Nestled into a country setting in Midland but just around the corner from the conveniences of town, a right-sized house boasts much more than it seems. Built in a community aimed at offering an active and independent lifestyle to the aging population, this Craftsman-style home stands for independence, privacy, and worry-free living.
Wood veneer differs from well-known laminate, which is a thin paper material printed with a grain made to mimic wood and then essentially laminated. Veneer, on the other hand, is a thin slice of real wood made by rotary cutting or slicing of the log.
Variations on the fruitcake soon started springing up. Italy's dense, sweet-and-spicy panforte (literally, "strong bread") dates back to 13th century Sienna.
In a home that required modifications for wheelchair-accessible living, J & J Concepts created a space in which form followed function, ensuring that the homeowners would be forever comfortable in their forever home.
Under the keen eye and masterful skill of Tom Gold, owner of Tom Gold Construction, a design-build firm in New Buffalo, the two-year renovation of this six-bedroom, seven-bath, 6,800-square-foot home would become so much more than one could ever have imagined. It also became something of an engineering marvel.
“Originally, we thought we were engaging in a small interior design project, but it turned out to be so much more,” recalls Kelly Konoske, president of Cottage Company Interiors in Harbor Springs.
So clear your weekend, grab your pruners and power-washer, and bring the list below with you. It’s time to spring clean, exterior style.
Nestled along the Grand River in West Michigan, in a quiet corner east of Grand Rapids, lies a little town with a big future.
These days, it seems that barnwood is being used to build everything but barns. More and more, people are looking for a warm, yet modern update to their home or business, and they are drawn to the rustic look of reclaimed wood.
With a push, the stunning four-foot-wide custom door pivots on its axis, appearing to float in its frame. Far from your typical Michigan lake house, what is revealed behind the massive front door is nothing short of spectacular.