Benjamin Moore Announces 2018 Color of the Year, Caliente

October 18, 2017
By: Carly
It's that time of year again!  People have been buzzing the last couple of weeks with predictions about the 2018 Color of the Year and now it's offically here. Introducing Benjamin Moore's 2018 Color of the Year:  Caliente Image from Benjamin Moore This color is hot!  No, really, the direct translation of caliente is hot.  This fire engine red is giving everyone something to talk about!  The bold color can be used in many rooms of your home.  I personally can see this color being used for the followin
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Encourage Outdoor Play with Mud Kitchens

October 17, 2017
By: Julia Kilberg
We all know that kids like to get dirty. There’s nothing more guaranteed than grass stains on a toddler's brand new, clean pants. I’ve come to embrace it. Children learn through play and there's no better place to explore and learn than your own backyard. With this in mind, there are a number of educational outdoor structures you can build for your children that go beyond the typical playhouse or playground.
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Northern VA Basement Remodeling

October 12, 2017
By: Alison Rubenstein
The first thought many homeowners have when preparing for the holidays is: “Where am I going to host everyone??” Whether you are hosting out of town guests for days or entertaining for just a few hours, you are already anticipating all of the cleaning and decorating that will go into the preparations. Here are a few tips for creating that perfect accommodating space in your basement!
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Decorating your outdoor space with Northern VA's best remodeler

September 29, 2017
By: Carly
Cute and affordable outdoor ideas from Wayfair Yes, yes it is. And with pumpkin flavored everything comes....fall!  And we can't stop thinking about all of the awesome design and decor ideas for your outdoor space.  
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Northern Virginia Handyman:  Fall Home Maintenance

September 28, 2017
By: Alison Rubenstein
The air is getting chilly, the leaves are falling from the trees, and the kids have gone back to school… That can only mean one thing – fall is here! As the seasons change and you begin to get ready for the cold weather, don’t forget to prepare your Northern Virginia home as well! Your yard, house exterior, and so much more require regular home maintenance throughout the year to ensure everything is working properly. Here are some things you shouldn’t forget about during fall and winter home upkeep.
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Maximize Your Outdoor Living Space for Fall with Northern VA's Top Contractor

September 25, 2017
By: Julia Kilberg
Fall is a hectic time for families with back-to-school activities and sports practices filling up the calendar. Some people may even start thinking about prepping for Halloween or the upcoming holidays. To me, however, there’s nothing better than sitting back, relaxing outside, and enjoying the cooler, more pleasant weather this month. So how can you create a backyard oasis that can be used all year round?
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Bathroom Remodeling Northern VA

September 17, 2017
By: Alison Rubenstein
Bathroom Design Trends in Northern VA As summer comes to an end and autumn draws closer, you start spending more time indoors- so why not make your next project revamping your bathroom? Check out these new trends for bathroom renovations! Looking to create a relaxing oasis? Try a freestanding bath tub! They’re perfect for soaking away the approaching cold weather. (Via Baltimore At Home, Style Me Pretty, Moss Building & Design) Freestanding tubs are so versatile, they'll fit in any style bathroom. Rustic, modern, or traditional- you can design around it any way you want! Place it in your bathroom alone or in conjunction with a shower for the full experience. Select a tub with jets for a jacuzzi experience, or keep it simple! 
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MOSS Thanks Community Firefighters on 9/11

September 11, 2017
By: Julia Kilberg
I was proud to visit Northern Virginia fire stations today on this 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 tragedies in New York City, Arlington, and Pennsylvania. Sixteen years ago today, I lived in Northern New Jersey only fifteen miles from the World Trade Center. Like so many others, I will never forget where I was when I heard the news that morning. We were all touched in some way by the tragedy and cannot thank the firefighters, police officers, and other emergency personnel enough for their dedication to helping others.
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Help MOSS Help The Victims of Hurricane Harvey

August 31, 2017
By: Carly
  Image from FoxNews.com This week our nation witnessed the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey.  As one trillion gallons of rain came down in Texas, leaving 32,000 people in shelters, many of us had the same reaction: “How can I help?”  Like many of you, we at MOSS, had the same reaction.  According to The Texas Diaper Bank, diapers are not provided by disaster relief agencies.  It is something that many people don’t think about; yet a huge necessity for families in Texas that have lost their home to Hurricane Harvey.
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Work From Home: Home Office Trends

August 23, 2017
By: Julia Kilberg
Like most workers in the Washington, DC metro area, you’ve probably found yourself in the middle of a long commute at some point in the past few years. That’s why more and more of us are turning to some sort of “flex work” or work from home arrangement. It’s now commonplace for many Northern Virginians to work from home at least one day a week. To accommodate this, Moss has seen an increased focus on designing home office spaces. So, if you are limited by space, how can you make the most of what you have and not feel like you’re working in a broom closet?
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