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Read about MainStreet Design Build in the news from various local media sources.


April | May 2018 — When you’re expanding an older home, the challenge is to make the addition look natural, not just inside, but on the exterior as well. This historic home in Birmingham, Michigan, is almost a century old, and it was time to expand some of the smaller areas in the home, including the basement, kitchen, eating nook and garage. Architect and builder Christine Ramaekers of MainStreet Design Build turned the 2,500-square-foot home into 4,000 square feet and made the extension seamless.


January 17, 2018 —Kitchen experts reveal how to make your home’s center flourish. MainStreet’s very own Christine Ramaekers weighs in on this topic, providing practical advice on how to remodel a kitchen, particularly identifying advantages of working with a design/build firm. Learn from Rochester Hills resident Marissa Palgut and how she turned her older-style kitchen into an updated transitional one — and doubled the size to boot. 


October | November 2017 — Like the cottages of Snow White with her seven dwarves and Princess Aurora with her fairy godmothers, the storybook cottage is charming and romantic. For this Ferndale, Michigan, home, the transformation from plain to quaint was nothing short of magical too. “The goal was to completely transform the home’s exterior into a charming cottage without changing the footprint,” says Steven Ramaekers, Director of Architecture at MainStreet Design Build. Here are a few of the elements that contribute to the finished result.


oakland-press-logo-largeJune 10, 2016 — Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County staff broke ground in Commerce Township for energy-efficient home with future homeowners, Mike and Natalie Yanosy, and corporate sponsors – Tevarrow, Inc., MainStreet Design Build, MB Financial, Templeton Building Company, BCC+, Cole Wagner Cabinetry, Karma Yoga and the local yoga community. 


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April 2015 — MainStreet project featured in Small Kitchen Inspirations article titled “Luxury Impresses in Small Kitchens”


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December 2013 – MainStreet client featured in Cool Spaces article on Tips for Christmas Decorating


Press Releases

We welcome you to read our press releases and company announcements.

May 1, 2017 – MainStreet Design Build Awarded Regional Design Award In Sub-Zero Wolf Kitchen Design Contest

April 24, 2017 – Steve Ramaekers Attends Remodeler’s Advantage Roundtable, an Industry Think-Tank 

February 6, 2017 – ‘Best of Houzz’ 2017 Awarded to MainStreet Design Build

September 1, 2016 – MainStreet to Celebrate Its 25th Anniversary with an Intimate Strolling Dinner

May 15, 2016 — MainStreet Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Partnering with Habitat for Humanity & LTU

March 23, 2016 — MainStreet Takes Home Two 2016 Detroit Home Design Awards Under Two Categories

January 13, 2016 — MainStreet Design Build of Birmingham Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016

June 1, 2015 — Southeast Michigan Bungalow Transformed Into Charming Cottage

May 15, 2015 — MainStreet’s Steve Ramaekers Joins Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors

May 1, 2015 — Two Royal Oak Bungalows Receive Royal Makeovers

April 30, 2015 — ‘Best of Houzz’ 2015 Awarded to MainStreet Design Build

February 12, 2014 — MainStreet Design Build of Birmingham Receives Best Of Houzz 2014 Award

December 1, 2013 — Local Community, Inspired by Remodeling Firm, Brings Toys to Disadvantaged Youth

November 1, 2013 — MainStreet Design Launches New Brand Identity, November 1, 2013

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Just a note to commend you on a job well done. We now have our dream kitchen! Your crew was great to work with. They were professional, trustworthy and hard working.
The Johnson Family

 


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MainStreet Design Build
555 South Old Woodward
Birmingham, MI 48009

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M thru F, 9AM to 5PM

Serving Birmingham, Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Pleasant Ridge, and select areas of Metro Detroit.