Testimonials

  • With the guidance and vision of D. Michael Designs, our 36 year old master bedroom has been

    transformed from a tired same ole, same ole look to a vibrant, fresh – is this really our bedroom –

    awakening.

    The renovation encompassed a complete new look from ceiling to floor. The ceiling was freed

    from its stale, dusty and out-of-fashion “popcorn” treatment. It and all its supporting walls were

    freshly painted and textured.   A new ceiling fan was installed and a new television was wall-

    mounted.

    The wall-to-wall carpet gave way to the warm look of real wood flooring throughout the main

    bedroom,   vanity   enclave   and   walk-in   closet.     The   vanity   enclave   received   a   new   granite

    countertop, two rectangular vessel sinks, two separate wall mirrors, two medicine cabinets (one

    for him and one for her).  The supporting vanity base was painted a complimentary grey tone that

    appeared throughout the master bedroom.

    The crown jewel of the renovation was the offset shower and commode (enclave). The shower

    walls, shower flooring and the drainage system were given an enchanting mixed application of

    tile placement – from the floor up three walls to the ceiling. We installed a modern 36” lateral

    drain along  the  longest wall  in the  shower, and  the gradual,  effective sloping  to drain  was

    exceptionally done. When finished, the tile placement gives the impression of one sharing their

    shower with a real waterfall. A very nice touch. A large two section niche´ is included in the

    elongated vertically placed tile.

    New stainless steel shower head, faucet handle, ADA safety hand bars and double curtain rod

    (with curtain and a spot to hang our towels) truly enhanced the look.   The tile flooring in the

    remainder of the space and adjacent commode, along with the towel cabinet and built-in laundry

    hamper continued the effect.  This entire room was tastefully done in shades of grey…

    Enough of the narrative. We’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. A huge thank you to D.

    Michael Designs and  his entire  team.   The  whole process  of  a major renovation  while  still

    residing in the space brings its own level of stress and pressure. From the very first meeting and

    discussion of  what  we wanted   to do,  Dave  was by   our  side.     His architectural,  design  and

    contract capabilities are above what I could have expected. His punctuality, daily coordination

    and communication were impeccable.

    This was a huge undertaking, and without Dave’s patience, ideas and knowledge, I can’t imagine

    how it would  have  gone  over  the past months.     I  will be forever  grateful  to  Dave and the

    friendship we developed.  I would recommend beyond five stars D. Michael Designs.

    Robert and Barbara Paul

We spent approximate $185,000 to remodel the entire 1,450 square foot second floor of our home. All in all, D Michael Design did an exceptional job. Winston Churchill reputedly declared: “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” Accordingly, I now declare D Michael Design the worst general contractor, except for all the others. Reality dictates that no large scale project can ever be flawlessly executed. Accordingly, the real measure of success is how the inevitable problems are addressed. In THAT regard, Dave Peters was indeed flawless. Dave was always committed to getting it right, never sidetracked with excuses. Time and again, Dave tackled the inevitable problems and made things right. Starting in mid-September 2017, we met at least once per week to develop our design, select materials, and document a very detailed work order that listed tasks and costs. The project commenced in early November 2017 and culminated in early April 2018. For over five months, Dave was at our home virtually every weekday morning to let us know exactly what would be happening that day and to inspect the quality of the previous day’s work. Always good-humored, he was never defensive when we’d point out inevitable shortcomings; he simply made sure the sub-contractors did it again—and sometimes, yet again—until they got it RIGHT. And sometimes HE identified shortcomings we had missed, and made sure they got corrected. The project was tackled in two phases that enabled us to continue to live in our home throughout construction. The first phase tackled the master bedroom, bath, and closet. Walls were moved, ceilings raised, and more. A lot of design had to be done “on the fly” as hidden infrastructure had to be accommodated. In some instances pipes and HVAC infrastructure were relocated to accommodate our preferred design. In other instances we worked together to devise innovative work-arounds. In the end, it all came together with spectacular results. Dave’s pleasant demeanor and constructive attitude made it an enjoyable, teamwork process that might otherwise have been a disastrously contentious and stressful debacle. The second phase involved a bedroom, hallway bathroom, craft room, and office. This phase was not as complex design-wise, but received no less conscientious effort from Dave. In the past, I have dealt with owner-contractors who at the outset gave me their “personal number” so I could reach them anytime. However, once the project commenced, they didn’t answer calls or respond in a timely manner. Not so with Dave. He always responded immediately, cheerfully, and helpfully. I have no doubt that I could have easily found another contractor at a significantly lesser cost. But I also have no doubt that I could never have found as good a VALUE in terms of commitment to excellence, responsiveness, and a stress-free experience.

Description of work:
Remodeled the entire 1,450 square foot second floor of our home consisting of master bedroom, master bathroom, master closet, hallway bathroom, bedroom with closet, office with closet, craft room.

I have been very impressed by Jamie, the interior designer who helped me pick out tile, furniture pieces, hardware, etc. for my guest bathroom remodel. She has been very responsive to all my questions and came to the house with a young man (sorry I don't know his name) who did computer designed pictures of before and after the remodel. Jamie brought all samples and pictures of furniture pieces to me. I never had to go to their office - they always came at my convenience. After determining what all was going to happen. she coordinated with the project manager to get all materials on site before work was started. We are still in process of the physical remodel, but I have been very pleased with D Michael Designs and would used them again and recommend them to anyone.

We have recently moved into a different home and I was looking for decorating assistance to finish the décor and pull it all together. Jaimie arrived promptly as scheduled and we walked through each room. She listened to my questions and concerns and gave me several suggestions. We do not have any major projects at this time but would like to do an upgrade in counters and fixtures in master bath in future. She advised on paint colors for another bathroom. The appointment was very satisfactory and provided me with the help I was looking for. She was a breath of fresh air with such a positive and helpful attitude. If I need future services, I will make sure I call D Michael and request Jaimie.

D. Michael design provided design service for removal and rebuild of a weather-worn sunroom plus a kitchen/family room remodel. Their service was spectacular. They arrived at every appointment prepared, patient and involved in assisting with our desired changes. Their expertise was priceless throughout this process. They helped us from initial concept through the minute details that such an effort entails. I will be using D. Michael Designs for absolutely every design need I may have, which will include the upgrade of the remainder of the house (dining room, bedrooms, baths, etc.), and would recommend this team to anyone with design needs.

The provider sent Jamie, a nice lady who then went from room to room with me in my house. She was mainly the person to discuss design etc. And Another person, Dave, sent messages to me about any structural things.
Jamie was a very pleasant person that listened to my ideas, concerns, and questions. She was very knowledgeable. So far I have incorporated a couple of the ideas we discussed. I became extremely ill however and haven't completed any MAJOR improvements. Dave sent a quote and information on our master bathroom vanity "re-do" and he even sent another reference as well. Very professional. Jamie sent me emails about some things I particularly wanted, such as a specific rug, lamps, and more. She was great!

Provider made some recommendations on several projects that we are getting quotes on. Was very processional and courteous in listening and making his assessment. When we got the agreement, we were shocked to see a 3000 charge for CAD drawings for the proposal. In my personal assessment, those were not needed as there was very little construction involved in what we wanted to do. If you want to see 3D renderings of your project and are willing to pay the price, D Michael Designs is certainly qualified and seemed well prepared to begin with whatever you want.

Easy to work with, efficient, fast, and quality work. Would recommend to anyone looking to remodel

Couldn't be happier with design. Perfect punctuality. Amazed with the ability to put my concepts into realization.

David and his team were wonderful to work with my home project. They have a clear plan and vision to improve my home.