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1920s-Era Home Renovation - Detroit, Michigan

Denson Construction Services, LLC

Posted: January 11, 2023 | Projects

Roughly 97% of the buildings in the city of Detroit are more than 50 years old; this was also true for the latest renovation undertaken by Asia Denson, of Denson  Construction Services, LLC.  

Photograph courtesy of Denson Construction Services, LLC

Since 2010, Asia Denson, owner of Denson Construction  Services, has provided full residential and commercial renovations, applying the most innovative and cutting-edge designs for today’s remodeling projects. In addition  to renovations, Denson Construction Services provides construction project management, concrete testing, and engineering services. Denson has been in the construction  industry in Detroit since 2007, and brings her clients extensive knowledge of Detroit and its neighborhoods.  

Denson was contacted in February 2021 to renovate a  2-story, brick home built in 1928. Denson surveyed the home and determined a full renovation was needed — including  completely gutting the interior and updating the home’s  electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems.    

“I love bringing a forgotten dwelling back to being a  home,” relates Denson. “Most of these older homes are well built but need a lot of TLC. That’s what I like to do.”  

During the project, the laundry area was moved from the  basement to the main floor in the old kitchen nook area.  Denson used grey and white in the kitchen and living areas. “I love using grey and white, they’re neutral and easy to match” she informed. A new full bathroom was added upstairs in a bedroom. Doing this made the home a legal 2-bath home.  Lighting was updated, including adding 52 recessed lights, making the home bright and airy.  

The detached garage was rebuilt. Denson also rebuilt the  back porch and the front brick porch, thus giving the home a welcoming entrance.  

Completed in June 2022, the once vacant home is now  a welcoming and vibrant home thanks to Asia Denson and Denson Construction Services.    

General Contractor:
Denson Construction Service, LLC
220 W. Congress Street
Detroit, MI 48226

Location: Detroit, Michigan
Date Bid: Feb 2021
Construction Period: Feb 2021 to Jun 2022
Total Square Feet: 4,800
Number of Buildings: One
Building Sizes: Total, 4,800 square feet.
Basic Construction Type: Renovation.
Exterior Walls: Brick.
Roof: Shingle.
Floors: Wood.
Interior Walls: Wood stud drywall

Click here to view the full cost details for this project in the January/February 2023 issue of DCD