by Haley Johnston on February 10, 2016

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It’s coming. February 14th, Valentines Day. Love is in the air. As I sit here and “help” assemble my kids class Valentines cards, I feel like the day has taken on a new meaning for me. Rest assured, I still love my kids and my husband, but I also have found a deep love for my community. I am fortunate enough to be able to go out into the Arlington community and give back as part of my role in the MOSS Community Relations Department. Not only do we offer educational workshops as a way of empowering women to tackle new home improvement skills, we also support many causes and organizations in the region. It’s hard not to ‘feel the love’ at MOSS.

All For A Good Cause

If you want to build a stronger sense of community, what makes better sense than investing in the community around you? In my local community in Arlington, MOSS has invested their time and services to many organizations. To help gather much needed  school supplies, MOSS donated  backpacks to Doorways, a charity organization for women and families. MOSS volunteered at events such as the Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation Memorial 5k, passing out water and food. For raffles, our Handyman For A Day is a common service we donate to help raise money for local organizations such as Kinhaven Pre-school. This only scratches the surface. As spring approaches, MOSS will donate many more items to local organizations and charities; One in particular that I am excited to be part of is the upcoming Skate For Catherine, taking place at the Kettler Iceplex on March 4th. These  proceeds will go towards the fight against neoroblastoma. All of these causes are near and dear to the Community Relations team at MOSS and I am proud to be part of a company that gives back as much as it gets.

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Learn The Skills To Pay The Bills.

At MOSS, we believe education is key. Maybe you want to learn some DIY skills so that you can feel more independent. Or perhaps you really just want to have something to talk about when you meet the Property Brothers at the Capital Remodel and Garden Show. (We love that!)  Whatever the case may be, we are proud to  host our HandyGirl and HandyMOM101 workshops for local organizations where anyone who is interested in learning with us is welcome. From individuals looking to host parties with friends, to large groups such as MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and MONA (Mothers of North Arlington), we’re there to help! If your community group is looking to host an event this summer, Our HandyMOM101 events are available to schedule starting in June, but are filling up fast so contact us today to schedule your event!

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Feel the Love

In honor of the Valentine’s Day holiday, MOSS wanted to offer something special for the families in our community they will love. Particularly for those whose ‘honey-do’ lists are growing longer every week and never seem to shorten… This Valentine’s Day weekend we will be hosting a contest of sorts to help your honey shorten that list. Keep an eye out for the image below on our Facebook page for a chance to win a Free Handyman for a Day!

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If you are interested in booking a workshop or you have an event you would like us to consider sponsoring, feel free to contact PKopiak@MossBuildingandDesign.com. If you would like to discuss your remodeling plans or have general questions call MOSS at 703.961.7707 or email Sales@MossBuildingandDesign.com.

 

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by Haley Johnston on February 8, 2016

This week we are focusing on additions in Northern Virginia. Some of you may not know this, but MOSS recently won Best of Arlington by Arlington Magazine. For those of you who may have missed our spread in Arlington Magazine’s ‘Best Of’ issue, we thought we’d dive a little deeper into a few of the Arlington, VA additions that we have completed and think are ‘Best Of’ worthy.

Best of Arlington featured Interior Remodel

Our Best of Arlington win featured one of our most intriguing interior remodels. This extensive renovation completely remodeled the entire home including the kitchen, living room, guest room, bathrooms, study and office. These particular customers brought in an interior designer to help make their remodel their own– and it truly captured the customers’ design taste.

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Best of Arlington addition

Best of Arlington addition

Best of Arlington addition

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 Exterior Remodels

Maybe an interior remodel isn’t what you’re looking for with your addition. These additions in Arlington, VA show how much of a difference renovating and expanding your home on the outside can make. This not only increases curb appeal (should you be concerned with resale value) but also adds functionality to your home.

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Whether you are looking into an interior renovation, or exterior renovation in Northern Virginia, the professionals at Moss Building and Design are ready to talk about your project. With an established reputation in Arlington, VA, our team is ready to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your home improvement project. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Give us a Call: 703.961.7707

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Hello From the Other Side

January 29, 2016

      By Jeannine Miller (JMiller@MossBuildingandDesign.com)   Video Credit to my friend Brandon Ginsburg As we hunkered down for #snowzilla, I was a happy girl. We had plenty of food and drink, juiced-up electronics and a generator in case of power loss and lots of board games we have been meaning to play since receiving them for Christmas. And since this storm was hitting on the weekend, the hubs wouldn’t be risking life and limb to try and get to the office. Memories of simpler, slower times floated through my mind. The snow began to fall and it was truly beautiful. Super fluffy and sparkly, it made all the leaf-bare trees look magical. As a kid, I never understood why my mom enjoyed just watching the snow fall. Now I get it. It’s just so peaceful. The rest of my family, however, couldn’t wait to get outside and experience #snowzilla. …   
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MOSS Wins 6th Consecutive Angie’s List Super Service Award

January 28, 2016
p>MOSS is proud to announce that we have earned our 6th consecutive Angie’s List Super Service Award! Each year, less than 5% of businesses on Angie’s List receive this award, which honors those who maintain a superior service record. A big thank you to our clients who leave Angie’s List reviews and share their MOSS experiences. These reviews help us serve our customers better and highlight the service that these awards recognize. Whether you are planning an extensive remodel, or have smaller home services needs, MOSS is the remodeling company for you. We are the top remodeling and home services company in Northern Virginia and always aim to exceed our clients’ standards and expectations. Call us for your home services or remodeling project today at 703.961.7707.     
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Inside Snow Day Escapes

January 28, 2016

By Pam Kopiak (PKopiak@MossBuildingandDesign.com) Ok. I admit it. I have been spending WAY too much time on the internet while my kids have been off school this past week. Snowzilla, Blizzard 2016, or Winter Storm Jonas, whatever you want to call it, has been rough to say the least. Surfing the colorful pages of Pinterest has been my little escape from it all. If you want some snow day ideas or just want to daydream a bit, check out some of the pins on our Pinterest page. WARNING: viewing these images may cause discontentment with current accommodations and result in “remodeling fever” – viewer discretion is advised. Reading Nooks – Let The Kids Read! I am not talking about an electronic device here. I am talking about an actual nook built into a recessed space like the one below. Like a semi fort, the coziness just calls out to kids …   
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Time to Unwind: Bathroom Remodel in Vienna, VA

January 25, 2016

 By Pam Kopiak (pkopiak@mossbuildinganddesign.com) The best part about a snow day (or blizzard for that matter) for me is the small window of time I get away from my children, (I must love them to take them sledding for hours at a time right?) while I soak in a nice warm bath in the evening. This MOSS client in Vienna, VA made some good choices when they completed their bathroom remodel– perfect for waiting out 30 inches of snow. A girl can dream… No Need To Choose. Bath AND Shower. In recent years, more and more people are opting to have both a bathtub and a shower in their bathrooms. It can make things very efficient by two people being able to bathe/shower at the same time (in the comfort of their own defined space of course) without having to brave the mess of the “kids bath” down the hall. …   
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Winter is Coming : Prepare Your Home

January 19, 2016

  Winter is coming, and to be honest it’s a little overdue. Who knew it would be late January before a substantial amount of snow made its way into our Northern Virginia forecast. But here we are, with winter storm Jonas making its way towards Northern Virginia. For those of you who followed our Winter Tips blog, you should be more than prepared for the upcoming storm. If you have always been a procrastinator however, here are some  things you should do to prepare your home for this snow storm or in the future. These tips were taken directly from Ready.gov, the official website of the Department of Homeland Security.   Winterize Your Home Things you can do now…. Keep fire extinguishers on hand, and make sure everyone in your house knows how to use them. House fires pose an additional risk, as more people turn to alternate heating sources without taking the necessary …   
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Creative Ways to Organize Your Home

January 11, 2016

Sometimes at MOSS we notice that our projects and HGTV galleries like this one, have a lot of similarities. These ’15 Ideas for a More Organized Home’ reminded us a lot of our own home improvement projects. What can we say, great minds think alike. HGTV creates the ‘Pristine Pantry’ with compartmentalized bins and easy to see labels. An organized pantry helps families on the go who need to grab a quick snack before heading out to a busy day at work or school. MOSS recently did something similar in Fairfax Station, VA. This remodel created a spacious pantry with perfectly sized shelving to maximize space for plates, pots, cans, snacks, and other items. While having the space to organize your pantry is a luxury to some, it can really make a difference in your morning routine. Consider adding or revamping your pantry to help organize your kitchen. ‘Upcycled Style’ sets the …   
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Featured Remodel: Small Bathroom Remodel in Alexandria, VA

December 24, 2015

Looking for some inspiration for your bathroom remodel? This small bathroom remodel in Alexandria, VA was a dramatic change from the original bathroom. This cramped, stale bathroom transformed into a sleek, beautiful oasis with all the bells and whistles. See more details of this project on our Houzz profile. Before and After     Selections                     Faucets (tub & sink): Grohe Allure Brilliant (build.com) Showerhead: Grohe Power & Soul (build.com) Hand Shower: Grohe Rainshower Solo 100 (build.com) Toilet: Toto Aquia (build.com) Sink: Toto Lloyd (build.com) Tub: Bain Ultra Citti (Thomas Somerville) Towel Bars & Toilet Paper Holder: Ginger Frame collection (build.com) Switchplates: Atlas Homewares Modernist (atlashomewares.com) Vanity & Mirror: Ronbow Juno Dark Cherry (qualitybath.com)                       Medicine Cabinet: Robern M Series Decorative (qualitybath.com) Ceiling light: Maxim Manhattan Flush Mount (build.com) Vanity lights: Elegant Lighting …   
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Choosing your Bathroom Cabinets and Vanities

December 18, 2015

When contemplating one of the main aspects to a bathroom remodel, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Do you want a full-sized vanity? Should you install a medicine cabinet or floating shelves? It’s normal for all of those choices to make your head spin. The best way to tackle this decision is by keeping two main things in mind– design and functionality. Functionality Keep in mind the space you will working with when thinking about your cabinets. Is your remodel a small bathroom? Or a master bathroom? Do you need to be able to maneuver comfortably, or will you have plenty of legroom in your master bath? These questions are all important because thinking about how the space will be used should drive your cabinet and vanity choices. Take for instance this custom vanity in a small bathroom remodel in Arlington, VA. By keeping the vanity slim and …   
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