbrook Homes that Tara and Elliot found so refreshing, that they decided to do it twice?

“We couldn’t have asked for better service! From the moment we walked in to enquire, changing our design, the colour selections, all the way to handover we were kept up to date and made to feel like we were in good hands so we really got to enjoy the journey.”

Tara and Elliot chose to build one of the most popular home designs ‘The Isla’. Their home was recognised as a finalist in the HIA Gold Coast / Northern Rivers Project Home 2020 awards. With the backing of a big brand, our local business owner Glen and Sarah have a highly regarded reputation for high quality finishes;

“We have been really impressed by the quality. Glen and the Team take great pride in what they hand over it is evident at every meeting, walk through and even after the build they are always there to ensure everything is of a high quality finish.”

Many buyers look to purchase established properties to save what is often seen as ‘hassle’. We asked Tara and Elliot about their favourite part of their build journey;

“The colour selection was amazing we had a mood board prepared so we knew what we were after and the interior Team made the process so easy we went into the build confident with our choices, however I don’t know if you can beat seeing your dream home come together!”

“Trusting your builder is vital for your end result, your enjoyment of the journey and to make your dream home everything you worked hard for!”

Congratulations to Tara and Elliot on building a beautiful dream home. If you are thinking of building, make Adenbrook Homes your builder of choice.

Contact us to discuss your dream home build and work with the big brand and local builder.


Location Spotlight: 1881 Tullimbar Community News

One fundamental choice when building a new home is… choosing where! As working from home has become increasingly popular, many Australians are making the move to regional and coastal areas.  Whilst “city living” still has much to offer, regional areas present a more relaxed, community environment, a pleasant contrast from the hustle and bustle of city life.  A healthy and happy lifestyle is fast becoming an important value to people, couples and families of all shapes and sizes.

Adenbrook Homes Wollongong have seen a high demand of land and on offer in the gorgeous 1881 Tulimbar community.  Enveloped by hills, 1881 Tullimbar embraces the wholesome country lifestyle. Located amongst the lush leafy surrounds of the Illawara Range, 1881 Tullimbar pairs perfectly with the equally beautiful coastal lifestyle only moments away.

The incredible location matched with community spirit within 1881 Tullimbar makes it one of the most desirable on the South Coast.  Enjoy the high-quality facilities including the local community garden, located within close reach to local schools and hospitals. Choose from a range of land options matched with one of Adenbrook Homes well-appointed house designs.

Searching for your sea change? Speak to Jillian Stokes of Adenbrook Homes Wollongong 0415 301 615 or jillian.stokes@adenbrook.com.au.



Last chance to secure $25,000 HomeBuilder Scheme!

As 2020 fast approaches its end, so too does the Federal Governments Home Builder Scheme. New home buyers need to act now to take advantage of the $25,000 HomeBuilder Scheme ending 31st December 2020. Eligible new home buyers wanting to build with Adenbrook Homes must deposit before 22nd November 2020 to allow time for contracts to be finalised before the cut-off date!

First announced as economic response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the HomeBuilder scheme has been an incredible stimulus to the residential construction industry. Of over 11,000 HomeBuilder applications Australia-wide, 78% have come from New Build residential construction. Owning your first home, dream home or forever home has never been more attractive or achievable. Regional and coastal areas have since seen a boom in house and land sales, with registered land selling out across newly released housing estates, with titled land becoming more and more scarce. Buyers must enquire now to secure their perfect home and land!

For first home buyers, other Government Grants remain in place for eligible buyers including the First Home Owners Grant and the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme, making buying your first home a reality.

If you have been considering buying a new home, now is the time to act so you can build and SAVE! Take advantage of the $25,000 cash bonus so you can really stop dreaming and start building.

There has never been a better time to buy a new home than now!


How to Choose the Right Home Builder

Choosing to build a new home is a big decision. But one of the most important aspects of the whole process is ensuring you choose the right builder. There are a range of factors that go into this decision, and narrowing it down can sometimes be a challenge. 

In this article, Adenbrook Homes has outlined some very important considerations to take into account when selecting the builder of your new home

Pick someone with a standout reputation.

Adenbrook Homes is a national brand with local builders situated across Australia. Our experienced team offers clients a diverse collection of single and double storey new home designs. Having won numerous awards over the last 20 years, Adenbrook Homes has experience building quality homes in a range of suburbs and is highly reputable across the country. 

Ensure your budget will align with their budget.

There are specialist builders for all kinds of homes. From mid-range projects to luxury designs, the options are endless. However, before selecting a particular style, you should consider the budget of your project. 

There is no point in approaching a high-end home builder if you intend to build a smaller sized home, as the margins will be smaller for them than a more delux project. Picking a builder who’s pricing aligns with your expectations is the best way to ensure your project remains on budget and can be completed without an outrageous and unexpected price tag.

Are they experts in your desired home style?

Home builders specialise in certain styles for a reason. If you are building a single-storey home, you will want to select a home builder that specialises in this. While picking a highly-regarded, luxury home builder might look attractive, they might not have the experience you are looking for, and could end up providing plans for a much more elaborate home than you were expecting. Browse their portfolio – if they’ve built a home similar to what you are looking for, chances are they can do the same for you.

Consider a well-known builder in a particular location.

Most builders specialise in building homes in a particular location, where their pricing is more competitive. You will likely want to choose a builder that has a vast sample of built homes in the area. The best-bet for getting exactly what you want, where you want, is to find a company that is also happily and well-represented in the suburb you are building in.

This will ensure they have experience with zoning and building in a particular neighbourhood. It also means they will be better connected when it comes to hiring trades close by to carry out particular jobs for your new home. 

Testimonials and reviews are key.

Chat with the builder’s previous clients, or go on their website and check out testimonials and past builds. You can also utilise Google to research additional reviews online. All of this will give you a better indication of the work they have done before and how happy (or unhappy) their clients have been.

For more information on Adenbrook Homes and our services, display homes and other packages available, give us a call at 1300 086 272 and a friendly member of our team will be happy to assist you further.


Adenbrook Homes Gold Coast HIA Award Winner 2020

Winner of HIA Award Display Home $300,001 to $400,000


The stage was set Friday September 18th, 2020 for the HIA Gold Coast and Northern Rivers Awards. Despite the awards looking a little different this year due to Covid-19, the Adenbrook Homes Gold Coast team were still excited to see the results! To our delight, the gorgeous Heydon E with Haven Facade was recognised as ‘Winner of Display Home $300,001 to $400,000’ category.

Franchise owner Giorgio Tosoni commented; “I am both humbled and honoured to have won this award, and to be recognised for the whole teams hard work”. He continued: “Recognition is great, but we’d like to think that all our homes are award winners”

The Heydon E home design featuring the Hampton’s inspired Haven facade is as unique and distinct as it is contemporary. Designed utilising unconventional angles the home is filled with character and deliberate purpose that offers surprises at every turn. With a focus on entertaining, the Heydon design exudes vibrance and coastal chic throughout the generously appointed home. The interior design continues the Hampton’s theme while ensuring that the hub of the home is a real show stopper.

Giorgio will not compromise on quality and his loyal team of dedicated trades share his passion for attention to detail and quality workmanship. Also important to Giorgio is his customers overall build experience which is why service is paramount as is his hands-on approach, keeping clients informed and involved throughout the project.

Giorgio works tirelessly to not only meet, but to exceed their clients’ expectations to key handover and beyond. Giorgio is a firm believer in building ‘Homes not Houses’ and has a personal touch on every clients build – just another reason to choose your Local Builder backed by a Big Brand. A reflection of Giorgio’s hard work is his excellent 5 Star Rating on Product Review.

Giorgio would like to extend his thanks to all his local staff, suppliers, local trades, his clients and the backing of Adenbrook Homes.

Visit our award winning display home at 13 Forestdale Street, Coomera. 

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