Birmingham, MI – March 24, 2020 – Each year, Metro Detroit’s design community celebrates winners of the Annual Detroit Home Design Awards honoring professionals of award-winning home design. The 16th annual event was presented by DOBI Real Estate on Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 at The Fillmore Detroit and honored MainStreet Design Build with two awards, both for the same project: 2nd place award for Exterior Use of Color (Paint, Doors, Shutters, etc.) and 3rd place award for Contemporary Architecture (up to 4,000 square feet).
This year, instead of the traditional ceremony, the Detroit Home Design Awards were hosted on a live stream presentation.
An independent panel was selected from outside Michigan. Judges were drawn from national media (print and television), respected academic institutions, and private practice, and included nationally recognized names from design and architecture. These judges reviewed hundreds of entries and chose winners from multiple categories including Details, Exteriors, Interiors, Commercial Design, and Home Design.
MainStreet Design Build was among those category winners for Exterior Use of Color. View second-place award: https://detroitdesignmag.com/detroit-design-awards/2020-detroit-home-design-awards-presentation/.
They were also among those category winners for Contemporary Architecture (up to 4,000 square feet). View third-place award: https://detroitdesignmag.com/detroit-design-awards/2020-dda-homes/
“Our challenge with this project was modifying the front façade of a 1951 Royal Oak Colonial into a mid-century modern,” said MainStreet’s VP and Certified Kitchen Designer Christine Ramaekers. “We started by staining the original limestone a translucent greige and painting the brick to coordinate. Then, we replaced the old box bay with symmetrical casement windows, added black trim details, and modified the entire front porch to create a focal point.”
“We are happy to be included among the many designers who were recognized for their design ingenuity,” says added MainStreet’s President Steven Ramaekers. “We take great pride in our work and certainly appreciate the recognition.”
About MainStreet Design Build
MainStreet Design Build is a full service, luxury design and build firm that caters to homeowners in Oakland County who value a high level of comfort and trust in knowing that their home remodeling project will be done RIGHT—fitting their budget, lifestyle, comfort level and the architectural detail of their home. For over 25 years, MainStreet has been creating award-winning home additions, kitchens and bathrooms in the communities of Birmingham, Bloomfield, Royal Oak, Pleasant Ridge, Troy and other select areas of metro Detroit. With an in-house design team, staff of carpenters and a deep bench of skilled tradesmen, MainStreet Design Build offers homeowners the personal care, accountability, timeless design and exacting attention to detail that transforms remodeling ideas and dreams into precious living spaces. For more information, visit www.mainstreetdesignbuild.com.
This company is first-rate. Each member of the team is respectful, attentive, knowledgeable, and kind. The experience thus far has been enormously positive.
“I just wanted to let you know that even though summer is almost over we still get compliments on the work you did on our front porch. We are sitting on the porch now and we always have people walking by on their way to the beach…..we are constantly told how beautiful our house looks. Thank you for everything and please pass this along to Kyle and everyone else.”
Christopher provided the vision and helped execute the plan. He was so helpful guiding me in all selections and making sure we stuck to our plan. My kitchen refresh is everything and more. My kitchen now looks like it belongs in my home and really is a “wow” feature. I just love, love, love the way it came out!
My husband and I give our absolute highest recommendation for MainStreet Design Build! They’ve worked on many projects big and small for us over the past few years — from a total home office design/build to conquering a longstanding drainage issue outside the home. They’ve introduced us to stellar people in the industry — their handyman Marq, painters, plumbers, carpenters. Everybody is first class. MainStreet project manager Dwain is on my speed dial list as he’s helped us out so many times with projects or problems at our home. He is knowledgeable, dependable and just always has a great attitude. Will hope to have some photos of our beautiful MainStreet home office posted soon. Thanks Steve and Christine!
Main Street did our complete home remodel in 2020-2021. They were perfect professionals, and we never had any of the problems that we ran into with EVERY.OTHER.CONTRACTOR.IN.EXISTENCE. I cannot recommend them enough!
The design team was very helpful. The bathroom turned out beautiful in the end. Very courteous and professional staff. Very detail oriented. They have a team that has many excellent design ideas. The workmanship also was excellent.
“We hired Main Street Design Build for our laundry room and kitchen remodel. Like most people, we were nervous to take on such a large project, but after our first meeting with Steve, our nerves were put to rest. The entire staff exceeded our expectations at every stage of our project. The attention to detail, beautiful design options and finishes and level of communication that they offer is unique. It was an A+ experience from the office staff/designers/skilled trades and of course, our amazing project manager who made everything run smooth, on schedule, and on budget. We now have a beautiful kitchen and laundry room that we love to show off – and everyone who has seen it is equally impressed (and a little jealous). We can’t wait for our next project.”
Main Street has been terrific throughout our project so far. We are pleased with the level of service we have received.
I was most satisfied with how MainStreet stepped up to the plate on several material defects and immediately replaced and/or fixed the issue with no questions asked.
Mainstreet is top notch!! They make your visions come to life and have such great ideas to help make it that much more!! The people at Mainstreet are the best!! I was very comfortable and trusted all who came into our home, some started to feel like friends/ family. When they finished our kitchen I actually missed seeing them!! Highly recommend Mainstreet!!
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555 South Old Woodward
Birmingham, MI 48009
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