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.

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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Beautiful Bathroom Remodel in Bryan, Texas

Before the remodel, this bathroom was not functional at all! It was a large space that felt very crowded, so our intention was to increase the size and maximize the space.  Everything in this bathroom was cramped together and let's not forget the awful phonebooth...

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Stunning Kitchen Renovation in Bryan, Texas.

What do you do when you move into a home that has a cozy kitchen that absolutely has nothing to do with your style and was designed for the previous owner? Well, you tear it out and make it your own. This kitchen went from a farm-style to an Italian-style kitchen....

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Now and Then

I was a young child when my family moved to the Brazos Valley in 1967 and I am infused with these clay soils. Back then, Bryan had about 30,000 residents and College Station about half that number.  Presently, College Station and Bryan are the 13th-largest...

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Bathroom Remodel

There are so many great reasons to remodel your bathroom!  1) Increase the value of your home 2) Improve energy efficiency  3) Enhance aesthetics and so much more!  For this bathroom and client, the reasons were twofold and of tremendous importance. What if you have a...

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The Importance of Home Maintenance

We are excited to announce a new division of Stearns Design Build, Stearns Home-Care. As remodelers, on a daily basis, we see the impact of a lack of maintenance. Often homeowners just don’t know how to do the maintenance. Other times they are busy professionals that...

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Increasing Your Homes Value

When you decide to remodel your bathroom, you are breathing fresh life into your home. You begin your mornings in a bathroom you designed and love. This master bathroom was functional, well built, but very cramped and mundane. We started with a brand-new vanity with a...

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Maximizing Curb Appeal

A lovely home with simple lines that are hidden by a single color of paint. This home’s existing beauty has been hidden by the improper use of color. A significant change in paint was applied to accentuate the different elements of the exterior of the home. Such as...

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