The TCB Tips Blog

Attic Remodel: Turning Your Attic Into Livable Space

Fairfax, VA bedroom attic addition with fireplace office space

Everyone wants more room and attics are a prime opportunity for expansion, especially in areas that limit lot coverage by zoning regulations. It uses an already existing space, rather than adding an entirely new structure such as a pop-out addition…  
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Top 10 Kitchen Remodeling Trends for 2020

beautiful white kitchen trends 2020

Hard to believe but in the renovation world, it is time to start focusing our attention on 2020. While we do not promote designing your home around the latest fleeting trend, kitchens are a little different—as they guide homeowners to…  
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Choosing Cabinets for Your New Kitchen or Bath

Cabinets form the backbone of the kitchen or bath and usually make up the bulk of a budget. Because they are a major investment (and one that’s not likely to be made again anytime soon), you’ll need to sort through…  
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Getting Your Renovation Right the First Time

in-law suite additions

Getting your renovation wrong can be very expensive causing you to purchase materials, supplies, and fixtures all over again. It also extends the timeline and can be very stressful. With just a little planning and diligence on your end, it’s…  
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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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