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The 2022 Model ReModel project will refresh an early 19th-century Victorian home and add a newly constructed attached accessory dwelling unit. It’s located in the historic district of Hyattsville, Md, known for its number of Victorian and Arts & Crafts homes.

The project will be led by preservation requirements and Symbi Homes’ set of values, focusing on a symbiotic approach to construction, creating homes that mutually benefit people and the planet. In the main home, Symbi will revamp the first floor and refurbish the existing wood drop siding. In a unique twist, the homeowners will move into the new ADU, which will be constructed with aging-in-place and universal design principles at the forefront.

This year marks the eighth year of Pro Remodeler’s program covering the start-to-finish of a home remodel. Keep up to date and follow along with the transformation on the Project Updates page, watch a “How to” video or join in the conversation on social media!


The ReModeler

Symbi Homes

Nicole Tysvaer

Symbi Homes is a residential developer that is reinventing single-family home design and construction with an emphasis on wellness, energy efficiency, and technology.

Symbi Homes CEO Nicole Tysvaer, PhD, LEED AP, brings more than 23 years of experience in the start-up world to her love of construction and passion for sustainability. At the core of Symbi Homes is its symbiotic approach to construction, ensuring a mutually beneficial relationship for people and planet by creating healthy and environmentally friendly homes.

Key features of a Symbi Homes development include air and water filtration, biophilic designs that connect a home to nature, a highly insulated prefabricated shell, certified Net Zero Ready, and ongoing home performance monitoring.

Building upon the success of their award-winning Symbi Duplex One, a Net Zero Ready demonstration project and Custom Builder magazine and PRODUCTS online demo home 2021, Symbi Homes continues to set the standard for high quality, sustainable infill development for both new homes and remodels in the DC Metro area.


Our Brand


Professional Remodeler is more than a magazine, website and social media presence. It’s a vibrant conversation. One voice comes from the editors who tell the stories that remodelers need to make their business stronger and smarter. The other voice comes from the audience, 96,000 professionals in an industry that’s reshaping one of the most profound concepts of human existence: Home. The Model ReModel is part of that discussion with videos, blogs, tips and product information on a unique and wonderful project.

Visit our website at www.proremodeler.com

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