2021 marks our 10-Year Anniversary! MasterCraft has been building semi-custom homes for over ten years, and unlike some builders that put up off-the-shelf residences that are mass-produced using low cost building materials and methods, we define craftsmanship as a determination not to cut corners or engage in cookie-cutter design just because it’s “good enough.” MasterCraft focuses on true craftsmanship, providing our homeowners with outstanding features that come standard in every one of our homes. What most homebuilders consider ‘upgrades,’ we call them Higher Standards.
We are craftsmen with the vision and commitment to using innovative building techniques and stronger materials to build new homes because we believe every home deserves a craftsman’s touch. You can find our Higher Standards within every MasterCraft home, providing luxury features where you may least expect them. From long-lasting roofs, elegant interiors, energy-efficient features, and upgraded appliances, we give personal attention to design and function so you can enjoy every aspect of your home, down to the smallest detail.
Top 10 Higher Standards That Come Standard
Climate Control and Cost-Savings
Here at MasterCraft, we believe in homes that are built to last, and in Florida, that means climate control is a must. Each of our MasterCraft homes has a Lennox 16 SEER High Efficiency, 2-Stage Heating and Cooling System . With a 16 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and a Wi-Fi thermostat, you can stay on top of your home’s heating and air from wherever you are. Not only will this upgraded feature help keep your home feeling breezy and cool on those hot summer days, but this system offers a significant increase in energy efficiency that helps to save you money by running on two settings that provides a more even distribution. In comparison, 16 SEER units are up to 13% more efficient than the traditional units, saving you hundreds of dollars in energy costs over the years.
Doors Say ‘No’ to Noise
For many homebuyers, the home they choose needs to be beneficial for the entire family. Sometimes that means choosing design features that will accommodate everyone in the house. A huge part of that is peace and quiet. Here at MasterCraft, one of our Higher Standards was created to provide you with precisely that. With our specially-crafted 8′ solid-core doors, your home says ‘no’ to noise. These doors can be found in all bedrooms, bathrooms, and laundry rooms, providing better noise insulation and a softer close so you’ll never have to listen to the sound of a slammed door again.
Big, Whisper-Quiet Garage Doors
While the average garage door is 7′ tall, MasterCraft knows that big families typically come with big cars. That’s why each of our homes comes with an 8′ garage door. Not only will you be able to fit bigger vehicles with ease, but the ultra-quiet openers make waking up to the sound of the garage a problem of the past. After all, there’s no greater peace of mind than knowing you can open and close your garage door without waking up a sleeping baby or child.
Smarter, Sleeker Appliances
One of the most significant advantages of new construction homes is the chance to enjoy new appliances. Well, at MasterCraft, it doesn’t stop there. Each of our homes is fully-equipped with upgraded, Samsung appliances including a side-by-side refrigerator, top-control dishwasher, freestanding gas range or stainless-steel cooktop, microwave, and even washer and dryer. While many homebuilders use ‘builder grade’ materials and appliances, consisting of the most minimal, inexpensive materials available, none of our appliances are ‘builder grade.’ Because at MasterCraft, we believe just because something is ‘good’ doesn’t mean it’s good enough.
Here at MasterCraft, we believe in building homes that fit your lifestyle without compromising function or design. That’s why each MasterCraft home is built with superior cabinetry to provide you with an elegant design and optimal storage. Our cabinets are constructed from maple for a smoother, more refined finish with 42″ uppers, solid wood doors, dovetailed drawers, and soft-close features that provide a durable finish and larger storage capacity so you’ll never have a junk drawer again.
The final touches of your home play a significant role in your home’s design. That’s why we believe they should be properly finished with elegance. Each MasterCraft home consists of smooth-finished interior walls to provide you with a more sophisticated and cleaner look throughout your home. While other home builders may leave you with a spotted walls (commonly referred to as orange-peel texture), at MasterCraft, we ensure that your home’s walls are smooth from room to room. While it may not seem so, orange peel textured paint is highly visible due to the paint’s wavy texture. This, in turn, reflects light in different angles, drawing attention around the imperfections, while the overall surface will appear bumpy throughout, leaving your home to look unfinished.
Advanced Construction Features
We use innovative Zip System wall sheathing on every MasterCraft home to minimize air leakage and provide greater structural durability while also providing you with energy savings. Because wall sheathing uses a continuous air barrier created by taped seams, there is a lesser chance of excess air escaping from your home. With this, your home uses less energy to stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter, creating an energy-efficient space that’s easy on your wallet and the environment.
Building a home that is made to last starts on the outside. You just need to know where to look. Here at MasterCraft, our exterior walls are framed using higher quality 2″ x 6″ lumber (rather than the traditional 2″ x 4″) to provide greater structural integrity and room for quality upgrades such as higher-end insulation and deeper window frames. This framing structure is where it all begins for our team to provide a craftsman’s touch because we want your home standing for years to come.
Hot Water on Demand
We know that building your dream home doesn’t always come cheap. That’s why we strive to provide our homebuyers with elegant features that won’t break the bank, such as the inclusion of a tankless gas water heater. Not only will these heaters heat water faster and only when needed, but they’re eco-friendly and help to save you money in the long run. Tankless water heaters also have a longer life expectancy than conventional storage heaters, take up less space, and have a lower risk of leaking. Get ready to fill up your bathtub because the hot water is ready.
Eye-Pleasing, Protective Siding
From the moment you lay eyes on your new home, we want you to be in love. That’s why each MasterCraft home is built with design and function working hand-in-hand. Each home is crafted with James Hardie branded cementitious lap siding, which is stronger, longer-lasting, and offers better protection against water intrusion than conventional siding. Something you certainly don’t want to worry about with Florida’s rain forecast. James Hardie siding is popular among the construction community for its ability to drastically improve curb appeal and increase overall home value. This siding is an excellent choice for MasterCraft homes because it’s long-lasting and low-maintenance while still pleasing to the eye.
Building with MasterCraft
Here at MasterCraft, we believe every homebuyer is a potential neighbor and friend. Over the years, our dedication to providing true craftsmanship and quality homes has only increased, and we can’t wait to see where the next few years will take us. Every one of our homes are built with only the highest-quality material, expert craftsmanship, and come with upgraded features standard for you and your family to enjoy for a lifetime. To learn more about MasterCraft and our commitment to Higher Standards, visit www.mastercraftbuildergroup.com.