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February 17, 2022
With a modern floating stair that comes in a kit and the option for installment services, Viewrail's products eased the process for remodelers Mark
February 15, 2022
Endless product choices can make selections a daunting task, but remodelers Mark and Mina Fies found relief when working with Ferguson Bath, Kitche
February 2, 2022
Mark Fies from Synergy Design & Construction shares the benefits his team found when swapping rotted wood trim with Versatex PVC trim.
February 2, 2022
JennAir's RISE appliances bring superior performance and luxury design into the Model ReModel kitchen.
January 26, 2022
Touchstone's electric fireplaces are so versatile, Mark and Mina Fies of Synergy Design & Construction were able to effortlessly recess one rig
January 11, 2022
Mark and Mina Fies of Synergy Design & Construction chose Cabico cabinets for their high quality construction, attractive looks, and impressive
November 17, 2021
Mark and Mina Fies were seeking a simple way to bring organic, natural elements into their primary bedroom.
November 9, 2021
There were two main considerations the 2021 Model ReModel remodelers had when renovating the exterior of their 1969-built home:
November 4, 2021
Synergy uses Titebond adhesive to glue new subfloor in the primary bedroom.  
November 1, 2021
While claiming a spot on a community’s home tour or Parade of Homes can position remodelers in a beneficial place, reaping the most rewards from th
October 13, 2021
Synergy piqued attendee interest by revealing only a handful of renderings.  
October 12, 2021
Remodelers and homeowners Mark and Mina Fies of Synergy Design & Construction dec
October 7, 2021
The secondary kitchen features custom teal painted cabinets, a 30" JennAir induction cooktop, 30" wall oven, 18" sink, and walnut floating shel
September 28, 2021
To meet the needs of home- and business owners Mark and Mina Fies of Synergy Design & Construc
September 13, 2021
As you stand in the Model ReModel’s new primary spa bathroom, it takes a few moments to recall the awkwardness of the past space.
September 8, 2021
Like many of the homes in its surrounding Reston, Va., neighborhood, the Model ReModel had awkward space under the stairs on the main level.
August 30, 2021
After 50 years, almost everything in a hou
August 26, 2021
Tile can bring color, texture, and functionality to a bathroom remodel, but only if the tile is installed properly.
August 19, 2021
From the top to the bottom of the Model ReModel, Mina and Mark Fies have sought to create a clean, modern look, and the fireplace in the primary be
July 30, 2021
If you want to run a slow, inefficient remodeling company that has plenty of chances to make expensive mistakes
July 30, 2021
Laundry may be a chore, but it’s one that homeowners like.
July 21, 2021
While the Synergy Design & Construction
July 21, 2021
 If your kitchen remodeling clients are interested in the look of mixed metals for their dream contempora
July 15, 2021
Compared to the multiple connections in the upstairs bathrooms and relocated laundry room, the plumbing work fo
July 12, 2021
When you’re gutting a kitchen, moving a laundry room upstairs, and remodeling three bathrooms in a 1969 home, y
June 25, 2021
At 352 pounds and nearly 18 feet long, the ⅜ inch-thick steel plate was a monster.
June 23, 2021
As Mark and Mina Fies considered the Reston, Va., house that is now the 2021 Model ReModel, they decided the ho
June 16, 2021
No matter how long you’ve been in the housing industry, there’s just something about a building products showroom.
June 16, 2021
As any remodeler knows, you can’t always predict what you’ll find behind the walls of your newest project.
June 9, 2021
When Mark and Mina Fies began p
June 7, 2021
When you’re updating multiple floors of a 1969 home, there’s going to be a lot of demolition.
May 26, 2021
When it comes to remodeling bathrooms, Mark and Mina Fies have lots of experience.
May 17, 2021
This Bagster at the Model ReModel takes up less room than a dumpster and can hold up to 3,300 pounds of trash. 
May 17, 2021
Let’s just say that insulation doesn’t seem to have been a priority when the Fies' home was built in 1969.
May 10, 2021
Between construction noise and contractor parking, a home remodeling project can lead to countless complaints f
May 9, 2021
If a remodeler is wondering where they’re going to find a floating staircase at a price that won’t bust their h
April 30, 2021
When Mark and Mina Fies considered where to move the laundry room in their home renovation, they looked at a fo
April 30, 2021
After a half-century of use, the staircase at the Model ReModel in Reston, Va., was due for a facelift.
April 23, 2021
With more than 370,000 homeowner associations (HOAs) in the United States, the chances are good that one of you
April 23, 2021
When Mina Fies considered the existing gas fireplace on the main level of the Model ReModel, she just knew it was going to be problematic for the o
April 15, 2021
The dust that comes with remodeling is not just a hassle for the homeowner; it’s also a health risk for t
April 15, 2021
When growing worries about the novel coronavirus caused Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to begin closing
April 2, 2021
Even before they began renovating their own home for the 2021 Model ReModel, Mark and Mina Fies have understood how stressful a home remodel can be
April 2, 2021
Homeowners who are tired of hauling laundry baskets to and from a basement laundry room will want the Model ReModel’s laundry room update for their
March 29, 2021
It’s only been a week since Synergy Design & Construction crews began ripping out the bathroom fixtures, walls, and flooring at the Model ReMod
March 26, 2021
When you stand in the living room of Mark and Mina Fies’ 1969 Reston, Va., home, you notice the sliding glass doors, the view of the nearby tree-li
March 24, 2021
After renovating numerous Northern Virginia homes since 2008, Mark and Mina Fies are ready to create–and enjoy–their own bedroom suite.
March 24, 2021
Once the plastic sheeting was up, sealing the primary bedroom and bathroom off from the rest of Mark and Mina Fies’ Reston, Va., home, the sounds o
March 12, 2021
Mark Fies remembers when it used to take appliances between three and six weeks to arrive for a remodeling proj
March 12, 2021
When developer Robert E. Simon Jr.
March 12, 2021
As soon as Mina Fies saw the listing for the four-bedroom Reston,Va., home in December 2020, she knew they had to move fast. 

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