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Modular Homes Are Safe Structures

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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.

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Designing Modular Bathrooms

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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

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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

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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.


Benefits of Custom-Building Two Story Modular Home

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Through the years Tidewater Custom Modular Homes has provided homeowners with a faster and better overall value home buying experience as compared to traditional home builders. We’re very proud of this accomplishment. Advanced modular building technologies are employed in custom-building new homes, with the key word there, “custom”. With ever-advancing construction technologies, it is refreshing to see that virtually every imaginable floor plan can now be come to life using the modular home method. With that said, there are many pre-designed modular floor plans that home buyers can choose from including traditional layouts such as two-story homes.

Two-story modular construction is a heavily preferred custom modular home building choice. A key reason for this is the savings per square foot using a smaller footprint. For homeowners who want to maximize the limited size of their lots, a two-story modular home in Charles City, VA can be their best bet.

Aside from maximizing the land area, another reason why many homeowners plan to custom-build a two story modular home is because of privacy. Usually, the second floor is designed to contain all the bedrooms thereby separating them from the clutter and noise of the first floor that contains the living room, kitchen space, and dining area. But of course first-floor master suites are commonly built as well.

Two story modular homes are the path to the best value in new home construction. The materials are bought in bulk and the building process is not deterred by external factors such as material theft and weather conditions. This remains true regardless of which among the modular floor plans are to be custom-built.

To find out more about the other benefits of living in a two-story custom-built modular home, contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes.


The Timeless Beauty of Brookhaven Cottage Style Modular Home

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Purchasing a home is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. Our homes can stay in the family for generations so it’s critically important to choose the right size, design and quality of our living space. Tidewater Custom Modular Homes here in Virginia Beach, VA is offering a modular cottage home with timeless charm.

The Brookhaven classic cottage modular home can serve as a starter home for newly-wed couples. It can be expanded when and if required by completing the upper level. You can add more bedroom upstairs to accommodate your growing family. Being a custom modular home, this modular building system will outlast any traditional stick-built construct and be ready to shelter your kid’s kids without need for expensive repairs.

The Brookhaven is truly a home for all seasons. Contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes for more details about the modular floor plan of this home style.


The Linville: A Charming Craftsman Cottage Style Modular Home

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Looking for a modular home style made with natural materials, wide porches, and open-concept layouts? Then, the Craftsman Cottage Modular Home Design might just be the perfect choice for you. This home offers a contemporary look but with timeless curb appeal.

The Linville house model is one of our delightful Craftsman-style modular home. It offers complete single-story living area with the added bonus of additional living space on the second floor. It has 1,358 sq. feet floor area which is maximized for space usage and floor plan flow. The master suite is isolated from the main living area for a more quiet retreat. The open living room, dining room and kitchen are excellent for receiving guests. The second level provides 832 square feet that can accommodate additional two bedrooms with a bath and sitting area.

If you are interested with this modular home floor plan, you may contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes. Our agents can expound more the intricate details of your chosen design.


Modular Construction Impeccable For Coastal Living

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Living near the shore where you can get daily access to sea breeze and calming ocean waves may seem like a dream. However, building a home near the coast or lake offers logistical challenges making the construction cost higher for interested homebuyers. But don't let that dissuade you. Tidewater Custom Modular Homes here in Hampton, VA can help make your dream home come true.

There are many things to consider when building a home near coastlines. The weather is one obvious big challenge. Weather is often the cause of delay for new construction build-outs. But when you opt for modular approach, the risk of weather construction delay is significantly reduced. Your modular vacation style home can be completed weeks faster than traditional stick-built construction thus reducing you build-out to the risk of weather delays. Modular homes are built and delivered to the owner faster because all modules are prefabricated inside an enclosed warehouse where environment is controlled and outside weather cannot affect nor interfere with the manufacturing process. The building is already 90% complete when they are delivered to actual site for final assembly.

This is the big edge of modular construction over traditional building system. They can expedite projects without compromising the quality of the structure. And since modular homes can be completed in a shorter time, there's a significant reduction to the labor cost.

Contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes to learn more about modular buildings built near the shore or lakes.


Construction Techniques That Make Modular Homes Superb

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Modular homes offer the public affordable homes with superior materials. Modular structures are built with first grade resources and superb craftsmanship. This means these homes are guaranteed strong and sturdy. Here are several applications as to why modular-constructed homes are far superior when compared to traditional-built houses:

  • Window and door casings of modular homes in Isle of Wight, VA are fortified with metal splines in the corners
  • A strong adhesive is used to fix the drywall against the wall studs and the ceiling joists
  • Larger drywall sheets are applied to walls and ceilings
  • In two-story structures, the ceiling of the first floor level and the flooring of the second-level are detached.
  • To secure floor sheathing, they are both glued and nailed.
  • Flush beams are installed into the floor system
  • Double or triple perimeter joists are applied at the mating walls
  • Modules are connected together at the mating wall using bolts in the basement and attic
  • Strapping technique is applied to the corners of the perimeter floor joists

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Modular Construction Home Additions

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Springtime is the best time to resume home addition projects. If you are thinking of adding a sun room or outdoor living space, then opt for the modular approach. Modular construction delivers home additions much faster and stronger than the traditional stick-built construction. In just a shorter span of time, you can enjoy these new spots just right in time for summer.

Moreover, modular home additions here in Smithfield, VA present a more affordable construction option over traditional construction. Modular home builders are experts in constructing home additions solutions that meet any home builder’s budget. Modular construction has successfully eliminated waste and construction delay issues due to modular construction’s advanced systematic process.

So if you want to enjoy your future home addition sooner and at less cost, press forward now. Contact Tidewater Custom Modular Homes, the experts in home expansion by modular design.


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