Unparalelled Quality Craftsmanship Better by Design draws on 3 generations of quality-driven remodeling. We offer  high quality, old-fashioned craftsmanship and design in a world where that sort of thing is getting harder to find. These days it seems the emphasis is on a quick, cheap fix, resulting in projects that  are not only "dated", but also have a short life span. At Better by Design we take a longer term view. We believe that it is worth taking the effort to create timeless, quality environments that are designed to make a home more functional as well as more aesthetic. We realize that our unique services are not for every homeowner. We appeal to a niche audience that still puts a value on investing in lasting quality and has an appreciation for thoughtful design. Better by Design is a Design/Build company offering turnkey services.  People choose us because they want it done right the first time and they know they can trust us to look out for their best interests.

Historical Experience Better by Design has remodeled and renovated all sorts of homes over our 35 years of experience. However, our experience and knowledge of older homes and historical homes sets us apart from other remodelers. We have an affinity and respect for the integrity of an older home. If you desire to restore or update your older or historical home to make it more functional while retaining the essence that gives it timeless appeal, we are the company for you.  We have the experience and aptitude for historical restoration that only a handful of companies can compare to.  Check us out on Scott's list for a review on our historical work.

Homegrown Culture Better by Design has been providing superior  quality and craftsmanship remodeling services for discerning clients in San Antonio for over 35 years. Much of our work has taken place in Alamo Heights, King William, Monticello Park, Terrell Hills, Hollywood Park, Olmos Park, and Stone Oak. Although our primary focus is residential, our fine interior woodworking can also be found at such places as the McNay Art Museum, the Archdiocese of South Texas, and at Fiesta Texas.  We designed and installed all of the wood interiors of Castle Avalon Bed & Breakfast.
Our company is a small, local company that is craftsman driven, which reduces our overhead. It also means very personal, hands-on service for you. The contractor who estimates your job is also the designer, and craftsman as well.  The owner / contractor is always available and works closely with the client and subcontractors on site. At Better by Design we manage in person, not on a cell phone.
We Specialize in (but are not limited to):
Historic/older homes Kitchens Baths Speciality / Custom Built  Entertainment Centers Hidden Compartments Fireplace treatments
​We enjoy helping folks visualize and plan their projects, and your first consultation is free. Please contact us at 210.685.9578