Home Remodeling Insights and Design Inspiration

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The Luxury of Custom Built-Ins for Any Room in Your Home

The Luxury of Custom Built-Ins for Any Room in Your Home

Hardly any aspect of a home accomplishes more in terms of functionality and aesthetics than custom built-in cabinets and shelves. You likely have seen plenty of creative built-in design ideas by pouring through magazines, on Pinterest, HGTV, or community sites like...

Choosing the Right Range Hood for Your Kitchen Remodel

Choosing the Right Range Hood for Your Kitchen Remodel

If you’re like millions of other Americans, you’re dreaming of a new kitchen. And, with that beautiful new kitchen, it’s important to think about ventilation. Admittedly, the actual process of ventilation is rather boring — something usually best left to the experts —...

Designing with Interior Barn Doors

Designing with Interior Barn Doors

Considering installing a barn door? Be sure to use these helpful tips to get you started. Interior barn doors are an intriguing architectural accent to add to your home. If you open Houzz or any idea-inspiring remodeling magazine these days, you’ll see that barn doors...

15 Unforgettable Kitchen Ideas

15 Unforgettable Kitchen Ideas

Creating a one-of-a kind kitchen can often come down to a singular design element.  Houzz's author Mitchell Parker collected 15 kitchens that came together perfectly, with the help of that one unique design detail. MainStreet's beautiful urban Birmingham kitchen made...

You Have Style—Shouldn’t Your Laundry Room?

You Have Style—Shouldn’t Your Laundry Room?

Nowadays, beyond creating a living space that looks great, functions properly and is easy to maintain, homeowners want to extend a sense of style and comfort to every part of their home—even their laundry rooms. We got a kick out of these ten designer tips collected...

How to Design a Kitchen Made for Entertaining

How to Design a Kitchen Made for Entertaining

The kitchen is the heart of a home. From casual family dinners to holidays and special events—the kitchen is the ideal place for loved ones to gather. But if your kitchen is small, outdated, or just not suitable for guests, it can be difficult to entertain. A remodel...

Remodeling Trends in 2016

Remodeling Trends in 2016

Another year, another shift in evolving trends. MainStreet Design Build, a luxury design build firm located in Birmingham, solicited advice from its award-winning certified designer, Christine Ramaekers, to identify this year’s hottest remodeling trends, based on...

MainStreet Catapults a Tired Kitchen into the 21st Century

MainStreet Catapults a Tired Kitchen into the 21st Century

MainStreet Design Build transforms a drab, dated kitchen into a stunning, contemporary style kitchen, showing us how to make perfect use of clean lines and natural elements. Located in Birmingham, this 1915 home suffered from a dysfunctional first floor layout, which...

From Humble Post-War Bungalow to Charming Cottage

From Humble Post-War Bungalow to Charming Cottage

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...

10 Michigan Home Winterizing Tips

10 Michigan Home Winterizing Tips

Fall is upon us! The trees are changing color and the hot summer air is turning cold. It seems like only yesterday that we were knee-deep in snow. Now it’s upon us again. To prepare you and your home for winter, we’ve prepared these 10 helpful tips. Adjust your...

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