STEARNS DESIGN BUILD

Our blog featuring all things home remodeling, design and build with wide flung interpretation. Here we cover design concepts for kitchens, bathrooms, home additions as well as whole house. We also cover, green building,building science and building materials. In the wider flung reaches we cover urban design, the psychology of happiness and celebrations of those things. We are also happy to take and answer your questions.

Can a Home Addition Increase the Value of My Home?

For many homeowners, it’s practically second nature to think about the value home additions can bring to their property. Whether it’s in the form personal value or marketability, knowing just how much you’ll get back can help ease the anxiety that comes...

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Kitchen Remodeling Tips: Choosing the Right Sink

Most kitchen work involves the use of sinks; from prepping to the last washed pot. Sinks add to the aesthetic appeal of your kitchen and, of course, are functional. So, for your kitchen remodeling plans make sure to find a sink that fulfills both practical and...

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Seven Stylish Bathroom Remodel Considerations

A bathroom remodel comes second to a kitchen remodeling in adding value to your home. Aside from its economic thrust, it brings in a fresher look and ambience to your sanctuary. More so, it can be a great way to pamper yourself as you start the day or after a long...

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Home Remodeling Tips: Top Kitchen Trends for 2018

In terms of kitchen design, a white-and-black color scheme and chrome appliances are practically de rigueur—but that doesn’t mean they’re the only options you have. Indeed, kitchen trends 2018 seem to be all about taking the practical and conventional and modifying...

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Our Cabinet Shop

Whether in the kitchen bathroom or elsewhere, cabinets are a focal point of craftsmanship. This is why we maintain our own cabinet shop. To be totally honest, we are cabinet snobs. We demand 100% solid wood cabinets, built to exacting specifications, we use the very best hardware to ensure durability and functionality and we build each piece custom fit to its exact location

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How Much Does it Cost to Remodel a Kitchen?

According to a study done in 2017, 45% of homeowners spent between $5,000 and $25,000 remodeling their kitchen. 26% spent between $25,000 and $50,000, and a good 21% spent more than $50,000. The prices are understandable, especially if you consider the fact that a...

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COUNTERTOPS: THE WORKHORSE OF THE KITCHEN

Countertops may serve as the aesthetic centerpiece or functional workhorse of the kitchen. With the dizzying array of countertops to choose from, deciding if form or function is your first priority can help narrow your options. If a great place to cook is your priority, you may start by considering qualities such as scratch resistance and maintenance requirements. If your kitchen acts as a visual focal point for your home, you may want to start by considering colors and textures.

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