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Ann Arbor Remodeling

Ann Arbor's Award-Winning Remodeling Contractor

Ann Arbor families are looking for ways to preserve the beauty and character of their older homes, while breathing fresh design and modern amenities into old and outdated spaces. At Meadowlark, we provide streamlined solutions to those concerns with a proven design-build process. We approach every Ann Arbor remodel with award-winning design, exceptional craftsmanship, and a dedication to creating sustainable, modern spaces that transform your house into your forever home. Let's start the conversation about your Meadowlark remodel today.

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Meadowlark's Ann Arbor Remodeling Services

Meadowlark Design + Build offers full-scope remodeling services for clients in the Ann Arbor area. If your home just isn't working for your family, a remodel can help you get more out of your existing space, without having to leave your neighborhood behind. Some of our remodeling services include: 

  • Whole-Home Remodels
  • Custom Home Additions
  • Exterior Remodels
  • Historic Home Remodels
  • Kitchen + Bath Remodels
  • Basement Remodels
  • Garage Remodels
  • Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

If you are looking for a home remodeling contractor that is reliable, transparent, and ready to guide you through the many decisions that make a successful construction project, Meadowlark Design + Build is here for you.


What Makes a Design-Build Remodel Different?

Meadowlark is a Design + Build firm. That means we approach our Ann Arbor remodeling projects a little differently than a traditional contractor. When you work with our team of experienced designers and builders, you'll realize a few important differences:

A design that works for you

A design-build firm like Meadowlark starts the remodeling process by talking to you, one-on-one. We work to discover what you're hoping to accomplish with this project and then develop innovative solutions that achieve your goals. You work directly with an expert designer dedicated to your project to develop a remodel plan that flows into your existing home and that's perfect for you. 

A seamless remodeling process, from start to finish

At a design-build firm, designers, project managers and construction professionals are in constant contact, which means our design team develops a design that fits your goals, but that's also practical for the building process. Should any issues arise during construction, builders and designers are already working shoulder-to-shoulder and can easily address problems on the fly. For you, all of this communication works to deliver a streamlined remodeling process that's value-engineered from start to finish. 

The remodel you want, without the fuss

Any home remodel can feel hectic. With so many decisions to make and more than a few moving parts, design-build firms like Meadowlark work to take out as much of the stress as possible by offering clear guidance, straightforward timelines, and exceptional craftsmanship. When you work with Meadowlark, you get a true remodeling partner — not just a builder — to ensure your home is well cared for now and in the future. 

New to the concept of a design-build remodel? Discover the advantages of a design-build firm, or get in touch with our team to learn more about what you can expect from a design-build. 


Meadowlark Design-Build Remodels: How We Help You

Meadowlark Design + Build is your trusted resource for beautiful design-build remodeling projects in the Ann Arbor area. As a nationally recognized, award-winning remodeling contractor, we're best known for our design-build work, and we're proud to work one-on-one with every client to transform their existing property into a forever home that reflects their lifestyle, their design tastes, and their personality. We take remodeling seriously, and we're here to walk you through any large-scale remodel or renovation project you have in mind.

Whole-Home Remodels

Sometimes, your home just doesn't work for you, even when the location is perfect. Whether the home is dated, or the floorplan just doesn't suit your lifestyle, a whole-house remodel can help you revitalize your home in a way that truly reflects your vision. From developing an innovative design that transforms your existing floor plan to designing whole-home remodels that can be phased over years, we're here to help you create the home that's perfect for you.


Custom Additions

Whether you've outgrown your home or it's always been a little cramped, when you decide an addition is right for you, finding a contractor who can weave two buildings together to create a seamless addition is essential. As one of Ann Arbor's top design-build firms, the Meadowlark team has the experience, talent, and vision needed to design the custom addition that integrates perfectly into the style and architecture of your home.

Exterior Remodels

From replacing old, outdated siding to tackling large exterior projects that will improve the safety and durability of your home, there are many reasons you might be looking for an exterior remodel. No matter what's bothering you about the exterior of your Ann Arbor, MI home, Meadowlark can help. Our designers collaborate with you to develop exterior renovation solutions that reflect your taste and lifestyle.


Historic Home Remodels

Ann Arbor, MI is full of beautiful historic homes that can and should be preserved. If you're looking for ways to breathe new life into your historic home, you need a remodeling team that knows how to bring in the fresh features and amenities you need, while respecting the home's history. The Meadowlark Design + Build team has the experience and talented designers you need.

Kitchen + Bath Remodels

A quality kitchen or bath remodel has just as much to do with how you configure the space as it does how you finish it. The team at Meadowlark Design + Build has the experience and the design capability to create a kitchen and bath remodel that not only looks great, but also makes the most of your available space and flows into the aesthetic of the rest of your home.


Basement Remodels

If you're looking for ways to add space to your home, an innovative, well-planned basement remodel can provide the room you need, in a way that best suits your lifestyle. But, with considerations to make for lighting, egress, ventilation, and moisture control, there are a number of technical components that must be completed properly. Meadowlark Design + Build has been ranked one of the best basement remodelers in the U.S and we know that a successful project starts with collaboration. Let us help you with your Ann Arbor basement remodel.

Garage Remodels

Garage remodels are another great way to make more efficient use of space you already have. In Ann Arbor especially, where you may have limited room to add on to your existing home, remodeling your garage can provide the space you need to reconfigure your home's floor plan in a way that best suits your family's needs. The team at Meadowlark Design + Build has mastered the art of making your space work for you, and would be delighted to learn more about your garage remodel project.


Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)

An Accessory Dwelling Unit is a smart decision for many families. An ADU can provide the space you need to accommodate an aging family member, without cramping your existing home. The difficult part is developing the perfect placement and design for an ADU on your property. If you're considering building an ADU in the Ann Arbor, MI area, the Meadowlark Design + Build team can help.

Porches & Decks

Your home's outdoor living spaces are what make your home a true oasis. Whether you're planning to add a full deck, screened-in porch, or reconfigure your backyard to create the ultimate outdoor entertainment space, trust your project to the Meadowlark Design+Build team. Our designers have years of experience seamlessly blending your home with the outdoor environment, and our team excels at taking the stress out of remodeling your home's exterior.


Ann Arbor Home Remodeling FAQs

New to remodeling? So are most people! If you have questions about what you need, what we offer, or what to expect from the remodeling process, we might have an answer to your question right here. If you don't see your question in this list of frequently asked remodeling questions, don't hesitate to give our team a call.

How long should I expect a remodel to take?

The duration of your remodel will depend largely on scope. In general, you can expect a custom remodel from Meadowlark to take about 3-5 months for design, and 4-6 months for construction. Your remodel may take more or less time depending on how much work you need done. 

What kind of remodels do you do?

Meadowlark completes the following types of remodels:

  • Whole-home remodels
  • Additions
  • Kitchen and bath remodels
  • Reconfiguring floorplans
  • Master suite remodels
  • Exterior remodels
  • Garage remodels
  • Basement remodels
  • ADUs

It's good to know that we most often deal with large-scale renovation projects. If you're just looking to put in new flooring or swap out cabinets, we may not be the best fit for your project. Use our What Kind of Remodel is Right For You? worksheet to get a better idea of the type of remodel or renovation that best suits your needs.

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I have a historic home and don't know where to start to get my remodeling ideas approved. Can you help?

Absolutely! As a top design-build firm in Ann Arbor, we often complete remodeling projects with homeowners in Ann Arbor's historic district. We have worked directly with the Ann Arbor Historic District Commission, and our designers are very familiar with the commission's guidelines on the restoration of historic homes. We would be happy to help you remodel your historic Ann Arbor home. 


Do you do interior design projects, too?

Meadowlark Design + Build completes custom remodeling projects and custom home builds. While interior design is an integral component of our remodeling projects, we do not take on interior design-only projects. If you have a remodeling project in mind, we will help you with finish selections (paint, flooring, cabinets, tile, etc.) and furniture placement throughout the design process, but we do not complete interior design or decorating projects alone.