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Remodeling in Phases – The Beauty of Master Planning

Interior Design | Kitchens & Baths | Whole Home Remodeling

Remodeling in Phases - The Beauty of Master Planning

You know you need to make some changes in your home but the thought of all the planning, the construction process, the overwhelming decisions, not to mention the cost just …

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Meadowlark Presents Red Pine Lodge for 2017 BRAG Parade of Homes Tour

Green Building

Meadowlark Presents Red Pine Lodge for 2017 BRAG Parade of Homes Tour

Dreaming of a rustic lodge in the woods that was quiet – yet close enough to their beloved alma mater, our clients have arrived at a place that we call …

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Do you bidet?

Green Building

Bidet

Bidets increasingly popular in master bath remodels Master bathroom remodels have been a Meadowlark specialty since the economy started an upswing a couple years ago. Homeowners’ master bathroom requests tend to …

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Shades of Green Building

Green Building

Shades of Green Building

Shades of Green Building So, what does “green” mean to you? It’s a question that I’ve been asking around the office for a few months now. It sounds like an …

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Now what are they doing with the roof – solar shingles?

Green Building

Now what are they doing with the roof – solar shingles?

How many of you have driven by our offices at 3250 West Liberty in Ann Arbor and wondered “now what are they doing with the roof?” We have had a busy …

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Meadowlark + DOW POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingles = True Love

Green Building

Susan Christian 1

Aside from all of the noise we are working under (literally – the hammers are pounding above my head as we speak!), we Meadowlark folks are all pretty darn excited about the …

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Construction for Dummies – Passive House Wall Construction

Custom Homes | Green Building

Construction for Dummies – Passive House Wall Construction

I recently was emailed photos from project manager Jake on a current Meadowlark custom home project and I was intrigued by the amount of “stuff” that was going on with the …

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Bringing it Home and Keeping it All in the Family

Custom Homes | Green Building

Bringing it Home and Keeping it All in the Family

by Susan Christian We have stepped outside of our usual geographic area and headed north to Midland to help build a home that we are pretty darn excited about. As …

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So what is a “Green Country Ranch,” anyway?

Accessible Design | Custom Homes | Green Building

So what is a “Green Country Ranch,” anyway?

This home has earned the nickname “Green Country Ranch,” and, depending on your particular inclinations, you can read this as a ranch house that is resource efficient, or – you …

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Ann Arbor’s MLive Covers Future-Ready Deep Green Home

Accessible Design | Green Building

Ann Arbor’s MLive Covers Future-Ready Deep Green Home

Thanks to Lizzy Alfs at MLive for her wonderful article “Lower Burns Park house converted to deep green single-family home.” This article talks about Meadowlark’s recently finished gut/rehab aptly named the “Pushing The …

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George Jetson Could Live Here

Custom Homes | Green Building | Whole Home Remodeling

George Jetson Could Live Here

By Susan Christian Okay…so it’s not high up on a very tall pedestal with flying cars all around, but this house has technology in it that would make George Jetson …

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The Big Ideas in ‘The Not So Big House’

Architecture & Design | Custom Homes | Green Building

The Big Ideas in ‘The Not So Big House’

By Doug Selby Like many green builders out there, I have been a devotee and ardent practitioner of a “not-so-big” lifestyle, and was honored to meet Sarah Susanka at a …

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