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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, and home additions. 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.

COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS: VALUE IN NEW HOMES

For many years, new home buyers and builders have operated on the equation of price per square foot, which assumes that the lower the price per square foot =  higher the value. We’re here to say that this could not be further from the truth.  Although the price per...

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Green Building: Exploring the Timeline

As we all know, green building has really taken shape and increased in popularity in the last few decades. Many choose to build green as a quality of life choice: to ultimately preserve our earth’s natural resources while reducing negative impacts on our environment. ...

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The Guide to Kitchen Lighting

Many say that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Not only is it space where meals are created- it’s where friends, families and loved ones meet to nourish their bodies and discuss their days. Now, imagine the value of the kitchen if you were to remodel it. Whether...

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Aging in Place

Seniors are staying in their homes longer, otherwise known as aging in place. This is significantly affecting their quality of life, all while dealing with financial issues.  Being at home allows seniors a higher level of independence, while also reducing the stress...

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Food For Thought

Do you want value?  Of course, you do. Doesn’t everyone?  But what does that mean?  Value is not a fixed point. It is an equation.  An often-used example in discussions of value is the fine Italian shoes that cost twice as much as a regular pair of shoes but last four...

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