FA Design Build Team


When you’re searching for a contractor and flooring vendor in Northern Virginia, FA Design Build makes a compelling case to be your top pick.   That’s because we are more than a full service vendor – we are a full service, Class A General Contractor. In other words, we can handle the flooring and the build back all under one roof.   Class A general contractors are authorized to build or demolish any building in the city that...

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The sheen, or relative glossiness, of paint can dramatically alter the appearance of its color.  While technically the color is the same, the amount of reflected light changes our perception.  Glossy paint appears to be slightly darker than flat. Flat paint is preferable for its soft, almost velvety appearance.  It hides minor imperfections and can be touched up easily.  However, flat paint has a strong magnetic attraction to greasy...

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Easy ways to create a relaxing home


Posted By on Aug 14, 2012

By: Denise Smith Northern Virginians live at a hectic pace. Our lives are stressful and after a demanding day of work and gridlocked traffic, most of us want to come home to a relaxing environment where we can rest and decompress. Creating a space that welcomes relaxation doesn’t need to be difficult; just a few simple steps can make a big difference. The quickest and easiest way to create a more relaxing space is to clean up...

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The front porch has become a symbol of what is good about America. It’s as much a part of who we are as apple pie and Chevrolet. And rightly so—no other place can represent the perfect balance of public discussion and private reflection like the front porch. Outdoor living areas ranked third in upgrades wanted most in homes, according to an April 2012 survey from Better Homes and Gardens, and the home improvement industry is...

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Mold. Ewwwww….


Posted By on Mar 9, 2012

By Mylene Thomas You’re approved for your 203(k) loan and you’ve picked a contractor and you’re ready for the inspection prior to signing all the paperwork and starting construction. Then there’s mold. The big national contractor of all people has said, “No way. No how. No mold abatement or remediation here.” Well, heck, now what? You’re supposed to go to closing in a week and this was the contractor and this was the inspection and...

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My counter is NOT a cutting board


Posted By on Feb 15, 2012

By Mylene Thomas If your teenager, or significant other for that fact, is anything like mine then they have a built in filter that blocks any noise coming from your mouth. I don’t have nice countertops for that exact reason. I have a dedicated space just for cutting boards. Small cutting boards, medium cutting boards, large cutting boards, cutting boards for meat with a draining system, cutting boards for vegetables with a built in...

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