fbpx

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.

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...

read more

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....

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

Blue-tiful Kitchen

"Stearns did an excellent job and our kitchen turned out better than I could have dreamed. We had been overwhelmed by all the potential choices before we engaged Stearns, and we found their design services to be hugely helpful. I was especially impressed by their...

read more

Is HomeAdvisor a Good Way to Find a Contractor?

HomeAdvisor.com is a popular site that spends a lot on marketing. So, are they a good resource for finding a contractor? My answer is that depends. So, let’s break it down. Pros HomeAdvisor has some great content, though some of it needs to be taken with a grain of...

read more

Mastering Color in Residential Remodeling

My name is Hugh. But today we will be talking about color so, today, I am Hue: a person of color.  The color palette is such a powerful and unifying element in interior design that it is to a where we start. In the process of guiding clients through selections and...

read more