Basements don't have to be dark and dingy
When looking to add living space to a home, basements are too often overlooked. Our designers and craftsmen can turn that dark, unused space into the perfect space for entertaining, a home office, theater room, or a cozy gathering spot for your family.
Basements are no longer the dark, dingy collector of boxes and spiders they once were. Today's basements have transformed into spare bedrooms, entertainment hubs, bars, and man-caves, adding important living space and value to your home. Let our interior designers and craftsman team up to create the perfect space for your needs.
All smiles from start to finish!
We quickly picked up on Ron and Melissa's easy-going approach to a potentially stressful project.
Tim & Dianna, Ypsilanti, MI
I felt confident you would meet my needs at an affordable price.
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
Alpha Design's priorities are happy customers!
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.
Mark, Ypsilanti, MI
Looking at basements scientifically
There's no point in creating a beautiful living space in your basement only to have water seep in and destroy it during the next downpour. We'll do a close evaluation of your basement before we get started to ensure your dream basement is built on the right materials.
We can take an aggressive approach to finishing your basement for maximum long-term air quality and comfort, or combine specialty materials with standard ones for a healthy basement within a smaller budget.
Even if a basement never floods, small amounts of groundwater entering through cracks, moisture working its way through concrete, and the moisture of condensation collect in conventional insulation, on wood studs, and on the paper in drywall creating a food source for molds and mildew. This creates the familiar musty-basement smell, and sometimes leads to more serious air quality issues, especially for those who suffer from allergies and asthma.
Finished basements that feel like a breath of fresh air
It just doesn’t smell like one!
Just looking for the basics?
Sure, we're great at creating man caves and theatre rooms, but sometimes our homeowners are looking for a simple solution to add more living space. Our Quick-Turn Basements are a great way to get that extra space.
- Frame your walls
- Install 1/2″ moisture and mold-resistant drywall
- Insulate your walls with Owens Corning R15 insulation
- Wire electrical to code, assuring you have the right outlets in the right locations
- Spray paint your ceiling for an open, finished look
- Install canned lights with a dimmer switch for optical lighting control
- Install luxury vinyl tiling (LVT) or carpet for a warm, dry space
- Paint your walls and trim with a high-quality Sherwin Williams paint