Welcome to Kelli!

Kelli Mattson Joins CBI Design

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French-Door Wine Storage

Custom Walk-In Wine Cellar and Cigar Room: Construction Complete

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Press Release: Houzz Awards 2016

CBI Design Professionals, Inc. of Bloomfield Hills Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016

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Professional Remodeler Awards 2015

Professional Remodeler Magazine Design Awards

We attended the annual Professional Remodeler Magazine Design Awards on October 1st and were very excited to win in three categories! Below you will find the award placement, category, project description and a photograph of that project. Let us know what you think about the projects on our Facebook page!

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Skylights in Master Hallway

Construction Update: Bloomfield Hills Residence

Click on the images for more information! (Summer construction pictures below)

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Welcome to Joy!

Joy previously worked for CBI Design Professionals from 2005-2010 as the office manager and is excited to rejoin our team as an Assistant to the President. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and 12 years of extensive accounting/administrative experience. She has worked in the service and manufacturing industries assisting in: company acquisitions, performing […]

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Balcony and Patio Addition

This project, located in Orchard Lake, MI, encompasses a front façade ‘facelift’. The existing covered porch will be removed and replaced with new program to bring life into the front elevation of the house. The new addition will have an exterior bar/grill area to entertain guests, a covered patio on the ground floor, and second […]

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Welcome to Ehren!

Ehren is our newest addition to the team as a CAD operator. He graduated with Cum Laude honors from Lawrence Technological University in the summer of 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, and an Associate’s degree in Construction Technology Engineering. His professional background includes work as […]

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Detoit Home First Place - Cropped

Detroit Home Design Awards

On March 24, 2015, we attended the 11th Annual Detroit Home Magazine Design Awards and are proud to announce we won six awards! Listed below are the project statements, pictures of the awards, and images of the corresponding award winning projects!

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custom arched wine storage doors

Custom Walk-in Wine Cellar and Cigar Room

Located in Clinton Township, this project brings back the client’s heritage in fully custom walk-in wine cellar and cigar room. From the main floor, a custom stone spiral staircase leads you down into this historic-feeling cellar finished with fond du lac stone on the walls and hardwood plank floors. Once inside the wine cellar, you […]

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We drive dirt bikes anyway.

What not to do: Construction Mishaps

To note up front, these pictures are not of our projects or taken by us, but boy do they contain some head-scratchers. The construction industry is a tough gig; you have to maintain immaculate precision, understand engineering and architectural documents, coordinate crews of tradesman, and work on a strict timeline. Inevitably then, mistakes are bound […]

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New Living Room

Construction Update: Bloomfield Hills Residence

A few months ago, we featured an addition/renovation project located in Bloomfield Hills. This project features a full master suite renovation, kitchen, nook, and family room renovation, and a mud room, living room, and recreation addition. An outdoor kitchen was also added to the patio area that prominently features a 2-way fireplace and grill. For […]

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Best of Houzz Award

Check out our Houzz Profile!

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Rear of house

Project Update: Bloomfield Hills

The third update for this project shows significant progress! Back in August, we featured this Bloomfield Hills project with a “construction update.” Since then more exterior walls, roof, windows, brick, and stone have been added to keep the project on track. The rear of the house has an outdoor terrace yet to be constructed, but […]

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What should your house look like?

What should your dream house look like?

“What should your house look like?” Up until relatively recent times, this question would not have entered people’s minds; that’s because for most, there weren’t many options. Throughout history, the average person’s house was built to provide basic protection from the elements using readily available materials and construction methods. How a house looked, or its […]

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Bloomfield Hills Update: Kitchen Concept

When we featured this project over a month ago, it was in the preliminary construction stages. Now, we are planning for interior finishes and conceptualizing what those spaces will look like fully furnished. The first space we are showing you is the main kitchen. This kitchen features fully custom cabinets and a one-of-a-kind range and […]

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The Client's Role for a Successful Residential Project

The Client’s Role for a Successful Residential Project

One of the most important ingredients for a successful design process and construction project is YOU, the client. Once the team of talented Architects and designers is assembled, many aspects of the project will ultimately reflect the client’s vision. These include aesthetics, function, budget and schedule. A client should come prepared to stay the course […]

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We were featured on Houzz!

We were hand-picked by one of the Houzz writers to be featured in an editorial ideabook on the homepage of Houzz. The featured project is located in Franklin, MI and is of a powder bathroom in the newly renovated basement. This room is a part of a larger renovation that has taken place over the […]

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How to Choose an Architect for Your Project

How to choose an Architect for your project

Licensed architects are specialists. Part of becoming one is to understand a multitude of details, products, and technologies within a specific field of design. This only happens with years of experience and continuing education. In order to find the right residential architect you’ve got to ask the right questions. Here are a few… Brought to […]

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Final Photos: Pleasant Ridge Project

This project, located in Pleasant Ridge, MI, was a complete remodel and addition. As the clients’ family grew and more space was needed, the existing kitchen was expanded and remodeled. Along with the new kitchen was an addition of a family room, mud room, laundry room, and screened-in porch. The ceiling in the new family […]

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Who Needs an Architect?

Who needs an Architect? You do.

Good Architects are worth every penny. They work on projects of all sizes and complexity. Architects add value from design and construction to the resale of your home. Who needs an architect? You do. You can’t afford not to hire one. Brought to you by CRAN, the custom residential architects network. A knowledge community of […]

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Model view

Project Update: Construction Phase

This project, located in Bloomfield Hills, is in full construction swing! Back in February, we featured this project in our “on the boards” monthly preview. Since then, the excavation, foundation, basement, floor, and walls have been constructed. This project is scheduled to be completed in 2015 and features a huge master suite, second floor terrace, […]

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We are at a photoshoot!

Over the past week, Beth Singer Photography and CBI Design were out in Franklin, MI photographing a project that had recently been completed. This project had a wide variety of changes; a brand new expanded kitchen, expansive prep kitchen, new pantry, remodeled nook, expanded staircase, and remodeled pool house. Next week we will post the […]

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Children’s Tumor Foundation : Tree House

In the Fall of 2013, CBI Design was asked to participate in the Children’s Tumor Foundation Gala silent auction held in Detroit, MI. This gala was held to raise awareness and funds to help improve the lives of those individuals and families affected by neurofibromatosis (NF). The Children’s Tumor Foundation Mission: Our mission is to […]

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Welcome to Lily

Lily Paterson joined CBI Design in early summer 2014. With the firm, Lily is a CAD Operator and is responsible for computer and hand drafting. Currently, she is pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from Lawrence Technological University after studying architecture at Oakland Community College. Lily plans to work towards a Master of […]

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We’re Hiring!

We are looking for additional people for our team. If you have past experience in detailing architectural interiors and/or if you’re interested in being involved in high quality custom residences, large renovations, and smaller scale commercial renovations, then send your resume to A bachelor’s degree in architecture or comparable experience is strongly preferred.

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Project Update: Bloomfield Hills Residence

In the first project update, we feature a home located in Bloomfield Hills. This project is both a renovation and addition to the current home. The master suite, kitchen, nook, mud room, and wine room are featured in the renovation portion. For additional space, a new family room was added on the rear that has […]

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20 questions

20 Questions to ask your Architect

When it comes to selecting an architect for your project, it can seem a little daunting. The question crosses your mind; do I really need an architect? More often than not, the answer to that is YES. Architect’s provide design and construction expertise that cannot be achieved in other areas of the process. Licensed architects […]

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The Architect's Education

The Architect’s Education

Ever wonder what an Architect really does?  They do much more than build with Legos, sketch pretty pictures and produce construction drawings. Click the video developed by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) to learn more!

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We’re Live!

Welcome!  We are CBI Design Professionals; a group of architects and designers that specialize in the design of custom residences, major renovations and light commercial projects.  Our goal is to provide insight and progress updates on our current projects as well as a way to create open communication with you.  Feel free to follow our […]

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