by Madeline Pillow on May 20, 2015

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 kitchen remodel ideas

By – Jeannine Miller (JMiller@MossBuildingandDesign.com)

Coming home to find THIS…

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…is when it became real.  I can actually envision what my kitchen is going to look like.  Next up, appliances and backsplash.

And now a word from my sponsor: If you’re in the market for some home remodeling, call the experts at Moss Building & Design.  We will consult with you and help you explore the many possibilities for updating your home.  Call 703-961-7707 to schedule an appointment for a free estimate.

In addition to blogging about all things home and family-related, Jeannine Miller manages Moss Building & Design’s Community Relations Department, which includes the popular HandyMOM 101 and HandyGirl 101 workshop programs.

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by Madeline Pillow on May 12, 2015

Furniture for your Master Bedroom

 Moss Building & DesignBy-Madeline Pillow (MPillow@MossBuildingandDesign.com)

The world of design is in a constant flux because of the arrival of new products and trends. With so many ideas, homeowners have the opportunity to really find their style and make their home feel like an extension of their personality.

These trends also allow us to break away from the norm and try something new.

If you are considering a new look in your master bedroom or another bedroom in your home, consider a floating bed.

There are several different ways that you create this look. A modern and simplistic look is achieved through the use of magnets which enables the bed to float.

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This look is sleek and would fit in more modern homes where clean lines are the eye-catching feature.

Another way to create the look is through a design that anchors to the wall and is supported by a central leg underneath the bed. This design is called Fluttua by Lago.

The Fluttua design allows for easy cleaning with support in 2 areas. The frame allows comes in a rectangular or round shape.

Finally, there is a DIY version which involves creating a platform that once the bed is in place and sheets are on, will give the impression that the bed is floating. See the frame below.

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Let us know, is this is something you would try in your home design?  Have you already tried it?  Send us your DIY floating bed pictures and we’ll send you a $50 gift certificate to Moss Home Services!

Remodeling Ideas with the Best Northern VA Remodeler

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At MOSS, no project is too big or small. Our team will expertly answer any questions you may have concerning anything from additions, kitchens, bathrooms and basements to handyman services.

Get started with your plans by contacting us to set up a phone consultation with MOSS’ Inside Guide or have one of our experts come to your home for a free in-home estimate at 703-961-7707.

Photo and Article Credit:

Modern Floating Bed: http://www.boredpanda.com/cool-and-unusual-bed-designs/

Fluttua Bed: Bed found on Houzz http://www.lago.it/en/products/fluttua-bed  and http://www.houzz.com/photos/267032/Floating-away-scandinavian-bedroom-london

DIY Floating Bed tutorial directions and photo: http://removeandreplace.com/2013/12/12/build-diy-floating-bed-frame-led-lighting/

 

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Washington Post Bathroom Design Trends features Moss Building & Design

May 6, 2015

Putting Luxury in a Bathroom Remodel By-Madeline Pillow (MPillow@MossBuildingandDesign.com) The bathroom and especially the master bathroom is a space for rejuvenation and restoration. This is why homeowners want aspects of luxury in these spaces. Through calming colors and fine details, this is a room where you can relax in a soothing bubble bath, get energized through an updated shower, or enjoy some “you” time when getting ready in the mornings. Depending on your taste and definition, luxury can range from the size of your master bathroom to smaller details such as the lighting. The Washington Post recently featured a photo gallery with “The Top 12 Luxury Features in Bath Projects.” These features range from lighting to technology like towel warmers. A Moss Building & Design project was featured for the #9 feature for skylight/solar tube. This is guest bathroom remodel in Fairfax Station, VA, that also included 2 additional bathroom …   
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Moss Building & Design Mother’s Day Contest

May 6, 2015

Celebrating Mother’s Day with Top Northern VA Remodeler At Moss Building & Design we strive to empower women with the right DIY skills through our HandyMOM 101 program.  We enjoy hosting these workshops for Moms in Northern Virginia so they can tackle some of their own home improvements.  We have your backs, Moms! This Mother’s Day we want to do something special to celebrate local Moms.  Tell us why your Mom is the best and she might win a FREE Handyman For A Day!  To enter this contest, simply make a post to our Facebook page beginning with ‘My Mom is the best because…’  By posting, your mom will automatically receive a $50 gift certificate to Moss Home Services! On Sunday May 10th we’ll select a random winner whose Mom will receive a FREE Handyman For A Day!  When we send the Handyman For A Day certificate we’ll also enclose a …   
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Installing Outdoor Floodlights: Northern Virginia Handyman

May 4, 2015

    By – Jenn Zschunke (JZschunke@MossBuildingandDesign.com)   Recently, my family and I decided to host a large gathering at our home. We have a pretty nice sized backyard so we thought it would be the perfect space for our guests to mingle and play yard games. However, we realized that the sun sets early in the month of April.  It seemed like a great reason to have MOSS, Northern Virginia’s top handyman, come out to install floodlights to make our backyard (and driveway/front yard for our kids to play basketball!) easier to navigate at dusk and throughout the evening. The MOSS electrician came out to take a look at our home and discuss the best placement of our three floodlights. He also explained how he would install the floodlights to cause the least amount of damage to our drywall as well as where he would place the switches so we could have easy access …   
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Home Improvement in Arlington, VA: Watch Out – Power Tools Ahead

April 27, 2015

By-Pam Kopiak (PKopiak@MossBuildingandDesign.com) Who wants to lose a finger trying to do a DIY project or maintenance around the home? Absolutely no one –which is why MOSS’ newest HandyMOM 101 workshop, Power It, could be perfect for you.  In this workshop, our mission is to help you get comfortable around some of the common power tools out there: the drill and the saw.  Under the guidance and watchful eye of our MOSS technicians, the participants of our most recent event, hosted by the Mothers of North Arlington (MONA), gained hands-on experience in a safe environment. The ladies started the night by learning about power drills.  MOSS technicians, Andrew and Brian, started by explaining the different parts of the drill and their  accessories.  Did you know that nowadays most drills have magnetic tips that are easy to attach and detach?  Sure.  But did you also know that a lot of drills now come with …   
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Light Fixtures for Northern VA Residents

April 21, 2015

Moss Building & Design is partnering with Dominion Electric for a Girls Night Out event on Thursday, April 23rd from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM. RSVP here. Come meet us at the Dominion Lighting Show Room located in Chantilly where we’ll present our HandyMOM 101 workshop, “Caulk It.” We’ll also be giving away some great prizes with Dominion to celebrate their 75th anniversary! Prior to the event, Dominion shares the latest design trends from the Dallas Lighting Market.   By- Patty Jordan (PJordan@DominionElectric.com) From ornate to minimalist, rustic to modern, this year’s collections offer something for everyone. Each year, the Dallas Lighting Market showcases the latest design trends and lighting fashions, attracting professionals from around the world. Once again the team at Dominion Electric Supply donned their most sensible shoes (it’s a big show to walk!) in search of the coolest trends in residential lighting. Below are our top six trends from this …   
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Spring Home Improvement Ideas   

April 14, 2015

Hiding the Unattractive Home Necessities By- Madeline Pillow (MPillow@MossBuildingandDesign.com) Spring is the silent call that awakens in us the thought: “I want to spend time outdoors.” With winter weather (hopefully) behind us, we are once again aware of all the activities we could be partaking in outside: picnicking, gardening, or watching the kids play on the swing set. Along this awareness also comes the realization that the yard looks a little rough. But winter weather isn’t like a calming facial scrub for our yards; it’s more like chemical peel gone wrong so the after effects shouldn’t be that surprising. But fixing this isn’t that hard to tackle: start by pruning back some unruly trees or plan and prepare areas for your new flower beds. And don’t forget to clean out that bird bath and put in some fresh sparkling water for your feathery friends. What might be your biggest item to …   
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Kitchen Design: Countertop, Tile and Lighting Selections

April 13, 2015

Check out previous kitchen blog installments here By – Jeannine Miller (JMiller@MossBuildingandDesign.com) I’m so excited to be making the last of my selections. These selections may be last, but they certainly aren’t least – especially the countertop and tile. For years I’ve been looking at different countertops, but had yet to settle on “the one.” Phil and I both love marble, but it’s just not practical for our family. For a while, I was really interested in this newer product called thin porcelain tile (TPT), which looks like marble, but Phil couldn’t get behind it. He insisted he wanted a thick slab of something from a quarry. (How very caveman of him.) Luckily, MOSS owner, Jason Hampel introduced us to quartzite and it was a done deal – it’s perfect for us! Quartzite has the durability of granite, veining resembling marble and our slabs of White Princess were mined in Brazil. …   
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Home Tips: Important New Water Heater Requirements

April 8, 2015

    By – Jenn Zschunke (JZschunke@MossBuildingandDesign.com) On April 16, 2015, the Department of Energy (DOE) will make effective its new energy efficiency mandates as outlined as part of the National Appliance and Energy Conservation Act (NAECA). The new mandates will affect all water heaters manufactured for sale in the U.S. There are some important details that will be helpful to all MOSS customers who could potentially be in the market to repair or replace their water heaters. By introducing new guidelines for the design of water heaters, the DOE calculates that the updated mandate will avoid about 172.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas emissions of about 33.8 million automobiles, over the course of the next 30 years. In order for water heaters to comply with the new mandates, their insulation has to be increased, and, thus, their design has to be altered by their …   
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