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So often, our clients love the homes they're in, have wonderful neighbors and a great location but simply need more space or are just ready for a whole new look. We can design, remodel or renovate your current home. A redesigned floor plan with more functionality, a new fa├žade or a whole house makeover, we specialize in meeting the unique needs of our clients. Let M.J. Whelan Construction breathe new life into the home you love.

 Redesign, Whole House Remodeling and Addition – This lakefront home was completely redesigned and renovated. The new design included  an addition, a new kitchen and a beautiful new staircase , along with a completely new exterior. A new roof, cultured stone, Hardi-Plank siding and shakes has dramatically transformed the exterior, along with many new details. The addition includes a beautiful new front porch and master bedroom addition. The interior redesign features a new kitchen with granite countertops.. A new fireplace with a custom mantle was installed along with black walnut hardwood flooring. A craftsman style staircase replaced a rustic log staircase but still keep with the original style of the cottage character.  All new windows provide grand views of beautiful Dunham Lake. Lakefront Remodeling, Hartland, MI


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Redesign, Whole House Remodeling and Addition – This lakefront
home was completely redesigned and renovated. The new design included
an addition, a new kitchen and a beautiful new staircase , along with
a completely new exterior. A new roof, cultured stone, Hardi-Plank siding
and shakes has dramatically transformed the exterior, along with many
new details. The addition includes a beautiful new front porch and master bedroom addition. The interior redesign features a new kitchen with
granite countertops.. A new fireplace with a custom mantle was installed
along with black walnut hardwood flooring. A craftsman style staircase replaced
a rustic log staircase but still keep with the original style of the cottage character. All new windows provide grand views of beautiful Dunham Lake. Lakefront Remodeling, Hartland, MI

 

 

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Is it your personal showpiece? At M.J. Whelan Construction, we have limitless design possibilities that can turn your home into whatever you desire it to be. From an exterior facelift to a simple room addition to a complete renovation, we excel at spectacular transformations. We view remodeling as more than just architecture, but as enhancing the way that you live through design. Smart and creative design does not have to be expensive.
 



Whole House Renovation and Addition 
- This ordinary house in Oakland County was redesigned and dramatically transformed into a stately Georgian Colonial style home. The exterior is all brick, has 5 chimneys, 6 dormers and many other architectural features. The new floor plan features a grand foyer, a new kitchen and a master suite among many other changes to create an open and functional layout. The living space was expanded by adding a 2-story addition to the front, rear and south elevations. A breezeway and carriage style garage with a bonus room was added to the north end. The front elevation addition features a beautiful new porch with stone balusters and a courtyard. Continued below.

Whole House Renovation and Addition continued - The back of this Georgian style home is as spectacular as the front.  A 2 story addition was also added to the back to include a new kitchen and breakfast nook. A large terrace with stone pilasters that extends over the basement walkout patio was also part of the design. Brick piers rise from the lower level to the main level terrace and are joined by beautiful archways that add to the magnificent architecture. The basement was finished to include a theater room, wine cellar, bar, game room and much more. The new basement design opens up to a glorious new Gunite swimming pool and spa, complete with stone work, landscaping, landscape lighting, fireplace, all melding with the architectural style of this gorgeous home. Home Remodeling, Oakland County, MI
 

 



This charming lakefront home is oozing with curb appeal. This exterior renovation was done using James Hardi Plank siding and shakes, Carolina ledgestone and all new Pella windows. What truly sets this home apart are the decorative gable trellis's that were designed by M.J. Whelan's design team. Our carpenters custom built and installed these unique pieces on all the peaks of the home, adding a very unique architectural element to the facade. An old disintegrating chimney was demolished and rebuilt. The new chimney design included Bucks County ledgestone. A welcoming new front porch features a tongue and groove barrel vaulted ceiling with new architectural pillars on stone columns.








Whole House Remodel And Exterior Remodel - This charming lakefront home is oozing with curb appeal. This exterior renovation was done using James Hardi Plank siding and shakes, Carolina ledgestone and all new Pella windows. What truly sets this home apart are the decorative gable trellis's that were designed by M.J. Whelan's design team. Our carpenters custom built and installed these unique pieces on all the peaks of the home, adding a very unique architectural element to the facade. An old disintegrating chimney was demolished and rebuilt. The new chimney design included BucksCounty ledgestone. A welcoming new front porch features a tongue and groove barrel vaulted ceiling with new architectural pillars on stone columns. Front Facade Renovation. White lake Twp, Michigan

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Whole House Remodel and Addition - This Lakefront home on a concrete slab was dramatically improved by moving all mechanicals to new location provided by bonus room storage trusses, giving the new floor plan a more desirable use of space. Garage addition allowed for the original garage to be converted into an exercise room, main bath and laundry room. The kitchen was newly renovated using Kitchen Craft Maple cabinetry, granite and hardwood flooring. The living room, formal dining room, office were also remodeled. Stone, brick and Nailite siding transformed the exterior. All new Pella windows were installed. Lakefront Renovation and addition. Commerce Twp, MI


 

“The difficulty of remodeling an old home could have been a nightmare. Matt & his guys have done an outstanding job!
Thank you."

Whole House Remodel and Addition - This Lakefront home on a concrete slab was dramatically improved by moving all mechanicals to new location provided by bonus room storage trusses, giving the new floor plan a more desirable use of space. Garage addition allowed for the original garage to be converted into an exercise room, main bath and laundry room. The kitchen was newly renovated using Kitchen Craft Maple cabinetry, granite and hardwood flooring. The living room, formal dining room, office were also remodeled. Stone, brick and Nailite siding transformed the exterior. All new Pella windows were installed. Lakefront Renovation and addition. Commerce Twp, MI
Whole House Renovation and Addition - This 1960’s lakefront home has undergone a very dramatic  transformation. The entire home was re-designed and was expanded to meet the needs of this family. Virtually every area of the house was renovated. The interior space of the home features a whole new floor plan. At the heart of the home is a new great room with vaulted ceilings and a stunning new kitchen. Brookhaven cabinets, granite & Cumari hardwood flooring create a transitional style kitchen. A large master suite and new laundry room and bath also complete the main level. Three new bedrooms on a new 2nd story addition make this new home functional and practical for a busy family. The craftsman style exterior features cedar shakes, southern ledgestone and hardi-plank siding. It is nearly impossible to tell it's the same house. Home Remodeling. Commerce Twp, MI

 



Whole House Renovation and Addition - This 1960’s lakefront home has undergone a very dramatic  transformation. The entire home was re-designed and was expanded to meet the needs of this family. Virtually every area of the house was renovated. The interior space of the home features a whole new floor plan. At the heart of the home is a new great room with vaulted ceilings and a stunning new kitchen. Brookhaven cabinets, granite & Cumari hardwood flooring create a transitional style kitchen. A large master suite and new laundry room and bath also complete the main level. Three new bedrooms on a new 2nd story addition make this new home functional and practical for a busy family. The craftsman style exterior features cedar shakes, southern ledgestone and hardi-plank siding. It is nearly impossible to tell it's the same house. Home Remodeling. Commerce Twp, MI




 




Lakefront Remodel and Garage Addition - This home remodeling project included adding height and architecture to the home by redesigning the roof system to provide balance and update the wide facade. A 3rd car garage addition was added. Pillars and a archway set off the front entryway that was bumped out into a new courtyard. The chimney was extended to accommodate the new roof. The bold color existing brick was repainted. Stone and cedar shakes complete the update of this lakefront Highland home renovation. Home Remodeling.  Highland, MI

 

This home remodeling project included adding height and architecture to the home by redesigning the roof system to provide balance and update the wide facade. A 3rd car garage addition was added. Pillars and a archway set off the front entryway that was bumped out into a new courtyard. The chimney was extended to accommodate the new roof. The bold color existing brick was repainted. Stone and cedar shakes complete the update of this lakefront Highland home renovation. Highland, MI


Whole House Renovation and Addition - This newly renovated  waterfront home in is brimming with timeless charm. The entire old  garage with its slab, the east end of home, along with several interior  walls were demolished to accommodate the new design. New cedar siding and shakes wrap the entire home. Included in this lakefront  makeover is a new attached garage with a large bonus room. A  stunning new Brookhaven kitchen is at the heart of the home. The  new larger layout includes many new amenities, such as new Pella  windows, a new bathroom, laundry room and a foyer. Comfortability, function and beauty makes this home an inviting lakefront retreat  friends and family will want to visit for years to come.  Home Remodeling, Commerce Twp, MI





Whole House Remodel - This newly renovated waterfront home is brimming with timeless charm The entire garage with its slab, the east end of the home, along with several interior walls were demolished to accommodate the new design.  New cedar siding and shakes wrap the entire cottage style home.  Included in this lakefront makeover is a new attached garage with a large bonus room. A stunning new Wood-Mode kitchen is at the heart of the home. The new larger layout includes many new amenities, such as new Pella windows, a new bathroom, laundry room and a foyer. Comfortability, function and beauty makes this home an inviting retreat friends and family will visit for years to come. Waterfront Remodeling. Commerce Twp, Michigan

 




Whole House Remodeling
- After a fire gutted the majority of this Highland home, this entire house needed to be remodeled from top to bottom. M.J. Whelan completely redesigned the home to meet the needs of this large family. 1900 more sq. feet were added along with many new features. The 3900 square-foot home design incorporates cedar shakes and siding with open timbers and stone exterior. This home has 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, a great room with a fireplace, a large master suite, a media room, home office, as well as multiple living spaces. What sets this house apart is the beautiful front porch, handcrafted with massive open timbers. This custom home will give our homeowners plenty of new amenities. Home Remodeling. Highland, MI

 




After a fire gutted the majority of this Highland home, this entire house needed to be remodeled from top to bottom. M.J. Whelan completely redesigned the home to meet the needs of this large family. 1900 more sq. feet were added along with many new features. The 3900-square-foot home design incorporates cedar shakes and siding with open timbers and stone exterior. This home has 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, a great room with a fireplace, a large master suite, a media room, home office, as well as multiple living spaces. What sets this house apart is the beautiful front porch, handcrafted with massive open timbers. This custom home will give our homeowners plenty of new amenities. Remodel Highland, MI





Redesign, Whole House Remodeling and Addition – This
lakefront home was completely redesigned and renovated. The
new design included an addition, a new kitchen and a beautiful
new staircase , along with a completely new exterior. A new roof,
cultured stone, Hardi-Plank siding and shakes has dramatically
transformed the exterior, along with many new details. The
addition includes a beautiful new front porch and master bedroom
addition. The interior redesign features a new kitchen with
granite countertops.. A new fireplace with a custom mantle was
installed along with black walnut hardwood flooring. A craftsman
style staircase replaced a rustic log staircase but still keep with the
original style of the cottage character.  All new windows provide
grand views of beautiful Dunham Lake. Lakefront Remodeling, Hartland, MI

 

“Thank you for the great job you did on our home. It feels like we are in a new home. The difference is like night and day. I would recommend you.” Jim & Sally McIntosh, Milford,

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Exterior Facelift, Wrap Around Porch and Addition - The new wrap around porch, railing and pillars with its wooded surroundings has become a great place for family and friends to enjoy. The new exterior design includes a new angled entryway, a 2nd level double gable, and a new garage entrance. Cultured stone, composite decking, Hardi-plank siding and several new windows help to transform this traditional home. The remodeling project includes a new main level layout, including a beautiful new kitchen. Also a new laundry room and bathroom were added. The ceiling, in an older addition, was opened up into vaulted ceiling. Home Remodeling, Fenton, Michigan

 
 

Whole House Remodel and Addition - The new wrap around porch, railing and pillars with its wooded surroundings has become a great place for family and friends to enjoy. The new exterior design includes a new angled entryway, a 2nd level double gable, and an interesting new garage entrance. Cultured stone, composite decking, Hardi-plank siding and several new windows help to transform this traditional home. The remodeling project includes a new main level layout, including a beautiful new kitchen. Also a new laundry room, bathroom were added. The ceiling, in an older addition, was opened up into vaulted ceiling. Remodeling, Novi, Michigan



Fire Restoration Project and Addition - After a fire destroyed this house, M.J. Whelan designed a fresh new updated home for this family. 900 sq ft were added. Home Remodeling and Additions Fenton, MI


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Whole House Historical Renovation & 2 Story Addition
Owens Corning Stone & Hardi-Plank siding transformed the exterior. A new master bedroom, master bath and exercise room were added to the upper level. Lower level includes new family room with 2-way fireplace into living room, new ½ bath, laundry room and 2 car garage. Design, Addition & Home Remodeling. Milford, MI

 
 

 “Very pleasant experience. We have received many favorable comments from neighbors about the work on the house! It exceeded our expectations.”  Al & Sally Cline, Milford MI


“We like the plans very much. Thanks for following up on our details.”
Hugh & Alice Davies, Milford, MI
 

“We consider it our good fortune to have worked with everyone involved in our major remodeling project. Having worked in the construction industry for nearly 30 years, I have seen many unfortunate results. I consider it a privilege to have been able to obtain your services, and the fantastic result of the many hands and heads that went with this project continues to be a traffic stopper in our neighborhood. Although a remodel like ours tends to be a stressful event, the patience, honesty and sense of humor of everyone at M.J. Whelan Construction made it enjoyable. It is a pleasure to thank a team that gave us so much!”
Kim & Jalene Postema, Fenton, MI

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