Friday, September 18, 2020

Keep Your Kitchen Organized and Clean


Every inch of counter space is prime real estate! Keep everything organized with these tips:

1) Install a slide-out prep station: If you’re short on counter space, you can get a butcher block board installed inside a drawer. If you want to be extra efficient, cut a hole in the board and keep a slim garbage can underneath for peels and pits.

2) Double up on shelves: Using wire shelf risers, you can increase your vertical storage space, giving you more room for mugs, dishes, and bowls.

Read our full list of kitchen storage tips on our website!

De-clutter One Drawer at a Time

Remember – you don’t have to rearrange and clean out your entire kitchen all at once! Start with one drawer, one cabinet, or one shelf. It can make a huge difference, and tackling one small project at a time will keep you from getting too overwhelmed.

Contact us today to get started!

 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Storage Ideas for Your Kitchen


Is your kitchen less than organized? 

Do you have small appliances, cookbooks, extra utensils, and other clutter lining your counter tops? 

Your kitchen is one of the most used rooms in your home. The kitchen is truly the heart of your home, and you can turn it into your favorite room with some storage solutions to help get your clutter under control. 

Let’s face it: we all have a junk drawer and a couple large utensils that we don’t know what to do with. Especially in these times when we’re all home and cooking more than usual, it’s important to keep the kitchen neat and tidy. 

Visit our website for our top storage tips!

Great kitchens are built on a great design

Whether your kitchen simply needs a new look, or you want to tear the walls down and start over, our designers can bring beauty and functionality into this key space. Maybe you're looking for low-maintenance flooring, upgraded counter tops, or built-ins for added space. Many problems can be solved with the help of a new set of expert eyes. We're great with tight spaces and can help you envision a place you'll love and where memories are made.


Saturday, August 15, 2020

Create the Perfect Spa Bathroom with High-End Fixtures

Are you creating a spa-like oasis for you and your family with a full bathroom remodel?

Do you need to gain storage, improve lighting, and make stylish upgrades to your fixtures?

Whether you have a first floor powder room for guests or you’re working on the en suite for your bedroom, functionality should be at the heart of your remodel.

Read more about some considerations as you start planning on our website!

Practical doesn’t have to be Boring!


Whether you're dreaming of a luxurious, spa-inspired master bedroom retreat or a simple main-level powder room, our interior designers will take the same personal and thoughtful approach, considering functional needs and universal design as well as aesthetic appeal.

Contact Ann Arbor-based Alpha Design + Build to Begin the Design Process for Your Bathroom Remodel Today!


Our design team has the knowledge and expertise to help you, and our project managers, carpenters, and tradesmen have the skills to get the job done. We believe that a properly designed project is less expensive, completed more quickly, and has fewer cost overruns than a project done “on the fly”. Our process puts you first!

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

DESIGN: IT'S MORE THAN A PRETTY DRAWING

When you begin the process of remodeling, you likely have an idea of how you want your new kitchen or bathroom to look. Our professionally trained designers take your ideas, occasionally sprinkle in a few new suggestions uncovered as you explore the design possibilities together, and create the roadmap to your dream space. For this, we (like most remodelers) charge a "design fee." Obviously, this fee covers the emails, calls, and meetings with your designer, but there's much more to the design phase that this design fee covers.

Once you start working with a designer, we'll measure and photograph your space and begin planning your layout. We'll research ideas for cabinets, countertops, flooring, and hardware taking into consideration your budget, current space and future needs, and your aesthetic desires to begin developing a preliminary design. Once developed, we'll present the floorplan and 3D rendering to help you envision your new space and make any required modifications based on your feedback. 

After a final design has been developed, we'll begin selecting your materials together. We have many samples of cabinets, countertops, flooring, and hardware in our Design Center, but we may also suggest visiting a manufacturer's showroom for additional choices. Sometimes you'll do this step without us, but we may find it important or helpful for our designer to accompany you. 

Lastly, your designer will finalize your material prices and work with our project managers to prepare a formal quote.

Our designer's work doesn't stop there. When you move into the construction phase, your designer will compile, print, and present necessary specification materials and floor plans required to obtain a building permit and for our construction crew, as well as place the orders for your chosen products. If adjustments are required along the way, your designer is right there to make the changes to keep your project moving.

Working closely with your designer can help you avoid project delays or budget overages. Click here to examine a few ways your carefully crafted budget has the potential to bust.

Contact us today to talk to one of our designers and get your dream kitchen, bath, basement, or addition!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Choose Smart Products and High-End Finishes for Your Bathroom Remodel

Hard at work on your bathroom remodel?

Besides color choices and tile choices, there are other considerations you should make when designing your luxury bathroom!

If you’re investing in a full bathroom remodel, consider smart gadgets to get the best bang for your buck. There are plenty of devices that can turn your bathroom into a clever one!

Small, waterproof, Bluetooth speakers connect to your phone and let you listen to music, podcasts, or audiobooks in the shower or bath. Lighted mirrors and smart mirrors are great options if you love gadgets – Philips Hue is one of the go-to companies when it comes to smart lighting and offer several options for lighted mirrors, making them perfect for shaving, makeup, or other close-up tasks.

Learn more about considerations for your bathroom remodel on our website!

Contact Ann Arbor-based Alpha Design + Build to Begin the Design Process for Your Bathroom Remodel Today!


Our design team has the knowledge and expertise to help you, and our project managers, carpenters, and tradesmen have the skills to get the job done. We believe that a properly designed project is less expensive, completed more quickly, and has fewer cost overruns than a project done “on the fly”. Our process puts you first!

Friday, July 17, 2020

Glam or Cozy: Which Powder Room Accents are Right for You?

Does your home have a “powder room”? Also known as a half-bath, these smaller bathrooms often contain only a toilet and sink for guests.

Since this is a space that friends and family will be using, it’s important to make sure it’s looking its best! Just because this isn’t a luxury master bathroom doesn’t mean you need to skimp on finishes and fixtures.

Read More on Our Website about Small Design Ideas for Big Impact

Contact Ann Arbor-based Alpha Design + Build to Begin the Design Process for Your Home Remodeling Project Today!


Our design team has the knowledge and expertise to help you, and our project managers, carpenters, and tradesmen have the skills to get the job done. At Alpha Design + Build, we believe that a properly designed project is less expensive, completed more quickly, and has fewer cost overruns than a project done “on the fly”. Our process puts you first!

Contact us today to set up a consultation, and start creating your dream home.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Accent and Highlight Your Powder Room with These Design Tips

Powder rooms can easily be overlooked when you’re redesigning your home.

Just because these rooms are small, it doesn’t mean they can’t be beautiful and unique! Powder rooms need to be functional and impress your guests, so don’t skimp on designs for these rooms.

Click here to read more about our design tips for powder rooms!

If you’re struggling with ways to make your powder room stand out, we can help! 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.

Contact us today to talk to one of our designers!