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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!


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Contemporary + Modern Home Renovation: Part 2

Contemporary + Modern Home Renovation: Part 2

Moving on to Phase 2 of this home remodel, we journey into the transformed kitchen. As we saw in Phase 1, this 90’s home had slightly aged, honey-tone wood cabinets with black + charcoal granite counters and gray tile backsplashes.

As we moved from the den to the kitchen, black granite counters were replaced with quartz. This was selected for its creamy marbled background of neutral white with meandering gray-ashen veins dotted with veiled charcoal speckles.

The countertop & backsplash flow into one another for a seamless transition.

We painted the existing cabinets, with a mixture of black + white to stick with the theme for the rest of the house.

This set the stage for updating the existing honey-toned wood cabinetry with fresh, lightweight, luminous, and subtly sophisticated shades of white + black in the kitchen & other rooms throughout the home.

Right beyond the kitchen, is the laundry room, where we kept the same theme as the kitchen.

We used the same quartz slabs for the countertop + backsplash, replaced the sink, and painted the existing cabinets white.

 

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.

Virtual Meetings With Stearns Design Build!

Virtual Meetings With Stearns Design Build!

During these uncertain and challenging times, we’ve been thinking of creative + functional ways to serve you and are happy to offer a VIRTUAL conceptual design for your dream remodel now. We’d love to schedule a meeting (online, of course!) with you and answer any questions you may have.

Outdoor Kitchens!

Outdoor Kitchens!

Spring is here in College Station and Bryan. Summer is just around the corner! Everyone already wants to spend more time enjoying the outdoors! It’s a perfect time to start planning and building your outdoor kitchen.

A great outdoor kitchen is at least a couple of notches above a beautiful patio furniture set and your portable barbecue grill. We all love that picnic feel, but if you are going to spend your evenings entertaining or just relaxing and enjoying the cooler evening temperatures outside, you may want more amenities. Plus, an outdoor kitchen is a great way to keep your home cooler by avoiding the use of your oven and other appliances inside.

You can start your unique outdoor kitchen by placing a grill into stonework and creating custom-built counter-tops on either side. This style gives you easy-to-navigate areas for food preparation, cooking, and serving.

Next, you can add lights so that you won’t be limited to enjoying your outdoor kitchen during daylight hours. You may either choose to run electricity or install battery- or solar-powered lights. Since you want to enjoy the natural light as much as possible, you need enough light to be able to prepare, cook, and serve safely. If you choose to run electricity to your outdoor kitchen, you can also add a small refrigerator to keep your favorite beverages and condiments handy.

Here are a few other ideas:

Shade

For shade during the summer, you can build your kitchen under an existing covered porch, add a pergola, or buy a large patio umbrella.

Water

Adding a water line to your outdoor kitchen will allow you to install a small sink for food preparation and clean up.

Fireplace

Add a fireplace or portable fire pit if you want to keep using your great outdoor space when the weather turns cold or to add a little ambiance for the adults and a way to make s’mores with the kids!

Gas

A gas line will allow you the option of barbeque fuels, and adding a small cooktop or oven can stretch your outdoor culinary choices even further.

The possibilities for an outdoor kitchen are endless! It depends on the frequency that you intend to use your kitchen and your budget. The key is to make it comfortable and enjoy our spring and summer climate here in Bryan and College Station.