Foley Development Group

(703) 759-6880
www.foleyhomes.com

Services Provided
Foley Development provides the following services:
- Custom Home Design and Build services
- Custom Remodeling and Renovations
- Additions
- Custom Home Theaters
- Whole Home Audio Visual Services
- Hardscapes
- Free Estimates and Consultations
- Please view our company video at http://vimeo.com/97971485

Areas Served
All of Northern Virginia

Business Description
Incorporated in 1976, The Foley Companies have 38 years of continuous experience in custom home building and remodeling existing homes in Northern Virginia at competitive prices. We have an extensive list of satisfied clients which exemplifies our commitment to quality, excellence and value.

Located in Great Falls, Virginia, The Foley Companies are a family owned and operated team of top quality custom design contractors. Together; Wayne, Lyn, Kyle, Shawn and Ryan Foley have built a reputation for professionalism, honesty, quality, efficiency, and value. By carefully selecting a team of trade professionals, The Foley Companies have all the expertise in-house to assist you with all the phases of your envisioned project. The Foley Companies have real-world-tested expertise and experience in building new homes, additions, remodeling existing homes as well as a division dedicated entirely to Custom Home Theaters and Whole Home Entertainment. The Foley Companies have carefully cultivated their relationship with local and nationwide suppliers to assure that clients receive the best service at the lowest possible prices to insure a smooth process from start to finish. Simply said, for 38 years we have done what we said we would do on time and on budget.

Certification and Awards
After 4 decades of quality performance, The Foley Companies have received dozens of awards including several New Home and Renovations 1st place awards NATIONWIDE in their respective categories. A true testament to our obsession with perfection.
Fairfax County Premier Design Build Firm
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Shawn Foley 
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Address:
1131 Walker Road
Great Falls, VA 22066 
Fax:
(703) 759-1590 
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Depending on some variables, you could find an inexpensive piece of fabric (that matches your patio theme) and tie it at various places (surrounding wall, tree, etc.) and have a cover that you can remove at nights when you want to. If possible, can you provide a picture of the bar?
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Look at some awnings if the bar is close enough to the side of your house. If not possibly look at framing a roof over it. I did one on mine and it worked out great.
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Any faux painter can do this for you. Look one up under the pro's section here.
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River Valley Cabinet Works
Oooh, that looks like high-gloss acrylic stuff! I think that's a stretch!;-)
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That looks very expensive and almost looks like a bar you would find in a high end hotel lobby. Not my style but to each their own.
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You need a structural engineer to draw the plans and present the plan to the permit department.

and you need to win the lottery to pay for it.
February 16, 2014 at 11:07am     
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shameemiqbal, how is your project coming along? We are custom builders in Great Falls and we have been in business for 38 years doing projects just like this one. Please contact us any time. You can also view our web page at www.foleyhomes.com. There is a lot of useful information on there as to how the process works.
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Replace the window with a vinyl window. You can order them with frosted glass for privacy so you don't have to worry about any tinting. The film will peal off anyway in a wet location like that. Make sure that any trim you use around the window is PVC and not wood. Mack sure to slope the sill for positive drainage. Use very high quality elastomeric latex caulking that is MILDEW RESISTANT or the black stuff will start showing up right away. To paint the window trim use an exterior grade semi-gloss white similar to Duron WeatherShield. Also any glass in that location must be tempered.
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Azek is just a brand of PVC so it will work. Usually the expensive caulking is the good stuff. Probably about 5 bucks a tube.
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My two cents on overall impact: it looks like the master suite may go completely across the attic. If so, there are really only two windows. They both need some sizzle. The windows should both be openable for cross ventilation. You need to follow code and use sensible design to keep the shower window from getting wet. If that means converting the shower window from double hung to short wide slider (like in motel bathroom showers over the tub), that's okay.

As Brandi suggested, a skylight would be wonderful here. It may add the sizzle to the master bedroom that you will need to sell. Use good quality; a skylight is no place to skimp. Many buyers would rather have a skylight and trade off for lower quality carpet, for example.
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HY-lite makes a vinyl window that is triple paned and is fully enclosed so that it can be mounted in a shower with no water issues (assuming correct installation procedures). It comes in acrylic block or a number of attractive designs that feature various degrees of opacity. It also comes as an awning window so it can open. It can be made to size. Then one puts tile around the jamb and seals everything up. Works great.
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You should get the white painted brick cleaned up. Probably only needs a good power washing. One thing that you could also do that would look really nice for a relative low cost would be to add some false dormers. Probably just two. I would figure about $2,000-$2,500 each installed. Fully field framed, trimmed, with windows. See the attached photo. The dormers on the right are real, the dormers on the left are false (built right on top of the roof plywood). They add a ton of curb appeal.
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That's why we do the false dormers. They are a fraction of the cost of real dormers and they break up that sea of asphalt shingles.
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I would add some brick trim work to the left side of the house so it looks as if it belongs to the right side.
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A would do the chimney in brick and perhaps all or part of the front face of the garage.
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Warm earth tones will work with the buff brick well - just keep to the rubble profile of stone you have in the sketch and try to get a range of colors that has some of the creamy tones in your brick, and a range down to dark greige incorporating some gold tones. .
July 24, 2014 at 5:33pm   
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A dove gray would work nicely here.
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Val, we would be more than happy to talk with you about your exciting new project. We are licensed in NY, and have done projects all over. Feel free to browse our website for some examples of projects we have done, www.assimilationdesignlab.com.
July 24, 2014 at 7:03pm   
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Where is the project located?
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hi13, sorry to say it but your kind of screwed on this one. That is a terrible installation and a builder worth his salt should have seen that this was going to be a problem and made simple adjustments prior to ordering and installing the stair. You should rip out the upper box stair, close in the wall 2' plus or minus, then install a new box stair that will allow the rail to die into the vertical wall with a rosette. I would be surprised if those upper balusters meet code because they are probably just trim nailed into the drywall. If you were to push on one with any kind of force, like a kid will probably do, they may just pop off of there. Also, that rail needs to be continuous to the top of the stair case which it is not and you don't have a rail on the other side of the wall.
Are those windows at the bottom of the stair tempered??? You can look on the bottom corner of the glass and it will have the tempered stamp etched into the glass. If not, major code violation.
Sorry for your troubles.
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And you should have the builder fix the stair at their expense. Basically what I see is very poor site supervision. How experienced is the superintendent on your job? How often is he/she there?
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Thanks for your input Foley Development. Hopefully it will all work out.
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bubbasgma
Very surprised that no one (especially the Pros) discussed the dangers of removing popcorn ceilings without first testing for the presence of Asbestos.
July 25, 2014 at 7:14am     
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ppf.
Pick a great brick, or stone, but not both.
July 25, 2014 at 8:04am     
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This is a great combo. See attached.
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What is your budget? I would think about going with a steeper pitch on the main second floor roof and punching out over the garage. You can get a very decorative garage door installed for under $2000. Same thing with the front door.
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Thank you!! The plan is to completely change it in a year or 2 but those ideas are very helpful for right now. I was thinking a new garage door and front door too, so that might need to happen straight away, like next week!

The rollershutters are terrible arnt they! Even worse is inside of them there is a huge winding device next to each window.
I'm not a fan of the fake 'decorative' shutters they put next to the windows either. I'm hoping to get rid of them down the track.
I didn't even notice the antenna, now I do geez it's ugly haha.

Not sure of budget. Before we move in the outside is getting gutted and redone so that will take most of our immediate budget. Over time, after we've finished inside and the yard We want to do something out here. I like the idea of extending the roof out. The thought of rendering/bagging it and changing the roof to colourbond crossed my mind and possible changing the part of it under the windows. Any building company out there--- How much for a full facelift?? To turn it into something like this. Just ball park figure? We're located in nsw Australia.
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That should say before we move in the *inside* is being gutted
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Whatever you do don't use pea gravel. We have a drive that runs the entire length of our double deep lot that the previous owners put down pea gravel. It's horrible! It shifts and everything comes up through it. If you don't go with concrete, crushed rock is a good choice. Just be sure to have it compacted.
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You may want to get an idea of the costs before you get too far into the planning process. Those units are crazy expensive ($20,000 + per unit not including the added engineering, framing, and installation of all of the above).
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NanaWall > we are in Los Gatos, CA and have spoken to a representative. So far it seems that our design could be achieved with NanaWall's sliding but not folding doors...

Foley Development Group > Thanks for the heads up. We indeed heard that the cost can be up there.
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You may also consider installing some medium sized false dormers to the right and left of the large reverse gable. Those will look really nice and add curb appeal.
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I agree with bgfuqua...please consider getting a bid for prepainted Hardie cement fiberboards. They come in a variety of colors and styles. You could do the house in lap siding, the porch area and garage in board and batten, and the gable in shingles. the windows can be outlined in hardie planks and painted an accent color. I agree that the posts should be clad and made square. http://www.jameshardie.com/homeowner/colorplus-palette.shtml

http://www.jimmynashhomes.com/photo_gallery_view.php?id=5
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I love mick50's idea of the Batten board gables
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So you are looking at new cabinets? If so then it is easy to install a decorative trim piece between the cabinets on either side of the sink. If you want to make it even more functional and decorative, you can install a dropped ceiling in this area out of the same cabinet material and install puck lights so make sure that you have enough light to work there.
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Traditional Kitchen by Great Falls Design-Build Firms Foley Development Group
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Thought the previous comment would upload the photo from our project folder. Try this.
July 15, 2014 at 1:57pm      Thanked by Rob Rosner
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GOSH, I REALLY LIKE THIS WHITE KITCHEN WINDOW DESIGN. I LIKE THAT IT GOES ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP OF THE CEILING CONNCECTING ALL THE CABINETS. THANK YOU FOR SENDING THIS.
July 15, 2014 at 2:52pm   
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I agree with Southern Landscape. The sand base is not suitable for a mortar grout. Poly sand is probably the best bet.
July 15, 2014 at 1:20pm   
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Are you suggesting a mortar mixed with polymeric sand? Haven't thought about that option. I guess I was evaluating just polymeric sand by itself, vs. regular mortar.
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No way to tell without being able to see the plan and the beams impact on a larger scale. As to pricing and the gentleman who posted the $3,000 number - that's an absolutely impossible claim to make based upon the information provided, and should be treated as such.
July 3, 2014 at 12:24pm     
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Thank you everyone! We are planning to go with the drywall.
July 2, 2014 at 12:38pm   
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Good to hear and probably the best choice. Just remember that after the 1/4" drywall overlay, you will have to pad out your window and door jambs that length to make the trim work correctly. Don't try to lay the drywall to the existing trim; remove the trim, install the drywall, and reapply new trim and paint.
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