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Luxury Custom Homes – What’s Hot & What’s Not in 2017!

At Mar 20, 2017
Reunion Resort Trending Home Designs 2017

Contemporary Designs are hot in 2017!

Just because you’ve got a huge budget to call upon, there’s no guarantee your home will be luxurious!
Tasteful and considerate detailing is the key to everything in upscale custom home building.
Central Florida is however a very special place for custom homes, where outdoor living spaces offer a novel perspective.
Add the fact that our finest homes are often just a stone’s throw away from those outrageous theme parks and you have a license to get away with much, much more down here in the Sunshine State!

First Consideration: Are you building a residential home or a vacation investment home?

Does it matter?
Simply put, yes.
Themed rooms are almost an essential tool to lure in precious weeks of occupancy in vacation rental homes.
In a residential home, those over the top themed bedrooms can drive you insane, year in year out.
The more time a person spends time in those rooms, the speed at which costly remodel is needed increases.
Stay charming but neutral in residential homes, but be bold and adaptive in vacation homes in Florida!

What’s Hot in the Disney Parks Area’s Luxury Vacation Homes?

  • Outdoor living spaces allow out of state visitors to make use of the year round Floridian lifestyle.
  • Summer kitchens, gas BBQ grills and creative pools with sun shelves and water features are in.
  • Easy to use Bluetooth sound systems allow guests to connect their smart devices to specific speakers around the home.
  • Simple home automation stops guest confusion, but lowers running costs!  AC turns off when external doors are left open and pool heating is optimized to suit occupancy.
  • Well specified games rooms are big winners, especially if they have a creative theme and lots of choice on offer.  Pool tables are much lower on the food chain with younger gamers!  They want more!
    Garage conversions need to be cool, in every possible sense!  No AC? Forget it.
  • King sized adult beds are expected, all with en suite bathrooms too.
  • Kids bunk rooms with imaginative themes are the norm, so push the ideas hard to stand out from the competition!
  • Home theaters have really moved on to a very high standard.
    Projection screens are still popular in the very large theaters, but think about a smaller seating count and +75″ SMart TV’s for lower maintenance costs and better features.
    Consider using the space saved to create a hybrid games/bar/small theater ambiance.

What’s Not so Hot in the Luxury Vacation Homes Near Disney!

  • Slides are an insurance cost risk in rental homes, but they do attract occupancy, so do your homework!
  • Faux paint effects are a thing of the past as owners experiment with flat finish dry wall and well chosen trim and paint finishes.
  • Elaborate classical trim work and rustic finishes are no longer being selected by owners (or renters!)
  • Wooden floors are beautiful, but the new porcelain and ceramic tiled planking has all of the beauty without those suitcase scratches!
  • Avoid wireless TV Surveillance systems around the home.  They can be illegal and will certainly make your guests anxious!
  • Ensure that bathrooms are tiled to a high specification.  Carpets are a big ‘NO’
  • By all means keep an area locked off for you owner items, but not at the expense of guest storage or convenience!
  • Don’t leave guests without adequate parking spaces!  Divide the number of bedrooms by 2 for a rough guide to driveway spots.

What’s Hot in Luxury Residential Homes

  • Fully integrated Smart Home Automation is adding comfort, security and savings to the top of the ‘New Home’ wish list!
  • Real effect ‘fire’ displays using vapor effects are popular in the luxury custom home sector, great ambient effects without the heat.
  • Super Large TV’s are dropping in price and enable a more spacious layout for living rooms and family areas. (70″ for around $1500 at the time of writing)
  • Advances in durable flooring systems allow indoor and outdoor living areas to integrate beautifully.  (See examples in HOUZZ.com)
  • LED lighting provides a significant cost saving along with adjustable light temperatures for color effects in rooms or on pool decks.
  • Instant boiling water systems such as Insinkerator offer a safe alternative to watching that kettle boil!
  • Hidden & slimline air vents take the ‘ugly’ out of air conditioning.  (See examples on HOUZZ.com)
  • Although the luxury home market is generally moving in a more contemporary direction, there’s still lots of love around for carefully designed traditional features and accents.
    Owners look for the ‘gingerbread’ effect to lift the kerb appeal and create a comfortable ambience after a tough day at the office.  Traditional features can blend well within the right sort of residential home! (some ideas here)

What’s Not in Fashion (probably never was in fashion!) in the Luxury Home Market

  • Animal Stonework in the external grounds (unless it is a worthy monster of a home!)
  • Carpets in bath rooms.  (Anyone that has ever cleaned a bathroom will know exactly why!)
  • Mud swirl ceilings, of any sort.
  • Bidet sets in bathrooms.  Not cool, never was.
  • Latest appliance trends that haven’t stood the test of time (steam ovens, built in coffee makers quickly outdate –  thanks Keurig!)
  • Indoor water features (unless it is a worthy monster of a home!)
  • Faux wall treatments.  We’ve seen some that work beautifully, but it is very rarely done well.
  • Large imposing exterior columns (unless it is a worthy monster of a home!)
  • Outdoor trampolines and other recreational structures
  • Indoor pools (unless it is a worthy monster of a home!)
  • Statement pieces that say the wrong thing!
  • Inadequate storage in bedrooms
  • Rooms that are way to large or way too small for their intended use.
  • Complicated to understand audio and home theater systems

Let the experts take care of your future dream home!

Thankfully, the McNally team can help you turn your hard earned money into a truly beautiful and successful dream home.
Our designers and experts can guide you through each and every step of the way to create a perfect custom home for your needs right here in Central Florida!
Let the experts do the work for you!

You may be interested in remodeling your Windermere area home.
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Why Central Florida’s Luxury Homes are Thriving

At Mar 10, 2017

Luxury Custom Home at Reunion Resort

The McNally team has never experienced such a demand for high end luxury homes, despite a rising trend on construction costs!
‘New build’ luxury communities are progressing well and Central Florida’s custom home market has never been so healthy.
Our marketing team are confident that they know why!

Despite a slight reduction in overseas visitors dues to foreign currency rates falling against the dollar, the domestic economy is booming both nationally and locally.
This is driving the biggest demand for large custom homes, as the North American buyers become increasingly aware of the ‘hidden gem’ investment communities such as Reunion Resort.
With its unique ‘short term rental’ zoning, Reunion’s large luxury mansions are no longer a secret.  The word is out that the return on investment is strong.
With what we would describe as ‘serial owners’, we are seeing our previous clients come back for second homes and more.
Structured correctly, with the right product, owner investors are experiencing mid 20% ROI.
All with the benefit of a place they can use themselves for their own vacations!
Ryan McNally – Vice President of McNally Construction Group

The vacation rental market isn’t all that ‘drives the thrive’ within Central Florida’s construction industry.
The world’s theme park capital is also experiencing an unprecedented boom in investment.

  • A whole new water park is emerging in 2017 at Universal Studios (Volcano Bay)
  • Animal Kingdom is reinventing itself as a night time show venue
  • Pandora: The land of Avatar will debut this summer
  • Disney’s Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land are under development at Hollywood Studios
  • Margaritaville Resort is being developed by the 192 area of Formosa.
  • The USTA National Tennis Centre will be calling Lake Nona home shortly
    Kevin Maw – Marketing Manager at McNally Construction Group

The effect of those investments within the region is already creating the next wave of exclusive permanent residential homes.
More than ever, Investor/executives that are going to be calling Florida home.
After all, with year round warmth, unrivaled leisure and entertainment opportunities, we cant think of any place better to be!

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Custom Home Design – Seeing Is Believing!

At Feb 13, 2017
McNally Custom Homes

Artist Rendering of a Reunion Resort McNally custom home!

At McNally Custom Homes, we have enjoyed making full advantage of our team of digital rendering experts.
Now our prospective owners can readily visualize their dream homes, long before the dirt is even dug on their undeveloped lots.
More importantly, most prospective Central Florida home owners live out of state, or are non US Citizens, making the reliance upon digital media even more significant.
Modern digital renderings and artists impressions are completely invaluable to the luxury custom home builder.

Can you imagine parting with your life savings for something that you can’t even visualize?
Builders once sketched out designs as 2 dimensional floor plans and trusted that the client was happy with the architect’s judgement.
Even if the occasional client could ‘read’ drawings, the chances were that something ended up as a surprise in the final home.
Unexpected design oversights were every architect’s and builder’s nightmare.
Those unintended mistakes lead to compromised homes that lasted a lifetime!

Digital Renderings – A New Era of Customer Satisfaction!

Thankfully, with our digital interpretations, we can smooth the way for a successful custom build.
Once the preliminary designs are agreed, the McNally architects can create a detailed CAD file (CAD = Computer Aided Design)
From that, we begin the painstaking design of the home’s aesthetic detailing.
Elevations are styled and discussed with clients, and we home in on the eventual feel of the home and its landscaping.
At this point, the design team develops the all important renderings that translate those technical line drawings into ‘a real home’.

Once the renderings are completed, two important processes begin!
The McNally design and construction teams work together to identify areas that will improve the home’s function and appeal.
Floor plans are great, but renderings offer an added perspective of how the finished home will actually be.
Here’s an example of what we look for in renderings;

  • Any aesthetic improvements that can be made (large ’empty’ walls etc)
  • How materials and paintwork interact (we can change colors at the click of a button!)
  • Do any areas of the home lack curb appeal?
  • Will large windows need some consideration for privacy etc
  • Does the home need more or less detail to maximize the aesthetic appeal?
  • How does the home interact with nearby buildings of sight lines etc
  • What landscaping will accentuate the appeal of the home?
  • How sunlight affects the home during parts of the day

Once we adjust those initial points, we send the first pass to the client.
The responses are always positive, even if the client spots something that they’d like to change.
Replies always include words like ‘Wow’ or ‘Awesome’ once the client has quickly viewed the design.
This is the client’s opportunity to explore the design and add their feedback to the McNally design team.

From that point, we can adjust the detailing even further, or if the client requests; offer different angles of the home and produce ‘3D’ flyovers and 360 tours of the home’s exterior or interior.

Our general business goal at McNally is to exceed our customer’s expectations, by building the finest luxury custom homes within Central Florida.
Advanced design processes are a wonderfully productive and satisfying way of achieving that!

Contact Florida’s best Custom home builder for more details.

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Bear’s Den Club Site Update

At Oct 05, 2016

Reunion Resort Update

The latest drone aerial video of the Bear’s Den Club reveals that the site grading and roadworks are well under way near the Nicklaus course 18th.
The clubhouse preparation, parking lots and condo areas are becoming more defined as each week passes and the area is finally showing promise of the much awaited clubhouse over on the West side of the resort.

The lots are now more visible now that the service liners are being installed.
We will keep bringing more about this amazing new opportunity to build and own your own luxury home at Reunion, with a first at the resort;
UNLIMITED GOLF FOR OWNERS & GUESTS!

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