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MainStreet Design Build Named NARI National CotY™ Winner

MainStreet Design Build Named NARI National CotY™ Winner

Birmingham, MI, April 10, 2024—The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named MainStreet Design Build in Birmingham, MI, 2024, National Contractor of the Year (CotY) winner in the Residential Addition Over $500,000 category in its’ annual awards...

30 Years: A History Worth Celebrating

30 Years: A History Worth Celebrating

Looking back and sharing favorite memories of MainStreet Design Build staff This year, MainStreet Design Build celebrates its 30-year anniversary. Reflecting on our past and gearing up for a remarkable future, this post honors the 20 current staff members who have...

Shades of Pink Foundation Fundraiser

Shades of Pink Foundation Fundraiser

Founded on the simple principle that no person should have to forgo life-saving medical treatment to pay for monthly bills, the Shades of Pink Foundation works with individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the local community to build a comprehensive...

An Anniversary Letter to Our MainStreet Design Build Family

An Anniversary Letter to Our MainStreet Design Build Family

It’s hard to believe that Steve and I opened the doors to MainStreet 30 years ago. I can still remember Steve calling me and saying, “I want to open our own business. I think we can do this better. I want to make sure every single client loves the design and is happy...

MainStreet Response to the Coronavirus

MainStreet Response to the Coronavirus

We are in this together We understand the growing concern surrounding Coronavirus in our community, and our hearts go out to all of those who have been affected. As a family-owned business, all of us at MainStreet Design Build takes this situation very seriously. The...

MainStreet Design Build of Birmingham, MI Awarded Best Of Houzz 2020

MainStreet Design Build of Birmingham, MI Awarded Best Of Houzz 2020

Award-Winning Birmingham, MI Firm MainStreet Design Build Awarded ‘Best of Houzz’ 2020 for Design and Service Ninth Year in a Row Birmingham, MI, February 7, 2020 –MainStreet Design Build of Birmingham, MI has won a “Best Of Houzz” award for Design and Customer...

5 Benefits of Using an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Remodeling Firm

5 Benefits of Using an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Remodeling Firm

If you live in a home built before 1978 (before lead-based paints were outlawed), there is a good chance your home contains lead-based paints and plumbing, unfortunately. The older a home is, the higher the risk of lead being present and posing potential harms,...

Houzz Kitchen of the Week Features MainStreet Kitchen

Houzz Kitchen of the Week Features MainStreet Kitchen

To our wonderful surprise, Houzz featured MainStreet Design Build's recent Birmingham kitchen remodel in a new "Kitchen of the Week" article. This before and after transformation of a 100-year old English farmhouse can be seen here. Check out this fabulous article...

MainStreet Design Build Wins 2011 Detroit Home Award

MainStreet Design Build Wins 2011 Detroit Home Award

BIRMINGHAM, MI – March 15, 2011 – Each year, Detroit Home Magazine holds a competition for Michigan-based designers, architects, builders and artisans. This competition offers a variety of categories for these professionals to submit works completed within Michigan or...

MainStreet Restorations & Remodeling, Inc. Honored With Big50 Award

MainStreet Restorations & Remodeling, Inc. Honored With Big50 Award

Birmingham, MI – 10/7/2005 – MainStreet Restorations & Remodeling, Inc. has been selected by REMODELING magazine as a winner of the 2005 Big50 Award in the Business Savvy category. The Big50 awards were presented at a gala dinner at the Remodeling Leadership...

Media Coverage

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Detroit Design Magazine

Perfect All Year

November 2023 — MainStreet’s remarkable Bloomfield Hills condo remodel is featured in Detroit Design magazine’s Winter 2023 edition, uncovering the details of this extensive renovation. Starts on page 38.

The Detroit News

Homestyle: Must-Haves for Your House!

October 2022 – The Detroit News shares 20 home improvement ideas, 3 that feature MainStreet’s creative design solutions.

houzz

How to Solve the Problem of Low Ceilings

January 2022 —Well-chosen paint finishes, lighting, wall mouldings and other details can give your rooms a visual lift (MainStreet project featured in this post).

Downtown News Magazine

30 years of building, design

November 2021 – MainStreet is featured in Downtown Magazine’s “Business Matters” section. Read the editorial highlighting MainStreet’s milestone 30-year anniversary.

Michigan Design Center

Get Out! Create a Great Outdoor Space

March 2021 – MainStreet is featured in the Michigan Design Center Blog. 

Michigan Home and Lifestyle magazine

On the Surface

January 2021 – MainStreet is featured in Michigan Home and Lifestyle Magazine.

houzz

7 Great Ideas From Spring 2020’s Most Popular Home Bars

July 2020 — Find solutions for storage, style and conversation areas in these trending home bar photos (MainStreet project featured in this post).

houzz

March 2020Read about tell-tale maintenance checks and timely repairs that are key to keeping your home free of damp and leaks (MainStreet project featured in this post).

ProRemodeler

Pro’s Picks: Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry

December 2019 – MainStreet is featured in ProRemodeler’s “Pro’s Picks” for their use of Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry Frameless Cabinets.

The Detroit News

Smart Solutions: Exterior makeovers can have dramatic results

October 2019 – If your house could use a face lift, an exterior home makeover can be a great place to start. This remodeling topic was featured at a recent Wine & Design seminar presented by MainStreet Design Build in Birmingham and The Detroit News.

houzz

Before & After: Glitzy ’80s Bathroom Goes Sleek Modern

October 2019 – A MainStreet Design Build master bathroom renovation project is the subject of this Houzz article. Read all about how MainStreet’s own Christine Ramaekers transformed this Hollywood-inspired bathroom with a radical redo.

GC Magazine

The Best General Contractors in Michigan

July 2019 – MainStreet Design Build Ranks #2 out of #15 for the Best General Contractors in Michigan according to GC Magazine.

To produce this list, the General Contractors editorial team used a comprehensive set of criteria, including awards, press, versatility in styles and services, number of projects, and overall good standing in the community.

GC Magazine

The Best Kitchen Remodeling Contractors in Detroit

June 2019 – MainStreet Design Build Tops the General Contractors Magazine List of the 12 Best Kitchen Remodeling Contractors in Detroit.

To produce this list, General Contractors magazine reviews kitchen remodeling firms and general contractors to determine capabilities for quality service, as well as their ability to finish a project within a specific budget. Additional criteria were considered to ensure the quality of the firms listed. These include distance to Detroit, professional affiliations, years of experience, list of accolades, customer reviews, and press recognition.

Cottages & Bungalows

Old Home Love

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.

American Farmhouse Style

Clean and Crisp

March 13, 2018 — If you have a growing family, your kitchen needs plenty of seating and storage to create an open atmosphere and accommodate everybody’s needs. At the Westchester home in Birmingham, Michigan, the new owners were less than satisfied with the results of the previous renovation and contacted Main Street Design Build to give their kitchen the custom revamp it needed. Learn how MainStreet Design Build helped this Michigan family create a functional and communal kitchen.

Cottages & Bungalows

Fairy-Tale Ending

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

Habitat Oakland County breaks ground for energy-efficient home in Commerce Township

June 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.

Kitchen & Bath Design News

Luxury Impresses in Small Kitchens

April 2015 — MainStreet project featured in Small Kitchen Inspirations article.

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