Remodeling and Home Design

Shingles All the Way | Cosmo Home Cover Story

Thursday, March 01, 2018 | Comments ((Disabled))

One of our all-time favorite homes just made the cover of Cosmo Home's spring issue. We couldn't be more excited to share it with the world. 

Take a peek inside this special lake home,it's filled with remarkable details and the incredible talent of our design and build team.

2017: A Year of Blessings

Monday, December 11, 2017 | Comments ((Disabled))

Dear friends, 

Last week the teams from Mike Schaap Builders, Benchmark Wood & Design Studios and HÓM by Benchmark took a short break to celebrate the joyous Christmas season. During this time we reflected on the year soon behind us and reveled in all that we accomplished.

We've seen the hand of God in every day and detail this last year and would like to continue to share this immense gratitude to all those that have joined us along the way.  From our wonderful clients and their projects, to our craftsmen and designers who complete them, we are so incredibly grateful.

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!

a Kitchen Blending Performance & Design

Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Comments ((Disabled))

Bekins Appliances stepped into our Fall Parade home to walk through this classic lake home kitchen fitted with their appliances. Blending both performance and durability, the talented designer at Benchmark Design Studio, Jenn Holtrop, explains the careful design process that makes this kitchen really shine.  Read the exclusive interview here ►

Lake Macatawa Residence added to the 2017 Fall Parade of Homes Tour

Friday, July 21, 2017 | Comments ((Disabled))

Masterfully balancing timeless architecture with classic lake home sentiments, Mike Schaap Builders is pleased to present their distinctive lakeside residence in the Fall Parade of Homes.

Parade Home #13 | 1095 S Shore Dr, Holland 49423 

Square Feet: 5,377
Bedrooms: 6  

Baths: 5 full 2 half


  • A fluid design plan with expansive windows and elevated ceilings optimize views, sun exposure and circulation between the indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • Lovely curved walls, elaborate ceiling treatments and intricate trim work including arched hallways and doors add a touch of French Provincial drama.
  • A bathed-in-marble luxury bath, walk-through closet with laundry and a massive open-air deck make the main floor master retreat nothing short of spectacular.
    • Three en suite sleeping quarters, truly charming loft and future space over the garage demonstrate the home's diligent and space-maximizing design upstairs.
    • The lower level presents generous space for lounging, two additional sleeping quarters, full lake bath and covered patio overlooking an ultra-refreshing pool.

    Great Lakes by Design: Building the Craft

    Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Comments ((Disabled))

    Mike Schaap Builder's framework for success rests on the foundation of skilled team members and minding the details.

    In design, the outcome is often determined by its process, or at the very least influenced by it. Whether it is in master planning, the arts, or the built environment, the attention to detail and the skilled hands that touch a project from its initial creation to its ultimate completion have the ability to craft stunning and enduring results. 

    For the last three decades, a Holland-based firm with experience in remodeling, designing, and building luxury homes has invested in the details and in the talented individuals who have led to its reputation as a company providing finely crafted homes through a cohesive process. 

    “I think our clients and our subcontractors would say that we are very much about the process,” said Mike Schaap, president and founder of Mike Schaap Builders Inc. “It is the details, it is the process, and it is also the team. We have great quality people.” Continue reading ►