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Coffered Ceiling Adds Dimensional Effect To Your Modular Home

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 17, 2020
Tidewater Custom Modular Homes - Coffered Ceiling - Suffolk, VA

Do you dream of a coffered ceiling for your modular home? We clearly understand because a coffered ceiling delivers a dramatic effect. We can deliver that for you.

A coffered ceiling is made of recessed panels fastened to a hanging mesh to make a new ceiling with certain depth and architectural appeal. They come in two styles, deep or shallow and are available in white or black finishes. Deep coffers provide extra dimension to a living space while shallow coffers create a lighter touch.

Tidewater Custom Modular Homes empowers homeowners to create custom looks for their ceilings, kitchens, bathrooms, and doors. In fact, every single element of your next modular home can be customized.

For more information regarding custom modular home design ideas, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.

A Modular Georgian Three-Story Home

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 31, 2020

Georgian style homes are as popular as ever here in America and Tidewater Custom Modular Homes (headquartered here in Smithfield) can deliver for you. This popular British architectural building design features a square or rectangular stone or brick two-story building with a side-gabled roof and symmetrical shutters, doors and columns. The facade is adorned with pediments, arches, and columns. Interior attributes include high ceilings, window headers, and crown molding.

We thought we’d share (through images) what Georgian modular home style living can be like for you. We’ve previously shared the story about ”why choose modular construction”. Today we’re going to show you.

There remains a misunderstanding that modular home construction is limited by size. Nothing could be farther from the truth. We build luxurious estate-like designs like this Georgian style home. Note the majestic entrance is with its beautiful columns. The spot can be a place where you can relax and enjoy the view of your front loan.

Tidewater Custom Modular Homes, Hamton Roads, VA

Tidewater Custom Modular Homes, Hamton Roads, VA

It also features a spacious living room with a bar, a butler's pantry and an open concept kitchen. The space is divided with an archway going to the small Florida room.

Tidewater Custom Modular Homes, Hamton Roads, VA

Tidewater Custom Modular Homes, Hamton Roads, VA

Tidewater Custom Modular Homes, Hamton Roads, VA

It has a beautiful wooden staircase with a storage/utility room under it.

Tidewater Custom Modular Homes, Hamton Roads, VA

The 2nd and 3rd floor is set with bedroom and a private bath, two additional bedrooms with jack and jill bath and large laundry/craft room.

Tidewater Custom Modular Homes, Hamton Roads, VA

Lastly, it has large Georgian style front porch, bottom deck and deck off master bedroom.

Tidewater Custom Modular Homes, Hamton Roads, VA

Tidewater Custom Modular Homes, Hamton Roads, VA

Tidewater Custom Modular Homes, Hamton Roads, VA

What about that spectacular pool house?


Tidewater Custom Modular Homes, Hamton Roads, VA

This can be your style of living right here in Tidewater, with better construction and at a lower cost of the traditional stick-built alternatives. Find out more about the beauty of modular homes by contacting Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.

Virginia Beach Luxury Custom Modular Home Living

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 23, 2020

You don’t have to daydream about the beach this time of year. Live there! This blog post hopefully will dispel some of those winter blues by visually taking you back to the beach…if only for a moment.


Tidewater Custom Modular Homes - Virginia Beach, VA

You should know that vacation-style modular home construction in and around Virginia Beach is increasingly popular for a host of reasons. Yes, value and speed of construction are always at the top of the list when comparing modular home construction to traditional stick built construction. But down here at the beach where mother nature can pack a wallop, it’s the overwhelming strength of modular home construction as compared to stick built homes that raises eyebrows. We’d love to talk to you in person and provide you all the details, but for this short read, just know that the core structure of the stick-built home is nailed together. Modular homes are bolted together. A stark difference.


Tidewater Custom Modular Homes - Virginia Beach, VA

We purposely left the shades closed because we didn’t want to be too big of a tease showing off the ocean living scene that we can deliver for you today! We celebrate sharing with you all the modern trends in vacation home construction to include non-traditional lighting, sliding barn doors, the latest in flooring trends, and of course, how to arrive the kitchen of your dreams. Call us. Let’s get started!

Modular Living Out on the Farm

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 17, 2020

Here’s a modular home farmhouse that all of us here at Tidewater Custom modular homes are very proud of. We thought we’d share some images with you. Whether you're looking for a small ranch style home floor plan, estate home floor plan, or anything in between we, we think seeing is believing.

It’s custom modular home deliverables like that you see below that propelled us to being named Excel Homes’ “2019 Regional Builder of the Year”. Excel is a leading manufacturer of American modular homes. They’ve delivered over 28,000 homes to date, one of the largest modular home manufacturers in America. For them to think highly of us is truly and honor. But truly, it is our honor to have earned the trust of so many across Tidewater Virginia to build their custom modular homes.

Here’s a shot from last year’s snow day”



How about this lovely kitchen:



High ceilings….you got it!



Call or stop by and we’ll help you turn your Tidewater Virginia home building dreams into reality.

Three Things to You Know When Building A One-Person Modular Home

Joseph Coupal - Friday, January 10, 2020

1. You can decide whatever house size you want

Just because you plan to live alone and in minimum space does not mean that you have to live that way forever. Do not ever second guess going small as time goes on. The thing about life is our preferences change. Modular home construction is the most simple and affordable structure to subsequently modify to add space. Sit down with us here at Tidewater Custom Modular Homes to learn the details of post-build home expansion.

2. You may select from available floor plan designs or you can design your own.

Ranch style modular homes such as the Louisburg are excellent floor plan for those living alone. We offer a wide variety of small ranch and cape cod homes to help start the dream of your next small footprint home.


Tidewater Custom Modular Homes, Suffolk, VA

3. Build Smarter

If you want a smaller floor plan, make sure to utilize the space smartly. You may add storage behind walls, drawers under the bed. etc. This will help you save space. Sometimes less is more. Besides, you can make additions later. Again, this is one of the beautiful things about modular home construction. If you are undecided how much space you need, why not go small and safe on construction cost? Most people who chose to go with a small ranch style modular home never look back. They enjoy their easy to manage space.

If you want to know more about modular homes and additions, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.

Standard Quality Features of A Modular Home

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 31, 2019

This blog post will serve those who have a good eye for renderings but want to reassure those of you who don’t that we can personally demonstrate everything discussed here in today’s post.

You win when you compare the list of standard features built within the Tidewater Custom Modular Home (that we build across Tidewater Virginia) to the features contained within any other builder’s product description. Here's an rendering of a typical custom modular home in cut view.

Tidewater Custom Modular Homes, Smitfield, VA

If you closely examine the image, you’ll see a number of the following standard quality features that are present in our modular home floor plans.

  • Vinyl Siding and Accents - comes in various styles and colors; requires low upkeep
  • Low-E Glass Windows - it can add accent to the home while preventing energy loss
  • 30 Architectural Shingles - contributes beauty to the exterior look of the home as it provides durability to the roofing at the same time
  • Shingle-Over Ridge Vent - provides optimal ventilation to roof cavity
  • Roof Truss System - fully-engineered trusses are lifted at the actual site and complies with location-specific criteria including snow pile and wind zones
  • Half-Inch Roof Sheathing with H-Clips - provides extra sturdiness to the roof construction
  • 12-inch Eves - adds beauty and protection for doors and windows
  • Spray Foam Insulation Around Wiring and Plumbing - the insulation helps prevent air infiltration
  • Blow-In Ceiling Insulation - it keeps the home energy-efficient; Batt-insulation is also available.
  • 12 Inch Overhang with 2x6 sub-facia - provides solid-framing for gutter installation
  • Exterior Insulation - R-19 fiberglass batt insulation is applied to exterior walls. While R-21 insulation can also be used as a substitute for special local codes.
  • 2” x 6” Exterior Wall Framing with Blocking in Cabinet Areas - For extra insulation values superior strength and a quieter home.
  • Stairs with Railings - are built using premium hardwood
  • APA Approved Tongue and Groove OSB Floor Decking - enables for a firm foundation to accommodate any type of floor finish is used.
  • Insulated Fiberglass Exterior Doors - comes in a wide array of styles and colors; they are upkeep-free and come with composite jambs and integral brick mold.
  • Breathable Exterior House Wrap - Keep air infiltration at minimum and helps in making the home more energy-efficient.
  • KCMA Approved Cabinetry - Tidewater Custom Modular Homes always feature exclusive legacy crafted cabinetry.
  • 2x4 Interior Partition Framing with Closet Shelf Blocking - the framing provides extra strength and stability to the structure.
  • 200 Amp Main Panel with Circuit Breaker - to meet all modern electrical codes.

Value for your home building dollar anywhere in Tidewater Virginia starts with a call to us here at Tidewater Custom Modular Homes. There is so much to know and appreciate about this truly spectacular building process and product. It’s indeed our pleasure to show them off!

Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to You and Yours this Season

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 23, 2019
Tidewater Custom Modular Homes, VA

Christmas and Chanukah share a similar spiritual message: that it is possible to bring light and hope into the world. These two holidays occur together this year, which makes this an even more special holiday season.

This is a season to reflect upon how fortunate we are to have you as our customers: our friends and neighbors. During these holidays, we wish you, your family, and your friends a safe, joy-filled, and relaxing season.

Warm wishes for a Happy Hanukkah, a Merry Christmas, and a most Happy New Year! With peace, joy, and love this holiday season and beyond!

Standout Modular Home Cabinetry

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 17, 2019

In a previous blog, we featured a luxurious kitchen in Virginia Beach integrated within our modular home construction delivery. One highly-desired and distinctive feature of modular kitchens is the exquisite wall cabinets that we deliver with each and every TC Modular Home. Take for example this elegant modular kitchen in Windsor, VA

Tidewater Custom Modular Homes, Windsor, VA

Look closely at the superior cabinet construction in this photo. These modular kitchen cabinets are made from the highest quality solid wood. They offer full depth dovetail drawer boxes. They are soft close, full extension drawers. They feature adjustable shelving with 6-way adjustable soft-close hinges. Door panels are superbly designed and finished. When you opt for the spectacular modular kitchen cabinets offered by TC Modular Homes, know that you have a broad selection of paints and finish options so you can tailor the look of this kitchen directly to your kitchen dreams. Modifications and complete customization is not only available, but encouraged.

We want to be clear. This kitchen is but one of many kitchen options available to you. At Tidewater Custom Modular Homes, attention to detail is not only celebrated, it is demanded. We are proud of our work and celebrate the opportunity to show it off. Contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes anytime to learn more!

Modular Construction Empowers You to Build a One of a Kind Home

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 10, 2019

A truly unique floorplan. That's just one benefit you can get when turning to a modular home construction. Let's check out this brilliantly unique living room below.

Tidewater Custom Modular Homes, Smitfield, VA

The design is a fusion of both modern and classic architecture. With modular construction, your design options are endless. This wonderfully beautiful and functional living room features a large stationary window that enables maximum light and views of the outdoors. The living room is painted with aqua blue and accented it with white paint. It uses a modern style downlights with bluish-purple art color that perfectly complemented the shade of the walls. The living room is the spot in your house where you can sit down and relax and this design perfectly nailed its function. Indeed, it has an oceanic ambiance. Cool, calm, serene and tranquil. This is how you might describe this living room.

Another unique feature of this modular house is how they use a contrasting color in the kitchen room. See how lit up the kitchen side of the house with its soft yellow shade. And if you check the kitchen features, it is complete with all the necessary stuff a kitchen must-have.

Indeed, modular construction lets you achieve a one-of-a-kind home. Contact Tidewater Custom Modular Home and let us know the design you have in mind for your dream home and will help you materialize it.

Now is the Time for Us to Say "Thanks" to YOU!

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Tidewater Custom Modular Homes - Virginia

Thanksgiving Day is the perfect time to remind one another of the many reasons there are to be grateful. We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, the success we have had, and for the blessings that will come.

Thanksgiving is more than the festivities, it gives us time to ponder the lessons that we have learned and how we can spread happiness around, to look back at all the great memories and good people who came into our lives. We appreciate you, our customers and clients, so much.

At this time of year our thoughts turn gratefully to you with warm appreciation. Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.