Is your home too small? Is your family growing? Do you need a home office, bigger kitchen, or just more room to entertain and enjoy? Buying and building new are impractical options for most Ann Arbor homeowners. Instead, you might consider a home addition. Our expert team and proven process create home additions that seamlessly integrate with your existing home’s style and provide the space and functionality you need.

Why do clients love working with our home addition designers and contractors?


20+ Years Design & Construction Experience

Winner Best of Houzz Awards, 2014-Present

Over 50 5-Star Reviews


Take a closer look at our project portfolios of custom home additions. You’ll see how a home addition can provide much-needed living space and breathe new life into your home.


Mid-Century Modern Addition

This 1350 sf. mid-century ranch was transformed with an addition that enlarged the home to over 2800 sf.
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Addition And Enlarged Kitchen

The envelope of this traditional home was expanded to enlarge and remodel the kitchen and dining room.
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Our goal for this project was to turn a small house into a more comfortable home that serves the family for years to come. View This Project >


Modern Home Addition

A home addition with a mid-century modern transitional Japanese craftsman design aesthetic.
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Two Small Home Additions

Two small home additions expanded the building size in order to enlarge the chef's kitchen and dining room.
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Updated Farmhouse Addition

This farmhouse addition enabled an age-in-place designed master suite and a master bathroom.
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Period Bungalow Addition

A second floor addition and period remodel expanded the usable living space of this 1950's bungalow. 
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Second Floor Addition 

A second floor home addition was used to add three bedrooms and a full bath to this traditional home.
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New Entry And Addition

The Shaker style addition to this traditional home enabled the expansion of the dining room. 
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Screen Porch Home Addition

A screen porch addition creates an outside oasis and redefines and transforms the home's front stairway.
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"Forward Design completed an addition to our house ahead of schedule and under budget. They were very professional, creative, patient and kind through the entire process. At first we really didn't know exactly what we wanted and they helped us to figure that out. They even produced a computer generated "walk through" that allowed us to see what the new space would look like and how it would work for our family. We highly recommend Forward Design for any construction or remodeling. We had a great experience from start to finish."

- Rosemary & Mike



See a home addition that inspires you? Ready to start a project of your own?


Our award-winning team is here to help.
Give us a call at (734) 761-8403. We’d love to talk to you!


Our Proven Home Addition & Remodeling Process

  • Interview - A crucial first step, we’ll learn about your vision, needs, budget, goals, and how our team can help you

  • Design - Award-winning designers bring your vision to life through detailed plans, illustrations, and more

  • Construction - Your home addition will be completed on-time and on-budget

  • Enjoy - Our job isn’t done until you’re 100% satisfied with our work



Home Addition & Remodeling FAQ

What is Design Build?

As a homeowner, do you really have the time or know-how to hire, interview, and manage the work of a designer, contractor, and construction team? Why would you even want to?

Our design build process takes the hassle out of home remodeling. We provide start-to-finish support for your entire project. The results are better, costs are lower, there are no miscommunications, and there’s more accountability. Above all else, you’ll be happier and less stressed. 

What Home Additions are Common in Ann Arbor?

Because of the smaller yards that are common here in Ann Arbor, most homeowners aren’t looking for a huge addition. Instead, most are looking for smaller additions with a big WOW factor. One of the most popular home additions is a small “bump-out” in the kitchen which makes room for a large island. Many homeowners of multi-story homes also choose to add a small amount of space to each floor. This can allow for dramatic layout changes, extra bathrooms, and much more!

Is It Possible to Build an Addition on a Historic Home?

Historic homes are very common, especially in Ann Arbor’s most desirable neighborhoods. If you love your home but need more space, additions to historic homes are one of our specialties. We can create an addition that’s so seamless it’ll look just like part of your home’s original design! Our historic home addition projects have included:

  • Trim custom-fitted to match old, existing trim

  • Matching brick and grout to the aged exterior of homes

  • The use of historic-looking tile that is really made from new, durable, and high-tech materials

What About Unexpected Costs and Surprises Along the Way?

During the interview phase of your home addition project, we’ll learn about your budget and the scope of your project. We’ll learn about your needs and provide you with a quote that we stand behind. What we quote you is what you pay. Period.

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