Home Improvement Inspiration & Insight


two-story home addition on rear of house in northern Virginia

Are you suddenly tired of your home? You are not alone! During lockdowns, you probably spent a lot of time trapped in the same space and surrounded by the same furniture. It’s easy to understand why you want to make…  
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How to Design an Outdoor Kitchen

lovely outdoor kitchen with serving peninsula and dining area

The pandemic gave us a new appreciation for the great outdoors. We just want to spend more time socializing and establishing a deeper connection with nature. That’s why people are currently looking for ways to expand their homes and blend…  
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Our Homes are Evolving in 2021

open floor plan with partitions to separate spaces

With 2020 behind us, it’s time to focus on the future. Now that we are spending more time at home than ever before, the ways in which we cook, entertain, work and relax in our homes changed significantly. We’re even…  
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Redefining the Home Improvement Process in a Global Pandemic

woman in kitchen during COVID pandemic

Like most of us, by spending more time at home you’ve probably become more acquainted with all the flaws in your home: peeling paint, lack of storage in the kitchen or fraying carpet. If your home is on the smaller…  
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Tips for Hosting Overnight Guests for the Holidays During COVID

comfortable space for house guests

This post originally published in December 2019 has been modified to incorporate COVID protocols. 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…  
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12 Days Ways to Get Your Home Holiday Ready

Beautiful decorated Christmas tree with gifts

Even though the holidays may be different this year, just pulling out décor can instantly give you a boost. According to a study from the University of Southampton that not only ties nostalgia to giving us a positive view of…  
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Tips for Staying on Budget based on 2020 Houzz & Home Survey Results

settling on a home remodeling budget

Budgeting for a remodel can be challenging, and just 36% of remodeling homeowners hit their budgets in 2019, according to the 2020 U.S. Houzz & Home report. Read on to find out how often remodeling projects go over or come…  
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TCB named to Qualified Remodeler TOP 500 for 2020

TCB Top 500 Qualified Remodeler Award

THOMAS CUSTOM BUILDERS was chosen as a 2020 Top 500 remodeler by the Qualified Remodeler editorial staff for meeting a set of criteria including installed remodeling dollar volume, total years in business, industry association membership, industry certification, industry awards and…  
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Steps to Take Before Starting a Home Remodeling Project

remodeled kitchen in Virginia - before and after

When done properly, a remodeling project makes your home more enjoyable and can prove to be a valuable investment. It’s also a relatively expensive undertaking that can quickly go downhill if you choose the wrong company. But how can you…  
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cleaning and work materials for contractors

Per the Governor’s recent announcement, Virginia will move into Phase Three on July 1st. If you have plans to remodel your home in the near future, take the time to familiarize yourself with your builder’s health and safety measures and…  
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