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.

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 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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Insite Magazine

Insite Magazine published an article about our Big 50 Award! Check it out! [social_icons_group...

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The Eagle

The Eagle wrote an article about the Big 50 Award we received in September of 2017. Check it out! [social_icons_group...

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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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