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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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3 Reasons We Love Providing Free Energy Assessments

All of our projects at Stearns Design Build start with a free energy assessment.   We start with a large fan (pictured below) to depressurize the house. This allows us to identify where there are air leaks as air from the outside rushes in to replace the...

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Nine Ways to Save Money on a Kitchen Remodel

Unfortunately, kitchens are expensive. Everything is either high end finish, appliances, or fixtures. Regardless of the scale of your project, whether you are just looking to make some minor changes or rip everything out, there are strategies for saving money. Have a...

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Stearns Design Build Opens Custom Cabinet Shop

College Station, TX, Stearns Design Build, a local residential remodeling company, has announced that they are now offering furniture grade cabinets to the general public. For some time, Stearns Design Build has built high-quality custom cabinet for their...

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Reimagining the Bath

24 years ago, when I was starting out, the conventional wisdom for those bathroom remodel was that one had to have both a shower and bathtub in every full bathroom.  This was a shame because the thought of many seeking a bathroom remodel was to forego the...

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Equation for Value in Remodeling

Do you want value? Of course, you do. But what does that mean? Value is not a fixed point. It is an equation. And that equation is different for everyone. An often-used example in discussions of v   alue is the fine Italian shoes that cost five times more...

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Presidents Speaking to Our Core Values

We are passionate about our four core values. In celebration of President’s Day, we will let a few of them speak to these values. QUALITY "Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in...

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Holidays Home Assessment

Goodness, are the holidays a busy time? Decorating, shopping, entertaining: for most, this is not a time to think about remodeling. But maybe it should be.  Chances are that this might be a time when your house is under maximum stress.  These are the times...

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