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Modular Homes Are Safe Structures

Darren Kincaid - Sunday, June 30, 2019
Tidewater Custom Modular Homes - Modular Construction in Smithfield, VA

Modular home construction continues to gain market share in the home construction industry. What is rewarding to all of us in the modular home industry is the fact that the general public’s knowledge and opinion about the modular home is on the rise as well. What is particularly notable is the positive opinion about the modular home’s overall strength and longevity. Modular home’s bolts are simply stronger than stick-built home’s nails. People now get it.

This is particularly meaningful for those homebuyers who will reside in hurricane-prone areas like here in Smithfield. Modular homes here in Smithfield, VA handle the strong northeast storm winds and the high winds associated with various named storms. A number of severe storms devastated Virginia several years ago and it caused property damages reaching billions of dollars. We can expect more of that in the future.

The safe and sturdy nature of modular homes are just two of the countless benefits of modular construction over stick-built homes. We welcome the opportunity to discuss the long list of advantages to include how modular homes provide optimal energy efficiency with low air infiltration so you will significantly lower your energy consumption and energy cost.

Contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes for more information.

Designing Modular Bathrooms

Darren Kincaid - Monday, June 24, 2019
Tidewater Custom Modular Homes,  Charles City, VA

In modular homes and traditionally built homes alike, the bathroom design is one of the trickiest and challenging section of the house. It requires attention to details considering the number of fixtures you need to install to make it fully functional and convenient to use without compromising style. The key in achieving a perfect design is to balance it out --- aesthetics and functionality.

When looking for an ideal bathroom design, the space you have to work with and your lifestyle needs are the top consideration. If you have a smaller floor area, go for layouts that can help you save spaces and provides you ample room to move freely. When choosing fittings and finishing, look for smart upgrades that can enhance the look of your bathroom while improving convenience and functionality. Look for stylish tapware, space-saving vanity sets, uniquely-shaped mirrors, pendant lighting, walk-in showers that meet your space and budget. Make sure the color and style of the fixtures harmonize well and complements to the aesthetic look of your bathroom in its entirety.

Since modular construction enables you to customize bathroom design, you have the leverage to craft your own bathroom layout and style. Tidewater Custom Modular Homes can precisely implement the design you exactly want. Contact us today!

Tips in Designing A Modular Home

Darren Kincaid - Monday, June 17, 2019
Tidewater Custom Modular Homes, Virginia Beach, VA

When you opt to build your new modular home in Virginia Beach, VA there are several things you need to take into account. Whether you plan to stay in your new home for the rest of your life or even if it’s just for a couple of years, make sure every layout and details of your new home meets your needs and suits your lifestyle. While everyone has distinct taste of style and living requirements, there are typical elements which homebuyers search for which can make the home stay comfy and enjoyable to reside in at different life stages.

Whether it’s a large house for a family, a starter home for new couples, or a humble abode for solitary living, here are a few tips to help you find your ideal modular home:

Living Alone - A small floor area equipped with basic features but not necessarily cramped will suffice a person living alone. A design with at least 9 ft. ceiling and sufficient number of windows can provide extra lighting and make the area looking spacious. You might as well consider adding a deck as a receiving area for guests.

Living with A Partner - Look for a single-story floor plan that is right for you and your partner. A modular home that features three to four bedrooms sounds adequate. Otherwise, opt for two bedrooms or consider modular floor plans with unfinished attics that can be renovated in the future to create additional rooms. Through modular upgrades home additions are made easy and you'll be surprised with the infinite design options possible for your home.

Living with A Family - It has to be spacious to accommodate all the household members but it doesn't always entail a huge house. You just need to seek for a floor plan that presents a smart use of space with flexible living options. Also, don't scrimp on the fittings and finishes for they need to be tough and durable considering the multiple users. Good thing with modular homes, we only utilize premium quality products for home fixtures so as much as possible, you don't have to tackle worn out home essentials for a considerable number of years. Moreover, a large kitchen with pantry with spacious dining area is perfect for dining together. A second bathroom also delivers convenience on busy mornings.

Empty Nesters - Usually empty nesters decide to downsize their home for a smaller living space that requires lesser housework and upkeep. Select a floor plan that displays convenient living for two but can accommodate occasional visitors. Carefully choose home fittings and products that are easy to clean and maintain to minimize workload at home.

At Tidewater Custom Modular Homes, we know the typical needs of every household format. Thus, during layout planning, we carefully guide homebuyers in choosing the right home design that meets their preferences. For this reason as well, we cater custom-designs to fulfill exact and unique specifics they want for their home. Contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes to learn more.

Modular Upgrades For Fast Home Additions

Darren Kincaid - Monday, June 10, 2019
Tidewater Custom Modular Homes,  Charles City, VA

Improving your home through home addition can be a stressful undertaking. Many homeowners are shocked dismayed when they learn about the long project time required by traditional stick-built contractors. But long construction upgrades to your home can be a thing of the past. For homeowners who want remodeling and expansion done fast, they can get it via modular home construction upgrades.

Modular additions offer a quick method of adding new structures or home extensions. It can cut the total construction time in half by utilizing hi-tech machinery that expedites both the design and manufacturing process of modules. The construction process guarantees precise results. This construction approach can be applied to homes that are not originally designed and constructed with modular technology. It presents a more affordable building cost since the labor time is shortened.

We build an entire modular home in modules at our high-tech factory. Once the modules are ready, we haul it to the site and assemble. This means less mess, noise and disruption to your daily activities at home while the new structure is being built. In terms of the quality and durability of the new home addition, modular home additions in Charles City, VA are guarantee to exceed all existing local and state building codes. Of course the quality of your future modular structure will exceed any and all stick-built alternatives.

Looking at these advantages, modular construction present a more practical building option. So if you are thinking of redesigning your home and want to utilize it right away, consider modular upgrades. Contact Tidewater Custom Modular Home to help you reinvent it.