A screenshot of the website tool to select a basic design to work with.
A screenshot of the website tool to select a basic design to work with. Contributed

Tool allows clients to design home

BE an amateur architect and design the home you want with the inclusions you need.

Hotondo Homes Mackay has launched a new tool on the website allowing buyers to play around with the standard home designs to customise their dream home.

The Hotondo Home Planner application enables home buyers to choose from one of 40 existing Hotondo Homes plans and make their own architectural refinements with the click of a mouse.

"The aim of the tool is to encourage prospective buyers to put their own individual touches to one of our home designs and change it to suit their own needs," Hotondo Homes managing director Michael Renwick said.

"It's not until consumers do this that they get a chance to design the house they really want. It is to get them to think about what is possible at this particular stage in their life. For example, if they are planning on having a big family they can add an extra bedroom, or if someone is a keen handyman they can increase the size of the garage.

"Our customers have told us they want the flexibility to tweak these features so they aren't locked into any particular home design.

"One of the most important reasons people decide to build their own homes is because they want the design to be unique to their own lifestyle.

"If your builder doesn't allow you to change the floor plan, it really takes the fun out of the building process.

"The Hotondo Home Planner saves home buyers lots of time by cutting out the need to see an architect and it also helps customers develop a positive relationship with their builder because our customers know Hotondo Homes builders are 100% flexible," Mr Renwick said.


How to use it

Go to www.hotondo.com.au

 Step 1: Choose a home

 Step 2: Make changes to the plan

 Step 3: Send to Hotondo Homes, email a friend or print it out

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