College Station Remodeling

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

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

Stearns Storage Guide

By |2020-08-17T08:56:36-07:00August 17th, 2020|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

Storage can be tricky when designing a home and if it isn't done correctly, you’ll end up with tons of wasted and unused space. It can pose an especially large challenge when you’re limited by small spaces.      One of our goals as a company is to take our client’s challenges in their home to create custom rooms to fit

Should We Stay Or Should We Go?

By |2020-07-08T11:28:01-07:00July 8th, 2020|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

Many people ask us, “Should we remodel our home or should we move?”   Our answer is always, “Well, that depends.” There is no doubt that home remodeling is a larger out-of-pocket expense than buying an existing home that doesn’t need remodeling or even building new.  Either way, it’s an excellent question and the answer depends

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 Home Renovation: Part 2

By |2020-06-18T11:02:11-07:00June 18th, 2020|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

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

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

COVID-19 & Aging In Place

By |2020-05-01T09:12:04-07:00May 1st, 2020|The Business of Happy Homes Blog|

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,

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