Schedule an appointment with Rachel De For

Rachel De For received her Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2002 and a Certificate of Interior Design from New York Institute of Art & Design in 2020. She spent a decade working in commercial construction before leaving to raise her three children and follow her husband (US Navy, retired) around the world, with stops in Germany and Japan. After returning from Japan, she decided to give construction another try, this time going to work for a local residential construction company. Since 2015, she has worked in the residential interior design and construction world, first as a project manager for a kitchen and bath design firm and a residential general contractor before coming to Foster Remodeling Solutions in 2020. Rachel brings a wide variety of knowledge to the table: construction practices, project management, a strong sense of organization and a drive to provide the best construction experience possible to Foster Remodeling Solution’s clientele. She can help you in any area of your home, from additions and sunrooms, to kitchens and bathrooms. She also ran her own home-organizing business in tandem with her full-time jobs, helping her clients declutter and organize their spaces—she can help you prepare for renovation utilizing these skills as well as her natural ability to craft a well-thought out plan for utility and space in your renovation, bringing fantastic function and peace to the home.

Rachel currently resides in Burke, VA with her husband, three children (18, 16 and 13) and their two cats, Rhett and Newt. She enjoys traveling with recent trips to Croatia, Slovenia and more “locally”, several trips to beautiful Kaua’I, a favorite destination. She loves to read and write (see links to her blog posts below), ride her stationary bike around the world, take day trips to explore Virginia and spend time with her family.

What Rachel is currently working on: a dormer addition to create an in-law suite in Brambleton, a beachy kitchen and fireplace update at Lake Barcroft and a fireplace redux in Alexandria. Currently being built: a classic white kitchen with navy island in Alexandria and a stunning transitional kitchen in white with deep gray island and a very dramatic quartz countertop. Recently completed projects: primary/hall bathroom renovations in Fairfax, transitional two-toned kitchen with forest green cement tile in Fairfax and a beautiful porch in Alexandria!

Check out some of Rachel’s Blogs:

Kitchen Technology 

Bathroom Technology

Reality TV

Updating a Classic 1950’s Basement

Turning the 1970’s into Todays Latest Trends

Pretty Little Powder Room

Let’s Talk Plats  

Expanding a Small Fairfax Kitchen into Something Amazing

Outdoor Living in Alexandria

Trends to Drive Kitchen and Bath Design in 2023.

Customized Kitchen Remodel in Alexandria’s Del Ray Neighborhood