Thursday, June 09, 2016

Old Front Elevation
We are excite that our East Grand Rapids remodel with builder Joel Harner of Let Us, Inc. is now under construction. The homeowner's had us in phase 1 re-design the front facade, add a new foyer, enlarging the kitchen, redesign the roof with a covered entry which has just been completed. In phase 2 which just start last week the homeowner is adding 000 sq. ft. addition off the back of the home which will include a new, main floor laundry, two remodel bedroom with a split bathroom, master bedroom and bath, and a new basement with a large family room and a future guest bedroom and a future bathroom. The exterior elevations will all be updated to match the front facade and there will extensive regrading then new landscaping to complete their new look.

New Front Elevation




Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Today is the 149th birthday of Frank LLoyd Wright. Widely regarded as America's most influential architect, Frank Lloyd Wright left behind a rich legacy of homes and buildings, and created a distinctly American style of architecture that continues to influence architects to this day. He was born June 8, 1867 and pasted a way in April 9, 1959. His work has influence my life since I was a young teenager. I have been and still am inspire by his work. Some of my favorite works of his are FallingwaterMeyer May House and all the Prairie Style and Usonian houses . Wright's philosophy in architecture promoted harmony between the building, its inhabitants and nature. His homes became part of their surroundings. He minimized their presence and maximized their practicality. He revolutionized modern architecture with the essentials of ecological design and green building.
Dad at Lake Charlevoix
It's been away while since I have written anything here. Many of you know that for the past 3 years I have been the primary caregiver to my father who suffered from dementia. While this has taken a lot of irreplaceable time from my family and my businesses over the last three years I was able to get know my father in a way I never expected too. Besides being my father he became a mentor, and one of my best friends. In the past three year he's taught me how to be a better husband, father, man and friend, he's taught me to be more caring, to put other before myself , to have empathy for others, patience and how to forgive myself and others.

I lost my father on April 11th, 2016 to health issues along with his dementia. It's taken me a while to get use to not having to take care of him. I was at peace with his passing because I feel blessed to have spent so much time with him these past three years. I feel I got to know more about him and his life and our family than I every knew before and I feel I am a better husband, father, man, friend and person because of my time spent with him.

So my goal from now on is to be a better husband, father, friend and businessman and to never forget the valuable lessons, mistakes, advise my father has taught me so I can teacher other to be the kind of man he was and I want to be.

I'll miss you my father, mentor and friend!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,
Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

January 11, 2016Image Design, LLC of Grand Rapids, Michigan has won “Best of Design and Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. This Sustainable/Green Residential Design Firm was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015.. A “Best of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“We are honored to be recognized by the online community at Houzz.com for our work in the design arena. Thank you very much.” – Eric A. Hughes, President at Image Design, LLC

“Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize Image Design, LLC, voted one of our “Best of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

About Image Design, LLC
Image Design, LLC is a national award winning Sustainable/Green Residential Design firm that is known for designing LEED certified, Zero Energy and Lifetime Designed homes throughout the United States.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Our "Rennie Lake Retreat" project in Traverse City, Michigan is now under construction. The home is a Projected LEED for Homes "Platinum" project. The homes foundation is a Superior Wall Xi precast concrete wall, the main floor wall are Insulspan Structural Insulated Panels (SIP) and the homes windows are Energy Star Andersen 100 Series.  Stay tune for more updates.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

We were excited to hear from our builder, Adaptable Homes that the 2015 Spring Parade Home house won two awards this year from the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids (HBAGGR) 2015 Awards of Excellence for a $200,000 - $250,000 Home in the following categories below.

  • Best Interior Elements
  • Best Kitchen
These awards were judged by a panel of a dozen industry experts, the Awards of Excellence are highly sought after by the Parade of Homes participants. We would like to say congratulation to Adaptable Homes for a job well done.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Image Design, LLC is excited to have a home we designed on this years 2015 Spring Parade Home. We worked with Bruce  Grifhorst of Adaptable Home to create a Universal Design Home that offers an Aging-in-Place Independent Living Solution. Some of the key features of this home are.



Exterior:
• Zero Step front porch and entry door
• Zero Step garage entry
• Oversized garage – larger square footage for storage, wheel chair use, van parking
• Easy upkeep-simple design, easy to maintain.

Kitchen/Dining/Living:
• All doorways 36” minimum
• No hallways
• Open spaces for maneuverability (5ft turning radius in each room)
• Lever style door handles (easier to operate)

Master Bathroom:
• Dual vanities: Roll under design with angled mirrors
• ADA comfort height toilet
• XL curb less (no lip) walk in shower

Extras:
• Main floor and basement laundry hookups
• 2nd main floor bedroom can be used for kids, guests, office or in home care giver
• Daylight basement can be customized for future use (more bedrooms or more living space)

Please come and visit us during this years Parade of Homes.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

To help celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday April 22nd Image Design, LLC will be taking $250.00 off our design fee for any new design projects that we are hired for between April 20th and April 26th 2015. We hope that you all enjoy the different Earth Day events through-out the next week.


"YOU MUST BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD." 
Mahatma Ghandi