The TCB Tips Blog

The Latest in Bathroom Design – Luxury is Key

new designer master bath Oakton Virginia

While master bathrooms serve a very practical purpose, they are also a haven for us as we awaken for the day or wind down each night. With the right planning, you can make your bathroom one of the most relaxing…  
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Looking at Your Kitchen from a New Angle


Since the mid 1900’s, the work triangle has dictated kitchen design. The National Kitchen and Bath Association defines the “work triangle” as “an imaginary straight line drawn from the center of the sink to the center of the cooktop, to…  
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Don’t Leave Beauty at the Curb: How Adding Curb Appeal Adds Value to Your Home

outdoor remodeling

Selling a house is a lot like applying for a job. First impressions are essential, so you want to put your best foot forward. When hiring, potential employers are often overwhelmed with resumes that all look basically the same. It’s…  
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Websites Worth a Thousand Words – How a builder’s marketing reflect his true character

evaluating your custom home remodeler

If you’re unfamiliar with a company, what’s the first thing you do to learn more? Google it or visit the company’s website, right? Websites are especially useful tools in the custom-building market, because they can showcase the builder’s work and…  
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Let’s Take It Outside – Creating an Outdoor Oasis

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Outdoor living is becoming more popular. Many homeowners are putting on home additions that are intentionally incorporating the outdoors as part of the room. Not only do these homes have the traditional patios and decks, but they also add another…  
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Water, Water Everywhere

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Drip, drip, drip. That little noise can become a big annoyance – and it can even be a sign of things to come. Don’t take a leak sitting down! Find out where it’s coming from in your home. Check faucets,…  
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Over the Hill – Downsizing at the Precipice

benefit of In Law Suite Addition

8 Reasons Why You Should Do It It may seem too early to be downsizing your home when you’re in your 50s and 60s, but if you’re in this age group and are becoming “empty nesters,” the time is right….  
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Kissin’ the Blarney Stone – “Lucky 7”

2016 bathroom addition alternate view

Innovative Uses for Stone You may never have experienced the real “kissin’ of the Blarney Stone” in Ireland, and the prevalence of leprechaun images just puckering up and leaning over to plant one on the stone has given you an…  
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Fast Financier – How a builder impacts your construction loan

home remodeling project

Custom building your own home is the best way to get your dream house. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned home owner, when you’re ready to build something of your very own, the key is planning. There are…  
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Spring Break Window Watching – Florida Right at Home

beautiful morning sun room addition to existing kitchen

The calendar says Spring break, but Mother Nature seems to have something else in store for us.  Despite the chilly rain and snow that blew in to northern Virginia this year with the onset of Spring, you can have Spring…  
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