The home you live in really can become the home of your dreams. If you’re in love with your neighborhood and your house has great bones, all you may need is an update. We can help! Our team of experts will translate your style into a livable, functional space. Our team has...


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Take a look at our project portfolio below to view floor plans and before & after photos of the homes we've remodeled.


Contemporary Home Remodel

This remodel was designed for entertaining. The open concept living spaces have custom finishes throughout.
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Ann Arbor Hills Home Remodel

This elegant home remodel was redesigned with an open concept kitchen, family room and dining room.
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Modern Open Concept Renovation

This first floor contemporary home remodel has an open concept floor plan with exquisite finishes.
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Kitchen Relocation and Redesign

The entirety of the first floor was redesigned. Moving the kitchen's greatly location improved the flow.
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Ranch Home Redesign

A room by room remodel of a basic ranch into a contemporary, open, engaging and light filled space.
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This contemporary kitchen and bath remodel better reflects its owners needs and personality. View This Project >


New House New Renovation

This home was purchased with the intention to remodel it to fit the client's sense of design and needs.
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Basement Home Theater

This basement with bedrooms was remodeled into a theater large enough to entertain 20 people.
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Mid-Century Home Remodel

This home remodel turned a typical 1960’s house into a spacious, light filled, mid-century modern home.
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Whole House Remodel

This redesign included the kitchen and a remodeled basement living space and two new bathrooms.
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Kitchen and Bath Renovation

The primary bath, master bath and kitchen were renovated. The kitchen has views to the dining room.
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Laundry Room Design

Elimination of a basement staircase allowed for a new mudroom with storage and a new laundry room.
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Full Condominium Remodel

This full interior condominium renovation has new fixtures, hardwood flooring, and is now open concept.
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Cost Effective Renovation

This cost effective remodel opened the kitchen into the living room making it look contemporary.
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Transitional First Floor Remodel

The removal of a structural wall allowed for an open concept kitchen design with window seating.
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Modern Home Renovation

This renovation called for a new entry addition, kitchen, and improved functionality throughout the house.
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"We used Forward Design Build for both a minor kitchen remodel and a major bathroom remodel in a 1930’s house. What I like best about working with Jef is his attention to detail. I am very picky and the quality of the work is excellent. If there is anything I don’t like, they take care of it until I am satisfied. "

- David & Charlotte



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

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


Our Multi-Room Home Remodeling Process

1. Interview

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

2. Design

Working closely with you, our designers will begin bringing your vision to life. You’ll get detailed design illustrations, plans, and much more.

3. Build

As construction begins we’ll work efficiently, completing your project on-time and on-budget. We’re always available to answer your questions!

4. Enjoy!

Before our work is done we’ll walk through your home with you to make sure everything is just right and provide you with product warranty information.


Home Remodeling FAQ

What Are the Most Important Rooms to Remodel?

A remodeled kitchen can make the biggest impact on your daily life, but bathrooms are a good investment to improve the value of your home. Adding a master suite is a great way to really improve the livability of your home. We often work on multi-room remodels that are focused in one area (like kitchen, living and dining) with an end goal of creating comfortable spaces for entertaining.

Can You Remove Walls to Completely Revamp the Floor Plan?

That’s our specialty! We can transform even the most claustrophobic of homes into airy, modern, light-filled spaces.

Why Should I Remodel? Does It Make Sense to Just Buy a New Home?

If you live in a great neighborhood, have made memories and a life in your home, or are worried about selling in a tough real estate market, remodeling just makes sense. Why sell your home when you can transform it into your dream home?

What is Design Build?

In the past, when remodeling your home you were the project manager, finding and hiring contractors, managing schedules, and tracking timelines and budgets. The whole process was frustrating, time-intensive, and often produced sub-par results.

This just doesn’t make any sense!

Our design build process provides a one-stop solution for homeowners looking to remodel, build additions, or construct a new home from the ground up. We manage your entire project from start to finish. Design build offers many advantages including:

  • Improved 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.

  • Less waiting - By managing both design and construction, we create a faster and seamless transition from the design phase of your project to construction.

  • Smoother communication - When designers and builders work together, the results are amazing. Problems are anticipated and quickly solved. We’ll update you on our progress and answer your questions.

  • More accountability - No finger pointing or questions about who did what. We stand behind our work and are proud of the results.

Do You Have a Favorite Design Style or Specialty?

Our designers are passionate about design and about helping bring our clients’ visions to life. While we don’t specialize in one particular style, we’re comfortable working on any type of home in Ann Arbor. Our designers take pride in staying up to date on the latest trends as well as studying the principles of good design. It’s this one-of-a-kind approach that allows our team to create and execute amazing home remodels!

Do You Work on Historic Homes?

Yes! Many of the homes we remodel are older homes in some of Ann Arbor’s most historic neighborhoods. We’ll work with your space, updating the layout to take advantage of the natural light, open up the floorplan, and give you the space you need to truly enjoy your home!

What About Unexpected Costs and Surprises Along the Way?

We believe in the power of being prepared. During the interview phase of your remodeling project, 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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