Home Automation Lands at the Hampel House in Oakton,VA….

April 16, 2010
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The Perks of Home Automation in my Northern VA Home Somehow I have managed to negotiate some very cool--though some might say unnecessary-- home automation into my house.  Maybe it's not "necessary" to be able to use my iPhone to control the speaker volume on the deck, but we weren't listening to music out back at all because it was such a pain to get to the equipment.
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Moss Building & Design Announces The Mystery Tool

April 7, 2010
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Mystery Tool Unveiled The mystery tool in our How Cool Is That Tool Contest was...a Biscuit Jointer!
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Improve Your Odds For Buying Low And Selling High in Northern VA

March 29, 2010
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Home Improvement Advice From One Friend to Another Every homeowner has remodeling projects bouncing around in their minds.  Some of them actually make it to a discussion on what we call at home a ‘need to know’ basis.  I personally have come to learn that the projects my wife and I actually discuss are just the tip of the iceberg.  And what I ‘need to know’ is not very much.
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Moss Announces First Prize Winner

March 22, 2010
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First Prize Winner Congratulations to Jennifer Denner who is our first prize winner of the "How Cool is That Tool?" contest.  Jennifer will be receiving an iPod Touch.
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New 52-inch Plasma with Surround Sound Vs. New Powder Room = No Brainer

February 22, 2010
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Introduction Hi, I'm Jason Hampel, one of the proud owners of Moss Building & Design...also a guy and a husband. Over all the years in this business and meeting with hundreds of homeowners, I have been pleased to discover that I am not the only husband who feels that a large flat-screen TV is more important than window treatments.  And I'm even more pleased to discover that I am not the only husband who has negotiated himself into a very expensive compromise to resolve this matter. I'm not saying we don't want you to remodel that bathroom in the basement, or ‘invest’ in those beautiful built-ins in a room you never enter.  I'm just saying we understand the forces at work.  I have witnessed negotiations between spouses and partners during remodeling projects that Congress would envy.  And in all seriousness, there are very often at least two very different sets of perspectives and priorities when it comes to the physical home.  Part of the remodeling process is navigating those waters and still liking each other at the end.
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