Skip to main content
Interior DesignKitchen Remodeling

The Renovation Roadmap: Behind the Scenes of A Home Remodel

At Synergy Design & Construction we developed the Renovation Roadmap™ as your personal guide to an exceptional remodeling experience. We are absolutely committed to a better approach to home remodeling and the roadmap guides you each step of the way. We partner with you from the outset from plans and designs to providing exact costs and a detailed timeline for your project so you know exactly what is happening when for your project. Why is this important? It helps eliminate change orders, unexpected bills, delays and frustration.

So join us as we take you on a journey behind the scenes of a Kitchen remodel in Reston and show you how it all comes together…..

Design Comes First, then Construction

We live in an age of instant gratification, but a beautiful, design thoughtful remodel takes time. In the real world, remodels do not take a few thousand dollars and a few weeks. Slow down! Be realistic in your timelines, plan ahead and enjoy the journey! The first phase in any remodel is design. If you are talking to a contractor who tells you they can start construction in 2 weeks, that’s an immediate red flag. At Synergy, we take you through a comprehensive preliminary design phase that includes creating as-builts (existing conditions) of your home and coming up with conceptual design options for you to consider in your new space. Our in-house Design Team brings a wealth of industry knowledge and creative talent to guide you.

Preliminary Designs

Preliminary Designs help you focus on layout and use, not finishes

Materials Wait for Construction, Not the Other Way Around

At Synergy, we have a saying, “Materials wait for construction, construction does not wait for materials”. Simply put, this means you make all your material selections (appliances, cabinetry, fixtures and fittings) well before anyone starts swinging hammers in your home. We call this the “Design Development” phase.  This phase is essential as it takes into account lead times so we can start your project on time and not demolish your Kitchen and then tell you the cabinets you really wanted haven’t arrived yet, so see you in 6 weeks! During this phase, we also provide you with 3D images so you can see exactly how your space will come together when complete.

3D Image of kitchen remodel

3D images provide a realistic “sneak peek” of your finished space


By the time we get to this stage of your remodel, we’ve dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s! We take care of all of the permits required, hold a pre-construction meeting with you before the construction begins (as well as hold weekly status meetings during the project) and – most importantly – start and end your project exactly when we said we would! The best bit? Your project is ON-TIME and ON-BUDGET!  Meet our talented crew and watch the video below to see how a recent Kitchen remodel in Reston unfolded!

Ready to get started on your next remodel? As one of the best remodelers in the area, we know a thing or two when it comes to home remodeling. From luxury condominium remodeling in Reston to whole home remodeling in Oakton, give us a call and tell us about your plans to make your home your own!

Leave a Reply