Our Cabinet Shop

Whether in the kitchen bathroom or elsewhere, cabinets are a focal point of craftsmanship. This is why we maintain our own cabinet shop. To be totally honest, we are cabinet snobs. We demand 100% solid wood cabinets, built to exacting specifications, we use the very best hardware to ensure durability and functionality and we build each piece custom fit to its exact location

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3 Reasons We Love Providing Free Energy Assessments

All of our projects at Stearns Design Build start with a free energy assessment.   We start with a large fan (pictured below) to depressurize the house. This allows us to identify where there are air leaks as air from the outside rushes in to replace the...

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Nine Ways to Save Money on a Kitchen Remodel

Unfortunately, kitchens are expensive. Everything is either high end finish, appliances, or fixtures. Regardless of the scale of your project, whether you are just looking to make some minor changes or rip everything out, there are strategies for saving money. Have a...

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The Simple Kitchen

BEFORE BEFORE BEFORE The owner found themselves constrained in this kitchen with nowhere to prepare meals. A small counterspace and outdated appliances made their kitchen to be impractical and uncomfortable. They enjoyed their existing cabinets, but just couldn’t make...

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Stearns Design Build Opens Custom Cabinet Shop

  College Station, TX, Stearns Design Build, a local residential remodeling company, has announced that they are now offering furniture grade cabinets to the general public. For some time, Stearns Design Build has built high-quality custom cabinet for their remodeling...

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Why We Have a Mission Haiku Not a Mission Statement

Human PotentialCreating RelationshipBuilding Sacred SpaceI have never been a fan of business mission statements.  They seem trite.  This is not to say that a company’s mission is not important. It is. But the perfunctory encapsulation of a formulaic statement seems...

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Reimagining the Bath

  24 years ago, when I was starting out, the conventional wisdom for those remodeling a bathroom was that one had to have both a shower and bathtub in every full bathroom.  This was a shame because the thought of many seeking a bathroom remodel was to forego the...

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Equation for Value in Remodeling

Do you want value?  Of course, you do. But what does that mean?  Value is not a fixed point. It is an equation. And that equation is different for everyone.  An often-used example in discussions of value is the fine Italian shoes that cost five times more than a...

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Business Blog

Most people are not interested in the business of creating happy homes, so we have separated these posts in their own section. This is stuff that, though often dry, we are passionate about.  It is also a way for potential clients to peek behind the curtains and see a...

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