Videos

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

One Cool Item and Rain Heads & Tub Fillers

Instantly transform any room in your house into a smart room through a light switch with NuBryte's smart home automation.... Get a massage in your shower while listening to your favorite play list... Fill your bathtub from a piece of art with Delta... Mark discovers some of the newest home improvement products that Read more

One Cool Item and Rain Heads & Tub Fillers 2020-01-08T17:33:06+00:00

One Cool Item and Interesting Shower & Faucet

Home trends are rising to a whole new level! Customized eco-friendly aluminum doors that have color changing LED light baseboards, a “FASHIONABLE” laminate shower and the ultimate therapeutic stream faucet… Mark discovers some of the newest home improvement products during his time at the National Kitchen & Bath Association Show. Read more

One Cool Item and Interesting Shower & Faucet 2018-03-27T02:00:32+00:00

One Cool Item and Two Integrated Medicine Cabinets

Talking into your mirror.. AR styling space.. Swanky water dispensers.. Technology is creeping into every inch of our homes! During Mark’s time at the 2018 Orlando Florida National Kitchen & Bath Association Show (NKBA), he discovers a pretty cool item and two technology integrated medicine.

One Cool Item and Two Integrated Medicine Cabinets 2018-03-05T19:54:25+00:00

Outdoor Living Spaces

Adding an outdoor living space can be a game changer in the way you entertain guests and utilize your yard. Design Build Specialists works with our clients to customize outdoor living that fits their individual needs at a cost that they can afford. This video explains the benefits of building an outdoor living space. Read more

Outdoor Living Spaces 2018-01-29T17:32:56+00:00

Understanding Your Homeowners Policy Fire Restoration

How does my homeowners insurance work if I suffered a large loss to my home? Mark explains the basics of homeowners insurance policy as viewed by a fire restoration contractor. DBS has years of experience dealing with insurance companies which allows us to help clients through the claim process to start building a Read more

Understanding Your Homeowners Policy Fire Restoration 2018-01-29T18:38:45+00:00

Fire Water Insurance Restoration

Who should you hire as your contractor of choice when suffer large loss fire or flood or disaster? In cases where there has been a type of insured damage, we work with the insurance companies and adjusters to get our client’s a fair and fast settlement so that they can start rebuilding or Read more

Fire Water Insurance Restoration 2018-01-29T18:14:11+00:00

Room Additions

Room additions not only can add value to your home by adding sq footage, but they provide extra space for a growing family, an office, adding an entertainment room, extra parking or even needing a room for storage.

Room Additions 2018-01-29T18:20:04+00:00

Whole House Remodel

When clients want to remodel a significant portion of their home the task seems daunting and the question is where you begin. If you decide to move forward with a large construction project, our design-build process keeps your budget constantly in the forefront. As we progress and make changes and additions to the Read more

Whole House Remodel 2018-01-29T18:23:00+00:00

$30,000 bathroom

What is the difference between an expense bathroom and inexpensive bathroom? What means something to you and what does not? Every day someone spends at least some time in these spaces so every little excellent design or product selection, or for that matter bad choice, is lived each day. DBS knows the pros Read more

$30,000 bathroom 2018-01-29T18:30:45+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

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