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New Year = New Home

By |2020-12-14T11:42:24-08:00December 14th, 2020|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

Here we are, finally beginning a new year.  The beginning of our new decade did not go according to plan.  Let’s be honest - 2020 was rough. With all the challenges that happened last year, I think we can all agree and appreciate two things: There are better times ahead in the New Year and

Home for the Holidays

By |2020-11-13T07:58:56-08:00November 13th, 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)

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

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

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 +

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

Contemporary + Modern Renovation: Part 1

By |2020-06-15T11:11:17-07:00June 15th, 2020|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

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

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

Brazos Feed It Forward

By |2020-04-23T08:50:53-07:00April 23rd, 2020|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

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

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