Quarter 3 | July, 2018
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Summer is here! That means it's time to put away your spring-cleaning projects and delight in the highly anticipated, well-deserved family getaway or extended vacation. It's also a perfect time to approach a remodeling project. Because planning, designing, permitting and construction take time to complete, it is essential to think about your home renovation project months in advance. If you're hoping to have a fresh new kitchen by Fourth of July, for example, you've started too late. But seriously, if you're looking to have your home remodeled just in time for Thanksgiving, now is the time to get the process started. Excellent remodeling always starts with excellent planning.

Speaking of Fourth of July, we are excited to celebrate one of the greatest holidays of our nation.
May it be a beautiful day of self-awareness, patriotism, kindness, and love. 

From your friends at MainStreet Design Build,
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10 Things to Consider When Building a Mudroom

The mudroom serves a dual purpose. First, it must be built for abuse. After all, it’s the repository for all that’s messy and outdoorsy—soggy shoes, umbrellas, boots, mud-caked croquet sets, etc. At the same time, though, it’s also an entranceway to the residence. As such, it should ideally be tidy, stylish and in sync with your home’s aesthetic. How can you make sure that this little-room-that-could serves your family’s needs? Answer these 10 questions to create your ideal mudroom!

How to Read and Understand Reviews 

While customer testimonials are an excellent way to narrow down your list of potential home remodelers, where do you find the best and most helpful reviews? Are all reviews authentic and accurate? As you do your research, here are some practical tips to help you navigate the sea of reviews, and how to read and interpret them.
 
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WE LOVE OUR CLIENTS AND OUR DEDICATED TEAM! 

Thank you for helping us reach 50 Reviews on Houzz and 10 Great Experiences In a Row on Guild Quality.
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[Video]: How to Add a Ridge Beam to a 3-Story Home
The main ridge of this 100 year old Pleasant Ridge, MI home was sagging about 3-4" from end to end. From the street view, it looked as though the roof was smiling, hence the construction term, the roof had a smile. While this was disconcerting to the homeowner, they were not sure how to fix this problem. Additionally, they were hoping to add a dormer onto the 3rd floor for a large home office. That is when they called MainStreet. Watch this video to see MainStreet in action—placing a 24-foot microlam beam into the top ridge of this 3-story home.

Meet Chuck Bittner, MainStreet Design Build’s
Productive & Efficient Project Manager
 
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Chuck has been active in the construction industry for 30 years. He started doing rough carpentry in the mountains of Southern California in the mid 80’s, and eventually moved into residential project management for an award-winning custom homebuilder in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Born and raised in Michigan, Chuck returned to the Great Lake state after almost 17 years to be closer to family. He began working in custom finish carpentry and eventually worked himself into a remodeling project manager position. Chuck is also a proud member of InterNACHI, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors.

"I am honored to be a part of such a great company, where the entire team truly takes great pride in all of their work."

Chuck likes to spend his free time with his three girls (wife, daughter, and granddaughter). He also enjoys fishing, hiking, being outdoors, and playing cards.

Meet the rest of MainStreet’s dynamic team of creative professionals.
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