green home design

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


By |2016-04-27T14:07:30-07:00April 27th, 2016|CTA Consultation|

A connection to nature inspires happiness.  Simply having access to natural settings can create health and happiness. These seemingly subjective tree-hugging proclamations have a significant amount of science backing them up. Hospitals now focus on restorative landscapes because they know the power of these connections in the healing process. Cities focus on creating green spaces


By |2012-12-13T16:10:20-08:00December 13th, 2012|CTA Consultation|

Home ventilation is a fairly new concept.  Sure we have been putting vent hoods over stove and fans in bathrooms for a long time, but this was only to control source issues and not whole house ventilation.Central heating and air conditioning significantly changed the dynamics of our homes.  But it was not until we became

2012 Home Expo Preparations: Photo Update 2

By |2012-02-21T18:03:59-08:00February 21st, 2012|Community, CTA Consultation|

We here at Stearns have decided to design and construct our own booth for this year's Home Expo. We also wanted to build a drafting table to use when discussing your project ideas. This post shows the process & progress of both of these projects. Be sure to stop by to see our booth in person -- we look forward to meeting you!

2012 Home Expo: How Can Our Booth Help You?

By |2012-02-08T20:54:46-08:00February 8th, 2012|Community, CTA Consultation|

We've really been focusing on the above question while designing our booth for the 2012 Home Expo-- Having a double booth this year allows us to create both a Design area and a Building Science area. Check out this infographic to find out how our booth's elements can inspire and enlighten you!

Shading Windows to Reduce Home Heat Gain

By |2011-11-01T16:12:25-07:00November 1st, 2011|CTA Consultation|

Windows on the East, West, and South side of your home receive direct sunlight throughout the day and can cause your home to gain unwanted heat. During the colder winter, some of this heat might be welcome, but you definitely want to keep it out during the hot summer. Overhangs and awnings are green building solutions that achieve this result. Plus, nature has another solution that utilizes trees and plants to shade windows. What are the benefits of each of these ideas?

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