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As an award-winning luxury design/build firm, MainStreet Design Build is particularly qualified to speak to the benefits of luxury design and what it means. And, MainStreet Design Build’s very own Christine Ramaekers is one of the designers in this article who provides fabulous insight into the interpretation of “luxury” and why it’s important...
Eric Richards (left); Jim Stinson (right)
MainStreet is proud to welcome on board two new, much needed additions to the MainStreet Design Build family; Jim Stinson, Production Manager; and Eric Richards, Senior Designer.
MEET JIM STINSON, Production Manager:
Examining the close relationship between budget, scope and schedule, any small change in one of these three constraints can drastically affect a project’s outcome. For Jim Stinson,...
See how these Southeast Michigan bungalows transformed from ordinary to extraordinary
BEFORE:This plain, brick, post-war bungalow in Ferndale, MI presented a less-than-friendly façade. The stone and brick were in great condition, but the nondescript porch and the plain clapboard siding gave the front exterior very little personality.
AFTER: A renovation that boasts strong cottage elements gives this home plenty of personality. A new...
When it comes to measuring what is popular in home design, one of the most reliable, pure tests in gauging people’s quick-fire gut response to what they see. So, when someone saves a photo on Houzz to an ideabook, after browsing through many photos and clicking Save, they are telling us what they like.
With that in mind, we put together MainStreet Design Build’s 5 most popular photos that were added to ideabooks in 2014. The spaces span all...
When you have a perfect-sized home that you love in the right location, all it takes is a little ingenuity and design inspiration to change your home’s exterior—from drab to fab.
This post war bungalow lacked curb appeal and artistic detail. The owners envisioned coming home to a charming, cottage-style home that had a quaint feel and promised a maintenance-free...