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Under-Appreciated Modular Home Benefit – Earth Friendly Construction

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Environmental concern resides at the global level, national level, and down into the individual level as we all in some way alter our lifestyle to care for mother earth. The modular home construction industry leads the way in building construction with protecting the environment in a way that the traditional stick-built home construction process simply can’t achieve.

Earth friendliness in the home building arena involves two things, less waste and higher interior environmental control efficiency. If you are interested in building a greener home, take a look at modular construction. This is a faster and more economical way to live in an energy efficient home.

“Going Green” has gotten a lot easier with modular construction. With the style of construction, the insulation, windows and appliances, it is easier to be environmentally friendly. If you are building a new home, modular homes are an efficient, cost effective and green choice. Modular homes can be custom built, or you can choose from hundreds of modular homes floor plans. Add your own design details to fit your lifestyle and your budget.

Modular construction lets modular designers create any style home. Modular homes can be designed as anything from a traditional ranch, a contemporary home, or a vacation style home. But regardless of the design, the home will be more energy efficient than a traditionally built home. Certainly, it will be more energy efficient than any existing home. Few existing homes meet the energy standards of new construction homes.

Tidewater Custom Modular Homes builds modular homes. The modules are manufactured in an indoor factory-style setting. This means less materials waste because they are systems built homes. Modules are built in weeks rather than months, which means you could be in your new home in a matter of few months.

For more information on Energy Star rated homes built with modular construction, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.


Custom-Built Modular Homes – Best Path to Stress-Free Home Building

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Here at Tidewater Custom Modular Homes (serving Portsmouth and the greater Tidewater area) we grade ourselves on much more than award winning quality construction and lowest cost per square foot. We value the overall home buying experience as a critical measure of success. We very humbly submit that one of our greatest achievements is the feedback we get from our customers who rave about the home building experience with us while sharing with us the stories of their friends who were not so lucky to have enjoyed the TCM experience.

Custom-built modular homes have proven how one's dream home can be possibly turned and built into a real one, bringing home design and technology to a higher and different level. Each modular home is built in modules inside a controlled environment, complete with attached walls, floor, ceiling, wiring, and other needed fixtures, before it is transferred and constructed on a permanent foundation.

During the designing stage, home builders of modular homes in Portsmouth, VA take the opportunity to evaluate current circumstances in order to create more flexible floor plans. This way, certain constraints that the other techniques of home construction do and can not take into consideration are being effectively dealt one by one. This undertaking results in a risk-free and stress-free modern living.

After careful evaluation, we are able to test the waters and determine design solutions that will be more appealing and convenient for our specific target markets. Updated modular floor plans are now available and affordable but are still flexible enough to be customized to meet your unique requirements and preferences.

To know more details about the latest trends of modular home designs and additional custom features, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.


Custom Modular Home GARAGES

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Don’t be shy to admit it if you are one of those future home buyers who wants to start of the home design with the garage. Yes, we’ll admit very often it’s all about the kitchen, but you like to tinker. You own a custom auto that isn’t quite as precious as your dog, but pretty darn close. Well, dream big and let us execute that dream for you.

If you are planning to build a garage or carport on your home it can be done more quickly through modular construction. Renovation projects using the modular building process means a faster completion time and a notable reduction in construction costs. This is why any home addition can be utilized and enjoyed more when homeowners choose modular home additions.

A modular garage can be constructed with less work on-site. The modules are built in a factory setting and transported to your home when they are ready for assembly, less mess and disruption takes place at your home. Additionally, aside from the basic features, modular garages are delivered and attached to your home with full wiring, outlets and insulation. This means the home project is completed and can be used at maximum efficiency and convenience in no time.

Layout and space for modular garages can be further modified according to the needs of the homeowner. There are limitless possibilities for style and layout since modular building systems use new construction technology for customization. Lastly, the floor plan and features decided upon during the planning stage are stringently followed.

To learn more about modular home additions and modular garages, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.


Happy New Year Wishes from Tidewater Custom Modular Homes

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Our warmest New Year’s wishes from the entire team here at Tidewater Custom Modular Homes. Calendar year 2021 and these ever-challenging global events placed heavy burdens upon us all. But in many ways, and supported by family, friends, and all of you, 2021 was a uniquely remarkable year, reminding us of hope, family, gatherings and more. This time of year reminds us to recognize the joy that each and every one of you has brought to our lives. We recognize that our business exists because of your friendship, fellowship, trust, and loyalty.

Our New Year’s resolution is to nurture our ever strengthening partnership with you and to deliver value to you, your business, and your family through the entirety of 2022.

Throughout this Holiday season may you be blessed with health and surrounded by friends and family. We hope that the new year brings all of you uninterrupted good health, happiness, and prosperity. Happy New Year from Tidewater Custom Modular Homes. As Anne Frank said, “What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.”


Modular Homes Are Most “Storm Proof” of All Home Constructs

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Our prayers go out to all those effected by the horrendous tornados that ripped through the American heartland. While very few things can stand up to direct hit from a F3, F4, or F5 tornado, the more common windstorms that occur frequently here in Portsmouth can do damage to your home as well. You significantly reduce the threat of storm damage to your home when it is constructed with modular home construction technology.

At the core of the modular home advantage is the fact that our homes are bolted together. Unlike traditional built homes that are nailed together, it is simple to envision which of the two types of construction is better prepared to stand up to mother nature. This is particularly meaningful for those homebuyers who will reside in hurricane-prone areas like here in Smithfield. Modular homes here in Portsmouth, 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.


Modular Home Floor Plan Customization Maximizes Bathroom Space Utilization

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Many people prefer a smaller home. Perhaps they have no children, want smaller home expenses, live in a more urban setting, or are empty nesters who are downsizing their home. However, a smaller home often mean limited bathroom space. Modular construction in Isle of Wight is the right solution for increasing bathroom space.

In modular homes small space doesn't come into play in regards to the bathroom area. Modular building systems can layout a stylish and fully functional modular bathroom even with limited space. When browsing the modularbathroom gallery, there are ideas on how fixtures and other elements can be strategically placed for maximum use of space. These better alternatives are possible with smart software that is utilized by modular manufacturers in designing the interior layout of the house, including the bathroom.

When a homeowner builds a smaller home, they need to more closely consider the bathroom arrangement. With the Modular building system there is a way to address this. There are limitless options for arranging a smaller bathroom including a double vanity or large mounted cabinet in place of a bathtub. There can also be an enclosed shower to separate that area from the toilet and sink. These are just few smart options for making your bathroom organized and stylish even with less space.

Contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes to find out more about the options for designing your bathroom space.


Why Custom Modular Ranch Style Homes are a Leading Choice for Home Builders

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There are many reasons why ranch style home popularity is exploding. The most often discussed reason is the notion of the “greying of America”. In troubled times like these, what is going somewhat unnoticed is the fact that so many American families are closing in around each other. More American ageing parents are being warmly welcomed into their children’s home to live their senior years than ever before. This is one American trend that we can all celebrate! This is a leading reason why the custom modular home ranch style floor plan have exploded in popularity.

It's all about stairs, or rather, the lack of them. We build custom ranch style modular homes in Portsmouth and across the entire Hampton Roads area. This home style caters to the young and seasoned alike. With ground floor bedrooms that are well spaced apart, you will enjoy both easy access and privacy.

Remember also that all of the single story floor plans are just starting points for your future custom built home. Realize also that even if you plan to grow your family over time, our homes can be easily expanded when the need arises. Get started by checking out our wide selection of modular home floor plans. You can then add a deck, patio, or sunroom to your single-story floor plan. If you have more than one floor, it will not be easy to have these home additions because it will require you and your homebuilder to first conduct a structural analysis and careful planning for expansion.

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


Thanksgiving Greetings From Tidewater Custom Modular Homes

Happy Thanksgiving Day From Tidewater Custom Modular Homes

Very warm Thanksgiving greetings from all of us at Tidewater Custom Modular Homes. As business owners, clients, prospective clients, friends and family, and suppliers our sense of appreciation for all of you has never been higher.

Like us, each of you have had unique and serious challenges during the last couple of years, most likely both professionally and personally. We are reflecting upon these challenging times with a “glass half-full” perspective and we hope that you all are doing the same. Each and every one of you has delivered a positive and enduring effect on us and our business as well as on those around you. We hope that in some way we’ve done the same for you.

Wishing you sincere peace and joy this Thanksgiving holiday. While surrounded by family and friends, we take time for positive reflection upon all of life’s blessings, we hope that you do as well. Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.


Custom-Built Modular Homes, a Perfect Option for First Time Homeowners

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A most glaring advantage of selecting modular home construction here in Norfolk, VA is that they can be built in the widest array of floorplans. While personal preferences and specific home style requirements vary from person to person, a unique and fully customizable modular home floor plan is waiting right here for you. We believe the modular home construction process is best suited for you whether you are a first-time home buyer or a seasoned home buyer having previously gone through the home building process.

Apart from a much lesser time of construction and a more convenient future modification, you benefit from a wide range of options to custom-design your dream home. Given such flexibility, you can even modify the modular floor plans to make it a reality what you have just imagined your house would be. It is also alright if you have not yet thought of a particular design as the selection of homes are made available to help you make up your mind. All you will see are very beautiful models of modular homes that are significantly lower in cost but legitimately high in quality.

As a first time buyer, it is ideal that you have a great representation and someone who is equipped in working with first time buyers. This is because you will have lots of questions and suggestions as you go through the process of planning and construction of your own custom-built modular home. You want to have someone who will take the time to listen to your concerns and show you everything you have to know and consider about such undertakings.

To talk with a safe and reputable home builder, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.


Custom Modular Home Construction: Faster, Stronger, and More Square Footage Per Dollar

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Modular construction is THE fastest growing form of home construction in America today. Increased efficiency and the ability to apply modern technology to the needs of the marketplace are just two reasons why this is happening.

Tidewater Custom Modular Homes offers designs that encompass the entire spectrum of the market; from affordable single-family designs to high end luxury homes to vacation getaways. The combination of reduced construction time, more efficient construction and unlimited customization are the primary reasons why many home buyers are switching from traditional stick-building to modular home construction.

One question always seems to come up in our conversation with people as they contemplate their choice between a stick built home and a modular home. “Which type of home is stronger, modular or traditional?” The general consensus is that modular homes are stronger. They are built in a controlled environment where outside elements cannot add wear and tear. Modular home builders also use screws instead of nails and add glue to all the joints to increase the strength of the home.

Today’s modular homes rival any site-built home in design and functionality. Advancements in computer design and factory technology allows almost any custom home plan to be constructed as a modular home. For buyers interested in a fine-crafted home that can be built and completed in a fraction of the time of a conventional home, modular homes have become the preferred type of construction by many.


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