Welcome to Environments by Design

Environments by Design is a full-service design and build firm specializing in renovations and additions for residential and small commercial properties. Our tag line, “better by design is the foundation of our process. Our team works closely with our clients to answer why they want to alter their home and what uses they need from their new space(s) as well as provide creative and individual schematic designs from which to start.

Our process takes it one step further to identify actual finish selections in lieu of unrealistic allowances. Finish selections include plumbing fixtures, lighting options, countertops, flooring, cabinets, tile and more. Educating our clients about the available materials and the pros and cons of each allows them to make decisions that represent their own personal style and budget. By spending more time on the planning and design phases, we can provide our clients with a more accurate budget, streamlined construction schedule and minimize the stresses of disruption.

We have worked with and collaborated with our subcontractors for many years. They were selected based on their knowledge, trade understanding and service to our clients. ExD respects the design / build community and want the level of quality to match the level of professionalism and work that we do. Environments by Design is  committed to each project not only from inception but all the way through construction.

Client Testimonials

 "We are really, really appreciative of the job everybody did. The time that it took to get everything accomplished was incredible and the quality of the finished project surpassed our expectations. It was a project of fun!"

Karl S.


We are so excited to get this project underway after talking about it for the past 22+ years! We really appreciate the way that Mary and Michael are working with us in partnership to create a new and very exciting open kitchen, dining room and family room space."

Paul & Linda B.


"You will find Mary and Michael very thoughtful and insightful, and they will help you with ideas just to get the thoughts rolling. We have found the process to be so interesting!"

Amy P.


Understanding Plumbing Fixture Costs

The pricing of plumbing fixtures is basically based on two factors: Design Quality of parts used – internally as well as the external finish/metal Two fixtures can look the same and actually have the same name leading you to believe they are the same. In this example,...

Design. It’s in our name. Environments by Design

A recent definition by the Interior Design Association reads: Design is constantly evolving and the professional designer is qualified by education, experience and examination to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces. Design IS constantly evolving and so...

Are you thinking about an Outdoor Kitchen?

It’s that time of year again—finally!  It’s time for warm weather and outdoor gatherings that bring together friends and family to enjoy good food and better company.  The perfect season for an outdoor kitchen is in the summertime months. When the weather is nice, the...

2020: Create Your Sanctuary

A home can be many things, a place for your family to gather, a place to showcase your beautiful things, or just a place to hang out after a long day at work.  Well, the word is in that 2020 is going to be the year for mindful interior design.  What does that mean? ...

Better… by Design

YOU MADE A DECISION. You want to renovate your house. You make appointments to walk several contractors by describing what you think you want to update and change. You even have pictures you found on Pinterest or Houzz. Weeks later, you receive quotes from each...

What is a Sensory Room?

We use our senses to communicate with the world, both giving and receiving stimulation, and it is that interaction between the physical and mental self that allows us to communicate in a meaningful way with each other and the world around us.  Perception issues,...

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30 Ravenna St. Hudson, Ohio 44236


Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM & Saturday 9:00 AM to Noon

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