Living the Good Life: The Benefits of Suburban Living

A flourishing front yard and white picket fence are what many people picture when they think of their dream home, and for good reason — moving out of the city and into the suburbs has long been a part of the American dream. For those eager to move, nothing can beat the location, safety, seclusion, and space that only suburban living affords. Below, we explore these benefits while highlighting them in our Brandon luxury homes at Hidden Reserve, a single cul-de-sac enclave created by Sabal Homes of Florida.  

Incredible Location

Travel time is top of mind for anyone looking to move to the suburbs. Hours spent stuck in traffic can whittle away any goodwill regarding suburban living. Fortunately, Brandon has a wide variety of communities strategically located near convenient highways. For example, Hidden Reserve is situated near both the Crosstown Expressway and Interstate 75. Whether you’re commuting downtown or planning a weekend trip to Walt Disney World, this is the perfect spot to begin your day. 

Remember, seclusion doesn’t mean separation. Just because a home is located in the suburbs doesn’t mean it’s isolated from the necessities. Whether you value dining options, entertainment, or shopping, everything you need is just a quick drive away when you choose a perfectly placed suburban community. Hidden Reserve itself is located just minutes away from Westfield Brandon Mall

Safety and Seclusion

Away from congested streets and dark alleyways, suburbs provide residents with a safer living experience than cities ever can. By embracing suburban living, you will be surrounded by like-minded individuals invested in the overall safety of the community. 

Hidden Reserve also offers unparalleled privacy thanks to it being an exclusive enclave surrounded by a wooded preserve. Just 22 Brandon luxury homes will be built in this gated community. Free from thin walls or prying eyes, you will be free to explore your hobbies and interests. If peace and quiet is what you prefer, you can’t do better than Hidden Reserve. 

Room to Breathe 

One of the biggest benefits of suburban living is the freedom to build as much or as little house as you want. This would be impossible in a crowded city like Tampa. Ask yourself: Can an estate in Tampa ever be considered a luxury home if it’s surrounded by dilapidated housing? At Hidden Reserve, every home is a semi-custom luxury home designed by Sabal Homes of Florida, a Brandon luxury home builder. We offer a wide variety of options to choose from when picking your dream home. Whether you choose our Baybreeze model, starting at 3,185 sq, ft. or our Tradewind model, starting at 4,190 sq. ft., you’re sure to find the series, elevation, and floor plan that’s right for you. 

To speak with a Brandon luxury home builder, or to start building your luxury dream home, please submit our contact request form or call us at 813-655-7475.

Your Very Own Design Experience

As a Brandon luxury home builder, it’s our goal to provide a streamlined process that allows buyers to focus on bringing out the best in their home’s design. We do this by providing a canvas on which buyers can create the home of their dreams. By involving you in the design process, you are afforded the freedom to pick and choose the amenities that will make the cut and be featured in the final product. Colors, fixtures, amenities — these are all decisions that must be made when personalizing your semi-custom luxury home. 

The Canvas

We begin by providing award-winning designs on which you can shape your vision. Our series range from one-story offerings to impressive 4,685 sq. ft. estates. These are intended to give you significant choice over the design of your future home while doing away with unnecessary details that tend to bog down the process. When picking a Sabal Home design, here are the additions that are left up to you: 

Ultimately, the choice of your home’s floor plan and elevation is up to you. From there, we move to the next step in your design experience. 

Bringing Ideas to Life

We design our Brandon luxury homes to be beautiful to behold both inside and out. However, it is your style choices that will shine through and, ultimately, make your visitors’ jaws drop. Lighting, flooring, fixtures, and cabinets are just a few areas where you can really bring your vision to life. 

The kitchen is an excellent place to focus your attention. If you need a bright start to your morning, consider adding a bold splash of color to your cabinets and surrounding them with neutral colors and elements. If your tastes lean industrial, imagine stainless steel appliances surrounded by black, solid wood cabinets. These are just a couple of ideas to spark your creativity and get you thinking of all the things you can do with your home design. 

From Beginning to End, We Are With You 

Our team of professionals will be with you from the very beginning to ensure that you are given everything you need to build the home of your dreams. After all, not only will we be helping to design your home, but we’ll also be the ones building it. For over forty years we’ve been helping clients turn ideas into living spaces that can be enjoyed for years to come. Contact Sabal Homes of Florida and take the first steps on your design experience. 

To speak with a Brandon luxury home builder, or to start building your luxury dream home, please submit our contact request form or call us at 813-655-7475.

Hidden Reserve: A Luxury Home Community in Brandon

Sabal Homes of Florida is proud to present Hidden Reserve, our latest luxury home community. Located in the heart of south Brandon, this gated enclave has everything to offer residents that are looking for convenience and must-have amenities minus the extended commute that is normally associated with a luxury community. Below, we’ll discuss what makes this stunning community unique as well as the features that come with all of our Brandon luxury homes.

Our Latest Community  

At Sabal Homes of Florida, we wanted to offer Brandon residents an alternative to the master-planned communities of Brandon that sacrifice identity for appearances. This lead to the inception of Hidden Reserve, an exclusive, gated enclave of just 22 estate-sized homesites located on a single cul-de-sac. Surrounded by a wooded preserve and just minutes away from major highways, Hidden Reserve affords its residents the privacy and safety they desire without forgoing the conveniences that make life easier. Whether your career is centered out of Brandon, Riverview, or Downtown Tampa, there is no better place to call home. 

Award-Winning Designs 

As exquisitely located as Hidden Reserve is, what truly sets it apart is the variety of luxury home options offered by Sabal Homes of Florida. Beginning at 3,185 square ft., our award-winning home designs come with an assortment of floor plan and elevation options. 

The Baybreeze series, a one-story design that prioritizes an open floor plan, features 3-4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a great room that seamlessly connects the dining area, kitchen, and living room — Currently under construction! There’s also our signature showcase home, the Tradewinds, a two-story executive family home that features 4-7 bedrooms, 4-6 baths, and a three-car garage courtyard. You can look through our catalog of home designs to find the perfect one for you and your family here

Each of our homes comes with premier living features including deluxe kitchens, spa-like bathrooms, and a perimeter security system. Hidden Reserve homes are built to the highest quality and meet hurricane wind standards. In addition, they all feature energy-saving options, such as LED lights, a tankless water heater, and a Trane 16 SEER air conditioning system. From the ground up, every consideration has been taken into account when designing and building these Brandon luxury homes

Make Hidden Reserve Your Home 

When trying to balance work, school, and family time, consider everything that Hidden Reserve has to offer you and your loved ones. From convenience to privacy to security, there’s no end to the benefits that can be enjoyed in a Sabal home in Hidden Reserve. If you’d like to learn more about Hidden Reserve and how you can become a part of this exclusive community, contact the team of engineers, designers, and builders at Sabal Homes of Florida, a Brandon luxury homebuilder.  

To speak with a Brandon luxury homebuilder, or to start building your luxury dream home, please submit our contact request form or call us at 813-655-7475.

From the Ground Up: Why You Should Build a Custom Home Instead of Remodeling

Homeowners that are looking to breathe new life into their homes have a difficult choice to make. Should they remodel or build from scratch? While remodeling may seem like the more budget-friendly option, that’s not necessarily the case. Below, we’ll discuss how owners can benefit from building from the ground up and partnering with a semi-custom Lithia luxury homebuilder. If you’re looking at your aging home and imagining what could be, consult the professionals at Sabal Homes of Florida for a fresh perspective on the home building process. 

Embracing Modernity

No matter how extensive your renovation is, you can never truly cover up the flaws in your home’s design. Modern renovations will always clash with older homes that don’t feature the open floor plans and oversized windows that are commonplace in a Sabal home. For a harmonious marriage of design, style, and class, you will need to build your vision from the ground up. At Sabal Homes of Florida, we provide our clients with a design studio experience and one-on-one assistance from an interior designer, so they can control the look and feel of the cabinets, flooring, and furnishings that will be featured in their luxury home. 

Beauty Before Age

Of course, the main draw of a new home is its beauty, both inside and out. When you build a Lithia luxury home, you don’t have to sacrifice form or function to get the home of your dreams. In addition to offering an assortment of exterior options, our series of award-winning designs are a marvel to look at. See for yourself. With our semi-customizable series, you can change the look and feel of your home with the click of your mouse.

Furthermore, each and every Sabal home incorporates the latest in green construction and energy-saving initiatives. From LED lights to tankless water heaters to low flow plumbing fixtures, our homes are efficient in ways that may not be possible in a remodeled home.

A Hassle-Free Home 

Bottom line: there’s no use dumping money into a home improvement project that would be better spent towards a new home. While remodeling and building are both major undertakings, remodeling entails living among the noise and mess of construction until completion. You would also need to consider if renovations are permissible in your area, whether or not you would need to bring your home up to code, and what hazardous materials could be unearthed during construction.  

Building a new home is an experience, an experience that you get to control at your leisure from conception to completion. If your home is in disrepair or has structural issues, plumbing issues, or roof damage, it is in your best interest to wipe the slate clean and start again. Imagine living in a brand new luxury home and not having to worry about damage or maintenance. As a semi-custom homebuilder, we offer a variety of design options for clients that want to take the hassle out of upgrading their lifestyle. If you are interested in starting fresh with one of our Lithia luxury homes, contact Sabal Homes of Florida.  

To speak with a Lithia luxury homebuilder, or to start building your luxury dream home, please submit our contact request form or call us at 813-655-7475.

Picking the Right Luxury Home Plan for Your Lot

Owning a piece of land is an outstanding achievement in life. You’ve cut out your own slice of the Brandon pie and are now faced with the daunting task of finding the home plan that pairs beautifully with your lot. Below, we’ll be discussing what lot owners should take into consideration when beginning the home building process. We will also be outlining the features of some of the home plans we offer here at Sabal Homes of Florida, a Brandon luxury homebuilder

Our extensive portfolio of floor plans come with a variety of options, including one- and two-story series of varying styles and sizes. If you’re searching for a semi-custom homebuilder that can guide you through the planning and construction process of your home, contact the team of architects, design partners, and project managers at Sabal Homes of Florida. 

An Open Floor Plan 

When picking the luxury home plan that’s right for you, you must also be cognizant of how square footage is being utilized. Too many Brandon luxury homes waste square footage by blocking off home sections with useless corridors and hallways. At Sabal Homes of Florida, we embrace open floor plans. One of our most popular options, the Cayman design, features a great room that connects directly to the nook and kitchen, creating a large, inviting, and versatile living space for family and friends to gather and enjoy each other’s company. 

Privacy Where it Counts

In addition to an open floor plan, the best Brandon luxury homes allow for privacy no matter how many guests are being entertained. Don’t settle for a home design that lumps every bedroom together in what is sure to be a chaotic part of the home. Look for a home design that will be a sanctuary under any circumstance. 

Our stunning, two-story Gulfview series is excellent for either those who work from home or the reader in all of us who wants to get away. This design features a den and library combination that is located off the main foyer. An additional in-law suite ensures that no one desiring peace and quiet is left without refuge. And with the master bedroom on the first floor and additional bedrooms on the second, this design is superb for parents who need to get away for the night. 

Customizable Design Options 

No single floor plan is going to fully provide for the needs of every client. The floor plan you decide on should exhibit an array of customizable options. If your heart is set on a certain number of bedrooms and baths, you shouldn’t have to alter your expectations for a floor plan. The floor plan should change for you. Our multi-award winning Tradewinds series offers anywhere from 4-7 bedrooms and 4-6 baths. With its formal dining room, outdoor living areas, and three-car courtyard garage setup, it’s no wonder why this is the Sabal Homes signature showcase home. 

To speak with a Brandon luxury homebuilder, or to start building your luxury dream home, please submit our contact request form or call us at 813-655-7475.

Bringing a Luxury Home to Life on Your Lot

Even if you already have a lot picked out, deciding how to proceed with a luxury home building project is a big decision. When staring at the blank canvas of your lot, what do you think your finished home will look like?  Do you see a one-story retreat or a two-story family home? Do you envision countertops of granite, quartz, or soapstone? What about a den or outdoor kitchen? 

At Sabal Homes of Florida, we understand that there are practically limitless options to choose from when designing Lithia luxury homes, which is why we’ve streamlined the design process. Whether you have a plan of your own or are interested in one of our award-winning designs, we would like to work with you on bringing your vision to life. 

Choose From One of Our Plans… 

Our predetermined home designs range from 3,185 to 4,685 square feet. Each series offers optional floor plans to ensure that the number of bedrooms and baths are to your liking. Exteriors can be chosen from amongst our Craftsman, Italian, Traditional, Mediterranean, and Tuscan styles. Additionally, all of our home designs prioritize energy efficiency and feature oversized windows that are smartly placed to allow in natural light. Whether you value privacy, outdoor living, or open living spaces, there’s a design plan that’s right for you and your family.

…Or Bring Your Plan to Us 

Whether your plan is on blueprints or still an idea in your head, we want to make them a reality. Our team of architects can evaluate your initial designs and work with you to ensure that your vision shines through in the final product. No matter how unfamiliar you may be with the design process, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with your concepts. Our process is all about collaboration.

Experience Our Design Studio   

At Sabal Homes of Florida, we believe that a house is not a home unless the owner has a voice in the design process. But with so many of the design choices left as abstract plans, we resolved to provide clients with a single location to see, touch, and feel the design choices that we offer. This is where our design studio comes into play. Here, clients can experience for themselves the cabinets, flooring, tiles, fixtures, and other design options that can be incorporated into their home. Whether we proceed with the “our plan” or “your plan” option, all of our clients can benefit from working with an expert interior designer at our design studio. 

Make Your Luxury Home a Sabal Home  

Whether created from our plan or yours, a home built by us is a Sabal Home, and with that comes the highest standard of quality and excellence. At Sabal Homes of Florida, we are able to achieve this level of excellence by placing our clients’ needs above all else and delivering a home that will serve them for years to come. If you have a lot and are considering your next steps, contact the team at Sabal Homes of Florida, a Lithia luxury homebuilder

To speak with a Lithia luxury homebuilder, or to start building your luxury dream home, please submit our contact request form or call us at 813-655-7475.

The Benefits of an Energy-Efficient Luxury Home

Homebuyers looking to save money and decrease their impact on the environment can benefit from the energy-efficient options that Brandon luxury homes now offer. In this brief article, we’ll be detailing the many benefits of an energy-efficient luxury home. While many newer homes are greener than their predecessors, the only way to ensure that your home incorporates energy-efficient features is to work with a homebuilder to bring your ideas to life. When looking for a homebuilder that can share in your passion and vision, contact Sabal Homes of Florida.

Thinking Green

Energy-efficient amenities are becoming standard in luxury homes. If you’re in the market for a new home, you should only invest your time and money into a green home. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average family spends $2,000 a year on utility bills, the majority of which goes to space and water heating. Of this cost, up to $400 a year goes to energy lost from drafts, air leaks, and poor heating and cooling systems. The incremental savings afforded by proper insulation, a tankless water heater, an efficient A/C system, and LED lights can add up to a significant amount over time. The added bonus of saving the environment doesn’t hurt either.

Our Energy-Efficient Features

Along with the rest of our premier living features, we offer a plethora of energy-efficient amenities that are included in all of our home designs. The following energy-efficient features are standard with our Hidden Reserve Brandon luxury homes

We believe in offering our clients choice when it comes to the design of their homes, as evidenced by our design studio; however, we feel that the above features are too important to be left out of a Sabal home.

In Your Best Interest 

At Sabal Homes of Florida, we always consider our clients’ needs before, during, and after the construction process. Our expert team of architects, design partners, and project managers want to provide a home buying experience that’s rewarding at every turn, whether that means following your design choices or offering green alternatives that are sure to save you money down the road. When looking for a homebuilder that thinks green, contact the team of professionals at Sabal Homes of Florida. 

To speak with a Brandon luxury homebuilder, or to start building your luxury dream home, please submit our contact request form or call us at 813-655-7475.

3 Reasons Why You Should Build a Luxury Home in Lithia

Many Tampa residents are electing to move out of the downtown district and into a Lithia luxury home. In this brief article, a Lithia luxury homebuilder will explain the benefits of building a magnificent, semi-custom home in the suburbs of East Tampa. Whether it’s getting more for what you pay for, becoming a member of a master-planned community, or improving your quality of life, partner with Sabal Homes of Florida to build your semi-custom luxury dream home today.

1. Enjoy More Space

One of the most common reasons why Tampa residents elect to move out of the city is to take advantage of the reduced cost of property in an area like Lithia. Simply put, the suburbs of East Tampa offer more affordable real estate options than South Tampa. With the money saved on the purchase of the land, our clients can invest this extra capital into the design and construction of the home. Whether you want a sprawling yard with tons of trees or a five bedroom home to raise your children in, there are limited options for these types of living conditions in South Tampa without spending an inordinate amount of money.  

2. Join an Exciting Community

Although there are several luxury home builders and large executive-style homes to choose from in South Tampa, many of these houses aren’t in the best communities. Lithia offers residents impressive, family-oriented neighborhoods with great schools, typically lower crime rates, brand-new shopping centers, and excellent recreation spaces, parks, and gyms. When you invest in a luxury home in a thriving suburb like Lithia, you are also investing in the amazing community that surrounds you.  

3. Designing Your Dream Home

When you go house hunting in South Tampa, you’ll need to temper your expectations in regard to finding a home with an existing design that suits your lifestyle needs. Children may need to share a bedroom, or you may have to choose between either having an in-home office or a guest suite. When you build a luxury home in the suburbs, you maximize the value of your home as you are granted the ability to choose from a variety of high-end design options. 

At Sabal Homes of Florida, we provide you with the flexibility to create a luxury home that suits your needs. You can select from our award-winning template options, add onto a semi-custom design with additional bedrooms, bathrooms, and bonus rooms, or — if you have a fully custom dream home design in mind — we can assist you in making it a reality. Building a luxury home is a significant investment, so partner with a company that has produced hundreds of amazing Brandon, Riverview, Bloomingdale, and Lithia luxury homes for happy clients. 

To speak with a Lithia luxury homebuilder, or to start building your luxury dream home, please submit our contact request form or call us at 813-655-7475.

Indoor and Outdoor Kitchens for Your Luxury Home

So many hours are spent laughing and eating with loved ones at the kitchen table that it’s no wonder why so many of our clients are interested in having both an indoor and outdoor kitchen. As a Brandon luxury homebuilder, we provide our clients with a variety of options and floor plans that are tailored to their needs. So, whether you’re looking to host a light lunch by the pool or a hearty dinner in the kitchen, you always have a say in how your luxury home is built when you partner with Sabal Homes of Florida.

Gathering Around the Island

No luxury kitchen would be complete without an island. Your Brandon luxury home kitchen could include a super island surrounded by 18 x 18-inch tile. It could also include creamy-white maple cabinets and spacious countertops made of granite or quartz. Stainless steel kitchen appliances could work in tandem to provide your family with mouthwatering meals that will make them come back for seconds. And once your meal is complete, you can rinse your dishes in a sink that is fed directly from a tankless water heater.  

Eating by the Pool

The benefits of an indoor kitchen transfer beautifully to the backyard of our Brandon luxury homes. Imagine having a refrigerator with ice-cold beverages within a short walking distance of your spa on a hot summer day. Cooking hotdogs and hamburgers for guests by the pool becomes a breeze with an outdoor kitchen and dining area, especially when it comes to clean up. When your loved ones are hungry and dripping wet from playing in the pool, wouldn’t you prefer an outdoor dining area where they can sit, eat, and dry off? Of course, these additions are completely optional, and the inclusion of an outdoor kitchen, pool, or spa is entirely up to you.

A Home Fit for One of the Finest Communities in Florida

At Sabal Homes of Florida, we build Brandon luxury homes that our clients can be proud of. This pride often originates from the fact that our clients have a say in how their semi-custom home is built. Whether you require a certain number of kitchens, rooms, or bathrooms, we can find a floor plan that’s right for you. Our award-winning, semi-custom homes are the pinnacle of convenience for families looking to move into the Brandon area. We’ve built over 600 homes and counting, and we want nothing more than to build a luxury home and kitchen that’s fit to host your friends and family for many years to come.

To speak with a Brandon luxury homebuilder, or to start building your luxury dream home, please submit our contact request form or call us at 813-655-7475.

The Luxury Home That Grows with You

Many homeowners find that they’ve outgrown the home they intended to spend the rest of their life in. Interests and needs are sure to shift with the passing of time, and those in search of a luxury home will need a residence that can provide for them not only in the present but also for many years to come. In this brief article, we will be discussing how a semi-custom luxury home can meet the shifting needs of homeowners throughout their entire lives. At Sabal Homes of Florida, we believe that the lives spent in our luxury homes are as important as the homes themselves. Contact us if you are ever in need of a Riverview luxury homebuilder.

A Growing Family

Many of our clients are in search of a home that they can raise a family in. Families grow, sometimes unexpectedly, and it’s important to have a home that can easily accommodate new additions. The luxury homes we offer can have as few as four bedrooms or as many as seven. Some of the customizable features we offer include additional bathrooms and playrooms, perfect for families with young children.

Life is about whom you spend it with, and you are sure to host relatives and friends in your luxury home. All of our floor plans have the option of an additional in-law or guest suites that are far removed from the master bedroom, permitting an unprecedented level of privacy for you and your guests that is impossible with many other home designs.

Your Space, Your Call

Our floor plan designs offer an assortment of options when it comes to garages, but how you use the space is up to you. Our spacious Gulfview design, for example, allows for the addition of an extra garage or craft room. While a craft room may currently only please your spouse, you never know what the future holds, and you may one day find yourself using this space for your own projects.

All of our current floor plan designs, the Westwind, Cayman, Gulfview, and Tradewinds models, either include or allow for the addition of a bonus room. This room, in particular, can morph into whatever you need it to be as you go through life. A fitness room one year can be an office the next. What was once your art studio can become your gallery.

Choosing a Luxury Homebuilder

The above options are only a small sampling of the customizable features that our Riverview luxury homes offer. As our client, you would have the final word when it comes to the features and additions that go into your semi-custom home. We take the choices of our clients seriously, and we hope that you choose to partner with the professionals at Sabal Homes of Florida when building your luxury home.

To speak with a Riverview luxury homebuilder, or to start building your luxury dream home, please submit our contact request form or call us at 813-655-7475.

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