Patio, Porch, & Deck Inspiration for Families


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Dear Moss Building & Design,

Despite the heat, humidity, and bugs, my kids want to be outside. Yuck! To accommodate our family’s needs, I want a cool and relaxing space to watch them play while working at home. Any ideas?


Dear Dulles Mom,

You’re right! The heat of summer is definitely upon us. To meet your family’s needs and lifestyle, we think a refreshing shaded deck or patio is a perfect retreat!

Northern Virginia definitely saw the pandemic create many remote working opportunities, while traditional offices fell by the wayside with homeowners utilizing outdoor spaces for working at home. As life finally starts to return to normal, people are now utilizing decks and patios in a different way too. Not only for summer cookouts and outdoor gatherings but a space to work while the kids run amuck in the yard. Did you know that work productivity increases after 30-minutes of fresh air? It’s true!

For some inspiration and ideas, check out some of our recent MOSS outdoor remodels in our newest blog post, Summer Living with Decks, Patios, & Porches.


Moss Building & Design is the top home remodeling company in Northern Virginia that has established a reputation for excellence in remodeling additions, kitchens, bathrooms, and basements and providing home services for homeowners. With a strong focus on community, Moss Building and Design encourages a hands-on approach to home improvement with an emphasis on education. Their ‘Girls Night Out’ HandyMOM101 events offer DIY workshops covering projects like tiling, power drills, caulking, and patching drywall.

Connect with them by visiting them online, or get social with them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Moss Building & Design can also be reached at (703) 961-7707.


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