Speaking to Your Home

I have always advised those who seek to build a home to camp on the land at least once, and through the course of a year if possible, before embarking on design. “let the land speak to you,” I advise. And the same is true of those who have bought a home and want to...

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Nature’s Free Energy Audit on a Frosty Morning

You can learn a lot about the building science on a frosty morning drive.  The next time you are driving down a residential street on a frost morning, notice the roofs. Are they all glittery or is the frost patchy or all together absent in some places? The patterns of...

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Some Reasons For Us to Remodel For You

Because your home is your family’s sanctuary, finding the right remodeler is almost as important as finding the right family doctor. We might be the right company to provide care for your home. Here are five key reasons why our clients have chosen us.   Project...

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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 A small counterspace and outdated appliances made their kitchen to be impractical and uncomfortable.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 Potential Creating Relationship Building Sacred Space I 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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