Hi Elliott, This is a great breakdown and very generous in sharing your process and insights, you came a long way from the vending machine days!
Are you planning on releasing the UE4 project to the public? Or only builds? I'd love to play around with it in the editor if possible!
3D Max/Unreal Engine 4: Living Room Project
This 3D Max project was created by Vimeo user nipuna4 and rendered in Unreal Engine 4. It shows a flat environment with a mix of a dining and a living room.
© nipuna4, 2016 Vimeo Link