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.
Get our remodeling tips for design a walk in closet. We've even included recommendations for closet dimensions.
When remodeling, we often get requests for making a kitchen larger. Get our kitchen expansion tips for your Ann Arbor kitchen remodel.
Choosing a bathroom vanity for a master suite design is a big decision. Read what to consider when working with your design-build remodeler.
Barn doors are all the rage but pocket doors may be a better solution for bathroom privacy, walk-in kitchen pantries and more.
Get a remodelers advice on adding a master suite addition to your Ann Arbor home. Learn the best master suite design ideas.
Mixing metals when choosing faucets, hardware, and lighting fixtures is a hot trend when designing and remodeling a kitchen.
A master bath design often includes a walk-in shower. Learn what to look for in a shower tile when remodeling a bathroom
When undergoing kitchen renovations, you'll be asked to make hundreds of choices. One item that is a modern must have is under cabinet lighting.
If you're considering a home renovation, you'll need to choose kitchen appliances before you begin the layout and cabinet design.
All cities have a permitting and inspection process for interior remodeling. We've compiled a checklist of construction specifications required by the City of Ann Arbor.