While our Galleries show many photographs of completed work by Rochman Design Build, larger and more complicated projects are better told in a more detailed way. Below are links to case studies that show our approach in greater fullness:

Case Study 1: Whole Home Renovation

Located in the woods outside of Chelsea, Michigan, we reconfigured the floor plan and added new space on two levels to this 1970s passive solar home. Winner of a 2006 CotY Award for Entire Home remodeling.


Case Study 2: Major Home Addition

Located on a hilltop in Ann Arbor, with stunning views, we've added 1000 sq. ft. of new space, added two levels of outdoor deck, and extensive interior remodeling to this 1950s home. Winner of a 2007 National CotY Award for Additions


Case Study 3: Interior Transformation

A plain brick ranch home in Ann Arbor Hills gets transformed into a breathtaking modern interior - open floor plan with serpentine curves and bold colors. 300 sq. ft. of space was added by enclosing an old screen porch, while 800 sq. ft. of interior space was completely reconfigured and renovated. Winner of a 2010 National Master Design Award


Case Study 4: Arts & Crafts Kitchen

This new spacious kitchen is looking out onto a new breakfast room and family room. The arts and crafts feel throughout the space is seen by the cherry cabinetry, ceramic tile details, and the forged iron details on the light fixtures and island hood. Winner of a 2009 Regional CotY Award for Home Additions 


Case Study 5: Elegant Universal Bathroom

Planning for the future with grace and style, this bathroom is currently part of a guest suite, that serves as a home away from home to our clients' frequent visitors. In the future, this will serve the clients themselves as aging at home requires more accessibility. Winner of 2011 Regional CotY Award for Universal Design


Case Study 6: Opening the First Floor

In this Ann Arbor home remodel, a cut-up, confusing first floor layout was completely reconfigured to accommodate the busy lifestyle of our clients and their family. The L-shape kitchen and island combination make for a better spatial arrangement and simpler function. We also added a new powder room, and a new mudroom with cubbies for each family member, all while utilizing a very minimal traditional style. Winner of 2012 National Master Design Award


Case Study 7: Traditional Styling, Modern Function

This 1919 Arts & Crafts home in Burns Park, Ann Arbor, was given a small addition and a reconfiguration of the first floor. The kitchen was relocated and opened up to the dining room. A true mudroom was created out of the under-utilized hall space. At the same time, we integrated the look and feel of the classic style into our new spaces. 
Winner of 2013 Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award
Winner of 2013 Remodeler Magazine Design Award