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Welcome Fall!

Well, Summer is behind us and Fall and Winter are on everyone’s mind. Most of us are not thinking about outdoor projects but it actually may be a great time to start planning. We get inundated with calls for exterior projects after Winter is over and the weather starts to change. The problem is, that’s really too late. It takes time to get quotes and plans together, not to mention that it is usually 3-6 weeks after a plan has been decided on before we can begin your job. By the time the job is complete, you may have missed some of the best time to enjoy your new improvements. With our mild climate, weather does not have a big impact on the building and remodeling industry in our area.

Give us a call, (757) 877-2212, and we will have a knowledgeable representative come out and speak to you. Our design/sales staff have been in the industry for many years and have most likely worked on similar projects to yours many times. Often times we can offer ideas and suggestions about your project that you may not have thought of. We offer 3-D design to help you visualize the improvements. This allows us to make changes to the design until we come up with a rendering that is exactly what you dreamed of. We can all take comfort in knowing beforehand that you will be thrilled with the final product. Read more …

Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor living spaces have been on the rise in popularity for the past decade. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported in a recent survey that outdoor living spaces have emerged as the most popular special function room among homeowners. Specifically the increase in popularity of outdoor kitchens.

Outdoor kitchens have evolved from simply having a functional grill for those backyard barbeques to boasting gas and charcoal grills designed for entertaining, warming ovens, pizza ovens, fire pits, refrigeration, storage and more. All this set on some pretty elegant and elaborate decks and patios adorned by granite counters and plenty of bar-top and casual seating to entertain the neighborhood.

You’ll be surprised what you can do with a reasonable investment, and an investment you will get a good return on. Read more …

3D Design Turns Your Vision into Reality

Total Home improvements provides free 3D design to our clients.

Our design team has the knowledge and experience to listen to your wants and needs and design something that fits best. We then look at those designs with you and find what you like and don’t like and make changes as needed. We can explain to you how the changes may affect the schedule and budget so that you can make the right decision.

It’s just another way we partner with our clients to achieve the best outcomes. If you live in York County, Hampton Roads, Newport News, Poquoson or anywhere else close by, call or email to schedule an appointment to discuss our 3D capabilities.

Total Home Offers New Home Construction

You know Total Home Improvements offers expert craftsmanship on Kitchens, Bathrooms, and Exterior renovations, but did you know we also offer new home construction? In fact, we recently finished building a home for the father of a professional football player. He was thrilled when we finished both on time and on budget – and of course he loves his new home! Call or e-mail Total Home Improvement today to schedule an in-person meeting to talk about building your next home.

Thinking of Remodeling the Kitchen?

Thinking of remodeling the kitchen? Want to spruce up the function, or maybe just the look? Here are some tips to help you start envisioning the kitchen of your dreams:

1. Open Storage Shelves – Open storage shelves are a great way to show off your most eye-catching kitchenware to friends and neighbors. This simple installation can bring a lot of pop to a simple wall.

2. Knobs and Grips – Remodeling the grips and knobs are a great way to improve both the style and the functions of your kitchen cabinets. Read more …

3 Types Of Porches To Consider

A porch is a great way to encourage the more outdoorsy side of you to spend a little more time in nature. Here in the Williamsburg/Yorktown area it’s high time to be outside and enjoying the season before it get’s too hot. Consider a porch installation or addition if you don’t have one already. It’s your yard, and your home – you might as well take advantage of it.

Screened in Porch
Screened in porches are great for those homeowners who plan to entertain guests, or just like enjoying the weather without nature’s elements impeding that enjoyment. Anything from an arrangement of wicker chairs, to a single hammock befits the screened in porch; it’s all up to you. Read more …

Ruth Ann C

Dear Mr. Firth,

In November 2020, we were able to do a vanity upgrade with new lights and electrical in our upstairs bathroom. We contracted with Total Home Improvements, Inc. to do the upgrade. We were very pleased with the work that was done. Special points were:

1. Our project manager, Greg Rankin, always made us feel that our project, although it was a small one, was very important. He was very concerned that everything was done right and that it was done the way that I wanted it to be done. A couple times I had questions and he took care of them right away. He did an excellent job of interacting with the companies that we had hired to supply the vanity and the stone for the countertop. He did a great job of keeping me informed about the status of the project by phone and by email. We really appreciated his efforts.

2. The office personnel that I talked with were very helpful.

3. All the personnel that came in and out of the house, were very friendly, considerate and professional. This was especially appreciated as we were online schooling with our three grandchildren during the construction.

We are very happy with our upgraded bathroom. We are doing upgrades in our 50 year old house a small project at a time. We will definitely call Total Home Improvements, Inc. to do our next construction project.


Ruth Ann C.

Kelly R

This was our 2nd time we used Total Home Improvements to do some major work in our home. 13 years ago they put up a few walls on the first level and reconfigured our upstairs recreation space and painting. No regrets at all. This past couple of months we had them redo our Master bedroom, additional window installed, flex space off our master and a complete master bath remodel, and all common hallways and stairway custom 60-inch wainscoting with photo shelving and painting of all areas renovated and new toilet installed in hall bathroom. Painted front porch and replaced pillar and handrails. EXCELLENT from initial planning meeting to the completion of this project. Every single member of Total home was helpful, respectful, and worked as if they were working on their own home to get the best outcome. My vision was achieved and the quality is outstanding. Now that this project is complete, plans for our next phase have begun.

Kelly R, Yorktown

Charlene S

Good Morning,

I just wanted to take a moment of your time to let you know that we are extremely happy with the work you did on our son’s home located at 2069 Yacht Club Road in Hayes VA.

In the beginning we had planned to do the work and there was no rush as we are staying with our son till our house is being built. Then the neighbor found out we were planning to sell the house she wanted to buy it ASAP, well we told her we had to stay till our house was ready to move into, with the interest rates so low she agreed to let us stay and rent but she wanted to close.

With all this said, we knew some things had to be done before the appraiser saw them. AND …

Kenny Brown and Neil Firth, wow, they did an amazing job. Both professional and accommodating, and Randy one of the owners even stopped by to see us on a Sunday, that is dedication! Whoever you had to fix the ceiling in the master bedroom, Now I have to say, AMAZING!!! You can’t even see where the hole was, (a skylight had been removed) and it was a huge hole. And Kristi Rogers was so sweet and patient with us, as the new owner wanted to pick the colors of kitchen counters etc.

Long story short, I just wanted you to know that I would most definitely recommend your company to anyone looking to do repairs or additions or just to build a home.

An extremely satisfied customer,

Charlene Stanaway, Yorktown

Victory Church Reference Letter

To Whom It May Concern:

Please receive this letter of recommendation for the outstanding work that Total Home Improvement completed for our church. After a series of three months decisionmaking our board of directors and our executive staff decided to embark on an incredible renovation project. Our quarter million project entailed retrofitting a commercial grade preschool building into our existing church structure.

In theory, this sounded like a great idea yet in practice it was a very difficult project. We needed a construction company that understood our preschool renovation needs for a 10-15 year life cycle. We envisioned that our preschool would be built to the
commercial standards of the Goddard School or the Primrose School franchises. We hired a preschool director from Houston, Texas who previously led a Primrose School and was familiar with the high standards we were leaning towards. What was lacking was our physical structure.

When our project went to public bid Total Home Improvement continued to surface as the champion.

Total Home Improvement not only met but exceeded our wildest expectations. We needed a retrofitted commercial grade preschool demoed and constructed in 45 days and ready for September. We knew July and August would be busy. Given these restrains Total Home Improvement was phenomenal. They gave us a timeline and a production schedule that they followed with military precision. The quality of work and craftsmanship that they presented was over and above that of Goddard or Primrose. What struck me about Total Home Improvement was their reason and common sense. Their management and construction teams we’re so easy to work with and so comfortable that I left for a 14 day vacation in the middle of the project. I didn’t even think twice about their level of professionalism and what the promised finished product would look like.

Upon returning from my vacation I was completely blown away by the attention to detail, quality of construction, and the care of the decision-making process. Multiple times I heard the management team say, “We are building a preschool that my children
would attend”. Our parents and our staff love the look and feel of the newly branded Victory School and they should, because, it’s a beautiful school.

As a strategic and visionary pastor my suggestion to you would simply be this –- Stop your search process, hire total home-improvement, and wait to be amazed at what your building will look like. Because I was and every day I continue to be, well, simply amazed. You will not be disappointed with Total Home Improvement.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Discover Renovation,

Jamé Bolds, Lead Pastor