The perfect kitchen is more than just a place to cook or eat. It's a space for gathering, entertaining, and much more. It’s where family traditions and memories are made. For many families, the kitchen is the most important room in the house. A kitchen remodel can have an amazing impact on your quality of life. Learn how our experienced team works together to solve problems and produce incredible results.

Why do clients love our kitchen remodeling contractors and designers?


Over 20 Years Kitchen Remodeling Experience

Awarded Best of Houzz 2014-Present

More than 50 Glowing 5-Star Reviews


Take a look at our project portfolio below. You’ll see floor plans, before and after photographs from our favorite kitchen remodeling projects.


An Elegant White Kitchen

This bright, contemporary, kitchen was the result of a modest remodel using the existing floor plan.
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Cheerful Burns Park Kitchen

This bright and open kitchen is a breath of fresh air for this Burns Park, Ann Arbor family.   View This Project >

The New Traditional

This updated kitchen is bright and inviting, has an open layout, frameless cabinetry and an island peninsula. 
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Open Concept Kitchen Remodel

The removal of a carrying wall in this remodel enabled a kitchen designed for entertaining.
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Stonebridge Kitchen Remodel

A modern remodeled kitchen with painted white cabinetry in the Stonebridge community, Ann Arbor.
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Modern Kitchen Remodel

This open, contemporary kitchen renovation has painted gray cabinetry and a large horizontal window.
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The kitchen was outdated, dark, and cramped; the clients desired a more open feeling, a larger island, and a more sophisticated design throughout to better express their style. View This Project >

Craftsman Kitchen Design

A remodel that reinforced the kitchen as the center of their home in a contemporary Craftsman style.
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Modern Refreshed Kitchen

New contemporary cabinetry and increased functionality are highlights of this kitchen makeover.
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Ultra Modern Kitchen Upgrade

The contrasting white quartz counter-tops and dark cabinetry transform this kitchen into a modern-style. 
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Contemporary New Kitchen

Renovate a functional kitchen into a beautiful space that is well suited to entertaining family and friends.
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Vaulted Ceiling Kitchen 

An updated kitchen remodeled to create a more open layout that allows free circulation throughout.
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Open Kitchen Renovation

Using the original architecture, this open concept kitchen remodel made the space feel much larger.
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Slate Kitchen Remodel

This kitchen was redesigned to organize the layout, widen the kitchen entrance and update the countertops to slate.  View This Project >

Updated Kitchen Design

An updated kitchen design that kept the traditional style of the home while adding food preparation space.
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Cottage Style Kitchen Remodel

This remodel transformed a dark 1970's kitchen into a warm, light filled, casual cottage kitchen.
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Expanded Kitchen Remodel

This kitchen renovation called for demolishing two small walls to create a more open space. 
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Modern Kitchen Renovation

This renovation layout and design infused modern character, into the kitchen, stairway and master bath.
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Updated White Kitchen Design

Increased natural light, improved entry, and greater functionality are the features of this remodeled kitchen. 
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"We've lived in this house for 25 years and investing in a beautiful interior design not only improved the value of our home, but renewed our enjoyment of the place in which we live. Not a day goes by but that one of us remarks on how much we love our new house."

-  Kim & Bill



Kitchen Expansion and Renovation Projects

Many older, historic homes in the Ann Arbor area are limited by small cramped kitchens. During the interview and design phase of kitchen remodeling projects, we may realize that the existing space is simply too small. In these cases, we can expand into an adjacent room or relocate the kitchen.The kitchen renovation projects below show circumstances where we moved the kitchen or altered the floor plan. By doing this, we ensure the kitchen complements the home.


The Flip-Flop

This kitchen remodel called for opening the kitchen to the living room and creating a contemporary style.
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Kitchen Floor Plan Redesign

The functionality was improved by removing walls, relocating rooms, and redesigning the mudroom. 
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Kitchen Relocation & Remodel

This kitchen remodel called for rearranging the home's existing dining room and office into a spacious functional kitchen.
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Classic Kitchen Redesign

The kitchen remodeling objectives included repurposing a family room, to expand the floor plan. View This Project > 


"You can’t go wrong with these folks. From the outset, you can tell they are a quality company with thoughtful, compassionate, and most of all knowledgeable employees. They assign a master carpenter to the job along with a designer, and a full complement of people to make sure things are done right and on time (yes, they were exactly on time)!"

- Chuck




See a project that inspires you? Ready to start a kitchen remodel 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 4-Step Kitchen Remodeling Process

1. Interview

Meet with a designer at your home for your free initial consultation. Let’s find out if we’re a good fit to work together.

2. Design

Our designers bring your vision to life with detailed design illustrations, plans, and more.

3. Build

We work efficiently, completing your project on-time and on-budget, communicating with you every step of the way.

4. Enjoy!

We’ll complete a final walkthrough and make sure you’re thrilled with the results!


Kitchen Remodeling FAQ

I Love My House But the Kitchen is Tiny. Can You Help?

Yes! This is one of our specialties. We may recommend expanding the kitchen by “borrowing” space from an adjoining room. We may even move the kitchen to a location that better fits your lifestyle. We use natural light and open floor plans to help make small spaces feel larger and more inviting.

Can You Help Select Appliances and Fixtures?

Yes, we’ll help you select everything for your new kitchen! During the design phase of your projects our expert designers will recommend products that fit your needs and your budget.

What is Design Build?

“Old school” remodeling meant you’d be managing your own kitchen remodel. Can you imagine finding, hiring, scheduling, and managing the work of construction teams and contractors? Would you even know what to look for to make sure they were doing the job right?  The frustration and hassle isn't worth the lackluster results.

Forward Design Build isn’t old school. Our proven design build process is a one-stop solution for homeowners looking to remodel their kitchens, add on to their homes, or construct a new home from the ground up. We manage your entire project from start to finish. 

Design-build offers many advantages, including:

  • Better cost control - Our designers and construction teams work as one unit, avoiding unnecessary and costly mistakes that are all too common in a traditional remodeling project.

  • Improved scheduling - By managing both design and construction, there’s less waiting around and more forward progress throughout your kitchen remodel.

  • Smoother communication - When designers and builders work as one team, the results are amazing. We anticipate problems and work together to develop creative solutions. We’ll update you on our progress and answer your questions.

  • More accountability - There’s never any finger pointing or questions about who did what. We stand behind our work and are proud of the results.

Do You Have a Favorite Kind of Kitchen Style?

We’re passionate about helping our clients bring their visions to life. We're flexible and don't work in any one particular style. We're very comfortable working in any style Ann Arbor-area home. We take great pride in staying up-to-date on remodeling and design techniques, tools, and technologies. We look forward to putting our expertise to work for you.

Can You Remodel the Kitchen in a Historic Home?

Definitely! Many of our kitchen remodeling projects are in Ann Arbor’s historic neighborhoods. We may open up your kitchen’s layout to take advantage of the natural light, add extra storage or countertop space, and give your home the kitchen you’ve always wanted!

What About Unexpected Costs and Surprises Along the Way?

During the interview phase of your kitchen remodel, we’ll work closely with you to understand your budget and the scope of your project. We’ll evaluate 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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