Top 3 Home Remodeling Projects to Tackle Before Moving In
Have you recently purchased a home? Is it move-in ready, or a fixer upper?
Are you building from scratch?
It seems like owning a home automatically means adding home remodeling projects to your to-do list, whether you do them now, or five years from now.
If time and budget allows it, you should consider adding personal touches to your dream home before you move in. An empty home with no furniture is easiest to paint, install new flooring, or tear down a few walls.
According to the National Association of Realtors, “53% of homebuyers took on a home improvement project within three months of buying.” As tempting as it can be to move in right away, try tackling these projects before hiring a moving truck:
- Freshen up the walls – Changing the color of the rooms in your home is a simple project that can go a long way to making a new place feel like yours.
- Kitchen and bathroom remodeling – Personalizing a home and revitalizing outdated looks can be simple. Adding new appliances, countertops and vanities, changing out fixtures and hardware, or replacing cabinets can make a huge difference.
- Flooring installation or refinishing – In a fixer upper, you might be lucky to find salvageable flooring underneath old carpeting. If not, this is the perfect time to refinish or replace the flooring in your home.
Moving can be stressful enough – make it less complicated when you hire Alpha Design + Build to help you remodel your new Ann Arbor home!
Make Your Home Remodeling Project a Breeze
Along with our training and experience, we can lend you a fresh set of eyes. We're experts at space planning and in almost every case, we really can improve your layout by:
- Opening closed-off living spaces and relating them across your whole home
- Reclaiming awkward or unused rooms
- Creating a ground-floor master suite
- Turning a porch space into year-round living space
- Transforming your home’s interior, with finishes and furnishings that support your activities and enhance your mood
- Redesigning your spaces for stress-free entertaining
- Phasing remodeling projects—helping you prioritize, budget, and schedule work to best suit your needs.
Get ready, because we’ll have a lot of questions for you! We’ll listen closely and design a space that works beautifully, just for you. Whether it's a kitchen, bath, basement, addition, or a whole 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 schedule a consultation!
All smiles from start to finish!
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Tim & Dianna, Ypsilanti, MI
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Josh, Saline, MI
We came to love our team! Frank became part of the family. Every day the house was cleaned and organized. And Mary had great design ideas and listened to our passions to create the best spa experience.
Todd and Trisha, Commerce Twp., MI
I am very pleased with the work completed by Alpha Design+Build. Ken is the nicest person and treated me like family. They took on a difficult project and made it beautiful.
Luerenda, Ypsilanti, MI
Ron and Melissa are amazing and Cy became part of our family. Our home looks amazing because of Alpha!
Daryl & Amy, Ann Arbor, MI
The whole team was approachable and responsive to my emails and questions. I would recommend this company for any project, big or small.
Louise, Ann Arbor, MI
The deciding factor in choosing to work with Alpha was their confidence in the project and completion time line. They have done other renovations for us and it was a positive experience once again.
Debbie, Chelsea, MI
We felt very comfortable when we initially visited Alpha. We felt the staff was open, honest, and wouldn't mislead us.
Jeffrey & Kim, Ypsilanti, MI
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Hugh, Ann Arbor, MI
Cy was a fabulous construction manager. Always communicated with me about any issues, arrival time, etc... So polite and kind. Mary was also so great. She's so creative!
Karen & Dave, Ann Arbor, MI
We appreciate the quality of the work by everyone who came to our house. Dan Mattes was very patient and helpful and answered all of our questions. Our new bathrooms are great!
Steve and Melissa, Ann Arbor, MI
The entire Alpha team was so nice to work with. Every person we dealt with knew their craft and the final product is an example of that.
Jonathan and Amanda, Ann Arbor, MI
We liked the people. Good working relationship. Design fit our vision. Materials and workmanship were high quality. We would definitely use you again on a future project.
Brian and Joey, Ann Arbor, MI
Ken, Mary, and Phil made the renovation process for our bathroom-laundry room pretty painless. They kept us in the loop, cleaned up at the end of the day, and always demonstrated a high level of professionalism (early/on-time, respectful, reliable, etc.) which made them stand out compared to all the other contractors we contacted.
Adrianne and Chris, Ann Arbor, MI
The new bathroom is great. It was a very positive experience from beginning to end. The quality of the people working for
Alpha is a real credit to the company.
Chris and Pam, Ann Arbor, MI
When it comes to design, cost management and construction, the team at Alpha made me feel confident and reassured that my project would be completed on time and on budget.
Jeff and Mary, Ann Arbor, MI
I have nothing but good things to say about Alpha and what they did for us and our house. What Alpha says they will do, they do. Everyone I talked to had a horror story about contractors. Alpha is the anti-horror story. Alpha is that rarest of commodities – a genuinely reliable contractor.
Tony and Lisa, Ann Arbor, MI
I would highly recommend Alpha to others. The company workers are courteous, show respect and concern for the customer and demonstrate careful and fine workmanship.
Sara, Ann Arbor, MI
In our initial meeting, Alpha was very informative giving us a step-by-step on how and when things happen through the remodel process. Alpha took what seemed to us an overwhelming job and made it a very clear, step-by-step process ending in a great new kitchen!
George and Barb, Pinckney, MI
I absolutely love my house now. It looks brand new, and I have received many compliments from my neighbors (some of whom I have never spoken to before).
Kathy, Saline, MI
To the Alpha team who helped our kitchen be such a wonderful place for us to hang out, cook, and simply enjoy. If we had it to do over again, we wouldn’t change a single thing. We were most impressed with the professionalism you people displayed while working with us. Thank you.
Fred and Barbara, Ann Arbor, MI
We had Alpha build a two-story addition on our 1927 Dutch Colonial house. The design team at Alpha did such a good job of matching the style of the house that people who see it now believe it was all part of the original house.