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So, You've
Decided to Build Your Dream Home

You’ve set out on a design/build venture — a quest to build an abode tailored specifically to you. It’s more than home; it’s homeostasis.


This creation is you in brick and mortar form. It’s a story that starts unfolding the minute you cross over the threshold. Knowing you’ve created this place with you and your family in mind allows you to exhale, completely.


But that’s not enough. If you’re here, you’re going for overachiever status. The bonus round. And why not? This is a legacy asset for your family, after all.

Free community. Paid courses.
Full-service interior and exterior design.

Embarking on a custom home build or major renovation can be a daunting and overwhelming prospect.   We're here to help you at any level of involvement, whether you're looking for free tips that will get you to the finish line; seeking specific training through our webinars and coaching; or hoping to hand over the reins on your project entirely. These are our three most common client profiles. Which do you fit?

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"Call me when it's done.
I'll see you at the Clios."


"Call me when it's done. I'll see you at the Clios."

"I'll see you at the Clios."
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"You've got this. Let me show you how it's done."
"Let's get to the finish line."

"You've got this, girlfriend. Let me show you how it's done."

"I did it my way."


"I did it my way."
"I did it my way."

Planning for a major renovation or building from the ground up?

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Client Profiles

Bauer Design Group

For the Don Drapers.

Prefer a hands-off approach? Perhaps you have a career to tend to or family obligations that make the idea of directing a design/build impossible. Fear not: Bauer Design Group is, first and foremost, a full-service design studio. Comprehensive interior and exterior design; end-to-end construction management; custom textile, furniture, and fixture manufacturing — you name it. We've got the skills, experience, and network to make it happen.

Dream Build Academy:
Courses & Private Coaching

For the Oprah Winfreys.

If you've taken it upon yourself to design and build your dream home, you're likely an overachiever of some sort. On a project this important, it is natural to feel lost, overwhelmed, and desperate to do things rightEnter Dream Build Academy, an educational hub packed with resources that will get you through the home-building process unscathed, penned by people who build homes for a living. Whether you're looking for a high-level guide or in-depth lessons about design, budgeting, and project sequencing, we've got you covered. All of the perks of bespoke project management, without the hefty price tag.

Ask an Expert

Dream Build Academy: Free Tips, Tools, & Trade Secrets

For the Frank Sinatras.

Hello, self-starter! Let us guess, you learn best by doing? You have a clear vision of what you want and you’re on your way to making your dream home a reality, but maybe you’ve hit a few roadblocks. Our goal for our free content is to help you around these roadblocks with tips that are accessible, relevant, and revelatory. If you’re still struggling, come join the Oprahs for a webinar or two. In the meantime, check out our blog and follow us on social media for fresh content. Let us know what you’re hoping to learn more about by commenting on posts or DM-ing us and maybe it’ll pop up in our library.

Bauer Design Group
Private Coaching
Dream Build Academy

Over the years, I have worked with multiple interior designers for homes in Deer Valley, La Quinta, and Rancho Palos Verdes. Kim stands out as one of the top interior designers I have had the pleasure to work with. I originally contacted her for a second opinion on some materials selections for my home. During our first meeting she sketched out an option that I hadn't considered, but that I loved. I hired her to help me select surfaces and finishes for a major remodel of my entry way, kitchen, and great room, and to work with my contractor during the installation. I was extremely happy with the results.

Kim understands quality and helped me select materials that were commensurate with my home. She is very patient; one of her strengths is that she listens very carefully to her clients.  She is able to interpret what they want and bring that to life. She was also fantastic working with my contractor. She created construction drawings for the contractor that were concise and easy to interpret. She knows construction very well which is helpful in creating design solutions that can be built. During construction she was extremely responsive and available when critical decisions needed to be made in the field.

I have been delighted with her services, and on top of that, she is a pleasure to work with. I offer my highest recommendations.


Gold Liquid

hi there,

I'm Kim, lead designer at Bauer Design Group and brain behind Dream Build Academy.

Spend several decades in any business and you'll be dealt your fair share of triumphs and failures. Designing and building homes is a tricky business; a surprisingly emotional one, too, when that home is your own. I've learned my lessons the hard way so that my clients don't have to. What's next on our list to tackle?



Ready to Make Your Dream Home A Reality?

Home without the headache, just a click away. Prospective full-service interior and exterior design clients, use the button to schedule a consultation and leave a few preliminary details about your project.

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