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Showing posts from September, 2011

Everything and the Kitchen Sink

Here at McCullough Design Development, we pride ourselves on our quality homes.  One of these quality features in our homes are the sinks and faucets used in the kitchen. Our clients choose their own style of beautiful, high-end plumbing fixtures (many of which are from Moen and Kohler) to give their kitchens functionality and a distinct look.
Sink basins are often cast iron or stainless steel under-counter style, although they can be countertop as well as self-rimming in style.
The faucets themselves are often high-arched oil-rubbed bronze or brushed/polished siver with a pull out spray spout or a spout with a sidespray. 
Another fantastic option is the wall-mount faucet that is used to easily fill kitchen pots over the stove.

The faucets pictured below are high-arched with powerful spray nozels and a large range of motion for maximum funtion.
When you build a home with MDD there are tons of options to choose from to make your kitchen functional and unique!
To find out more about building…

Part of PUSD

One of the many great things about building a custom home at Gables Crossing in Del Sur, and in the area in general, is that it is located in the Poway Unified School District (PUSD)! 

The Poway Unified School District is a national leader in public education.  Ranked among the highest in the state and country, we are proud to be associated with it.  With high expectation for their students and strong leaders and programs, the students are aqcuiring skills, knowledge, habits and behaviors essential for their future success.

Here are a couple of cool items in regards to PUSD!

Greg Mizel, principal of Del Norte High School recently reported that the state just released the Academic Performance Index (API) scores for schools throughout the state from 2010-2011 school year.   Del Norte is Number One in the PowayUnifiedSchool District and Number 8 in the County of San Diego! At 864, they have achieved the highest API, ever, for a high school in this district, and they couldn’t be more proud…

American Builder Productions Visits San Diego to Feature MDD

This week McCullough Design Development has been busy working with American Builder Productions, a company that produces a weekly television program/documentary that showcases the finest homes around the nation and the companies that build them.  MDD was selected from San Diego's builders to be featured on an upcoming episode, to air in February of 2012!
This documentary will feature our beautiful custom designed homes,
some of our client's favorite home features,
as well as the McCullough Design Team,
happy home-owners,
and vendors who contribute to our quality homes and success! 

Thank you Shane and Donna from American Builder Productions for spending some time with McCullough Design Development!  Stay tuned for more information on the show!
If you are interested in building a custom home with MDD, please stop by our model home in Gables Crossing in Del Sur or visit our website at for more information.

How We Build Your Dream Home - Part 11

Your dream home is coming right along!  The tile flooring has already been installed in the kitchen, master bath, secondary bath, powder rooms, and laundry rooms.  Usually, the remainder of the home (excluding carpeting in bedrooms) gets Hardwood Flooring!

There is a variety of wood flooring to choose from, but the majority of the wood we use in our homes is natural hardwood.Our homeowners choose different brands of natural and engineered high quality woods provided by Nature’s Beauty, Carlton and Essenza for example.Homeowners also choose from different types or species of carefully selected hardwoods including walnut, birch and oak.The size of the plank varies in widths (usually 3-8”), lengths (anywhere from 12-84”), and thickness (usually 9/16-3/4”).There is an array of contemporary finishes to choose from as well; from Matte or Gloss to Oil or Aluminum Oxide with UV coating.The style of wood is another option – from smooth cut to machine or hand distressed.  Depending on your own s…

The Ever-Classy Porte-Cochère

Just like Buckingham Palace, the White House, and an 18th Century Mansion...  your home can have a Porte-cochère!  
Also called a "carriage porch" this architectural feature is the porch-like structure through which a horse and carriage (or motor vehicle) can pass, usually to protect passengers from the weather.  Some of our homeowners use a porte-cochère or car port to separate the main home from the guest house or the garages. 

Below are pictures of a home in different phases of construction, showing the long trusses used to create a beautiful porte-cochère, adding elegant character to the home.  

 For more information about building your own home with McCullough Design Development, please visit our website at  We would love to design and build your dream home ~ porte-cochère and all!