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Hot Home Improvement Trends for 2017

If you weren’t able to achieve your dream home in 2016, don’t lose hope. 2017 has brought even better trends that will surely make you happy. It’s all about remodeling smartly, focusing on smaller changes and incorporating personal touches to create a different and unique outcome.

Here are hot home improvement trends you should definitely do this year:


Kitchen Remodeling – Latest Upgrades



The latest upgrades will surely cut you some slack. It will make your life so easy, you’ll be able to magically prepare meals in the least time possible. Induction cook-tops provide easy touch and swipe controls that allows you to adjust the heat temperature according to your liking. If you are working on eating healthy, a steam oven can retain a food’s nutrients unlike the usual oven. It also cooks faster. You can also install a Bluetooth device that will automatically sync all your appliances together.

Pastel Shades – Wallpapers & Carpets


One of the best ways to add color into a room is by adding carpets and wallpapers. They still require a lot of work, but unlike paint, they aren’t as messy. This year it’s all about colors and shades that are pleasant to the eyes. Pastel shades are great because they look soft and neutral, they can add a touch of elegance in any room. Faux fur carpets, on the other hand, are also a classic piece that never goes out of style. This trend will go well with wooden pieces of furniture.

Stain Resistant Fabrics – Upholstery

Cozy Living Room

Contemporary furniture producers have been working hard to develop upholstery fabrics that are resistant to stains. This will give homeowners the chance to wipe down and clean their pieces of furniture effortlessly. Something like this is good to have for longer periods of time because you won’t have to worry too much about its maintenance.

Stones – Accent Walls & Fireplaces


An easy way to do this trick is by picking two complementary colors. It helps if you are well-versed with the color wheel, so you can pick the most suitable base for your walls as well as the accent color. You can even go monochromatic on this one. Black against white is always timely. But this year, it’s all about the piled stones and the bricked wall around the fireplace. It’s natural and bold at the same time, you will never go wrong with this trend.

Open Shelves – Sorting & Organization


Open shelves give you a bigger space. It will also make the room a little less crowded. This is perfect to have around the kitchen in case you want an open pantry, or if you want to find your dishware right away without opening one too many doors. You can also install a floating shelf in your living room or bedroom so that you can place other things in it, such as your favorite book collection and your photo albums.

Working with the right home building team can help you make your dream home into a reality. If you would like to talk about ideas for remodeling or renovating your home in Fairfax, Mclean, Springfield, Woodbridge, Alexandria, Arlington, and Falls Church VA, reach out to us at Foster Remodeling. Call now for a free consultation!

9 Kitchen Design Trends That Can’t Go Wrong


Remodeling your kitchen is a huge commitment. Make sure you’re getting the best return by making choices that’ll last. Here are 9 trends with staying power.




Your kitchen is the one place where you want to be really careful about trendy choices. The last thing you want is a kitchen that’s out of sync in just a few years simply because you followed a trend. Instead, look at the trends in terms of the value they bring to your life and your home.

Here are nine trends that are popular now, but have staying power because they address lifestyle needs, convenience, and savings — ensuring you’ll enjoy your kitchen for many years.


1. Love White? You Won’t Go Wrong

It’s hard to believe that white kitchens could get any more popular. But the preference for white cabinets continues to soar. Sixty-seven percent of National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) members said that white is their top choice for cabinets, a 20% climb from two years ago. And layering white on white — white backsplashes beneath white cabinets on white countertops — was spotlighted in the 2014 Best in American Living Awards presented by the National Association of Home Builders.

Whirlpool’s White Ice collection, with its glass-like glossy sheen, is being hailed as the first appliance exterior to rival stainless steel.

White appliances are so much easier to keep clean than stainless, which smudges if you as much as look at it. Plus, the new icy look is simple, cool, and able to blend into transitional and contemporary styles.

And since stainless has filtered down to the masses, it no longer has that expensive and exclusive cache it once had. But white will always have staying power.


011717_greyKitchen2. Want Color? Go for Neutral Gray

The popularity of sleek, sophisticated gray color schemes is soaring. Seventy-one percent of NKBA designers said gray is the fastest-growing color scheme for kitchens in 2014.

But gray can be tricky. In cold, cloudy climates, gray can appear frozen unless you use it on warm materials like wood cabinets, or pair it with hot colors likes reds and yellows. On the other hand, gray can appear pleasantly cool in sunny, hot climates — a breath of fresh air in heat and humidity.  So while white kitchens are a safe bet, gray is neutral enough — and close enough to white — to have staying power if you use it well.



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Written by: – House Logic Contributor

Bathroom Makeover Ideas for Every Season

As seasons change, your bathroom designs should too. It’s not enough to just have one look throughout the entire year. It can get boring and you will most likely lose interest in your bathroom that way. Here are some tips on how to make your bathroom presentable for all seasons:


bathroom remodeling - spring season - foster remodeling solutions Floral is a staple for Spring. You can do this by placing fresh flowers on a vase next to your sink. White flowers with light pink and lush green foliage is a perfect decoration for every bathroom. You can have them in detail around your mirror, or have it as a pattern for your curtains if you have any. These simple changes can make anything look more alive and feminine.

You can also try painting the walls with muted and pastel colors for that cool and clean effect. Classic white tiles is a traditional grand bath design that will work with every season of the year too. Lighter tones and spacious designs can promote a calming feeling that will surely encourage you to spend more time in your tub.


bathroom remodeling - summer season - foster remodeling solutions Summer has always been a loud season. Loud in a sense that it is usually incorporated with bright, bold colors that usually reflect fun and excitement. Hues of yellow, green, orange and electric blue give of that tropical vibe. You can add some art works of your choice. It could be splotches of paint or a well-crafted piece of furniture. With the help of experts, it’s possible to squeeze in a tub big enough for two people inside a normal-sized bath. And they can even make it look spacious. Bathing will then feel like you are on a luxurious spa somewhere in the South Pacific.

Don’t ever limit yourself when it comes to your home. Bathrooms may not be the first room your guests would think about, but it’s a pretty personal area that can really show people how well you enjoy your “me time.” If you are a Summer person, don’t hesitate to incorporate a single design that goes well with the season.


bathroom remodeling - fall season - foster remodeling solutions With the red and brown leaves falling to the ground, Fall is surely a unique season on its own. It’s colder than the last two seasons, but it’s also warmer than Winter. Usually this season attracts color with warmer tones and hues.

Add an armchair or two in your bathroom. Place it just beside your tub or right next to your sink where it hits the mirror at a perfect angle. This way, if you ever felt like sitting down while you are waiting for the tub to fill or the water to reach its perfect temperature, you’d have somewhere to sit on. Deep mahogany cabinets and pieces of furniture will complete your grand bath’s Autumn theme. You can also go for the classic plum if you want. An excellent interior design team will be able to provide you with the look that can best portray the magic of this season without much hassle for your bathroom remodeling.


bathroom remodeling - winter season - foster remodeling solutions Winter is a festive season. It’s cold, but it shouldn’t stop you from achieving your ideal bathroom interior design. When it’s freezing outside, it should be soothingly warm inside. But to celebrate the holidays brought by this season, you can incorporate deep colors of red and green. These two may not look good with the other three seasons, but if you pair and match them up with a complementing color, it will work.

A good tip for this time of year is to add fairy lights along your glass shower doors, plain walls, mirrors, or tubs. They are not too harsh and they are lovely to have around come winter holidays.

Bathrooms are easy to redesign and redecorate once you get to work with the right professional home-building team. Of course, there are some DIYs all over the internet that you can most likely try, but when it comes to major renovations and remodeling, call the experts.

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Cabinet Styles 101

2 When it comes to cabinet construction, there are 3 types. Inset cabinets have doors that recess into the face frame so that doors and cabinet fronts are flush. This is how cabinets were constructed up until the mid-twentieth century and it’s a popular choice for traditional style and historic homes. One thing to keep in mind when considering doors styles is storage capacity. Inset doors and drawers are an elegant choice, but will be narrower than overlay.











A partial overlay door sits on top of the cabinet face frame and overlaps the opening, leaving typically between ¼ and ½” of the frame exposed. This is the most common type of door and works with either a traditional or modern design style. Overlay has a slightly increased storage capacity over inset.

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Full overlay, also known as full access offers the most storage capacity per cabinet because the face frame is eliminated or considerably reduced. It is often associated with modern style kitchens, but can work well in a transitional style kitchen with a raised panel or shaker style door.

The best way to understand different cabinet styles is to visit a showroom where you can see and compare them side by side.

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Written by: Dory Clemens – Design Consultant – Foster Remodeling Solutions, Inc.


7 Mistakes NOT to make in your Bathroom Remodel

Whether you are just replacing an outdated vanity or renovating the entire space, bathroom remodeling can be an expensive proposition. Read on to find out the 7 most common mistakes made during a bathroom renovation and how you can avoid them in your own home.

screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-1-00-57-pm1. Don’t Ignore the Bathroom Fan

Don’t forget about this often-overlooked feature: an appropriately sized bathroom exhaust fan. Without proper ventilation, humidity gets trapped in the enclosed space. Over time, this moist environment becomes the perfect home for mold and mildew, and allows paint, grout, and metal to deteriorate. Whether you already have a fan or add one in your renovation, make sure to vacuum the vent clean of construction dust and debris before switching the fan on in your updated space.


screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-1-01-04-pm2.  Lacking a Clear Plan

Planning is everything! Instead of discovering your bathroom’s specific needs after you’ve already ripped out the toilet, make a plan that takes into account precise measurements, anticipated cost, all materials, and your own personal taste. Map out your plan for any family members or contractors who will be helping you with the remodel.


screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-1-01-14-pm3. Improper Spacing
If your plan for your bathroom renovation focuses on looks rather than function, that’s a big problem. Leave the decorating for later and think about the layout and spacing first. If you’re breaking down walls and moving plumbing fixtures, you’ll not only want to make sure the new layout satisfies building codes for minimal spacing guidelines, but also be certain that the placement of fixtures and furnishings allows for comfortable    everyday use.


screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-1-07-03-pm4.  Choosing the wrong Materials

Bathrooms undergo some serious stress—from high moisture levels to quick temperature shifts. To prevent warped or mildewed floors, walls, or vanities, you’ll want to choose materials designed specifically for the bathroom. When you’re spending lots of money to redo your space, it’s important to know that your wallpaper can survive high humidity and your wood vanity will stand the test of time.


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Why YOU should hire a NARI Contractor

senaNARI is the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

Each member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry is pledged to observe high standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility in the conduct of business by:

  • Promoting in good faith only those products and services which are known to be functionally and economically sound, and which are known to be consistent with objective standards of health and safety.
  • Making all advertising and sales promotion factually accurate, avoiding those practices which tend to mislead or deceive the customer.
  • Writing all contracts and warranties such that they comply with federal, state, and local laws.
  • Promptly acknowledging and taking appropriate action on all customer complaints.
  • Refraining from any act intended to restrain trade or suppress competition.
  • Attaining and retaining insurance as required by federal, state, and local authorities.
  • Attaining and retaining licensing and/or registration as required by federal, state, and local authorities.

So…why should you hire a NARI contractor?

If you would like to talk about ideas for remodeling or renovating your home in Fairfax, Mclean, Springfield, Woodbridge, Alexandria, Arlington, and Falls Church VA, reach out to us at Foster Remodeling. Call now for a free consultation!



Include your Pet in Your Remodeling Project

0802_dogBowls2You may think a person would have to be a bit eccentric to go to the expense of building or remodeling with their pets in mind. But if you consider that you create your home to suit yourself and your children, and even guests, It’s not a leap to build for your pets. If you are going to share your life with pets, it makes perfect sense to build or remodel your home, and create a custom design for their comfort and convenience as well as yours.

If pets are an important part of your family, you’ll want to keep them in mind when planning your next home remodeling project.

0802_dogBowls4Feeding Station

Feeding time doesn’t have to take over your space. Consider a custom shelf built into kitchen or laundry room cabinetry, with cutouts for bowls. Convenience gadgets for food and water include removable stainless steel dishes in a protected stand and you could install a water line and faucet with an automatic water attachment – as their pets drink, the bowl is automatically refilled.


0802_dogBed1Sleeping Accommodations

There are many ways to incorporate a place for your dog or cat to sleep. Consider creating a built-in bed or crate area in your laundry room or family foyer where your companion can curl up for an afternoon nap or escape from the hustle and bustle of company. A special spot under the stairs can be a great use of wasted space.





0802_litterBoxHidden Litter Boxes:

The litter box is by far the major downside of having a cat. Figuring out where to put this thing so your cat isn’t doing its business in front of everyone and the smell doesn’t permeate the house can be quite a challenge. The bathroom ends up being a safe choice for most home-owners, a built-in area makes the litter box nearly invisible.





0802_dogWashDoggy Tubs:

Often located in a family foyer, laundry room or garage, doggy tubs are an increasingly popular option. Special designs with little or no curb and a hand-held sprayer at a lower level make easy work of rinsing off muddy paws after a romp in the backyard or giving Rover a full bath.

If you would like to talk about ideas for remodeling or renovating your home in Fairfax, Mclean, Springfield, Woodbridge, Alexandria, Arlington, and Falls Church VA, reach out to us at Foster Remodeling. Call now for a free consultation!

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Faucet Buying Guide

0809_lundgrenConsumer Reports Best Faucet Buying Guide

If you’re remodeling or upgrading your kitchen, the latest in top-notch hardware and tough finishes have made corroded, leaking, and dripping faucets a thing of the past. Most faucets also come with lifetime warranties (for the original buyer) that cover defects and even finishes.

Faucets have become so reliable, we found few performance differences between brands. That’s why we no longer rate faucets, but instead focus on the pros and cons of faucet finishes and features so that you can choose a great faucet, no matter your budget.


written by: Consumer Reports


Organizing Your Kitchen Cabinets

Get your kitchen in order with this go-to guide for cabinet organization.

072616_saganWhen it comes to loving where you live, organization plays a big role. And while there are strategies, gurus, and services galore that focus on domestic overhauls, when it comes to organizing your stuff, it sometimes just feels better to do it yourself — and as simply as possible. Just don’t start to organize until you’ve taken inventory and purged the items you no longer need (like that mini food processor you bought with good intentions but never actually use).

So before you start browsing new homes to find a larger place for all your stuff, consider these simple kitchen organization tricks, which can help you but the fun back into what should be one of the most functional rooms of your home.



Start with a blank slate

0726_pickusWhen you’re playing the organization game, it’s important to start from scratch — especially in the kitchen. So empty out all those cabinets and drawers, and sort your stuff into three piles: trash, donate or sell, and keep. Take the trash out immediately, and put the donate/sell pile somewhere out of sight (like the trunk of your car), so you won’t be tempted to put any of it back into the keep pile.

Then, separate your keep pile into smaller piles by usage: cookware, dishes, seasoning, and storage, and put them near the cabinets and drawers where they’ll be most convenient.

Location, location, location

Yes, cookware takes up a lot of space — but it should still be easily accessible and kept close to the stove. If getting out your stock pot for spaghetti night is always an exercise in frustration, your take-out menus will probably get more use than it does.

The bottom shelf — prime cabinet real estate — is for deeper pots and pans. Store with handles out to render them just a quick grab away from use and to give you a clear view of what dimensions and depths you actually have on hand.


Written by: Trulia – Life At Home

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