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Thomas Custom Builders is pleased to announce that it has been voted Northern Virginia Magazine’s Best of NoVA 2020. Northern Virginians voted on who they think are the area’s Best Home Experts in more than 20 fields. From contractors to…  
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Results from the 2020 Cost vs. Value Report

cost vs. value for home remodeling 2020

Remodeling magazine recently released its 2020 Cost vs Value Report comparing the average cost of 22 remodeling projects with the value those projects retained when it came time to sell. The report compares data nationally and regionally across 101 city…  
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Thomas Custom Builders Earns 2019 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Angie's List Super Service awarded 8th year in a row

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service Northern Virginia, 1/20/20 – Thomas Custom Builders is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals…  
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Kitchen Remodel: Where to Spend and When to Save

white and gray galley kitchen

Your kitchen is usually the busiest room in a home, and often a key determinant of its resale value. The cost of remodeling a kitchen can vary widely though depending on the size and scope of your project. Follow these…  
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5 Resolutions to Get Your Home in Tip Top Shape

2020 resolutions for your home

Happy New Year! The start of a new year is naturally an optimistic time. If you’re in the mood for making a few resolutions, why not consider what you can do at home to help enhance your life? Try these…  
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Home Improvement Received a Digital Makeover Over this Past Decade

Two hands holding a Smartphone taking a picture in a newly remodeled luxury living room and kitchen

With the 2010’s coming to an end, housing transactions have returned to a steady growth for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis and the home improvement market is booming. But like the change in the market, consumer expectations…  
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Tips for Hosting Overnight Guests for the Holidays

comfortable space for house guests

Preparing for house guests these holidays? Spending time together with family and friends is one of the great joys of the season, so don’t let the preparations of it all give you the holiday blues! Follow these quick and easy…  
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Easy Ways to Winterize Your Home

easy ways to winterize your home

You can protect your home through the chilly months by taking just a few quick and easy preventative measures. Winterizing can not only make your home more comfortable, it could also end up saving you money on energy bills. Here…  
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The Design-Build Process Step by Step

design-build illustration for client

The design-build approach is a collaborative one. Instead of having a separate designer and a separate builder, one firm oversees the entire project from start to finish, contributing both to the initial vision of the construction project to the final…  
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Accounting for Construction Allowances

relaxing outdoor space made possible by adherence to a valid construction allowance

It’s obviously a good idea to carefully plan every aspect of a construction project beforehand. But sometimes, a job will be started while there are still decisions to be made. When that happens – how do homeowners and contractors plan…  
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