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  • 1. REMODELERS TOURHOME September 28 + 29 Washtenaw Remodelers Council Tour 12 homes Inspire your improvements BRAGAnnArbor.com
  • 2. ©2009 JELD-WEN, inc.; JELD-WEN, the JW icon and Reliability for real life are trademarks or registered trademarks of JELD-WEN, inc., Oregon, USA. It’s your home. And it deserves the best. That means having the most beautiful windows, interior doors and exterior doors available: JELD-WEN® Custom Wood Contemporary styles. Every design and detail incorporates the finest materials that do more than complement your home; they complete it. Learn more. Click www.jeld-wen.com/124XX. Visit a JELD-WEN dealer. ™ 248-887-7779 5410 E. Highland Road (M-59) White Lake, MI 48383 (1 mile west of Alpine Valley Ski Lodge)
  • 3. On the Cover: Project: Custom Design Build Photographer: Steve Kuzma (Photo From the 2012 Tour) Sponsored by REMODELERS TOURHOME Sept. 28 & 29 Saturday........... 11 am to 6 pm Sunday........ 12 Noon to 6 pm BRAGAnnArbor.com | 734.996.0100 Contents page 7 1 6 5 3 2 4 8 9 10 12 11 Forward Design Build 2320 Baseview Dr., PinCKNEY 11 Giraffe Design Build 10014 Huron Creek Dr., Dexter 13 Michael A Rogers Building and Home Improvement, Inc. 523 Sunset, Ann ArboR 15 Acheson Builders, Inc. 487 Dunnington Dr., Ann Arbor 17 Cardea Construction Company 1517 Pauline, Ann Arbor 19 D.A. Haig Construction 1620 Mershon, Ann Arbor 21 Alpha Design+Build 1305 King George Blvd., Ann Arbor 23 Remodelers HoME Tour MAP 24 & 25 Meadowlark Builders and Architectural Resource 2025 Seneca Ave., Ann Arbor 27 Forward Design Build 2972 Gale RD., Ann Arbor 29 Cowdin Design + Build 685 Deer ST., Plymouth 31 Architectural Resource 1087 William St., Plymouth 33 DJL Builders 466 Blunk St., Plymouth 35 Presented by Washtenaw Remodelers Council Admission is $10 per adult. Ages 16 and under are free. Tickets my be purchased at each home and are valid for all homes on both days. Advance tickets sold at the BRAG Ann Arbor office (M-F 9am to 5pm at 179 Little Lake Dr).
  • 4. Carpet • Tile • Hardwood • Cork Area Rugs • Window Treatments Upholstery • Custom Bedding Wallpaper • Fabric • Furniture Counter Tops • Cabinets Back Splashes • Interior Design INSPIRATION • SELECTION • COLOR • DESIGN You can trust our experienced designers to help you choose the perfect color and style. Our vision is to create a comfortable design center where you can go and see the latest in home fashions without the pressure of commissioned salespeople,just friendly designers who love to help and have your best interest in mind. Ann Arbor’s Design Center &New Furniture Store Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10–6, Sat. 10–4, Open Sun. 12–4 5863 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor • Across from Lowe’s 734-663-7011 www.esquireinteriors.com BUILDERS AND DESIGNERS Ask about our NEW discount programs designed especially for you.
  • 5. FERGUSON.COM ©2013 Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. Experience a gallery where you are the artist. Where you can see, touch, and feel your home the way you want it, right now. All the latest appliances. Gorgeous sinks and faucets. Brilliant lighting. Plus, the product expertise that makes it easy to turn your vision into reality. Ann Arbor 5212 Jackson Road (734) 761-8820 Utica 14680 23 Mile Road (586) 566-0300 Port Huron 2969 Lapeer Road (810) 987-3111
  • 6. BUILD SMART. LIVE BETTER. LIVE IN A SMARTER HOME FROM SIMPLE INSULATION UPGRADES TO SPECTACULAR RENOVATIONS - LET US MAKE YOUR HOME LOOK & FEEL GREAT! MEADOWLARKBUILDERS.COM MEADOWLARKENERGY.COM MEADOWLARK KITCHEN RENOVATION & ENERGY RETROFIT. “I JUST LOVE WHAT YOU’VE DONE WITH YOUR INSULATION.” CALL TODAY - 734•332•1500 OR VISIT US ON THE WEB
  • 7. www.BRAGAnnArbor.com Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 BUILDING THE BEST FOR OVER 35 YEARS! Independently Owned and Operated in Ann Arbor Add living space and immediate value to your home! SUNROOMS | CONSERVATORIES | PATIO ROOMS | GREENHOUSES FREEIN-HOME ESTIMATE $ 1500.00 OFFYOUR PURCHASE OF A SUNROOM 12 monthsSAME-AS-CASH FINANCING ++ - VISIT OUR SHOWROOM - Call for a Free Catalog 734.769.9700 www.AnnArbor.MI.FourSeasonsSunrooms.com 6055 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor Experience for yourself what puts us above the rest! FREE in-home estimates Let us create the room of your dreams! 12 months same as cash Top quality reputation and service $ 1000IN UPGRADES ON KITCHEN REMODELIndependently Owned and Operated A kitchen that matches your taste, while meeting your needs for years to come. Call Us Today for a FREE Catalog Four Seasons Sunrooms Kitchen Bath 6055 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor 734.769.9700 www.fourseasonskitchenbath.com
  • 8. E X C E P T I O N A L H O M E D E S I G N A D D I T I O N S R E M O D E L S C U S T O M H O M E S KSF ARCHITECTS | 734 - 439 4060 | WWW.KSFARCHITECTS.COM
  • 9. 11www.BRAGAnnArbor.com Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 About the Project Our clients wanted to convert their family summer cottage into a year- round residence. Our design solution referenced the original cottage while adding modern attributes. Several exterior design features were mimicked in the new custom lake home, and keeping the house within the existing proportions was also a priority. A classic beach theme interior is complimented by ten-foot paneled wood ceilings, custom woodwork such as oar inspired stair railings, and wide plank pine flooring. The home’s first floor contains an open great room, sun room and dining room all with lake facing views. Stepping out of onto the patio there are electric driven screens transforming the open area into an instant screened porch. The second floor features a large media room for game days with a stunning balcony overlooking the water. There is also a second floor walk way overlooking the cottage inspired kitchen. About the Remodeler The Forward Design Build team, led by Jef Forward, delivers inspired design, attention to detail and quality craftsmanship. Starting with design, our process provides options and guidance for your decisions. Finishing with construction, our team dynamic ensures a smooth transition that delivers an exceptional remodeling experience. Rescue your home, without letting go of the neighborhood you love. Plan forward today. Visit www.planforward.net. Forward Design Build Lake House Rebuilt From North Territorial: Head east, turn left onto Dexter-Pinckney Rd, turn right onto Mcgregor Rd, turn right onto Surrey Lane, take the 1st right onto Spencer Lane and look for parking instructions. From M-36: Head east, turn left onto M-36 / W Carr St, turn right onto Mcgregor Rd, turn right onto Surrey Ln, take the 1st right onto Spencer Lane and look for parking instructions. 2320 Baseview Drive, Pinckney 1 P.O. Box 3228 Ann Arbor, MI 48106 734-761-8403 www.planforward.net N M cG regorRd Surrey Lane Baseview Dr 1 Spencer Lane Before PhotosbyCarrieAcosta
  • 10. 12 Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 www.BRAGAnnArbor.com project 2 includes products and services from this local business CHOOSING A REMODELER Let’s Get This Project Started! Finding the right professional for your remodeling project is key to its success. So where do you start? • First, make a prioritized list of your needs, wants, and dreams for your home. • Collect photos from magazines, books, and web sites that show things that you like. Identify what it is that you like about each photo. The more clearly you can describe your project, the more likely you will be able to clearly convey your goals to a remodeling professional. • Think about how you plan to use the remodeled space. Consider furniture size and placement, traffic patterns through the home, lighting electrical needs, etc. • Calculate your budget, including construction costs, furnishings, and landscaping. Talk to lenders and find out how much you can borrow and at what cost. • Get referrals from BRAG Ann Arbor and Washtenaw Remodelers Council. Download the Directory of Remodelers Council Members and search through the ads and listings. • Find Services and Products with our searchable online directory of members at BRAGAnnArbor.com. • Talk with friends, family, neighbors and co-workers who have remodeled their home. Architects, trade contractors, building material suppliers, home inspectors, and lenders are also great sources for referrals. Three is the Magic Number It is often a good idea to interview at least three remodelers regarding your project. Some questions you may want to ask are: • Does the remodeler carry insurance that protects you from claims arising from property damage or injuries? • How long has the company been in business under this name? Longevity suggests financial security. • Does the remodeler have a track record of successful projects similar to the one you are planning? • Does the remodeler actively participate in a trade organization such as the BRAG Ann Arbor and the Washtenaw Remodelers Council where they have access to continuing education and industry news? Here Now Ask questions throughout this Tour and hope you not only find some good ideas, but also some good people you might consider for your next project. Washtenaw Remodelers Council 734-433-1232 | WaterlooMetalWorks.com SEE OUR WORK AT TOUR HOME #2 Forged by Hand in Waterloo, MI Custom Designs Timeless Quality JOHN RAYER, BLACKSMITH
  • 11. 13www.BRAGAnnArbor.com Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 PhotosbyJeeheonChoPhotography About the Project Our Clients, originally from the east coast, yearned for a new Kitchen for their house, built on a lovely four acre lot just north of Dexter, which would reflect their keen interest in the culinary sciences, as well as their love of traditional architectural forms. In response Giraffe Design Build - in collaboration with a very talented, gracious and enthusiastic homeowner - created an expansive and elegant Kitchen classically appointed with meticulously crafted and finished solid- wood cabinetry by Dan Young Woodworking, soapstone and Carrera marble counters, an artisan made hand forged and hammered range- hood, custom wide-plank hardwood flooring, a canine feeding station for the Clients’ two Great Danes, along with many other delightful touches. Come see this inspired transformation today to learn what the Giraffe Design Build Team can do for your home! About the Remodeler For over 23 years, Giraffe Design Build L.L.C. has been providing integrated Design and Build services for our Homeowners. A Giraffe renovation is based on a careful study of the site, thoughtful integration of new and existing design elements, and above all, a clear understanding of our clients needs and wishes - from design to carefully executed completion. Giraffe Design Build Classic Kitchen with Custom Cabinetry, Exotic Materials, Ironwork Fixtures 10014 Huron Creek Drive, Dexter 2 108 B South Main St. Chelsea, MI 48118 734-562-2125 www.giraffedesignbuild.com From Huron Street in Ann Arbor take Dexter Road west, continue on Dexter-Ann Arbor Road through downtown Dexter. Drive under the bridge and follow Dexter Pinckney Road then turn left on Huron Creek. N 2 HuronCreek Dr BartonNatureAreaTr DexterPinckneyRd Mast DexterTownhallRd Dexter Island Lake Rd D exter C helsea R d Joy Rd Territorial Rd North Baker Central
  • 12. Bold rocks your world. Plug into the VibrAcoustic experience at CRAWFORD SUPPLY. VibrAcoustic‰ baths by Kohler combine sound waves with water for a bathing experience like no other. Rock out to your favorite song. Or simply unwind in the vibrations of complete relaxation. KOHLER.com/VibrAcoustic address t, t 12345 123-456-7890 Plumbing Heating Bath Kitchen BuildersPlumbingHeatingSupply 2464 Industrial Hwy 734.668.8200 Lansing 700 S. Hosmer 517.485.7219 3305 Centennial 989.496.3113 CALL or CLICK www.BuildersPlumbingSupply.com Plug into the VibrAcoustic experience at: Ann Arbor Midland Bold rocks your world. Plug into the VibrAcoustic experience at VibrAcoustic‰ baths by Kohler combine sound waves with water for a bathing experience like no other. Rock out to your favorite song. Or simply unwind in the vibrations of complete relaxation. KOHLER.com/VibrAcoustic
  • 13. 15www.BRAGAnnArbor.com Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 PhotobyElizabethJArandaPhotography About the Project These homeowners had dreamed of remodeling their small kitchen for over 20 years but wanted to stay authentic to the era of their 1920’s home. Working together with architect, Mary Kalmes, Kimberly Weder Designs, and Expo Kitchen and Bath we built this two-story addition that provides them with a new kitchen as well as a mudroom, bath, and even space for a future home office. The new space ties in seamlessly with the original construction using cedar shake siding. The expanded kitchen continues the vintage look using Pinnacle inset painted cabinets. The Persa Avorio granite countertops coordinate well with the upscale stainless steel appliances. The wallpapered bath includes a euro-style shower enclosure and all new finishes. New windows, doors, trim, paint and hardwood flooring throughout combine to complete the remodeling. About the Remodeler Upgrade your expectations! We offer over 30 years of quality remodeling experience in Ann Arbor. Using our designers, or a client’s own architect or interior designer, we help turn dreams into reality. Our trained staff works together with a select group of skilled trade-contractors to consistently complete projects on time and on budget with unparalleled attention to detail. From additions and sunrooms to kitchens, baths and basements, we look forward to meeting your needs. Michael A Rogers Building Home Improvement, Inc. TWO-Story Addition to a 1920’s-Era Home with New Kitchen, Bath, and Mudroom 523 Sunset, Ann Arbor 3 From North Main Street, go east on Miller Ave. Go north on Fountain Street to Sunset. The house is on the corner of Sunset and Fountain. 7188 Tower Rd. South Lyon, MI 48178 734-662-2288 www.MichaelARogers.com 14 Maple MainSt.Miller Ave. Newport Brooks Sunset Huron River Dr. Barton Dr. N SpringSt. Fountain Depot St. 3 Summit Wildt
  • 14. 16 Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 www.BRAGAnnArbor.com cheers. It’s time to decorate your windows for the holidays. SEPTEMBER 14 – DECEMBER 17, 2013 Vignette® Modern Roman Shades 4 Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades (plus $25 rebate each additional unit) 2 Pirouette® Window Shadings or 2 Silhouette® Window Shadings or 2 Vignette® Modern Roman Shades (plus $50 rebate each additional unit) 1 Luminette® Privacy Sheer or Modern Drapery or 1 Skyline® Gliding Window Panels or 1 Vignette® Traversed™ with Vertiglide™ Shade (plus $100 rebate each additional unit) $100 rebate* with any of the following purchases: *Manufacturer’s mail-in rebate offer valid for qualifying purchases made 9/14/13–12/17/13 from participating dealers in the U.S. only. A qualifying purchase is defined as a purchase of any of the product models set forth above in the quantities set forth above. Offer excludes Nantucket™ Window Shadings, a collection of Silhouette® Window Shadings. If you purchase less than the specified quantity, you will not be entitled to a rebate. Rebate offers may not be combined; for each qualifying purchase, the higher applicable rebate amount will apply. Rebates will be issued in the form of a prepaid reward card. Funds do not expire. Subject to applicable law, a $2.00 monthly fee will be assessed against card balance 7 months after card issuance and each month thereafter. Additional limitations apply. Ask participating dealer for details and rebate form. ©2013 Hunter Douglas. All rights reserved. All trademarks used herein are the property of Hunter Douglas. 36500 Delux Drapery Shade Co. 2215 W Stadium Blvd Ann Arbor MI M-W: 9-6, Th: 9-7, F: 9-6 Sat: 9-2 Sun: Closed 734-662-6524 deluxdrapery.com The Art of Window DressingTM ideas booklet with this ad Follow Us At Facebook or Twitter @DeluxDrapery Delux Drapery Shade Co. 2215 W Stadium Blvd Ann Arbor MI M-W: 9-6, Th: 9-7, F: 9-6 Sat: 9-2 Sun: Closed 734-662-6524 deluxdrapery.com The Art of Window DressingTM ideas booklet with this ad Follow Us At Facebook or Twitter @DeluxDrapery Follow Us At Facebook or Twitter
  • 15. 17www.BRAGAnnArbor.com Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 About the Project A serendipitous leak above our client’s kitchen, even before completing their in-process remodeling dreams, required opening up ceiling areas to diagnose and remedy - fast forwarding their need to remodel. Cherie Donze - an architect with whom Acheson Builders has partnered many times – had been working with the clients to design their new kitchen. Cherie called in Jim Acheson, knowing he could problem-solve the structural concerns regarding removing walls and relocating plumbing and wiring. In collaboration with Donze, Acheson provided solutions, and a finished product that brought to life the client’s wishes of creating a two-cook kitchen incorporating wonderful open spaces, from the formerly very tight kitchen and under-used living areas. While initial pricing brought the project in over budget, Jim Acheson again was able to problem-solve – finding cost savings while retaining the design elements and desired result of a comfortable kitchen, fun to work, live and entertain in! About the Remodeler Years of experience, continual study of best practices, and gifted design ability/problem solving skills have made Jim Acheson and Acheson Builders well respected and sought after for their design, remodeling and new home construction skills. Like Comerica once said: “We listen, we understand, we make it work”! With pleasure we are celebrating 40 years of serving the greater Ann Arbor area with professionalism, enthusiasm, and style. Acheson Builders Major Kitchen Renovation: Opening Up Spaces and Changing Configuration 487 Dunnington Drive, Ann Arbor 4 From Liberty, west of Maple Road, turn onto Burr Oak Drive and head north. Follow Burr Oak to Dunnington Drvie and turn right. The home is on your left. 1483 Newport Road Ann Arbor, MI 48103 734-668-1940 www.achesonbuilders.com PhotosbyJeeheonChoPhotography BurrOakDr 4 94 MapleRd StadiumBlvd Liberty N DunningtonDr
  • 16. 18 Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 www.BRAGAnnArbor.com www.EncoreCustomContracting.com 18501 Grass Lake Rd. Manchester, MI 48158 P: 734.417.0092 F: 734.418.1476 tbrayburn@gmail.com Encore Custom Contracting We specialize in kitchens, baths, additions and complete home renovations. We strive to provide clear communication, quality craftsmanship and exceptional service while maintaining your budget. Our expertise, services and dedication maximize your home’s beauty and function.
  • 17. 19www.BRAGAnnArbor.com Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 About the Project This home was built in 1965 and still had the original kitchen: a closet pantry, a small U-shaped work area with an adjacent eating area. Together, with our client, we became a team assembling the right palette of colors and products in a design that allowed for more storage, counter space and added elegance. In the bath, we changed an ordinary tub/shower into a spacious, spa-like shower. We invite you to come and see for yourself how the new products and designs create more cheerful and functional spaces. About the Remodeler Cardea Construction Company brings a woman-owned perspective to your remodeling experience. With each client, we individually plan the look and sensation you are after. We take pride in our craftsmanship, in finishing within your budget and in finishing within a predetermined schedule. We offer more than 25 years of award-winning renovating: updating or enlarging homes. Each day we are guided by our mission statement: Improving your life while improving your home. I would love to work with you! Call me! Cardea Construction Company Kitchen and Bath Remodel 1517 Pauline Boulevard, Ann Arbor 5 From Stadium Boulevard: turn onto Pauline. From 7th Street: go west on Pauline. It’s on the south side of Pauline. PhotobyCheriSmith 210 Little Lake Drive, Suite 12 Ann Arbor, MI 48103 734-665-0234 www.cardeaconstruction.com CONSTRUCTION CO. 94 WagnerRd. Maple MainSt. Stadium 7thSt. Pauline 5thSt. Huron St. N Jackson Rd. Liberty Scio Church Rd. 5
  • 18. 20 Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 www.BRAGAnnArbor.com project 6 includes products and services from these local businesses 2459 West Stadium Westgate Shopping Center Ann Arbor, MI 48103 P: 734-741-5888 F: 734-741-0068 www.expokb.com See our cabinetry in Tour Homes #3, #5 and #6 A SHOWROOM OF FINE CABINETRY AND DESIGN Call Today For An Appt: 734-277-7475 www.TandemTile.com Bathrooms Kitchens Foyers In-Floor Heat Fireplaces Veneer Stone Custom Patterns Thorough Clean-Up Professional Crew SEE OUR WORK AT TOUR HOMES 1, 5, 6 7 Tile and Stone, LLC Tandem Tile and Stone, LLC BRAGAnnArbor.com Hands-on exhibits and local experts can help! Redecorating... Remodeling... Replanting? Friday..............2 - 8 Saturday.......10 - 7 Sunday.......... 11 - 5 Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road Admission: $5, ages 12 under free March 14-16 Photo.CReditS.FRom LeFt to RiGht:...WaterScape..|... Riemco Building Co., Photo: Gary.easter...|...dreammaker Bath Kitchen, Photo: Fred Golden Save the dates for our next big event!
  • 19. 21www.BRAGAnnArbor.com Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 About the Project This mid-century ranch and its owner both really needed an open floor plan for flow and entertaining. Too many walls kept the kitchen, dining, and living areas unhappily separated and closed off. We removed the dining room walls and built a state-of-the-art cook’s kitchen with Viking and Thermador appliances, quartz countertops, a bar height island, and solid, Michigan- made, semi-custom, painted cabinetry. A new mud room/laundry room really made things work. The beautiful, dark, wide plank oak, site finished floors tie the living and dining room into the design and today’s style. This is now an open, light and inviting space for cooking, dining and entertaining. Come see what can be accomplished in your home too. About the Remodeler At D.A. Haig Construction, we understand our clients want to make smart renovations while improving the beauty and enjoyment of their homes. Designed with your architect or ours, we apply our expertise to bring your plans to life. Providing years of experience, exceptional service and strong relationships with our employees, suppliers and tradesmen, we guide projects through design to completion on budget and on time. Let us take care of all the important details, make certain your project goes smoothly, is built right, and stands the test of time. Please stop by our project or visit www.HaigConstruction.com to see more of our craftsmanship and innovative remodeling projects. D.A. Haig Construction 1620 Mershon, Ann Arbor 6First Floor Remodel: Kitchen, Dining Room, Bath, and Laundry Room PhotosbyJeeheonChoPhotography 476 Hilldale Ann Arbor, MI 48105 734-995-6730 www.HaigConstruction.com BEFORE From Scio Church Road and Main Street, go west on Scio Church. Go past Seventh Street to Mershon Drive. The Home is all the way down at the end of the street and on the left. MershonDr W. Stadium Blvd S.7thSt N Scio Church Rd 6 Avondale Ave Greenview BEFORE
  • 20. 22 Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 www.BRAGAnnArbor.com www.MansLumber.com MANS ALL NEW Kitchen Bath Showrooms In Canton Trenton! Ann Arbor - 2232 S. Industrial Hwy. 734-665-8676 www.grosselectric.com Good Design Never Goes Out of Style
  • 21. 23www.BRAGAnnArbor.com Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 6921 Jackson Road Ann Arbor, MI 48103 734-769-1900 www.AlphaDesignBuild.com Alpha Design+Build 7Expanded Kitchen with Bar - Open Design Flowing into Formal Dining Room PhotosbyJeeheonChoPhotography About the Project Our clients’ 1970’s home included a typically cramped eat-in-kitchen, an impractically small dining room, and a large traditional living room that the family never used. By removing the wall between the kitchen and dining room, we expanded the kitchen, adding a bar with seating for four and a buffet area. The new kitchen has an open, accessible feeling with room for the whole family. Transitional, stained cabinets, state-of-the-art stainless appliances, dramatic granite countertops, decorative lighting and tiled surfaces in a palette of warm, rich earth tones round out the design. The living room has been repurposed as a large formal dining room where entertaining family and friends is a pleasure. About the Remodeler Alpha Design + Build is one of Ann Arbor’s premiere home remodeling and construction companies. Our professional designers work with you to plan the perfect space, and our master carpenters complete the task with care, down to the details that often go unseen. Expert project management ensures a smooth and timely process - all smiles, from start to finish. 1305 King George Boulevard, Ann Arbor From State Street in Ann Arbor, turn onto Eishenhower Parkway and head east. Go past South Industrial, to King George Boulevard. Turn right onto King George. The home is on the right. 7 Eisenhower Pkwy S.Industrial Packard StateSt 94 N KingGeorgeBlvd
  • 22. Sponsored by Forward Design Build 2320 Baseview Dr., PinCKNEY Lake House Rebuilt - Page 11 - Giraffe Design Build 10014 Huron Creek Dr., Dexter Classic Kitchen with Custom Cabinetry, Exotic Materials, Custom Ironwork Fixtures - Page 13 - Michael A Rogers Building and Home Improvement, Inc. 523 Sunset, Ann ArboR 2-Story Addition to a 1920s-Era Home with New Kitchen, Bath, Mudroom - Page 15 - Acheson Builders, Inc. 487 Dunnington Dr., Ann Arbor Major Kitchen Renovation: Opening Up Spaces and Changing Configuration - Page 17 - Cardea Construction Company 1517 Pauline, Ann Arbor Kitchen and Bath Remodel - Page 19 - D.A. Haig Construction 1620 Mershon, Ann Arbor First Floor Remodel: Kitchen, Bath, and Laundry Room - Page 21 - Alpha Design+Build 1305 King George Blvd., Ann Arbor Expanded Kitchen with Bar and Buffet Area, Open Design Flowing into Formal Dining Room - Page 23 - Meadowlark Builders and Architectural Resource 2025 Seneca Ave., Ann Arbor Kitchen, Bath, Laundry, Great Room and Master Bedroom Renovation - Page 27 - Forward Design Build 2972 Gale RD., Ann Arbor A Shapely Contemporary Kitchen - Page 29 - Cowdin Design + Build 685 Deer ST., Plymouth Total Revamp of Upper Level Duplex: Every Room Updated With Modern Aesthetic - Page 31 - Architectural Resource 1087 William St., Plymouth A Not So Big® Inspired Craftsman Bungalow: An Elegant, Livable “Addition by Subtraction” - Page 33 - DJL Builders 466 Blunk St., Plymouth Whole House Remodel: Addition Including Kitchen, Family Room, Master Bedroom Bath - Page 35 - 71 12 10 9 8 11 6 5 4 2 3 Sept. 28 29 Saturday........... 11 am to 6 pm Sunday........ 12 Noon to 6 pm BRAGAnnArbor.com | 734.996.0100 REMODELERS TOURHOME
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  • 24. 26 Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 www.BRAGAnnArbor.com Family-owned since 1924 and made in Michigan! Fendt offers color intensity unmatched by the competition. With 30 stock colors in the paver line alone, and the stunning Spectrum Collection of unique color combinations, Fendt is the color leader in concrete landscape products. As one of the foremost U.S. concrete product manufactures, Fendt Builder’s Supply is proud to feature a wide variety of products and designs to meet the needs of a growing marketplace. We are your home for concrete blocks, brick pavers and wall stones — come check us out and see for yourself! 22005 Gill Rd. / Farmington Hills, MI 48335-4646 / (248) 474-3211 3285 W. Liberty / Ann Arbor, MI 48103-9795 / (734) 663-4277 www.fendtproducts.com B l o c k s , P a v e r s W a l l S t o n e s Quality Products for over 80 Years. 16037_FendtGenericAd1/2.indd 1 4/12/11 2:36 PM CABINET COUNTERTOP 734-426-5035 www.dextercabinet.com 1084 Baker Road, Dexter, MI 48130 KITCHENS BATHROOMS ADDITIONS AGING-IN-PLACE SPECIALIST Builders Remodelers David Rhoads CGR, CAPS david@hsa-remodel.com 734-944-3337 www.hsa-remodel.com 199 W. Michigan Ave. Saline, MI 2011 REMODELER OF THE YEAR MAPLE LEAF CONSTRUCTION Residential Remodeling
  • 25. 27www.BRAGAnnArbor.com Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 This home, originally designed by renowned Architect Albert Kahn in 1925, resides in the stately College Heights neighborhood. It was built for Nina Burton, the widow of Marion Burton, University of Michigan president from 1920 until his death in 1925, and the namesake of Burton Tower. While the house still retained it’s original glory, it was also greatly in need of updating for modern living styles. This project was designed by Architectural Resource to be built in phases, with the second floor remodeled in phase I. Meadowlark recently completed phase II, which incorporates a large kitchen/ great room space that opens up to the beautiful outdoor patio and backyard.  A key goal was to keep the new design true to the original design aesthetic and also cater to the needs of a growing family.  Each phase had its own unique challenges, be it needed structural work or an extremely tight schedule due to impending events. The house responded gracefully to the changes, and the result is a warm and welcoming home that even Nina Burton would love to come home to. About the Builder Meadowlark Builders is a full-service firm built on trust and outstanding customer service. Our talented team of designers, carpenters, and trade professionals specialize in efficient and healthy homes that are beautiful to look at. Whether you are working with an architect or are looking for design assistance, we are your premier source for complete remodeling services. About the Architect Architectural Resource: nationally recognized, award-winning, full-service architectural design firm specializing exclusively in residential design. New homes, cottages, remodels, additions, renovations and restorations all sustainably influenced and all conceived from the deep conviction that beauty and inspired design at home can change our clients’ lives! Meadowlark Builders and Architectural Resource Kitchen, Bath, Laundry, Great Room and Master Bedroom Renovation From Washtenaw (Business 23), go east on Hill to Oswego. North on Oswego to Seneca. East on Seneca. From Geddes Ave., go south on Onandaga St. to Seneca. West on Seneca. 2025 Seneca Avenue, Ann Arbor ExteriorphotosbyJeeheonChophotography,InteriorbyMeadowlarkBuilders 8 734-332-1500 MeadowlarkBuilders.com 734-769-9784 ArchitecturalResource.com Geddes Ave N OxfordAve S. University Ave Seneca OnondagaSt OswegoSt Hill St 8 W ashtenaw
  • 26. 28 Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 www.BRAGAnnArbor.com Custom Homes Residential / CommeRCial Renovations HistoRiC RestoRations CHIZEKBUILDERS.COM 5135 SCIO CHURCH RD ANN ARBOR 734.662.9555 Chizek Custom Builders provides a highly individualized and collaborative experience in custom residential and commercial construction and remodeling. We set forth craftsmanship, dedication and integrity in every project to ensure your complete satisfaction. Residential CommeRCial industRial Repairs Remodeling Emergency Service New Construction Generators Surge Suppressors Over 35 Years Experience small jobs welcome! Vedderelectric.com 734-662-6220
  • 27. 29www.BRAGAnnArbor.com Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 About the Project Our clients love to entertain and desired an open experience between the kitchen and dining room. Furthermore, they required improved functionality combined with a fun and enlightening atmosphere to reflect their personalities and tastes. To achieve this, we took out the wall between their dining room and living room, to create a more spacious atmosphere suitable for entertaining. We modified the kitchen layout and created ample built-in seating. The kitchen includes unique features to match the homeowners eclectic style including a curved, lit soffit that swirls throughout the space. We also installed custom violet wood countertops to coordinate with the curvature of the soffit and add a pop of color. About the Remodeler The Forward Design Build team, led by Jef Forward, delivers inspired design, attention to detail, and quality craftsmanship. Starting with design, our process provides options and guidance for your decisions. Finishing with construction, our team dynamic ensures a smooth transition that delivers an exceptional remodeling experience. Rescue your home, without letting go of the neighborhood you love. Plan forward today, visit www.planforward.net. Forward Design Build A Shapely contemporary kitchen From Plymouth Road and Dixboro: Turn right onto Cherry Hill Road. Turn right onto Gale Road. From Dixboro Road and Geddes: Turn left onto Gale Road. 2972 Gale Road, Ann Arbor 9 P.O. Box 3228 Ann Arbor, MI 48106 734-761-8403 www.planforward.net PhotosbyCarrieAcosta Before N DixboroRd Plymouth Rd GaleRd Cherry Hill Rd CherryHillRd 9
  • 28. 30 Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 www.BRAGAnnArbor.com
  • 29. 31www.BRAGAnnArbor.com Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 About the Project Our clients’ goal to renovate a dated 1980’s duplex into a beautiful, upscale modern home was completed seamlessly by Cowdin Design + Build. We started by removing everything in the home down to bare walls and floors. A load bearing wall between the kitchen and family room was removed and the kitchen was renovated for a new “open floor plan concept” with beautiful Wellborn espresso cherry cabinets, Kashmir white granite counters and honed limestone backsplashes. Both bathrooms were gutted and completely remodeled with a modern upscale flair. Energy efficient LED recessed lights were installed throughout the home along with all new engineered cherry flooring, solid core doors and new moldings. This project is a great example of what can be done to breathe life back into a tired and dated space without the need for major alterations or additions in a small downtown area like Plymouth or Ann Arbor or Northville, where there is often no land space available for such projects. About the Remodeler Cowdin Design + Build is not your typical contractor! We have a passion for creating stunning designs that are custom to each client’s space and needs. We utilize our diverse team and years of experience to create smart budget-friendly design solutions; we do not compromise the design to meet a budget. We manage the entire process with a meticulous eye to ensure that the end result will exceed your expectations. Cowdin Design + Build is eager to design your kitchen, bath, basement, addition or custom home; give us a call and let us create a space that you will love! Cowdin Design+Build Total Revamp of Upper Level Duplex: Every Room Updated With Modern Aesthetic 685 Deer Street, Plymouth 10 PhotosbyJeeheonChoPhotography 748 Starkweather St. Plymouth, MI 48170 734-414-1500 www.CowdinDesignBuild.com From the north: Head south on Main St. past Ann Arbor Trail. Turn left on Wing St. Turn Right on Deer St. Home is on the left, 1 block down. From the south: Head north from Ann Arbor Rd. on Main St. Turn right on Wing St. Turn right on Deer St. Home is on the left one block down. N 10 Wing St Ann Arbor Trail MillSt DeerSt LilleyRd Pennim an Ave C hurchSt S.Union St Main
  • 30. CONTACT US TODAY 734 786 1664 | arborinsulation.com INDOOR COMFORT LOW ENERGY BILLS ARE AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3 REMOVE your attic nasties, safely and cleanly AIR-SEAL and ventilate your attic correctly RE-INSULATE with confidence in great performance Arbor Insulation is hired by more Washtenaw County contractors than any other insulation company for a reason - we have the experience and knowledge to deliver the best products and service that building science has to offer. ChOOSE ThE PROfESSIONALS ThE PROfESSIONALS ChOOSE Your Green Building Experts WITh A FRESh START™ FROM ARBOR INSULATION GIVE YOUR hOME AN INSULATION MAKEOVER
  • 31. 33www.BRAGAnnArbor.com Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 About the Project You have the rare opportunity to visit an inspired example of Sarah Susanka’s Not-So-Big House® design philosophy expressed in a charming 1920’s Craftsman Bungalow remodel. This design valued quality over quantity, whereby in tailoring our clients’ home for the way they really live we actually reduced total square footage! The project involved a completely remodeled kitchen, family room, stairway, daily entry/private porch, and removing a decrepit solarium. In addition, it was recently recognized with THREE Qualified Remodeler Master Design Awards: two Gold awards (Historic Renovation Residential Specialty) and one Silver (Room Additions). (We chuckle at the Silver. Our project didn’t “add” square footage at all; in fact, we subtracted space!) This modestly scaled but expertly executed project invites you to visit and see for yourself how our success at this home might spark some creative ideas for your own. About the Architect Architectural Resource is a nationally recognized, award-winning, full- service architectural firm specializing exclusively in residential design.  New homes, cottages, remodels, additions, renovations and restorations all sustainably influenced and all conceived from the deep conviction that beauty and inspired design at home can change our clients’ lives! Our work embraces Sarah Susanka’s Not-So-Big House® philosophy. We are Michigan’s leading green residential remodeling design firm responsible for Michigan’s first three LEED Platinum remodels. Architectural Resource PhotosbyBethSingerPhotography A Not-So-Big® inspired craftsman bungalow: An “addition by subtraction” From downtown Ann Arbor: - Main Street north to US-23Br/M-14 - Continue onto M-14 heading east - Exit 18 Beck Road - Turn right at Beck - Turn left at N. Territorial - Continue straight onto Penniman - Left at Arthur - Right at William 1087 William Street, Plymouth 11 2301 Platt Road, Suite 30 Ann Arbor, MI 48104 734-769-9784 ArchitecturalResource.com Before N Ann Arbor Trail Penniman Ave S.Union St 11 S.SheldonRd Blunk M ain St Arthur Harvey Farmer Church William St
  • 32. 34 Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 www.BRAGAnnArbor.com 2390 Winewood | Ann Arbor | MI | 48103 | 734.769.3175 AnnArborObserver.com Local. Trusted. Essential. Are you a friend? Please support quality local journalism. Become an Observer Friend. Pay $20 for a voluntary paid annual subscription. If you’d like to give more, we will happily accept it. Call or send a check. Check out our Facebook page and Twitter feed for more ways to connect. Thank you.
  • 33. 35www.BRAGAnnArbor.com Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 DJL Builders Inc. About the Project This home was originally about 900 sq. ft. with two bedrooms and a bath on the second floor. The homeowners are in their sixties and getting up the stairs was becoming an issue. We added a single story addition partially on both sides and across the back of the home. The new addition included a large kitchen, powder bath, laundry room, great room, eating area, and an owner suite with five piece en suite and large walk-in closet. This enabled the homeowers to have all their needs on a single floor leaving the upstairs for guests and grandkids. The project also entailed a maintenance free exterior including a composite deck. About the Remodeler DJL Builders is a design-build firm located in Plymouth, Michigan specializing in small to large projects, including basements, kitchens, bathrooms, additions, and whole house projects. We provide attention to your needs and dreams through our family owned and run company, including the son and son-in-law of the owner. We take pride in our work from the design details, to completing your project within the budget, to finishing within a set schedule. “We do what we promise” making your experience a delightful one. DJL Builders PhotosbyJeeheonChoPhotography Whole House Remodel / Addition: Kitchen, Family Room, Master Bed Bath This home is located east of Sheldon Road and south of M-14 in Plymouth. From Sheldon Road, take Farmer Street east to the first stop sign and turn right. The house is the second one on the left. 466 Blunk Street, Plymouth 12 210 North Mill Street Plymouth, MI 48170 734-259-5355 www.DJLbuilders.com N 12 Ann Arbor Trail Penniman Union Sheldon Blunk M ain Arthur Harvey Farmer Church William NorthTerritorial 14
  • 34. 36 Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 www.BRAGAnnArbor.com
  • 35. 37www.BRAGAnnArbor.com Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 The Forward Design Build team, led by Jef Forward, delivers inspired design, attention to detail, and quality craftsmanship. Starting with design, our process provides options and guidance for your decisions. Finishing with construction, and our team dynamic ensures a smooth transition that delivers an exceptional remodeling experience. Rescue your home, without letting go of the neighborhood you love. rescue your home design build plan forward today visit www.planforward.net or call 734.761.8403 THE WASHTENAW REMODELERS COUNCIL YOUR LOCAL RESOURCE of REMODELERS, TRADE CONTRACTORS, SERVICES AND SUPPLIERS Through the WRC we offer you a choice of the best professionals in the remodeling business. All members of the Council are members in good standing of the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor. This means they have fulfilled the following requirements: • Members must be licensed by the State of Michigan • Members must be insured for each of the following: - Workers Compensation - Manufacturers and Contractors Liability - Independent Contractors Coverage (as appropriate) - Products or Completed Operations (as appropriate) Qualified, Committed and Experienced This and similar organizations help to keep their members informed about new products, construction techniques, business practices, and industry issues. Participation demonstrates a remodeler’s commitment to professionalism and the remodeling industry. Check references from previous and current customers of the remodeler. Make sure you ask the remodeler for a list. Some of the questions to ask past clients: • Would you hire this company again? • Did the remodeler keep a neat jobsite, and clean up regularly? • Were materials ordered in a timely manner so that your job could be started and completed on time and within budget? • Was the remodeler easy to work with? • Were you informed as the job progressed? communication and professional service The relationship between a remodeler and client is a very important one. You need to feel comfortable with the remodeler and confident that this company will do the work according to your plans, budget, and specifications. You should feel that this person listens to you and understands your needs and wants, and can work with you to ensure that the plans for your job accurately reflect your expectations and your budget. For more resources to help you with you remodeling project, please visit BRAGAnnArbor.com or call the BRAG Ann Arbor office at 734-996-0100. Washtenaw Remodelers Council
  • 36. 38 Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 www.BRAGAnnArbor.com Serving and Supporting our Community from the Corner of State Eisenhower since 1990. 2950 State Street South | Ann Arbor, MI 48104 | 734.887.3100 www.michigancommercebank.com For more info or to advertise, call TODAY at 734-429-7380 to subscribe, call 877-837-1118 106 W. Michigan Ave., Saline, MI 48176 looking for LOCAL news, LOCAL classifieds and LOCAL sports? look to your LOCAL newspapers! www.Heritage.com look to your newspapers!
  • 37. Looking for local homeowner news? Start your free subscription to Our HouseMagazine! Our House Magazine is the only local magazine devoted exclusively to providing news and information to local homeowners about maintaining one of your most important assets--your home. Stories highlight local homeowners featuring their projects, interviews with local builders and remodelers, and where to find products and services to either build your next home or improve your present one. To be added to the free subscription list, simply email your name and address to: jan@jjadvpub.com (Must be a Michigan homeowner to receive at no charge.) You can also find the entire magazine on our website at: www.ourhousemagazine.net JULY/AUGUST 2013 Volume 7 No. 4 Our House Magazine Time To Update Your Bathroom? See Bathroom and Kitchen Ideas Inside Our House Magazine
  • 38. 40 Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 www.BRAGAnnArbor.com TREES LANDSCAPING 101 TURINA Beautiful Setting When considering design and decorating, don’t think only about the interior of the house. • Trees can affect everything from your heating and cooling bills to your resale value - some surveys have put this increased value in the range of 10 to 15 percent. Trees can produce shade, food, firewood as well as beautiful scenery. They can also attract birds and other wildlife. • Before planting trees, it is important to choose species that will thrive under local conditions. For instance, in areas with high temperatures and little water, plant trees that are drought tolerant. In areas with high rainfall, try to plant trees that demand large amounts of moisture. By planting trees that grow naturally in your area, you can be pretty sure they will be successful. Consult a local nursery or professional landscaping company for suggestions on trees that will thrive where you live. • Location of plantlife on your property an important consideration. Choose spots with adequate sunlight and water, and make sure the trees are protected from possible pests. A mesh fence can do much to prevent animals from injuring your saplings. Try to estimate how long the tree will take to become fully grown and what the tree will look like at full size. • Trees are most vulnerable in their first years of life and should be tended with special care. Newly planted trees should be watered deeply and on a regular basis. Allowing a hose to drip at the base of a tree for several hours will permit the water to soak deep into the soil and encourage deep rooting. This will give the tree a better chance of surviving drought. • In areas like Southeast Michigan with hot summers and cold winters may be advantageous to plant deciduous trees. These trees will provide shade in the summer but will allow desired sunlight to pass through in the colder months • Consider what privacy level you’re trying to acheive. Discuss with a professional which trees are best for providing a buffer against noise and unwanted views. TOURING THE GROUNDS As you visit the homes on this year’s Home Tour, don’t forget to look outside too. Let us know if you have questions about the home’s landscaping and surrounding environment. Enjoy the beautiful homes, inside and out, on this year’s 24th Annual Remodelers Home Tour! Washtenaw Remodelers Council
  • 39. * * Howdy Holmes Friday * OctOber 25 * Weber’s Fun-Filled Auctions Dinner Benefiting The Festive Affair Staples Family Center 2013 Honorary Chair Howdy Holmes * President and CEO of JIFFY Mixes and Acclaimed Indy Car Driver * “Improving Lives in a Jiffy” Join us For excItIng AuctIons IncLude: * Fabulous Getaways and Special Dinners * Sports Packages and Memorabilia * Original Artwork and Fine Jewelry * An Adorable Black Labrador Puppy * South African “Safari” Vacation to the Zulu Nyala Resort * Vacation in a Luxury Home near beaches of Sao Paolo, Brazil to BenefIt the sALvAtIon ArMY KEn MArIAnnA StApLes fAmILy center 3660 Packard Rd, Ann Arbor A 35-bed shelter for people in need. For details, auction item previews, and resident success stories and to donate visit TheFestiveAffair.org. Contact us to buy tickets! TheFestiveAffair.org * 734-996-0100
  • 40. picture credits from left to right - project: Custom Design Build photo: Steve Kuzma | builder: Chizek Custom Builders at Harbor Trail | builder: Meadowlark Builders architect: Architectural Resource photo: Jim Haefner Join our email list at BRAGAnnArbor.com to win free tickets to our next event! Building Better Places to Live Since 1956 For better building, remodeling, and home improvement, call members of BRAG Ann Arbor. BRAGAnnArbor.com | 734-996-0100 Remodeling? New Home? March 14-16, 2014 June 19-22, 2014 September 28 - 29, 2013June 19-22, 2014 March 14-16, 2014September 28 - 29, 2013 New Kitchen?
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  • 42. 46www.BRAGAnnArbor.com Remodelers Home Tour September 28 - 29, 2013 Ann Arbor Observer 34 MLive / AnnArbor.com 36 Arbor Insulation 32 Architectural Resource 2 Bank of Ann Arbor 18 Big George’s Home Appliance Mart 16 Bank of Ann Arbor 18 BRAG Ann Arbor 42 Chizek Custom Builders 28 Christopher J.R. Laycock 30 Cribley Drilling Company 38 Custom Design Build 5 Dean Warner Builder 30 Delux Drapery Shade 16 Dexter Cabinet Countertop 26 DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen 22 Encore Custom Contracting 18 Esquire Interiors 9 Expo Kitchen Bath 20 Fendt Builder’s Supply 26 Ferguson Enterprises 7 Festive Affair 41 Fingerle Lumber 44 First Design Cabinetry 18 Forward Design Build 37 Forward Design Build (Kitchen Design Workshop) 47 Four Seasons Sunrooms Kitchen Bath 9 Four Seasons Sunrooms of Ann Arbor 9 G K Floorcovering 30 Gross Electric 22 Heritage Newspapers 38 Homeowner Services of America 26 KSF Architects 10 Lakeside Window Company 3 Lucy Ann Lance Show 45 MANS Lumber Millwork 22 Maple Leaf Construction 26 Meadowlark Builders 8 Meadowlark Energy 43 Michigan Building Specialties 48 Michigan Commerce Bank 38 Observer Eccentric 40 Our House Magazine 39 Plymouth Observer 40 Rochman Design Build 28 Superior Spray Solutions 46 Tandem Tile Stone 20 Vedder Electric 28 Waterloo Metal Works 12 Wolverine Moore Glass 16 ADVERTISER INDEX Washtenaw Remodelers Council BUY LOCAL, BUY AMERICAN JOB CREATION CHALLENGE In recent years, ABC News reported a challenge for the nations home builders: to create nearly a quarter of a million American jobs by increasing the amount of products that are made used in building a home. They reported in 2012 that a mere 5% increase in American made products in the residential construction industry would create approximately 220,000 jobs. We accepted the challenge - and here’s a few that ways you can help: 1) Ask for American made products when you are buying materials goods for your home Even a small increase in our purchasing of locally and domestically made products can have a huge impact on our economy and lives. • Can we use a local supplier? • Can we use products that are made in America? • How many American products can we use? 2) Support businesses based in Michigan Even your small contributions to support a prosperous local economy does so much to improve our lives: More businesses mean more jobs which means more taxes to fund for local services and resources. Safer, healthier, happier communities are realizing this cycle’s importance. In this age of a global economy, remember that we have many great things all around us; from Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids or Traverse City. Do what you can to strengthen Michigan’s economy. Remember to contact BRAG Ann Arbor members for your home improvements. Scan this QR Code to watch the ABC News video and learn more.
  • 43. What’s your taste? Whether your tastes are traditional, modern or eclectic, achieving your dream kitchen may seem intimidating, but it’s easier than you think. Our workshop will walk you through the process of design and construction and guide you towards solutions and resources to meet your needs and budget. Bring your appetite and questions to our national award winning team of design and building professionals while enjoying a fun and relaxed environment. For more information or to register please call 734.761.8403 or visit our “Events” page at Your Dream Kitchen Design Build Workshop Saturday, October 5th 10 am to 12 pm design build www.planforward.net What’s your taste Whether your tastes are modern or eclectic, ach dream kitchen may seem but it’s easier than yo Our workshop will walk you process of design and c and guide you towards so resources to meet your budget. Bring your appetite and q our national award winni design and building profes enjoying a fun and r environment. Your Dream K Design Build Wo Saturday, Octo 10 am to 12
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