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Are you happy with your bathroom layouts? Wish you could do more with your space? See how we optimized 2 bathrooms in San Rafael by simply redesigning a single space.

Clever 2 for 1 Bathroom Remodel in Marin County

Are you happy with your bathroom layouts? Wish you could do more with your space? See how we optimized 2 bathrooms in San Rafael by simply redesigning a single space. 2021-11-01T19:49:46+00:00

Don’t miss this feel-good, do-good video! Learn how a fantastic new program trains and recruits the next generation of DBS and other construction industry pros. And that’s not all, there’s even a tiny house giveaway for a family that has lost their home in a fire. It’s a win-win all around.

Sourcing Future DBS Employees via a Tiny Home Giveaway...and Everyone Wins!

Don’t miss this feel-good, do-good video! Learn how a fantastic new program trains and recruits the next generation of DBS and other construction industry pros. And that’s not all, there’s even a tiny house giveaway for a family that has lost their home in a fire. It’s a win-win all around. 2021-11-01T19:51:51+00:00

Bright and airy kitchen, Tiburon. Designed by Michelle Slade. View 2

Custom made middle island, recessed ceiling lights plus Sonos sound system to boot.

Bright and airy kitchen, Tiburon. Designed by Michelle Slade. View 2 2021-07-21T17:05:39+00:00

Modern master Bathroom, Tiburon. Designed by Michelle Slade. View 1

Master bath featuring a deep, full-height cabinet, a large niche for shower products, and a grab bar that doesn’t look like one.

Modern master Bathroom, Tiburon. Designed by Michelle Slade. View 1 2021-07-21T18:35:24+00:00

Modern Guest Bathroom, Tiburon. Designed by Michelle Slade. View 2

Vanity in same material as the wall cabinet. Drawers left and right of the sink in a custom cabinet.

Modern Guest Bathroom, Tiburon. Designed by Michelle Slade. View 2 2021-07-20T21:54:31+00:00

Modern Guest Bathroom, Tiburon. Designed by Michelle Slade. View 1

Large window to access bay view. Freestanding vanity. Tall backsplash. Designer lighting.

Modern Guest Bathroom, Tiburon. Designed by Michelle Slade. View 1 2021-07-21T16:48:43+00:00

Too much sun and heat on your patio to enjoy it during the summer? Solution: A retractable shade sail! These custom shades are affordable and come in a large variety of styles, colors, and Sunbrella fabrics.

Too much sun and heat on your patio to enjoy it during the summer? Solution: A retractable shade sail! These custom shades are affordable and come in a large variety of styles, colors, and Sunbrella fabrics. 2021-07-23T19:44:58+00:00

ADU homes are small, separate dwellings, located in front of, next to, or behind a single-family home. In this video, we’ll show you an ADU that we designed and built specifically for Marin County homeowners caring for an elderly parent.

ADU homes are small, separate dwellings, located in front of, next to, or behind a single-family home. In this video, we’ll show you an ADU that we designed and built specifically for Marin County homeowners caring for an elderly parent. 2021-04-15T23:33:00+00:00

Considering a porch remodel? Here’s an idea! We created this enclosed porch for our client in Marin County that is not only cozy and beautiful but also a functional space that can be enjoyed year-round. And to top it off, it likely increased the value of the home too!

Considering a porch remodel? Here’s an idea! We created this enclosed porch for our client in Marin County that is not only cozy and beautiful but also a functional space that can be enjoyed year-round. And to top it off, it likely increased the value of the home too! 2021-01-26T22:01:00+00:00

Removing a wall between the kitchen and living room in a small Marin County house really opens up the interior space, while also maximizing a beautiful outdoor view! Take a look.

Removing a wall between the kitchen and living room in a small Marin County house really opens up the interior space, while also maximizing a beautiful outdoor view! Take a look. 2020-12-17T16:24:12+00:00

See how these small home improvements can increase the livability of your Marin County home without breaking the bank.

See how these small home improvements can increase the livability of your Marin County home without breaking the bank. 2020-11-03T23:31:23+00:00

Adding a large sliding patio door to your home remodeling project brings the outdoors inside, and also increases a home’s visual appeal. Bonus: watch the whole video to see how easy it is to make a big difference in your home’s overall charm, by making a few simple design changes that will freshen up your look even further

Adding a large sliding patio door to your home remodeling project brings the outdoors inside, and also increases a home’s visual appeal. Bonus: watch the whole video to see how easy it is to make a big difference in your home’s overall charm, by making a few simple design changes that will freshen up your look even further 2020-07-28T10:07:41+00:00

Virtual design for home remodeling projects is becoming a new normal. This time and cost saving approach lets you collaborate with your contractor to create your perfect design before construction begins.

While we’re all sheltering in place in Marin County, everyone's trying to figure out how to conduct business in this new reality. Clients want to keep living their lives as normally as possible, and without stopping everything in its tracks. And that includes home remodeling and improvement projects. Here at Design Read more

Virtual design for home remodeling projects is becoming a new normal. This time and cost saving approach lets you collaborate with your contractor to create your perfect design before construction begins. 2020-07-29T05:45:28+00:00

See how quickly, easily and affordably you can build an ADU (accessory dwelling unit) on your Marin property, and without disrupting your life or your home.

See how quickly, easily and affordably you can build an ADU (accessory dwelling unit) on your Marin property, and without disrupting your life or your home. 2020-04-16T19:43:41+00:00

Can contractors work during Marin’s COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders? And if they can, should they?

We wanted to take the opportunity to address a confusing subject that many Marin County residents have been grappling with. In this video, Mark Labourdette, CEO of Design-Build-Specialists will share some relevant information from well-known SF construction attorney, Dan McLennon, and others, that should clear up some of the confusion around what Read more

Can contractors work during Marin’s COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders? And if they can, should they? 2020-03-27T01:52:59+00:00

Test Testimonial

“Their team was great and they worked effectively with the City Inspector. And, the finished product was even better! They communicated with me on each aspect of the job, were creative in solving challenges and executed the project in a timely manner at the quoted price.” —Sande M., Sausalito

Test Testimonial 2020-02-18T20:40:32+00:00

What our customers are saying:

“Their team was great and they worked effectively with the City Inspector. And, the finished product was even better! They communicated with me on each aspect of the job, were creative in solving challenges and executed the project in a timely manner at the quoted price.”

—Sande M., Sausalito

“They were prompt and worked rapidly and cleaned when they completed the work. Everyone took all my cares as their own and were very helpful no matter what the situation was.”

—Clara M., Novato, CA

“Design-Build-Specialists were professional, non-intrusive and efficient. There was good communication regarding the price and project time-frame.”

—Gail H., Novato