Why You Should Remodel Your Home Right Now

July 28, 2016
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Unhandy Mom: The Love of Lowe's

June 24, 2016
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 by Zaiba Hasan (ZHasan@MossBuildingandDesign.com) 
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Limited-Time Referral Program!

June 20, 2016
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Last week MOSS was voted second in the Small Business Category for the Top Workplaces in DC. We are celebrating this achievement by offering an enhanced referral program! See what CEO Jason Hampel had to say about  MOSS winning Top Workplaces in DC.
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What Homeowners Can Learn from the Love It or List It Lawsuit

April 19, 2016
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Last week, two North Carolina homeowners sued the company that produces the hit HGTV show, ‘Love it or List it.’ In the lawsuit the couple alleges that the work done by the show and subcontractors was “disastrous” and that their “renovations” caused more problems rather than creating solutions. While this couple’s experience is undoubtedly unconventional considering their entire renovation was filmed and part of a reality television series-- it does point to some key things to consider when remodeling your home.
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MOSS Wins 6th Consecutive Angie's List Super Service Award

January 28, 2016
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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.
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Moss Offering Special "Thank You" Discount

July 25, 2011
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Best of Northern VA Remodeler Just recently we were excited to learn that we had been voted “Best of Northern Virginia” in the remodeling category by the readers of Northern Virginia magazine. We are celebrating this event by offering a special, limited time promotion on handyman services.
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Remodeling Q&A

March 25, 2011
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Home Renovation Process At our initial consultation, we meet with a client, find out what kind of home renovation they want to have done, talk through ideas, and take measurements of the space. The next step is to provide an initial design concept and a proposal. For one couple considering extensive kitchen renovations in their Northern VA home – including moving walls – I provided two different design concepts. For each concept I gave them a basic floor plan that indicated the location of the walls, counters, cabinets, table, sink, stove, etc.  I also provided a 3-D rendering (which gave them a better idea of how the space would appear) and some pictures of specific features – such as a kitchen island – that I was recommending. The accompanying proposal included pricing information about labor costs, counters, cabinets, flooring, and backsplash. Of course, all pricing is approximate at this stage because it depends on the choices the homeowners make along the way.  But the proposal gives them a ballpark idea of what the remodeling will cost.  After the clients had a chance to review the plans and the proposal, I spoke with them about their experience. Q:  What did you first think when you saw the floor plans for your home remodel I had developed for you? A:  We thought it was great how you had captured the ideas that we’d been mulling around for years – and improved on them.  Because you took measurements, you could show us exactly how everything would fit together, and it was particularly helpful to have the 3-D version to visualize the remodel would look. Q:  Did anything surprise you? A:  We liked the various ways you worked in the seating.  We have a small kitchen, but you were able to think of two different ways we could make it an eat-in kitchen without sacrificing too much of the food prep space.  The first idea was a built-in banquette with table – which certainly takes up less floor space than a conventional table.  The other idea was to attach a “kitchen table” to one end of the island.  We’d be able to have the look and feel of a traditional kitchen table without sacrificing too much space. I didn’t even know you could build an island like that, so it was a revelation. Q:  What did you find helpful about the proposal? A:  We really didn’t have a good idea of what our concept for our kitchen renovation would cost, so it was great to get some information.  We recognize that it’s a ballpark estimate and it will change when we select specific cabinets and counters, etc.  However, it is very important to know approximately how much money we’ll need to put into it and what to plan for.  The proposal was also very specific about the various stages of demolition, construction, and finishing that the pricing covered – so we understood more about how the process worked.
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Kitchen Remodel: Choosing The Right Cabinets

July 22, 2010
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Not All Cabinets Are Created Equal When remodeling your kitchen, you have to make a lot of decisions from your counter top material to your paint color.  But, one of the biggest decisions you need to make relates to the cabinets you select.  It doesn't matter whether you are purchasing kitchen cabinets that are classified as semi-custom, or custom, their solid construction is important.
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Moss Building & Design Shares Valuable Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

May 14, 2010
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Kitchen Remodeling in Northern VA Kitchen remodeling offers so many ways to reflect your personality and your family's needs.  I love helping solve that design puzzle for Moss' customers during their home improvement, but having been in real estate, there are a two things that I always keep in mind when I’m working with someone who's considering a remodel:
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Moss Building & Design is a Proud Sponsor of Earthday@Loudoun

April 23, 2010
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Moss Building & Design is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2nd Annual EarthDay@Loudoun Family Festival in Northern VA The festival is being held this Sunday, April 25th, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  at Willow Creek Farms in the Broadlands.  Moss was a sponsor last year and was impressed by how well the event was organized and attended.
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