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Contemporary + Modern Home Renovation: Part 3

Contemporary + Modern Home Renovation: Part 3

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 large, corner garden tub we relocated his sink vanity beside hers along the main wall.

Because two existing corner windows now occupied the space above his new sink vanity, the clients feared he would have to forego a mirror, because we didn’t want to sacrifice any natural light.

A custom, swivel mirror mounted inside the window casing was our solution, allowing both the mirror + window to coexist while also providing maneuverability when routine cleaning of the window was required. 

The pièce de résistance for this master bathroom makeover was undoubtedly the show-stopping walk-in shower.

Commanding the remaining half of the existing room footprint, a combination of gray and black large-format tiles adorn the floor and walls.

Centered on the shower entry opening, a full-size quartz slab takes center stage, highlighted by dimmable LED strip lighting from the floor to ceiling on each side.

Behind half-walls with ledges capped in matching quartz, are strategically placed shower controls that allow turning the water on to warm without getting wet in addition to custom wall niches with concealed, dimmable accent lighting.

Before this bathroom had a ton of wasted space with a bathtub that was never used. The clients had a certain style they wanted in mind and we were thrilled to help that vision come to life with this bathroom transformation.

Watch the video below to see all the before + after photos for this home renovation!

We’d love to have a meeting to hear about your goals, dreams, and the transformation you envision for your home. Are you ready? We can design your dream space today!


Call us today for a free consultation! We can’t wait to hear from you.

Contemporary + Modern Renovation: Part 1

Contemporary + Modern Renovation: Part 1

We recently finished a full home renovation in College Station, Texas. 

We’ve divided this renovation into a three-part blog series to guide you through each element of this redesign. Our end goal was to effortlessly tie together each space of this home and now, we’re excited to visually guide you through this incredible transformation. Let’s begin!

Originally built in the late ‘90s, this project’s broad scope included 8 interior rooms plus new floors throughout the home, transforming this late ’90’s home into a carefully curated, contemporary residence.

Throughout the home were slightly aged, honey-tone wood cabinets with black and charcoal granite counters and gray tile backsplashes.

Beginning with white oak wood as our inspiration, new wood-look floors replaced large-format, textured gray tiles throughout the rooms in the home.

In the adjoining den, an existing and large built-in entertainment center sat against a main focal wall with its somewhat overpowering honey-toned presence.

After a lengthy discussion, the clients were ready to part ways with custom wood built-in in an effort to achieve “something better, something brand new!”

Maintaining a contemporary + modern edge while incorporating transitional elements offered in warm tones and organic materials, a high-impact and unique design emerged for this feature wall.

Working with a handful of existing base components from the original built-in cabinetry, a floor-to-ceiling “secret” door clad in intricately patterned wood concealed a large storage closet with adjustable shelves.

A floating tv shelf in the same natural stain finish as the floors flanked by floor-to-ceiling bookshelves completed the custom contemporary feature wall.

COVID-19 & Aging In Place

COVID-19 & Aging In Place

We are just beginning to see the negative effect of COVID-19 in nursing homes all around the country. For now and for the foreseeable future, things don’t look too good for older folks; they are dying from COVID-19 at significantly higher rates than younger individuals. Furthermore, when living in a retirement community or nursing home, the risk is even greater.

We have always been advocates for Aging In Place. By helping seniors stay in their homes longer falls directly within our mission of enhancing the quality of life in the home and providing environmentally friendly solutions.

As home remodelers, we have noticed over the years that many people move from their family homes into assisted living because they can no longer maintain the home. To this end, we decided to start Stearns Home Care, a subsidiary of Stearns Design Build. Stearns Home Care is an annual subscription service that provides regular home maintenance, while concurrently allowing seniors to stay in their homes.

We want to help you and your loved ones stay safe. So, in these uncertain times, we are expanding beyond our subscription service to include any home maintenance tasks and aging in place modifications, such as ramps and grab bar installation.

Brazos Feed It Forward

Brazos Feed It Forward

During this unique and precarious time in history and in all of our lives, the Stearns Design Build team has been working on ways to serve + support the BCS community. 

We feel that it’s important to recognize all the feelings that COVID-19 has brought forth; fear, uncertainty, anxiety, etc. However, this has allowed us the ability to develop more courage, acceptance, and compassion, while helping each other and our community during this time of need.

This is how Brazos Feed It Forward began for us. Hugh Stearns had the idea to support local restaurants while feeding frontline workers with donations from our community. While putting this plan in action, BCS Local Flavor was working on something very similar. So, we immediately joined forces to create Brazos Feed It Forward. With donations from the cities of Bryan + College Station, we have raised OVER 90K to support frontline workers, local restaurants, and in return, the BCS economy.

We’ve received so much support from our community and feel hopeful that we can continue to find ways to keep BCS thriving during this unprecedented time.

THANK YOU to all of our local news outlets for helping us spread the word and to everyone who has contributed!

If you would like to learn more or make a donation, visit: https://brazosfeeditforward.org/

15% Off Deck & Outdoor Kitchen SALE!

15% Off Deck & Outdoor Kitchen SALE!

Let us help you transform your backyard into a beautiful oasis! During this strange time, we cannot see our friends + family, travel, go to the gym, and enjoy our freedom!  However, we CAN work on the outside of our homes and we want to help!

At Stearns Design Build, we strongly believe in the benefits of spending time in nature. The results are astounding: lowering stress, reducing blood pressure and heart rate and feeling better emotionally. We want to help you spend more time outside!

This is why we are offering 15% off!

This includes:

  • Repair & Installation of Decks
  • Screened-in Porches
  • Outdoor Kitchens

Now Call Us Today For a FREE Virtual Consultation!