Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Why Choose a Design Build Company?

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Are you redesigning your home or remodeling a few rooms?

Are you moving into a new home and want to get work completed before you move in completely?

Home remodeling work can be overwhelming, and when you hire professionals, you want to be sure you’re choosing a company that truly understands your vision and helps you achieve the perfect design.

That’s where we come in! Alpha is a design build company in Ann Arbor, and we work with you to make your remodeling dreams come true. 

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Other companies go in with a low price and then add extra costs along the way. As a result, you may go over budget. We work hard to present a realistic cost up front and do work at the beginning to select products and finishes to minimize variances in your final cost.

Whether it’s a kitchen, bath, basement, addition, or remodeling your entire house, we’ve built our 30+ year reputation on exacting design and workmanship. Our designers, project managers, craftsmen, and trades partners take immense pride in their work and in providing smiles from start to finish!

Contact us today to get started!

Monday, May 17, 2021

The Importance of Design


From the moment we step inside your home, our work is about YOU! First of all, we’ll be wearing masks and shoe coverings. Then we’ll spend some time getting to know you and getting your thoughts for your remodeled space. We’ll explore your design possibilities and gather ideas for flooring, hardware, counter tops and more. 

Once you’ve signed a design agreement, we begin our work getting measurements and photos of your site. We’ll talk about space planning and products so we can present a preliminary 3D design and rough estimate. The 3D design helps you visualize what your new kitchen, bathroom, or basement will look like once it is completed. That allows us to make any necessary modifications and create a final design based on your final selections and feedback. We believe there should be no surprises in your remodeling experience (except good ones). A detailed, comprehensive design also allows for accurate product ordering, an easy permit process, and floor plans that can be expertly built by our craftsmen.  

The Design Must Meet your Budget and Timeline

A great design is only useful if it meets your budget and timeline. You’ve probably heard horror stories about contractors that continually add unexpected costs pushing you over your budget. Estimating is a key part of the Design phase. As a result of careful design documentation, our estimates are detailed and specific, allowing you to rely on us to bring the project to completion for that price. In addition, the team member who writes your estimate will also be your project manager, providing consistency through each phase. 

Choose Alpha Design Build in Ann Arbor!

Whether it’s a kitchen, bath, basement, addition, or remodeling your entire house, we’ve built our 30+ year reputation on exacting design and workmanship. Our designers, project managers, craftsmen, and trades partners take immense pride in their work and in providing smiles from start to finish! Contact us today to get started.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

How our 3-D Process Brings Your Design to Life


Remodeling your home?

Wouldn’t it be great if you could see your remodel before the work is actually completed?

We know how exciting – and overwhelming – it is to start a new home improvement project! To make sure you’re happy with the final product, we show it to you at the beginning. We use 3-D drawings to show you our design ideas, get your feedback, and ensure we’ve realized your vision before moving to construction.

We love the classics, but are constantly seeking new and exciting materials. When you make a design decision, we want you to feel sure you’ve explored enough. So often we hear, “Oh, I would NEVER have thought of that! I love it”! Those are some of the most satisfying moments in the process. Seeing finish samples and products in person helps ensure your space will come together as expected.

The Design Must Meet your Budget and Timeline

A great design is only useful if it meets your budget and timeline. Estimating is a key part of the Design phase. As a result of careful design documentation, our estimates are detailed and specific, allowing you to rely on us to bring the project to completion for that price. In addition, the team member who writes your estimate will also be your project manager, providing consistency through each phase.

Choose Alpha Design Build in Ann Arbor!

Whether it’s a kitchen, bath, basement, addition, or remodeling your entire house, we’ve built our 30+ year reputation on exacting design and workmanship. Our designers, project managers, craftsmen, and trades partners take immense pride in their work and in providing smiles from start to finish! Contact us today to get started.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Freshen up your Bathroom with a Lighted Mirror

If you want to get ready for your day and feel like a celebrity while doing it, consider a lighted mirror!
 

You can pair the right lighting design with your home’s color scheme and finishes to create a seamless look that will make your home look like it came right out of the pages of your favorite architectural magazine!
 

We’ll help you imagine new ways to live in and love your space.
 

Alpha’s professional designers are passionate about what they do. For clients, this translates into a thorough exploration of design possibilities! Your Alpha designer will work closely with an estimator/project manager to ensure that the design is practical and fits the budget for your home remodeling project in Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities.
 

Read more about lighting design on our website!
 

Make your living room, basement, or kitchen the ultimate gathering space for your friends and family with a home remodeling project. We can help you make your dream design come to life!
 

Our relationships with subcontractors are of paramount importance, too. Our plumbers, electricians, tile setters, painters, heating and cooling experts are an invaluable part of the Alpha team, project after project. 

We’ve spent years with these folks, and you can rest assured that everyone working on your home is someone we’re proud to have represent our company.


Contact us today to get started!

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Light Up Your Home with These Kitchen and Bath Lighting Ideas


Looking for a way to light up your home?

According to Better Homes & Gardens:

“When choosing an under-cabinet light fixture, it's important to understand the various types of lightbulbs each uses so you can pick the one that best suits your needs. Different types of light bulbs will also cast different shades and temperatures of light. The price of the bulb may also figure into your decision. Some, like LED bulbs, are more expensive to purchase but will last longer.

  • Traditional incandescent bulbs are the most affordable option and provide a bright, warm light, but they have the shortest life-span and use more energy than other lights.
  • LED under-cabinet lighting is extremely efficient and generates little heat, but their light isn't as natural as other options. Their expensive price tag is offset by a long life-span. Learn more about LED lighting for kitchens.
  • Halogen lights are efficient, long-lasting, bright, and emit a natural yellow-white light. Excessive heat can be a problem, so they are best used with a dimmer.
  • Xenon lights are similar to halogen lights but burn brighter and put off less heat. They are expensive but have the longest life-span of all bulbs.
  • Fluorescent lights are extremely energy efficient, long-lasting, and low heat. Fluorescent lights emit a cool, greenish-blue hue.”

Visit our website to read more!

Contact us Today!

Make your living room, basement, or kitchen the ultimate gathering space for your friends and family with a home remodeling project. We can help you make your dream design come to life!

Our relationships with subcontractors are of paramount importance, too. Our plumbers, electricians, tile setters, painters, heating and cooling experts are an invaluable part of the Alpha team, project after project. We’ve spent years with these folks, and you can rest assured that everyone working on your home is someone we’re proud to have represent our company.

Everyone on the team has the same goal – to keep a smile on our clients’ faces from start to finish.
Contact us today to get started! We can help you with your project in Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Create a Showroom-Style, Magazine Worthy Bathroom


Do you wish your bathroom was more like the rooms you see in magazines or showrooms?

Do you wish you could have the most modern finishes and stylish design elements?

Creating a beautiful, luxury bathroom at home isn’t just a fantasy! With the right design elements, you can create a space that feels like you’ve stepped right onto the pages of your favorite architectural magazine.

Follow these design tips on our website!

Baths Designed for Lasting Use and Aesthetic Delight


A well-designed bath that is comfortable for users of many sizes and abilities can also be the loveliest bath on the block. We work with materials from the indulgent to the budget-conscious to create baths our clients will love for years.

We'll work together to identify current trends that will enhance your lifestyle and resale value, and also your long-term needs. Floating vanities and toilets are not only trending and gorgeous, but much easier for cleaning around and under. Walk-in showers are chic, but also great as we age. Will you require the timeless and classic look of marble or the durability of quartz and porcelain? Our experience and attention to detail will ensure your bathroom will be a calming and organized oasis.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Create a Luxury Oasis in Your Home Bathroom


Have you ever flipped through a magazine or walked through a showroom and wished your own bathroom could be as stylish and luxurious as the ones you’ve just seen?

Do you admire clean lines, modern finishes, and technology elements?

Follow these design tips on our website!

Hire the Design Specialists in Ann Arbor for Your Luxury Bathroom Remodel


Alpha’s professional designers are passionate about what they do. They would probably work for design books and shiny objects if left to their own devices, and Alpha’s design library has begun to colonize nearly every other room of our building.

For clients, this translates into a thorough exploration of design possibilities, with multiple layout options whenever possible, and an offering of cutting-edge materials and furnishings for the adventurous client. There is no cookie cutter in our design toolbox. Your Alpha designer will work closely with an estimator/project manager to ensure that the design is practical and fits the budget for your project.

Our experience and attention to detail will ensure your bathroom will be a calming and organized oasis. You begin your busy day and wind down at bedtime in this often-neglected room. Let us inspire you to create your dream space! Contact us today!