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Great Ideas for Your Second Level Addition

As you know, a second level addition is a great way to increase your living space as well as increase the value of your home; often turning a profit when it’s time to sell. A second level addition can be a big undertaking however it offers a variety of major benefits and opportunities; especially when it comes to modular additions. Carbide Construction can provide you with a beautiful, new second level addition for your Vienna home and we’d like to speak more about the many options it can offer. With a second level addition you can look forward to:Springfield Modular Addition

More Storage Space

A modular second level addition can offer new space for storage, which can be important for any homeowner, especially those who have been in a home long enough to fill it. Or those who own a business and could use the extra room for belongings. Even if the second story is primarily reserved for bedrooms, crawl spaces, closets or a new attic can all increase the amount of available storage space.

More Bedrooms

A homeowner whose family is growing can most definitely benefit from a modular second level addition. A modular second story addition can often contain within it several bedrooms and at least one full bathroom. This will free up some of the bedrooms on the first floor for more family members, an office or something else like a family or media room. And, second floor bedrooms are more private and offer much nicer views.

A Possible Home Office

Looking to bring your work home? A second level addition can offer a great space to work from home that’s separate from the rest of the house for a more productive workplace. This can be especially important for homes with children or other family members that could be potentially distracting. An exterior entrance is also good idea for a second level addition office for a homeowner looking to host clients.

Whatever the reason, a second level addition can be a wonderful addition to your home! It’s important to remember that the design of the second story elevation must be coordinated with the first-story elevation. And, the window locations on the second story should be arranged in a pleasant fashion. This decision should come early on within the design process, as the location of the interior partition walls on the second story must be coordinated with the window locations. The experts at Carbide Construction takes all of this into consideration and works with you for a second level addition that not only looks great but functions beautifully.

Thinking about a modular modular second level addition for your Vienna home? We can easily help you design your own unique and beneficial addition! Call Carbide Construction at 703-550-8711 or you can Contact Us.

The Quality & Style of Today’s Manufactured Homes

Manufactured homes have changed a lot over the years. In fact, the manufactured homes of today bear little resemblance to those of yesterday. Today’s manufactured homes have innovative features such as energy efficient options, smart home options and more. They have walk-in pantries, spa-like bathrooms and are built with top quality, luxurious materials. Well, when it comes to Carbide Construction’s manufactured homes that is. Our manufactured homes offer complete customization, incredible energy efficiency and fantastic value. That is why the ever-increasing popularity of manufactured homes is undeniable. And, as trusted professionals in manufactured homes for entire Fairfax area, the experts at Carbide Construction would like to outline more of their many benefits and define them a bit further for you. And, when you’re ready to get started on a manufactured home of your very own, give us a call.

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First of all, it is important to know that the home building process for manufactured homes has evolved tremendously in the last few decades. And, Carbide Construction is at the forefront of new, evolving technology. Our manufactured homes are full of innovative materials and trendy designs. They are energy efficient and beautiful. They are nothing like you would imagine a manufactured home to be.

And, while manufactured homes come with standard features like every other home, these homes are easily customizable and are available in a huge variety of floor plans.
They are also quite affordable! The total price tag for a manufactured home is going to be smaller than that for a new site-built home in almost every circumstance. Why? Manufactured homes can be built faster and more affordably than traditional homes. And, they are seen by many as being a solution to the affordable housing crisis. Manufactured homes provide a fantastic solution for the affordable housing shortage on the outskirts of metros and in rural areas alike.

Manufactured homes are are also environmentally friendly. When we build manufactured homes we do not waste a lot of the building materials when constructing these homes in the factory setting. The scraps that are left over are usually recycled.

And, with manufactured homes from Carbide Construction you never have to sacrifice quality materials or quality craftsmanship. We strive to build manufactured homes that are made of the highest quality materials but are still affordable and attainable. Carbide Construction is a family owned and operated business, with about 30 years in the manufactured homes industry.

Are you interested in getting some more information about manufactured homes in the Fairfax area? Call Carbide Construction at 703-550-8711 or Contact Us.

Running Out of Room? Try a Home Addition

As your family grows, you may begin looking for ways to make your house grow as well. A modular home addition for your Washington DC area home can achieve just that. And, compared to stick built additions, offers a variety of great benefits for you and your home. Modular home additions are made off-site, brought to your existing home and made a permanent part of the house. Our building professionals are experts in their field and will provide quality, dependable construction you can depend on. As the experts on modular home additions, we would like to tell you more about them and why we think they’ve been growing in popularity throughout the entire Washington DC area.

There are many ranch homes in the area and these are fantastic candidates for second story home additions, master suite additions and much more. And, much cheaper than standard construction, modular home additions offer a quicker process and a far less painful on-site experience. That’s why modular home additions are becoming a highly sought after commodity in Arlington, Fairfax, Montgomery County and all points in between.

But you won’t be able to tell just by looking at them! When we install your home addition, it will look completely seamless. Our modular home additions can be made to easily blend in to any architectural style, a seamless or no evidence approach in regards to there being an addition added on to a home. The goal is to make it look as though any modular home additions have been part of the house all along.

Another reason modular home additions have increased in popularity homeowners generally do not have to move out of their house at all during the on-site portion of the modular home addition installation. In contrast, people often have to move out for half of a year or more for a stick built home addition job.

Modular homes also have greater efficiency than stick-built homes; a major concern for local homeowners. Climate controlled factory conditions optimize thermal insulation & barrier installation, resulting in a tighter and better insulated home that requires less energy to heat & cool. And, thanks to high quality engineering and innovations at Carbide Construction, our modular homes are energy-efficient and easier on the environment too.

Are you interested in learning more about home additions in Washington DC, Arlington, Fairfax and Montgomery County? We can easily help you design your own unique and one-of-a-kind addition! Call Carbide Construction at 703-550-8711 or you can Contact Us.

The Many Benefits of Adding an In-Law Suite

One of the latest trends in remodeling and home additions has got to be the in-law suite. An in-law suite is an area transformed into a living space for your parents or your in-laws. It makes one of the greatest, most meaningful gifts for aging parents. Although some may say that it is hard living with an aging parent, an in-law suite addition allows more space for everyone for a more comfortable and harmonious living situation. At Carbide Construction we specialize in in-law suites for Arlington and have worked on our fair share of them. That’s why we’d like to tell you more about them and provide you with a few of our favorite benefits to having them built.

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In-law suites provide a private living area within a house. Some may be as simple as a separate room and bathroom, while others are more like an apartment with a separate entrance, full kitchen and living area. A good design team like those at Carbide Construction can even help you predict the needs of your loved ones. This goes more than just the usual bed and shower. You will also be given other ideas to think about too like considerations for their hobbies. Does Grandpa need a workshop? Does Grandma need an art studio? A space like this can be a great feature on your in-law suite design.

One of the main reasons people choose to add an in-law suite is the square footage it adds to the existing home. This additional footage is not only useable, but anyone can benefit from having the extra living space. Another is peace of mind knowing that their elderly parent is close by if they need help.

An in-law suite allows you to be closer to your parents while still providing privacy for all. It can resemble a small apartment, allowing older adults to enjoy their privacy and independence in a safe environment.

If your parents aren’t necessarily ready to move in just yet, an in-law suite can be used for many things until they are. This extra space is quite versatile. And, one of the best benefits of adding an in-law suite is the value it can add to your home. Room additions increase the value of your home due to the added space and additional luxury it adds to your current home.

With an in-law suite from Carbide Construction, you will get a fully finished space as a modular addition. As always the plan can be customized to meet your specific needs and to work with the space available. By going with a modular addition rather than a stick-built addition, you will save time and money on construction.

Are you ready to add an in-law suite onto your Arlington home or want more information about the process? Call Carbide Construction at 703-550-8711 or Contact Us.

Why Modular Homes May Be Better for the Environment

Earth Day is April 22nd and in its honor we would like to discuss modular homes and why they may be better for the environment than their stick-built counterparts.

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Today, technological innovation, higher costs, and the need for sustainable construction are challenging traditional stick-built processes. And, modular homes are the solution. As professional builders of modular homes in the Alexandria area, we are proud of the many benefits this type of construction offers and are excited to share one of our favorites with you here.

First, did you know that our modular homes are built to much higher standards and create less waste than stick built homes? All of our materials are ordered to exact fitment requirements, there-by reducing waste. And, since our homes are built indoors, there is no likelihood of materials being damaged and wasted or left behind.

And, since construction occurs at our factory, there is therefore educed car/truck traffic, noise, pollution, and quality of life impact in areas where the construction of a new home would occur. And, since a very small amount of construction occurs on-site or outdoors, pollutants, adhesives and other waste materials have little to no impact on the surface environment and neighboring properties.

Modular homes also have greater efficiency than stick-built homes. Climate controlled factory conditions and procedures optimize thermal insulation & barrier installation, resulting in a tighter and better insulated home that requires less energy to heat & cool.

A modular home builder like us adheres to the same strict building codes as traditional construction companies. And, as you can see, because of the way they are built, modular homes are more environmentally-friendly. Modular homes are also generally seen as more sturdy than almost any other type of home available today since they are built to be able to withstand being transported to the home site.

Thanks to high quality engineering and innovations at Carbide Construction, our modular homes are energy-efficient and easier on Mother Earth. So, celebrate Earth Day by learning more about modular homes and why they just may be the solution for you. There are so many wonderful benefits to choosing this type of construction and we look forward to sharing them with you!

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