Thursday, March 12, 2015

Spice Up Your Breakfast Nook

A great place to begin your day is in one of our beautiful breakfast nooks.  Many of our models come standard with breakfast nooks designed just for you. If you want to see what I'm talking about, check out the photos in our Focus on Spring Arbor series highlighting the Dalton and the Wyatt.

Our new models at Champions' Club are also good places to find breakfast nooks to suit your lifestyle! You can check them out in our Focus on Champions' Club series highlighting the Kipling and the Doral.

Looking for some ideas to personalize your breakfast nook at home? Check out this article from Houzz here and get your breakfast nook juices flowing!

Check out all our models we have to offer on our website, at www.mckeebuilders.com

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Focus on Champions' Club: The Doral

Champions' Club's beautiful Doral model is one of our newly decorated models at the community.
Offering a spacious kitchen, two-car garage, three bedrooms, and optional finished loft and basement. The Doral is incredibly customizable and low maintenance, starting at $299,900 for 1,883 square feet of space.

For more information, check out our website here, or give us a call at 302-698-5601.

Check out the full photo gallery on our website!

KITCHEN
The Doral comes with a state of the art, open concept kitchen leading to the breakfast area and living room, equipped with Maytag appliances, quality wood cabinets, and easy-to-clean and-care-for counter-tops and wood floors,

GREAT ROOM
The Doral's great room is a beautiful expanse. It's the perfect space to host parties, and relax with friends and family, thanks to its open flow to the breakfast area and kitchen, and easy access to the dining room.

MASTER SUITE
The Doral's master suite offers a spacious layout, a beautiful en suite bathroom and a walk-in closet, as well as close proximity to the living room and kitchen.

BATHROOMS
The Doral's bathrooms are styled with furniture grade vanities in a variety of colors, cultured marble tops, large mirrors, and Hollywood strip lighting, so you can look and feel your best every day.

OPTIONAL FINISHED LOFT, BASEMENT, AND BEDROOMS
The Doral is highly customizable, with an optional finished loft and basement, as well as two guest bedrooms and an option for more in the loft or basement. Use this extra space for bedrooms, office space, or storage. This space can be finished with an extra room and a full bathroom. 
...
AND MUCH, MUCH MORE

Champions' Club is a 55+ active adult community located in Magnolia, Delaware. Champions' Club offers a clubhouse with an outdoor heated pool, tennis court, bocce courts, a gym, billiards, and horseshoe pits. Get Active, Get Moving, Get to Champions' Club.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Focus on Champions' Club: The Kipling

Champions' Club's beautiful Kipling model is a new option at the community. Offering a spacious
kitchen, front porch, two-car garage, and optional finished loft and basement. The Kipling is customizable and low maintenance, starting at $277,900 for 1,544 square feet of space.

For more information, check out our website here, or give us a call at 302-698-5601.

Check out the full photo gallery on our website!

KITCHEN
The Kipling comes with a state of the art kitchen, equipped with Maytag appliances, a spacious and beautiful center island, quality wood cabinets, and easy-to-clean and-care-for counter-tops and wood floors.

GREAT ROOM
The Kipling's great room is a beautiful expanse, with an optional fireplace. It's the perfect space to host parties, and relax with friends and family, thanks to its seamless flow into the dining area and kitchen.

MASTER SUITE
The Kipling's master suite offers a spacious layout, a beautiful en suite bathroom, attached laundry room, and a walk-in closet.

BATHROOMS
The Kipling's bathrooms are styled with furniture grade vanities in a variety of colors, cultured marble tops, large mirrors, and Hollywood strip lighting, so you can look and feel your best every day.

OPTIONAL FINISHED LOFT AND/OR BASEMENT
The Kipling is customizable, with an optional loft and/or basement. Use this extra space for bedrooms, office space, or extra storage. This extra space can be finished with an extra room and a full bathroom. 
...

AND MUCH, MUCH MORE

Champions' Club is a 55+ active adult community located in Magnolia, Delaware. Champions' Club offers a clubhouse with an outdoor heated pool, tennis court, bocce courts, a gym, billiards, community garden and horseshoe pits. Get Active, Get Moving, Get to Champions' Club.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Winter Weather Cocktails


Winter Weather Cocktails
Winter is upon us, and it’s time to start hibernating in your home. Well don’t worry, we’ve done some research and found a few beverages to help keep you warm. Many of these options can be made with or without alcohol. There’s something for everyone! Be sure to check out our website here for information on our developments and homes!

Mulled Wine
Click here for complete instructions from the creator of this recipe.
Mulled Wine Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

Ingredients: 
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle red wine1 orange, sliced
  • 1/4 cup brandy (optional)
  • 1/4 cup honey or sugar
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a non-aluminum saucepan, and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and let simmer for at least 15 minutes. Strain, and serve warm. You can also place the oranges, cloves, cinnamon, and star anise in a cheesecloth. Then simply strain and pull out the bundle when ready.

*For an alcohol-free option, try using apple cider instead of wine and brandy! If you do this you can skip adding the honey or sugar. Another alternative would be to use mulling spice in the apple cider, instead of the individual spices
Kahlua Hot Chocolate
Click here for complete instructions from the creator of this recipe.

Kahlua Hot Chocolate - So cozy, so boozy, and so perfect for these chilly nights!Ingredients:
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dutch-processed unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 ounce KahlĂșa coffee liqueur
  • Mini marshmallows, for serving
  • Salted caramel, for serving
  • Chocolate syrup, for serving
Directions:
In a medium saucepan, combine milk, sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon and nutmeg over medium heat until heated through, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in KahlĂșa. 


Serve immediately, garnished with mini marshmallows, salted caramel and chocolate syrup, if desired.

*For an alcohol-free version, just skip the Kahlua!
Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria
Click here for complete instructions from the creator of this recipe.

Ingredients:
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cognac
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 750ml bottle cava (or other dry sparkling wine), chilled
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
Directions:


Add the apples to a large pitcher reserving about 1/2 cup for garnishing. Add the cognac, apple cider, and chilled cava. Stir.

Fill the pitcher with ice. Pour the sangria into glasses filled with ice and top with sliced apple and pomegranate seeds.

*For an alcohol-free version, just skip the cognac and use seltzer water or sparkling cider instead of the sparkling wine!

We hope these beverages help bring some warmth and fun into your home this winter. Please comment below with how these drinks turned out for you! We would love to hear your favorite winter refreshments and share them with the rest of our followers as well!

For more fun drinks, check out the full list here!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Focus on Spring Arbor: The Dalton


The Dalton model is part of McKee's Spring Arbor
Ranch collection. This beautiful two-story home is very customizable, with an optional finished basement, screened porch and sun-room, and a wet-bar in the great room. The Dalton model comes standard with a front porch, perfect for sunny summer days and watching storms roll in, cozy and dry from your front patio. The Dalton is energy star certified and has low maintenance exteriors. The Dalton starts at $333,900 at 2,267 square feet.

For more information, check out our website here, or give us a call at 302-376-5577.

Check out the full photo gallery on our website!


KITCHEN
The Dalton comes with a beautiful, state-of-the-art kitchen, with standard Maytag appliances, as well as a beautiful island. The open concept first floor flows seamlessly from kitchen, to dining room, to great room.
 
GREAT ROOM
The Dalton's great room has tall, vaulted ceilings and can be equipped with an optional wet bar. With lots of natural light, this large space is great for entertaining guests and anything else you can imagine.


MASTER SUITE
The Dalton's beautiful master suite, located on the first floor, is a beautiful feature of this model. It comes with two walk-in closets and a linen closet, as well as a beautiful en-suite bathroom. The en-suite is its own private paradise, with a private commode area, ceramic tile floors, and walk-in shower with bench.


BATHROOMS
The Dalton's large bathrooms are styled with cultured marble tops, molded tub and shower, medicine cabinets, and bright lights.

FRONT PORCH AND STANDARD SECOND FLOOR
A focal point of the Dalton is it's large front porch. Use this space for a beautiful porch swing or some comfy chairs. Add your own personal touch by adding some personal plants. This space is also great for decorating during the holidays.





AND MUCH, MUCH MORE

Spring arbor is a 55+ active adult community located in Middletown, Delaware. Spring Arbor offers a clubhouse with a gym, billiards, cards, great room and kitchen, an outdoor pool and bocce courts, along with a putting green and dog park. Get active, get moving , get to Spring Arbor.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Focus on Spring Arbor: The Wyatt

Spring Arbor's beautiful Wyatt model is a popular option at the community. Offering a spacious kitchen and a second bedroom on the first floor, as well as an optional extended second floor. The Wyatt is customizable and low maintenance, starting at $326,900 for 1,936 square feet of space.

For more information, check out our website here, or give us a call at 302-376-5577.

Check out the full photo gallery on our website!


KITCHEN
The Wyatt comes with a state of the art kitchen, equipped with Maytag appliances, a spacious and beautiful island, quality wood cabinets, easy-to-clean and-care-for counter-tops and wood floors, and an open-concept that flows together seamlessly with the dining area and the great room.

 GREAT ROOM
 The Wyatt's great room is a beautiful expanse, with vaulted ceiling and an optional fireplace. It's the perfect space to host parties, and relax with friends and family.

 MASTER SUITE
The Wyatt's master suite, located on the first floor, offers a spacious layout, a beautiful en suite bathroom, as well as a walk-in closet.

BATHROOMS
The Wyatt's large bathrooms are styled with cultured marble tops, molded tub and shower, medicine cabinets, and bright lights.


OPTIONAL EXPANDED SECOND FLOOR
The Wyatt is highly customizable, with an optional expanded second floor. Use this extra space for bedrooms, office space, or extra storage. This extra floor can be finished with a loft or up to two extra rooms and a full bathroom.

...


AND MUCH, MUCH MORE

Spring arbor is a 55+ active adult community located in Middletown, Delaware. Spring Arbor offers a clubhouse with a gym, billiards, cards, great room and kitchen, an outdoor pool and bocce courts, along with a putting green and dog park. Get active, Get moving, Get to Spring Arbor.

Monday, January 19, 2015

McKee Builders wins Best of Houzz!




 Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building,
Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around the World


McKee Builders of the greater Philadelphia metropolitan has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Design by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The builder of active adult communities was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers.”  Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2015” badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the world who discover and love a professional’s work to learn even more about that business’ popularity and satisfaction rating among their peers in the Houzz community. 

When McKee Builders opened its first 55+ Community 40 years ago, they became known as innovators in building active adult communities in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area. They remain a leader in 55+ clubhouse communities today, garnering local, regional and national awards. Recognizing that today's active lifestyles make maintenance-free homes attractive to busy people of all ages, McKee Builders added luxury carriage homes with internal courtyards to the menu of lifestyle choices. McKee offers communities that receive national attention for innovative design and outstanding use of quality products at an affordable price.

“Houzz provides homeowners with a 360 degree view of home building, remodeling and design industry professionals, empowering them to engage the right people and products for their project,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of industry marketing for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize McKee Builders among our “Best Of” professionals as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

 Follow McKee Builders on Houzz here!

Thank You to all those who view, share, and save our photos to your ideabooks!

Remodeling and Home Design