Meet Ruby. This well traveled young pup is the face of Forward Design Build, and we invite you to journey with her through our projects, design features, and much more.
Ruby was rescued from posh circumstances, where she traveled the globe. This poor little labradoodle, forced into a life of luxury, studied architectural design in Paris to pass the time. There she learned about earth friendly building practices, and state of the art interior selections.
She knew she had to put all of this incredible knowledge to good use, so she reached out to the Forward Design Build team. Owner, Jef rescued her from her treacherous situation, giving her a new home, and a new purpose.
Now, she spends her time assisting the design team with paint color options, making sure our carpenters are crossing their t's and dotting their i's, and entertaining clients at the office. She also is the chief editor of the Paw Press, which is kind of a big deal.
We are so happy to have her on board here in Ann Arbor, and look forward to everything that Ruby brings to the table, which is mostly bones.
Forward Design Build is a residential remodeling company in Ann Arbor, MI that specializes in renovation and custom homes.
Our Design Matters blog is an advice column on creating a home design and layout that is both highly functional and beautiful. It is where homeowners learn timeless architectural design trends and get guidance on home improvement materials, appliances, lighting, cabinetry, bath fixtures and more. We discuss the design-build process and show you how to save money on your next kitchen, bath or multi-room home remodel. You will find professional construction advice, inspirational photographs, renovation success stories, and design resources, on all aspects of home improvement. Our goal is to empower you to make wise decisions when turning your home into a place you love.
Remodeling a kitchen? Read how quartz vs. granite countertop comparison of the appearance and performance of each.
The kitchen sink is an important kitchen design element and it effects your quality of life. Learn remodeling options for the ideal sink choice.
A floor plan layout for a master suite typically has enough room for a walk-in shower and a bathtub. Learn what to look for when choosing a bathtub.
Access to cellared wine in your home is a wonderful thing. Get tips on building and construction techniques for your wine cellar design.
Get the microwave off your counter and stop your kitchen from feeling cluttered. Learn about the microwave drawer oven and hiding small appliances.
Discover the best wood for kitchen cabinets when remodeling. We look at cabinets made from cherry, oak, maple, ash exotic species and more
Read our tips on getting that mid-century modern look when designing and remodeling your kitchen. Then break out the Sinatra and have a Tiki Bar drink.
Remodeling a kitchen? Get expert advice on kitchen layout and floor plans from the National Kitchen and Bath Association.
Learn how smart home devices are changing the way we live. Home automation is here and getting better everyday. Learn more about smart home tech.
Get expert advice on natural stone countertops from the kitchen remodelers at Forward Design Build Remodel. Learn More.