Aging in Place

By |2019-10-23T10:17:42-07:00October 23rd, 2019|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

Seniors are staying in their homes longer, otherwise known as aging in place. This is significantly affecting their quality of life, all while dealing with financial issues.  Being at home allows seniors a higher level of independence, while also reducing the stress of individuals having to relocate. As you can imagine, a sense of connection

Food For Thought

By |2019-10-17T12:23:43-07:00October 17th, 2019|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

Do you want value?  Of course, you do. Doesn’t everyone?  But what does that mean?  Value is not a fixed point. It is an equation.  An often-used example in discussions of value is the fine Italian shoes that cost twice as much as a regular pair of shoes but last four times longer.  The Italian

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

Stunning Kitchen Renovation in Bryan, Texas.

By |2019-10-07T12:55:00-07:00October 7th, 2019|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

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. Plenty of storage and

Now and Then

By |2019-09-20T10:28:21-07:00September 20th, 2019|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

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 metropolitan area in Texas with 273,101 people combined. Bryan and

Aging in Place: Bathroom Remodel

By |2019-09-19T09:34:15-07:00September 19th, 2019|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

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!  At Stearns Design Build, we are advocates of Aging in Place. Being at home allows seniors a higher level of independence, while also reducing the stress of

The Importance of Home Maintenance

By |2019-09-17T13:24:29-07:00September 17th, 2019|Happy Stuff|

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 don’t have time. The most troubling is when we

Increasing Your Homes Value

By |2019-09-11T07:51:58-07:00September 11th, 2019|Happy Stuff|

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 sleek design and raised it off the floor which

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