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Thank You and Happy Holidays from Carbide Construction

With the end of 2017 quickly approaching, we want to take a moment to thank all our wonderful clients for their support. We are grateful to have served the northern Virginia area with our modular construction services for more than 30 years. We could not be in business this long without the support and patronage from so many of you!

As this year winds down, we just want to thank each and every one of you for your patronage. We hope you will trust us for all your future modular building needs!

We wish each of you a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

The Design Possibilities are Endless with a Modular Home

So, you’re looking into building a modular home or modular addition? Congratulations! There are so many great benefits to choosing a modular home or modular home addition and we would be happy to tell you all about them! With the holidays approaching you might be noticing your home could use more space to allow for a more comfortable and enjoyable place to entertain guests.

Modular Addition In Springfield Interior

As experts in modular homes for Springfield and the surrounding areas, we have heard many myths circulating about the limitations of design in modular homes. And, one of them is that they don’t allow for an open floor plan. But, we want everyone to know that modular homes are completely customizable! Contrary to what you may have heard, all kinds of layouts and designs are possible! We can even design an open floor plan for your modular home. In fact, we have done so in the past with some incredibly stunning results.

Why an Open Floor Plan?
Open floor plans are becoming more and more popular in modern homes as they give the illusion of a bigger space, provide more natural sunlight and outdoor views, as well as create a more safe and social environment. By opening up a space and removing any visual barriers, the interior spaces appear much larger. And, when you eliminate extra interior walls to open up the space, the windows will bring more sunlight into your home and give you a better view of your outdoor landscape.

Modular Addition Interior SpringfieldAn open layout makes entertaining guests not only easier but also more enjoyable. You don’t miss a moment while cooking and entertaining and with a more open flow between spaces.

Whether you decide an open floor plan is the right choice for your family; allow a modular home or modular addition to be the solution for you! Whatever your vision, we will work with you to create the right modular home or construction to match your unique style and needs. Overall, modular construction is better on the environment, better on your wallet and provides safety and style that can’t be beat. Get started today and you could have the home you’ve always dreamed of!

If you would like to learn more about modular homes in Springfield, Fairfax, Arlington and the surrounding areas, call Carbide Construction at 703-550-8711 or you can Contact Us.

Moving on Up: All About Second Story Additions

Have you been considering a modular second story addition for your Alexandria home? Perhaps your one story home does not offer enough space for your growing family? The experts at Carbide Construction can update your one-story into a two-story! The roof will be removed, the new modular second story will be immediately put in its place and your new, expanded home will be complete! Not only is the process quite easy, it also offers many other great benefits we would like to discuss with you here. Our passion for second story additions knows no bounds! So here is a rundown of what they entail and what kinds of benefits you might enjoy.

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First, two conditions must be met before you can build a second story modular addition. The exterior dimensions of the existing home must be compatible. The second condition is that the home itself and its foundation must be able to carry the additional weight. The professionals at Carbide Construction can evaluate your current home and let you know if a second story addition will work for you.

Customize your second story addition! Once it is determined that this type of condition will work with your home, it’s time to start designing! The look and design of your second level addition is ultimately up to you. At Carbide Construction, we do our best to match your second level addition to the rest of your home. And we will be there every step of the way.

Enjoy the savings. Prefab additions are a cost-effective way to give you and your family more space. Any modular home can be designed to be energy efficient, creating not only greater benefits to the environment but your wallet as well. A modular second level addition is a great way to add space to your existing home, and the best part is you can continue to stay in your home during construction.

Save on time! With Carbide Construction, the second level addition you have always wanted can be here before you know it. You can have one built based on what time of year is best for you and your family.

Overall, second story additions are the eco-friendly option that will blend seamlessly into your old home. You will never be able to tell that there was an addition built on your home.

Are you ready to get started on your modular second story addition for your Alexandria area home? Call Carbide Cosntruction at 703-550-8711 or Contact Us.

The Growing Popularity of Modular Homes & Additions

Looking into a new modular home or addition? When considering modular construction, it is important to educate yourself before deciding what’s right for you. As a specialist in modular construction for Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria and the surrounding areas, we have helped many people like you who are in the process of designing their new modular home. But why are they so popular? We’ve come up with a few reasons for their popularity and a few things you should think about while you are at this beginning stage of the planning and building process.modular construction


Modular homes are built according to the same building laws, codes and regulations as traditional stick-built homes. So, you never have to worry that the materials and the actual construction itself are of lesser quality, or are less safe, than stick-built homes. At the same time, modular homes are often less expensive to purchase than traditionally built homes. They are a great way for first-time home buyers to get a quality home for a great price. Homeowner can start to build equity without having to worry about not being able to afford the mortgage payments. Financing this type of home is similar to financing a traditional home too. Talk to your bank or lender to find out more information about loans for these types of homes.

Energy Efficiency

Modular construction is more cost effective than traditional stick-built homes and additions especially when it comes to energy efficiency. In general, the doors and windows have fewer gaps, which makes them more energy efficient and can cut down on the amount of money you have to spend on heating and cooling.

Modular construction is also environmentally friendly. Far less waste is created than with traditional builds. In traditional on-site construction, it is estimated that up 30% of materials end up in the dumpster by project completion. Compared to standard construction, modular home additions are constructed off-site making them not only a quicker, more efficient process, but a less painful one as well.

They are also totally customizable! Whatever your vision, we will work with you to create the right modular home or construction to match your unique style and needs. Overall, modular construction is better on the environment, better on your wallet and provides safety and style that can’t be beat.

If you would like to learn more about modular construction in Fairfax, Arlington and the surrounding areas, call Carbide Construction at 703-550-8711 or you can Contact Us.

Remodeling & Modular Home Design Tips

Known for our modular homes and modular additions, we are well-versed in designing and creating the perfect home environments. And at Carbide Construction, we firmly believe in the value of a professional home remodeler, and there are several good reasons you should only trust professionals like us when you want to have your home renovated. As a remodeling contractor for Washington DC and the entire Northern Virginia area, we would like to share a few of our favorite remodeling and modular home design tips.

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Begin in the Kitchen

This applies to both a new kitchen in a modular home or a kitchen renovation. Start thinking about what you want to use your kitchen for. Do you want to entertain guests in the kitchen? Do you want ample storage? Start thinking about the other ways you use your kitchen and factor those activities into your remodeling or building plans. For example, if your kid usually does homework in the kitchen, maybe you should consider having an island with some stools installed, or maybe you should have a built-in desk installed.

Bathroom Considerations

Look online and see what other people have done for their bathroom remodeling projects and keep these ideas in one spot to revisit. That way, if you are unsure about a certain idea or design element, you can keep looking at it until you make up your mind. Also, working with your remodeling contractor or remodeler can help clarify your ideas and make your design dreams a reality.

Water-efficient appliances are also an important consideration. You can find everything from water efficient toilets, water efficient faucets and taps that will look great and also help conserve water.

Electrical Tips

You might encounter some problems with the electrical wiring when you are working on home renovations. Professionals will either know how to do this task safely or they will have trusted subcontractors that know how to safely rewire your electrical system. And, when designing a modular home or modular home addition, it is always a good idea to have the contractor you’re working with take care of the electric.

Other Remodeling and Building Trends

One of the biggest trends these days is having a laundry room on the same floor as the bedrooms. This makes doing the laundry and putting it away a lot easier. Do you want something like this? Or maybe you prefer to have the laundry room in the basement. No matter what your preference, make sure your modular home builder or remodeling contractor is aware.

Are you interested in learning more about our remodeling contractor for your Washington DC home? Call us at Carbide Construction at 703-550-8711 or you can Contact Us. We serve Arlington and the entire Northern Virginia area.