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Showing posts from June, 2011

Summer Time Fun

It is a perfect time to start building a home with McCullough Design Development.  With our design and build program, you could be living in your dream home by next summer!  ...
How does it work?  Come on in to our model home and take a look!  We have lots available in several communities in the San Diego area or we can build a home on your own lot.    You buy the lot and we design and build a custom home for you.  We design to fit your pocket book and the way you live.  Floor plans are tweaked and room sizes/configuration adjusted so the home fits your needs.  (Add in a guest house or an extra bathroom, etc. and we will figure it into the cost so you know your budget).  The design/architecture/permitting phase takes approximately 3-5 months and the construction phase takes approximately 6-8 months.  So in about 12 months you could be enjoying your new home, suited just for you!

If you like our premier community of Gables Crossing in Del Sur, you could enjoy some of the Summer Co…

Fully Landscaped

We all realize that landscaping a yard can be expensive.  Our new custom built homes at Gables Crossing in Del Sur are priced to include high quality full landscaping. 
Most landscape packages include watering systems and luscious vegetation to enrich the look and feel of the home, outdoor living space and yard. 
The lawn used is marathon sod, the most popular and high quality sod in Southern California.  Well suited to Southern California soils and climates, Marathon offers a desirable green look year-round thanks to a remarkably extensive root system—up to five times deeper than bluegrass.  Marathon sod also uses less water and tolerates high heat.

Medium grade, dark brown, bark chips are used as mulch around 1 and 5 gallon shrubs.  Approximately 10-12 box trees (24" to 36") are also planted as the client desires.
Underground yard drainage systems are also installed as well as irrigation systems.  An overhead spray system is used at the lawn and a drip irrigation system at …

How We Build Your Dream Home - Part 8

Your dream home is coming right along!   Today we are going to talk a little bit about texturing drywall, painting, cabinetry and finishing the roof. 

A few weeks ago I mentioned we were hanging drywall.Drywall is a paper-wrapped gypsum panel that creates a firm, flat foundation for paint. To properly hang drywall, there are a few basic rules that must be followed:
1. Using screws of the correct length 2. Off-setting panels so seams don’t line up (also ensure that seams do not line up with any window or door corners) 3. Making sure wires and pipes aren't vulnerable to puncture 4. Placing light fixtures at least 8” from any seam 5. Put screws across the width of each panel at every joist or stud 6. Make sure wall panels run perpendicular to studs 7. Use proper metal corner beads for outside and inside wall corners
Preparing the drywall for paint requires a little finesse. The goal is to make the joints between drywall panels disappear so that walls and ceilings are perfectly smooth. With …

Gables Crossing Model Home

With summer just a week away we wanted to invite you to come visit our model home located in the beautiful community of Gables Crossing in Del Sur.  Visiting our Model is the best way to get a feel for the types of homes we design and build.  The care and quality we put into our homes is apparent when you walk through the model, from wood floors to granite countertops.  Currently we have six houses, uniquely designed and customized under construction at Gables Crossing, including a new Model Home that will be completed at the end of the year.  With our 12 month construction schedule, you could be enjoying your brand new home in our beautiful neighborhood this time next year!  We are excited to be a part of a growing community in this economy!  Del Sur is an extraordinary community with quaint neighborhoods, new parks, hiking trails, top-rated schools (located within the highly acclaimed Poway Unified School District), new shopping, and scenic views of Blackmountain to the south and …

The Bonus Room

We know it is hard to find the home you are looking for on the market today.  McCullough Design Development wants to give you what you are looking for and because we custom design and build estate homes to fit our client's lifestyle, we do! 
Often times unused formal or dining rooms are traded in for a spacious BONUS room located off of the family room.  With countless options for it's use, it will increase the square footage of used space in your home.

The bonus room most often becomes a game room - perfect for family time, playing the latest in video games, party-overflow, or a friendly game of billiards and drinks. 
Or turn the bonus room into a "man-cave" filled with sports paraphernalia and large screen TV for all of the sports watching that you can handle. 

Or make it a theater room perfect to entertain friends, family or just watch television by yourself.   You can choose to make it anything from a toy room for the kids to a darkened theater room with stadium s…