MainStreet Design Build at the 2012 Habitat for Humanity Build
We’ve had a couple of great community involvement events over the last month! Last Thursday, we hosted the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce (BBCC) Member Coffee. This was the first experience in hosting this worthwhile event, but will certainly not be our last! With almost 40 attendees, our home design studio was almost a full house!
The Chamber represents six...
Steve Ramaekers, President of MainStreet Design Build (standing) hosts the National Remodelers Round Table Team. From L to R first row: Stephanie Simons (Kohler Company), Dan Hurst (Hurst Remodeling), Andy Haste (Riverside Construction); 2nd Row: Dave Caputo (G&L and Sons Renovations), Tom Barber (Barber Construction), Pat Hurst (Hurst Remodeling), Dale Sahr (McAdams Builders); 3rd row: Stanley Acton (Acton Construction), Paul Morse...
Our happy clients: they must be thinking about their new bathroom!
Some things take time. For these MainStreet clients, their bathroom remodel had been on their minds for about 20 years. When they were ready to “take the plunge” they called us to overhaul this space and create usable storage.
A brief description of the residents in your home:
Our busy family consists of two parents, a senior in high school and a...
A MainStreet Design Build Bathroom Remodeling Project: The Rendering of the “His and Hers” Vanity Space
The master bathroom in our clients’ early 20th century Cape Cod, located in the Poppleton Park neighborhood of Birmingham, MI, was calling out for help. In the 1970’s, it had been remodeled with dark brown tile, oak cabinetry and laminate countertops, which had long since gone out of fashion and seriously aged in the 35...
A bathroom renovation by MainStreet Design Build. See more photos in the Bathroom Gallery.
Clients frequently ask this question and we’re excited share this summary on how a bathroom renovation unfolds.
A: There are a variety of ways to update and/or remodel your bathroom. An older bathroom suffering from bad plumbing, cracked tile, mold problems, outdated fixtures and finishes is often suited for a complete overhaul. A newer...
Out happy clients: more space is great!
MainStreet Design Build is excited to announce another new blog series that will showcase a featured client and their most recent home improvement project with us. We hope you enjoy learning about your Detroit metro area neighbors projects and remodeling experiences. We’d love to hear your comments about these projects or your projects, so please share them!
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MainStreet Design Build Basement Remodeling Project – Rendering of the Bar Area
Have you considered finishing your basement? You’re not alone: many Detroit-area homeowners are opting to make use of this valuable space in their homes, bringing new life to their lower levels with well-planned remodeling projects.
MainStreet is currently finishing a walk-out lower level space in a lake front home for homeowners looking...
This month, we’re launching a new blog series highlighting “A Day in the Life” of Steve Ramaekers, our President and fearless leader. We’ll share insight on the inner workings of his days and the happenings at MainStreet Design Build. As always, we welcome your questions and comments!
Friday, March 16th
It’s 6:30 a.m. and the alarm rings in our quiet house. Even Izzy (our dog) hasn’t opened her...
An in-progress basement remodel by MainStreet Design Build
Clients in the Detroit metro area come to us for a host of remodeling projects, including finished basements. Often, they have questions about this type of project and will likely ask the big one: Do finished basements really add more living space?
A: If you’re considering this type of remodel, this is a worthwhile question to mull over. According to Wikipedia:...
Like much of the country, metro-Detroit is facing challenges in the real estate marketplace. Unlike the boom of a few years ago, home sales have slowed. When homeowners consider improvements and renovations, they are wondering if now is a good time to make a remodeling investment in their home.
Camille Dunn DuBois, an experienced realtor with SKBK-Sotheby’s Birmingham, MI office, says it’s a great time to invest in your home. “In the...