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    Home design has come a long way over the past few years, with many modern design elements now incorporated into floor plans.

    Across Hotondo Homes’ range of designs there are some consistent elements that many of our clients request when building their new home.

    We have rounded up the most popular modern design elements for you to consider when searching through our range of homes.

     

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    A butler’s pantry to conceal the mess

    Unlike walk-in-pantries, butler’s pantries are large enough to contain your refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and other such appliances. A butler’s pantry can also contain another kitchen sink, the idea of which is to hide dirty dishes away from plain sight while entertaining. With plenty of preparation space for a keen chef, a butler’s pantry is perfect for those who hate having mess out on display.

    Check out the Erskine 202 or the Como 412.

     

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    Indoor/outdoor living for a balanced home

    Nothing says modern design quite like a beautiful alfresco. Let the lines blur between indoor and outdoor with stacker doors, which allow you to extend your living area to the great outdoors. Having direct access to the alfresco from the kitchen is perfect for entertaining. Finish it off with an outdoor dining setting or relaxing lounge suite.

    Try the Eureka 263 ALT or the Kirkby 246.

     

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    Walk-in-robe and ensuite to master bedroom

    Almost a standard these days is a walk-in-robe and ensuite for the master bedroom to create the ultimate parent’s retreat. A double vanity and waterfall showerhead completes the sanctuary.

    For even more luxury, the Amora 384 offers a walk-in-robe and ensuite in every bedroom.

     

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    Study nook to conserve space

    Many home buyers find a full study to be a waste of space and convert the room into something more practical. The problem that then arises is where do you put your computer or laptop? A study nook is the perfect compromise – you don’t have to give up an entire room, but there is still a dedicated space to work or study.

    The Hume 263 offers a study nook in the kitchen, while the Marcoola 269’s is a bit more secluded.

     

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    A multi-purpose room

    A room that can change and grow as your family does is an important modern design element. Whether you are after a second living area, rumpus, theatre room or additional bedroom, a multi-purpose room is great to have, especially for growing families.

    The McRae 250 and Tarkine 238 offer multi-purpose rooms that can be closed off.

     

    Check out Hotondo Homes full range of homes here.