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Honoring Black History Month: J Max Bond Jr

By |2021-02-12T08:57:42-08:00February 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|

In honor of Black History Month, we want to dedicate a blog to an influential African American individual in a field related to the environment and/or building science. Architect J. Max Bond Jr. was “regarded as a mentor, a voice of social responsibility in practice, and a magnetic presence.” He passed away back in

Home for the Holidays

By |2021-01-26T13:51:04-08:00December 31st, 2020|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

Goodness, the holidays are a busy time! Decorating, shopping, entertaining, and family time. For many, it’s too busy of a season to even think about remodeling! This isn’t typically a common time to think about remodeling, but maybe it should be.  Chances are that during the holidays with many guests, is when your house(and you)

Ways To Make Your Home A Happier Place

By |2020-11-03T09:58:05-08:00November 3rd, 2020|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

Here at Stearns, our goal is to create a space that puts our clients at ease, allowing them to feel comfortable and happy in their homes. Your home should reflect your personality, while simultaneously functioning as the home base and happy place for you and your family.  Enter our company slogan: “We Design and Build

Stearns Design Build’s Home Remodeling Process

By |2020-10-12T11:57:29-07:00October 12th, 2020|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

Making the decision to remodel your home can be very daunting. For many, it can take months or years to take that leap of faith and let people into your home, which is your safe space. Here at Stearns, we’ve spent years fine-tuning and meticulously planning to make it as painless as possible.  Let’s walk

Picking the Right Contractor: Why You Shouldn’t Choose the Cheapest Option

By |2020-09-02T11:56:17-07:00September 2nd, 2020|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

Recent data shows that major home improvement and remodeling projects are happening more than ever during the global pandemic. It appears that sheltering in place inspires remodeling your space! Remodeling your home is a big project, whether it's your entry room or the guest bathroom. “In fact, nearly four in five homeowners reported that they

Exterior Siding 101: How to Choose the Best Siding For Your Home

By |2020-07-27T12:57:07-07:00July 27th, 2020|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

Throughout the south, brick + rock are a very popular choice for home exteriors. In fact, many neighborhoods require a large percentage of this on the exterior of their homes because it is seen as a higher status and more elite than other materials.  This is actually counterintuitive due to the fact that rock +

Virtual Meetings With Stearns Design Build!

By |2020-03-26T09:35:25-07:00March 26th, 2020|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

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. Go to our Happy Home

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

Sense of Place: Lighter + Brighter Homes

By |2021-01-26T13:52:28-08:00January 21st, 2020|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

Your home is a special place. It should be your sanctuary, where you feel content & safe. Creating that happy space requires careful planning. It takes an understanding of how a home’s design affects our emotional state and how to maximize the positive effects. Neuroscientists + psychologists have joined forces with architects + interior designers

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