By Mina Fies, Founder & CEO, Synergy Design & Construction
“New Beginnings” is the theme of this year’s Reston Home Tour, and it couldn’t be more true for me and my husband! After decades of moving around (including in our childhood years), we were drawn to Reston because of the sense of community, diversity, and, of course, the lakes and sense of nature (all the while being right on the doorstep of Washington, D.C.). Now, we’ve finally carved out our own little piece of Reston to call home and are delighted to be part of this year’s home tour and share it with you.
Last month, we shared the story of how our new-to-us Lake Anne neighborhood home was chosen as the 2021 Pro Remodeler Model ReModel. The remodel of our Reston home is in the final stages, and we couldn’t be more excited to include the big reveal as part of the home tour.
Every year, the Reston Home Tour provides us the opportunity to see what’s possible in our community’s homes and to get inspired by the design choices others have made. Fortunate to work with a number of well-known national product sponsors as part of the Model ReModel experience, it was important to us that we used the same products in our own home as we would recommend to homeowners who are working with our remodeling company, Synergy Design & Construction.
We invite you to come and tour our home and see for yourself how we used these products to transform a dated mid-century house into a contemporary home as part of the Reston Home Tour on Oct. 16!
- A total remodel from top to bottom! Every single room in our home has been remodeled.
- Creation of an open concept kitchen on the main level featuring Cabico Walnut Cabinets, Adelphi Painted Cabinets, mixed metal JennAir appliances and a unique design feature — a Touchstone electric fire in the kitchen island.
- Removal of the old staircases and railings, replaced with a “must-have” Viewrail floating staircase.
- A complete reconfiguration of the primary suite to create a large primary bathroom, walk-in-closet and even a sitting area complete with a mini bar and updated fireplace using ProVia stone. Get a sneak peek here!
- Plumbing fixtures and fittings throughout from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery.
- Every detail counts: We even updated the fans with Panasonic WhisperFit fans to ensure peace and quiet.
- Go behind the scenes. Learn how we kept our sanity remodeling during a pandemic with the help of Zipwall dust barrier systems and used quality products like TiteBond for trusted results.
- Exterior improvements (approved by Reston Association) using top-of-the-line ProVia windows and doors for curb appeal, functionality and energy efficiency. We even updated the exterior trim using Versatex trimboard.
Reston Home Tour tickets are on sale through the Reston Historic Trust & Museum (RHT) now! The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. RHT is a nonprofit organization and all proceeds from the tour go towards their mission of preserving the past, informing the present and influencing the future of Reston.
Learn more about the homes featured on this year’s tour and buy tickets here.
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