If you’re new to the Sunshine State, then chances are you’re still familiarizing yourself with all that Florida living has to offer. From nature preserves, exotic wildlife, sandy beaches, and of course, unpredictable weather, Florida living is not without its quirks. That’s why MasterCraft Builder Group has thought of everything to make your transition as seamless as possible. Be sure to check out Part 1 of our “You Want to Call Yourself a Floridian?” blog series if you haven’t already, and welcome to your new Florida home.
Fire Up the Grill
Everyone knows that one of the best parts of a new home is getting to enjoy the brand-new kitchen! And when you start hosting weekly get-togethers from pool parties to the big game, you’re going to want a reliable source to get cooking. Thankfully, here at MasterCraft, each of our homes comes fully-equipped with natural gas cooktops/ranges, as well as a gas drop on the lanai for outdoor grilling so you can rest easy.
Crank the A/C
Now that you’re a Floridian, it’s time we let you in on a bit of secret. Florida gets hot! Don’t worry though, MasterCraft built all of our homes to withstand the Florida heat. Our A/C units come fully-equipped to run at different speeds, helping reduce the moisture in the air to make your home more comfortable at a higher temperature – saving energy and money. In addition, we don’t house our A/C units in garages or attics, only interior, helping to extend the life of your equipment so you can rest easy, even when the heat index jumps over 100.
It’s no secret that Florida living comes with its out-of-the-ordinary circumstances. From lightning storms to hurricanes, or just your average afternoon torrential downpour, we know things down South can get a little crazy. That’s why here at MasterCraft, we build your home to last a lifetime. Our synthetic roof underlayment and long-lasting James Hardie siding offer better protection for avoiding water intrusion and increased longevity, so you can rest easy knowing MasterCraft built your home to last.
If you didn’t move to Florida with the hopes of enjoying a backyard pool, then you’re missing out. Pool parties go hand-in-hand with Florida living, and here at MasterCraft, we believe you should be doing cannonballs on move-in day. When you build with MasterCraft, you’ll have the option to add a pool to the construction plans, so you can be holding splash contests at the same time that you’re moving in your furniture.
One of the many perks of Florida living is enjoying the fresh air and nice weather (most of the time). That’s why we include the option to extend your living space out to the covered lanai, not only giving you and your family more space, but also providing plenty of opportunities to bask in the Florida sunshine. Each of our homes comes with an option to add a sliding glass door so you can open up your living room and include the lanai, as well as additional outdoor features such as fire pits and an outdoor kitchen. You’ll be spending so much time outside it won’t be long until you’re calling yourself a Floridian.
Meet the Neighbors
If you’re new in town, then chances are you’re looking for fellow families to call friends. One of the things that make a MasterCraft home is the community it’s a part of. That’s why we build in master-planned communities for residents to enjoy various amenities while connecting with their neighbors. So head to the community pool, game fields, or nature trails and get to know the new community you call home.
Peace of Mind
You’re probably familiar with all that Florida weather can do. From wild rainstorms to heatwaves and humidity, it’s easy to see why Florida really is a world of its own. So, what does all that mean when it comes to your home? Here at MasterCraft, we want you and your family to breathe easy. That’s why all of our homes include low-VOC, environmentally-safe paint that is durable, washable, and has outstanding coverage. Better yet? The paints anti-microbial agents inhibit the growth of mold and mildew, so you and your family can breathe easy without our Florida weather bringing you down.
We know that moving to a new state can bring with it quite a bit of change. So, why not keep a little piece of the North with you in your new home? MasterCraft offers the chance for a gas fireplace in all of our homes, so you can curl up and get cozy when the weather drops from 70 degrees to 60 degrees. While our Florida winters may not be the same as the winters up North, we still have our fair share of chilly days (or at least we like to pretend we do), and nothing beats enjoying a mug of hot cocoa by your fireplace.
Is your furry friend as excited to explore the great outdoors as you are? Your pet can get into just about everything under the sun, from nature preserves, park trails, springs, and beaches. But don’t fret. We knew this day would come. That’s why MasterCraft offers the choice to include a pet washing station in your garage, so you won’t be mopping up pawprints for weeks to come.
Wash Off Your Wrench
For the days when your to-do list seems longer than life, be grateful for homes crafted to make things easier. Enjoy a full-sized utility sink in your garage for the days when you just can’t seem to put the toolbox down. Whether you’re building for fun or simply assembling all of the new furniture bought for your new home, keep the mess outside with MasterCraft.