Transform your home

The name Zinn has been synonymous with designing and building fine homes, remodels and additions in Chapel Hill and beyond since 1978.

“We chose ZDB because of their excellent reputation, and we loved the variation and style of their houses. We were pleasantly relieved at how easy the design stage went with the help and expertise of Carol Ann. She really made our house her priority and she was invested in the process as much as we were. We are very happy with our home!”

– Alex and Pat Creighton

Remodels & Additions

Zinn remodels and additions, more complicated and challenging than building new homes, receive the same professional execution and high standards as our new build homes.

Before beginning a home remodel project, we assess your aesthetic desires, budget requirements, and the existing space. From there, we create a custom design plan and concept for your home remodel with all budget information included for your approval.

Once approved, our skilled team will execute your project plans with precision and transform old into new.

My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Carol Ann Zinn and her team at Zinn Design Build for our remodeling project. To say her team did not disappoint is a giant understatement. From the beginning, Carol Ann used her superb design skills and impeccable taste to guide us in a direction that worked with our home. The contracting team executed her vision with flawless detail. We were so pleased to see the final product and can honestly say that Zinn Design Build captured the spirit of our vision of a dream home while maintaining the unique elements that only a Zinn home contains.”

– Meena Bhatia

BEFORE & After

ACCESSIBILITY & style Remodel

This typical single-family home built in the early 2000’s was transformed into a handicap accessible residence, complete with a retrofitted elevator that runs from basement to upper level. 

Here are a few areas we updated:
The front steps were removed and a level ramp was added.
Critical doorways were widened to permit wheelchair access.
The screen porch became the interior dining area and was opened to a completely changed kitchen.
The master bathroom is now wheelchair accessible as well.


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Before and after shots of exterior, entryway, master bath, screened porch, and kitchen.

Exterior Before & After

Entry and Stairs Before & After with Door to Elevator

Kitchen Before & After

Master Bath Before & After

Screened Porch Before & Dining Room After

Kitchen Before & After



This can be as contained as a kitchen remodel or the transformation may expand to other areas of your home.

This Southern Village kitchen remodel also included changing a coat closet into a mudroom type bench, creating more pantry space by eliminating an unused butler pantry,  and new lighting for adjacent areas.  The kitchen received new cabinets, countertops, pulls, backsplash.


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Carol Ann was exactly what I was looking for (and needed) for my home renovation project.  Her pace and passion mirrored mine throughout the project and it was fun to partner with someone that was as genuinely excited as I was to transform our home.  Carefully curated light fixtures, hardware, backsplash resulted in a space bespoke for our family, but with practicality in mind for future resell within the neighborhood.  Carol Ann loves what she does and that passion comes through in the work.

– Erin King

Entry Before & After

Living Area Before & After

Hall Before & After

Kitchen Before & After

Living Before & After


Kitchen Details – Cabinet Pulls, Tile Backsplash, and Kitchen Faucet with Knurling Detail

Ready to transform your home?