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The Poplar Craftsman Cottage Style Modular Home for The Modern Family – Smithfield, VA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 05, 2017

Today's technology has allowed even the home construction process to improve and be more efficient and economical while still maintaining high quality. It has also allowed for more advanced and innovative designs. One of these improvements has been in modular home construction, a type of off-site construction where homes are constructed in controlled environments and assembled by the builder on the permanent site. Modular home construction still allows designers to create any style home and provides vast possibilities in creating floor plans. For instance, the Craftsman Cottage modular floor plan features simple and natural elements. Its identifying characteristic are the open porches and low-pitched roofs, usually with overhanging beams and rafters.

Modular home construction in Smithfield, VA can also create many other home variations including traditional two-story homes, ranch style homes, Cape Code, vacation homes, large estate homes, timberland, and the craftsman cottage. This large selection of modular floor plans allows home owners to work with contractors and designers to make their dream home a reality. And with modular construction, new interior design methods can be used to make your home unique.

One of the most popular modular homes with the benefit of contemporary craftsmanship of modular construction is the The Poplar  Craftsman Cottage style modular home. Just like its classic bungalow style variant, this modular home features a cozy 1,207 square feet living area with three bedrooms and two baths. With a modest covered front porch that welcomes residents and guests it also has a 14’0”-12’-5” living room. The highlight of The Poplar floor plan is its magnificent kitchen and dining room which is 18’-1” x 12’-5”. A utility room has been added as well. To complete the design of this home are the bedrooms and baths. The largest bedroom (12’-9” x 12’-5”) has a master bathroom. The two other bedrooms (9’-11” X 10’-1” and 11’-0” x 12’-15”) the one of the other two bathrooms.

To find out more about the features of The Poplar Craftsman Cottage style modular home, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.

Feel Like You are on Vacation in this Modular Home

Joseph Coupal - Friday, April 28, 2017
Tidewater Modular Homes - Vacation style modular home in Hampton Roads VA

Wouldn't it be nice to stay at home and feel like you are on vacation everyday? This is possible through modular home construction. This advanced building technology allows homeowners to custom-build a vacation style modular home based on your personal preferences and needs.

What is a Vacation Style Moduler Home?

The vacation style modular homes in Hampton Roads, VA can be customized to the taste of the homeowner. With all the options available, homeowners can decide on the features in their chosen floor plan in order to make a home that they can call uniquely theirs.

Meet the Beach Break Vacation Style Modular Home

Whether you live by the beach or not, there is a vacation style floor plan that can make you feel like you do. The Beach Break is a 2,283 sq. ft. two-story home with five bedrooms and 3.5 baths, with a large room on the main floor. It is big enough to fit large families or extended families. The Beach Break vacation style floor plan is the epitome of how two-story living can be improved by modular construction.

The balcony and windows on the Beach Break give character to its exterior. It is like a welcome treat to anyone who visits before they enter the foyer that opens to a large living room. One can see that the Beach Break vacation style home is designed to welcome guests who can stay in the living room and gain access to the kitchen and dining space. The living room is quite large making the perfect place for gathering especially during summer vacation or holiday break.

To find out more about vacation style floor plans, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.

The Creedmore Cape Cod Modular Home is a Thing of Beauty – Williamsburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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The Cape Cod style home has been popular for years because of the numerous benefits it offers to a wide range of homeowners. This is why it remains one of the most commonly chosen home styles especially for homeowners who are looking for classic New England appeal in a modern home. This also explains why the Cape Cod is regularly being improved upon and commonly built via modular home construction in Williamsburg, VA.

Symmetry defines the design of the Cape Cod home, from the sloped roof, windows, doors, door hangers, shingles, and more. Actually, the sloping roof also prevents snow build-up which is one of the facets that makes them popular in cold climates as well. However, However, modular construction has effective means of improving its design to make The Cape Cod home more appealing even to those homeowners living in other areas.

Take a look at The Creedmore Cape Cod style floor plan for example. It offers the pitched roof as well as an optional three-dormer design and stunning front porch. The dormer at the center aligns with the front door. The other two dormers align with the two front windows on either side. This modern design of a traditional home style can appeal to more homeowners especially those who put value on the exterior features and aesthetic appeal of their home.

This 2,300 sq. ft. Cape Cod house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms that are strategically located to maximize space and home living experience. Modular home construction offers a wide array of options for customization so that homeowners can custom-build The Creedmore Cape Cod style home. With modular construction, new owners can call the home uniquely theirs because it can be built with their specific requirements and preferences in mind.

To find out more about Cape Cod style modular floor plans, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes

Ranch Style Modular Homes Appeal to Retirees and Other Demographics – Yorktown, VA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, April 14, 2017
Tidewater Modular Homes - Ranch style modular home in Yorktown, VA

When most people hear of a ranch style modular floor plan, what often comes to mind is retirement. While it is true that a ranch is ideal for retirees who find it more convenient living without stairs, the ranch offers benefits that appeal to other demographics as well.

The interior of a ranch style modular home in Yorktown, VA is designed to be spacious, clean, and airy. For a busy family who needs to juggle work, kids, and the household, this home can be a great choice because it is very helpful to live in a house that is only one story, is airy and can be organized easily and efficiently giving you time to do other things. The smaller lot size also allows for quicker and easier upkeep of lawn and landscape.

If you are someone who has just started a career or just started another life event and wants to invest in a home, a modular ranch is a practical option. The house has an open, one story floor plan, which makes it easier to add another floor if needed.

Tidewater Custom Modular Homes modular home construction has also introduced new and useful features to every ranch style floor plan offered. And with all the customization options, it is not difficult for homeowner to custom-build a home they can call uniquely theirs.

To find out more about ranch style modular home, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.

Modular Home Construction for Higher Energy Efficiency and Better Cost Savings – Suffolk, VA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, April 07, 2017
Tidewater Modular Homes - Modular homes in Suffolk, VA

Modular homes in Suffolk, VA are becoming more popular. These homes are custom-built off-site in a factory setting. This means a faster build time for the entire project and more cost savings in the processes.

The modular home construction process custom-builds homes that are not only modern but that are also energy efficient. The high quality materials used are precisely cut. This means that there are no gaps which can affect the efficiency of the house. Additionally, the insulating quality of the materials is often better than those in stick-built homes.

Each modular floor plan is transformed in as little as a few months in a climate-controlled facility before being delivered, installed, and assembled at the permanent site. The sections or modules are transferred via truck and craned into place. This means everything is reinforced and secure in order to withstand transport. This reinforcing also means less air infiltration from gaps or voids.

To find out more about the advantages of modular home construction, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes

Why Custom-Built Modular Homes are Superior to Traditionally Built Homes – New Kent, VA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 31, 2017
Tidewater custom modular home in New Kent, VA

Every modular home in New Kent, VA is custom-built to meat or exceed local and state building codes, the same codes as site-built homes. They are assembled at the permanent site on a traditional foundation system. All of our modular homes are stronger and sturdier in order to withstand the transportation and installation process.

The advanced building system used by Tidewater Custom Modular Homes when constructing a modular floor plan into a dream home is superior to on-site, stick-built construction. The modules are built indoors in a factory-like setting, the modules are then transported to the permanent location. All modular homes are glued and screwed to withstand transport, which also makes them stronger than traditionally built homes. A modular home is not a mobile home; it is just a home that is built off-site in a facility but is installed on a permanent site in order to prevent delays caused by extreme weather conditions and material delivery mishaps.

Because the modular home construction process takes place indoors, these custom-built homes can be completed in a matter of weeks, rather than months. A modular home is about 80% complete when it is brought to the permanent site where it is assembled.

A series of inspections are performed throughout the construction process and on-site in order to ensure that everything is set before occupancy. The modular construction process conforms to all rules, state building codes, and other related guidelines to guarantee the quality, energy-efficiency, and security of each modular home.

To find out more about the advantages of modular home construction, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes

Vacation Style Modular Homes Cater to Buyers – Surry, VA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 24, 2017
Tidewater Modular Homes - Vacation style modular home in Surry, VA

Making your dream vacation home come to life is now more convenient. With modular home construction, it is possible for interested homebuyers to build a second home that they can call uniquely theirs.

A chosen vacation style floor plan is built in sections or modules and is then delivered to the permanent site to be assembled and made ready for occupancy. Each vacation style modular home is built with high quality materials to be both fully functional and gorgeous.

If you want a home that will make you feel like on your vacation even when just lounging around, then custom-building a vacation style modular home in Surry, VA is a great choice. This style home combines an adventurous spirit with the home-body. With the customization options homeowners can design a vacation style modular home that best fits their specific preferences. The existing, pre-designed floor plans can be further modified based on taste in both the exterior and interior designs of your home.

To find out more about vacation style floor plan, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.

Traditional Two-Story Modular Homes Offer Privacy and Space – Windsor, VA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 17, 2017
Tidewater Custom Modular Homes - Traditional Two-Story modular homes in Windsor, VA

The traditional Two-Story modular floor plans came about through structural analysis and careful planning. Homeowners who choose one of these floor plans can expect an all-new two-story living experience that is improved through the advanced building processes of modular home construction.

Traditional Two-Story modular homes in Windsor, VA have advantages over their single-story counterparts. The main advantage is privacy. If you want the bedrooms in your home to be separate from the other areas of the house, namely the kitchen and dining space, and the living room, two-story homes are a great choice.

Modular home construction offers a wide variety of customization options. One can choose to use the pre-designed floor plans, modify and existing floor plan or custom design their own modular home. Two story homes provide a different atmosphere when one floor is dedicated to a large living room that opens to the kitchen and dining space and which has bedrooms on the second floor.

To find out more about traditional two story modular homes, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.

Ranch Style Modular Homes Use Indoor Space More Efficiently – Richmond, VA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 10, 2017
The Caldwell - Ranch Modular Home Style

Ranch style modular homes in Richmond, VA provide a whole new experience in single-story living. The features that make traditional ranches desirable have been improved by incorporating the advanced building technology of modular construction.

The ranch style floor plan is strategically designed to provide more space to homeowners. It should be emphasized that two-story homes do not necessarily mean more space because staircases can severely limit the amount of indoor living space. Single story homes may be smaller in terms of square feet but homeowners can use the space more efficiently.

Modular home construction has provided options for customization for interested buyers. If you want to own a ranch style modular home, you can customize its features based on your specific needs and preferences. For instance, when living in a one-story modular home, life can be easier with no stairs, both with young kids and as you age.

To find out more about ranch style modular home, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.

Modular Homes Means Less Time to Move in – Suffolk, VA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 02, 2017
Tidewater Modular Homes - Traditional 2 Story Homes

If you are like the majority of new homebuyers who are considering building a new home for yourself, you may have a lot of questions about modular home construction. This has become a flourishing sector of the construction industry. When considering building, you are probably wondering how much space you need, how long will it be before you can move in, and how much money you will need to make your dream home a reality.

With the wide array of pre-designed floor plans available, there are all types and styles of modular floor plans to choose from that will best suit your specific needs, requirements, and preferences. After choosing a floor plan that can be built straight from the existing plans or modified, you can start imagining yourself lounging on your new deck or admiring the view from the second floor. Additionally, you can work with the design team or your own architect to create a home that is uniquely yours. What's more, with modular construction after the planning stage you only have to way a couple of month to move in.

Modular homes in Suffolk, VA can be custom-built in significantly less time and money and without jeopardizing quality. Modular homes are very similar to traditionally built homes, in fact they will always meet and often exceed local and state building codes. Unlike on-site construction, modular construction starts in a climate-controlled and highly-secured factory. The sections are constructed in assembly line fashion according to the specific modular floor plan you have chosen. This prevent delays as a result of theft, weather and contractor scheduling. The modules are then transported to the permanent site where they are assembled to create your aesthetically pleasing and fully functional home.

To find out more about the advantages of modular home construction, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes