The TCB Tips Blog

Steps to Take Before You Begin a Kitchen Remodel

Open kitchen-dining remodel

The kitchen is by far the most important space in the house. It’s where you cook, eat, gather and plan your day. A kitchen that’s cluttered, dated or dysfunctional can drag down an otherwise beautiful home. It can force your…  
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10 Tips for Living Through a Remodel

While good contractors genuinely work to keep your home clean, safe and comfortable during a remodel, you need to play an active role in the process. Talk with your contractor before work starts about things such as scheduling, dust control…  
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Creating an Inspiration Board for Your Next Remodeling Project

example of an inspiration board

Creating a well-designed space requires a deliberate and thoughtful plan to achieve the look you want. A great way to stay focused and streamline your choices is by creating an inspiration board. A powerful tool, an inspiration board (also called…  
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Design-Build: A Collaborative Approach to Home Remodeling

virtual rendering of computer-aided design kitchen

By definition, Design-Build is a negotiated bid in which one company performs both the design and construction. Design-build contractors offer an alternative to the Architect-Owner-Contractor model, where the architect is hired by the owner to design the project, and also to make…  
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Protecting Your Home’s Landscaping During a Remodel

beautiful indoor-outdoor 2-way fireplace

Building a new home or planning a major renovation is a big undertaking. Between coordinating everything with the builders and having your space turned inside out, you may have forgotten about one of your most valuable assets: your property’s landscape….  
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5 Tips to Help You Save for a Home Improvement Project

Are you thinking about making some changes that would make your home easier to sell? Or perhaps you’re simply ready to take the plunge and turn your current house into the home of your dreams. You may be ready, but…  
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Tips to Save Energy During the Spring and Summer

French doors from master suite lead to balcony deck

With the weather warming up are you finding it hard to keep your home cooled down? Try these strategies to help you save energy during the spring and summer. Some of the tips are free and can be used daily…  
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Kitchen and Bath Remodeling: Save Time and Money by Doing Them Together

simultaneous kitchen and bath remodeling projects in Fairfax, VA

For most of us, the opportunity to remodel a kitchen and bath at the same time would be an ideal scenario. With a little patience along with some financial planning, you could end up saving time and money by doing…  
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To D-I-Y or Not to D-I-Y, That is the Question

DIY image showing house surrounded by various tools

Not everyone has the magic touch for remodeling. The Internet is full of do-it-yourself (DIY) home renovation tutorials, but executing them well can be much harder than following along to a YouTube video. Online referral source ImproveNet’s survey of 2,000 Americans…  
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TCB Voted Northern Virginia Magazine’s BEST OF 2019

On top of several other recent awards, Thomas Custom Builders is especially pleased to announce that it has been voted into Northern Virginia Magazine’s BEST OF 2019. The March issue, which hit newsstands February 22, highlights the region’s best Home…  
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