bryan bathroom remodel

Bathroom Design + Trends

By |2020-09-18T13:43:34-07:00September 18th, 2020|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

At Stearns Design Build, we believe that our homes should be more than our happy place; rather they should be a collection of happy places. There should be a place within your home carefully crafted for every mood and activity.  This includes your bathroom.  Whether you're considering some quick +  simple upgrades OR diving into

Stearns Storage Guide

By |2020-08-17T08:56:36-07:00August 17th, 2020|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

Storage can be tricky when designing a home and if it isn't done correctly, you’ll end up with tons of wasted and unused space. It can pose an especially large challenge when you’re limited by small spaces.      One of our goals as a company is to take our client’s challenges in their home to create custom rooms to fit

Contemporary + Modern Home Renovation: Part 3

By |2020-06-25T12:42:41-07:00June 25th, 2020|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

Lastly, as we move from the kitchen in Part 2 to the master bathroom, we stayed with the same contemporary modern vibe from the rest of the home. In the master bathroom, his and her sink vanities were nestled in opposite corners, separated by a large charcoal garden tub and small shower stall. Removing the

Working From Home: Redesign Your Space

By |2020-05-14T10:14:11-07:00May 14th, 2020|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

So many of us are newly working from home and will be for the foreseeable future. We have some top tips for creating a designated + desirable workspace in your home. Creating this new space in your home will not only help you stay in the right frame of mind but will also create a clearer

Best of Houzz 2020!

By |2020-02-11T12:44:33-08:00February 11th, 2020|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

The Annual People’s Choice Award from the Houzz Community Highlights Home Remodeling and Design Professionals with Most Popular Designs and Top Ratings. Stearns Design Build of Bryan/College Station has won a “Best Of Houzz” award for Customer Service on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The 27-year old design-build firm was chosen

Invest in Your Home Part 2: Daily Savings + Aging in Place

By |2020-01-03T12:21:31-08:00January 3rd, 2020|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

Your home is a great source of joy. It brings you warmth + safety and allows for self-expression. For many of us,  it is also one of our most significant investments and ongoing costs in our lifetime. By paying close attention to short-term maintenance costs and planning for the long-term potential to remain in your

COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS: VALUE IN NEW HOMES

By |2019-12-11T12:26:04-08:00December 11th, 2019|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

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 square foot can be useful in

Green Building: Exploring the Timeline

By |2019-11-21T09:27:57-08:00November 21st, 2019|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

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.  But WHEN did green building begin? While there are numerous definitions

Beautiful Bathroom Remodel in Bryan, Texas

By |2019-10-11T08:03:08-07:00October 11th, 2019|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

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 shower. (fingers crossed phonebooth showers stay in the past!)  Collectively, we set

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