Earth-Friendly Living: Green Building and Solar Energy in Your Whole Home Remodel

June 26th, 2015
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herminIf you are planning a whole home remodel, you may be considering ways to make your home more sustainable and energy efficient. The appeal of green homes has been steadily trending over the past several years and looks strong for the future: the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports that 84% of Millennials are willing to spend more for an energy-efficient home. Green remodeling and solar energy can contribute to a healthier environment, reduce your energy costs, and add to the resale value of your home. When you are planning your whole home remodel, consider these factors for making your home more green, inside and out.

hermoutSolar Energy
Jackson Design and Remodeling was one of the first businesses in San Diego to retrofit our own building when we installed 175 solar panels on the roof of our Design Center and Showroom and we have years of experience in helping homeowners incorporate solar energy in their whole home remodels. The benefits of solar energy include:

  • Constantly renewable and reliable
  • Very low maintenance
  • Significant energy savings

Green Remodeling Ideas – Interior:

  • Low flow toilet and shower heads
  • High efficiency light fixtures, such as dimmer switches, LED lighting and motion sensors
  • Low VOC paint, non-toxic carpeting and non-toxic glues
  • Energy efficient heating, air conditioning and air quality systems

Green Remodeling Ideas – Exterior:

  • Solar powered exterior landscape lighting
  • Energy efficient windows
  • Solar panels on roof
  • Water collection system

Read many more green remodeling ideas here.

Working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you can determine the most effective and desirable ways to invest in making your living space more sustainable and healthy. Several members of the Jackson Design and Remodeling team are Green Certified Professionals who are uniquely qualified to help you explore the ways green remodeling and solar energy make sense for your home and lifestyle.

The Man Cave Transformed: Celebrating Father’s Day with a Space for Dad in Your Whole Home Remodel

June 19th, 2015
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PoolRoomWith the arrival of Father’s Day this weekend, we’re taking a look at how the traditional “man cave” has been reimagined. When you are planning a whole home remodel, it’s essential to consider not just how you want your home to look but also how you want your home to work. For Dads who desire a space to call their own in a whole home remodel, our professional design team starts by establishing a thorough understanding of how the space will be used and how it needs to integrate with the surroundings both visually and functionally.

Space for Fun
This game room and bar area is an ideal space for Dads who enjoy entertaining groups of friends. Cork tile Barwalls surrounding the pool table give the space intriguing textural detail and are sound absorbent. The adjacent bar area features an impressive centerpiece created from horizontal bamboo with a vanilla onyx slab countertop. Italian light fixtures with red-orange hues set a convivial mood while practical essentials like a beer tap, wine cooler, sink and generously sized refrigerator make entertaining friends a breeze.

GentlemensRoomSpace for Quiet
A dream space for Dads who want a quiet and stylish retreat at home, this gentleman’s room in a 100-year old Tudor-style home was built with devoted attention to period detail. An existing guest room was transformed into a room for the gentleman of the house to store, appreciate and care for his collection of guns and other treasured objects.

GarageSpace to Create
Proving the garage can be used for more than tools and woodworking, this creative work area is defined by an edgy urban scene from the Brooklyn Bridge recreated in custom digital wallpaper. Used for additional living and storage space rather than for cars, the garage in this beachside home is outfitted with sturdy vinyl flooring with the appearance of wood.

Every Dad can create his ideal personal space at home with the help of thoughtful design that approaches a whole home remodel from the perspective of both form and function. We wish all Dads their own version of a man cave and a very Happy Father’s Day this Sunday!

Welcome Home: Curb Appeal for Your Whole Home Remodel

June 12th, 2015
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taussigCurb appeal is an essential element of a successful whole home remodel. From the design of your front door to the sustainable, drought-conscious greenery you choose for plantings, how your home looks and functions on the outside should reflect the beauty within.

Here are some ideas to bring curb appeal to your whole home remodel:

Welcoming Front Door
A front door with a distinctive style is one of the first elements your guests will notice about your home. An inviting front door can be achieved with unusual scale or color, eye-catching woods, or windows in unusual shapes or placements. Details such as whimsical address numbers and interesting hardware are inspired ways to experiment.

hermosasideInteresting Materials
When selecting exterior surfaces and colors, a professional designer makes choices that reflect a sense of place, your personal tastes, and practical considerations for long lasting quality. The most appealing exterior designs have visual continuity with the interior for a cohesive look and feel.

Sustainable, Drought-conscious Greenery
For San Diego homes, drought tolerant landscaping is of primary concern today. Designing your outdoor space with native plants is a practical and visually appealing choice, while finding the right balance between plantings and pavers or other design elements is critical to arriving at a space that uses water kunbergerresponsibly. With thoughtful planning, you can enjoy landscaping that is functional, beautiful, easy to maintain, and respectful of our natural resources.

Curb appeal adds enduring value and enjoyment to your whole home remodel. Working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you can explore exciting ways to make the entrance to your home as beautiful as its interior.

Designing with Decorative Art in Your Whole Home Remodel

June 5th, 2015
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perrykitchenFilling your home with favorite works of art and treasured collectibles makes your space more beautiful and more personal. Art brings life to your home and is a starting point for conversation or quiet reflection. Our professional designers work with you to explore how best to incorporate art into your whole home remodel.

Art as Inspiration
The young couple who own the mid-century modern home with stunning water views (above) asked us to base the color palette of their remodel on the first piece of art they purchased for their baby daughter. They knew they wanted a vibrant, unexpected space for their young family and the colors of the home now reflect their family bond. When you’re embarking on your remodel and looking for inspiration, your favorite works of art are a natural place to begin.

westlakeArt as Centerpiece
For the European family building their dream home in La Jolla, the new brick fireplace in the family room was specifically designed in a scale that would work to display one of their favorite paintings. Selecting a focal point for a room is one of the first steps in creating a memorable, individual style and art is one of the most appealing centerpieces you can choose.

lyoncouchArt as Reflection
The art throughout this seaside condo is an abstract reflection of the stunning natural surroundings, composed in shades of ocean blue and sand. Sometimes the best choice for your whole home remodel is custom art, specifically created for the environment and the design of your home.

Living with art makes every day more pleasurable and adds sophistication and elegance to your home. Working with our team of professional designers, your space can express your unique personality in your whole home remodel through works of art in ways you may not have imagined!

Setting the Stage: Flooring Choices for Your Whole Home Remodel

May 29th, 2015
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plafloorThe floors you choose for your whole home remodel have a dramatic influence on the overall look and feel of your home. But it’s not just about appearances. As one of the most heavily used elements in your home, flooring also requires practical considerations. Here are some questions to answer as you’re exploring your options:

Durability
The size of your family, whether or not you have children, and any pets you have are all important factors when choosing your flooring. With young kids, a material that can stand up to spills is essential. With pets, particularly large dogs, you will want to choose a surface that is easy to clean and comfortable for your pet. Consider how often you expect to clean your floor and how long you want it to last. In this modern home for a young family, a gray marmoleum floor mimics the look of concrete while providing a softer surface appropriate for a home with a small child. The strong neutral is easy to maintain and acts as a balancing note to the vibrant medley of colors in this inspiring space.

perryfloorSafety and Comfort
If you have older adults or young children in your home, some choices are better than others for maximum safety and comfort. Tiles, for instance, can be slippery, so if you’re thinking about tile flooring, you may want to choose an option with some texture. If you love to cook and spend a lot of time standing at the stove, then a wood floor can be the most comfortable choice. A combination of tile and wood, like that shown in this Natural Modern kitchen, is a stylish and practical choice that adds interesting textural detail and character to your space.

Style and Aesthetics
Since flooring is such a strong element of the overall design of your home, choosing a style that will appeal to you in the long run is important. To unify the look of your home, a choice that makes sense with the architecture and visual design themes is crucial. In this Bird Rock home, which was rebuilt from the ground up, Duchateau St. Moritz flooring in a wide plank hermosafloordesign with a subtle wash evokes the spirit of the original beach cottage.

Working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you can explore the many options available for flooring in your whole home remodel. Professional designers help you find the perfect balance between form and function, giving you flooring that will both feel beautiful and perform beautifully over time.

Luxuriate in Long Weekends: Designing the Outdoor Living Space in Your Whole Home Remodel

May 22nd, 2015
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HansonoutdoorLong weekends are a time when you truly appreciate having a welcoming outdoor living space to entertain friends and family. If you love to entertain outside, here are some ideas to keep in mind for the design of the outdoor living space in your whole home remodel:

Layout and Space Planning
The best design starts with careful thought given to how and when you will most often use your outdoor space. Will you cook often, or mostly entertain poolside? Do your gatherings tend to include families and small children? Would it be fun to watch sports on TV outside with a wellstaylorlarge group? Will you relax outside at night, or mostly during the day? Our professional designers help you imagine how you will use your space to arrive at the most effective layout. Starting with the focal point of your space, we help you select the elements that will work best for your lifestyle, from kitchens and BBQs to seating areas and surfaces.

Integrated Design
The design of your outdoor living space should be thoughtfully integrated with your interior, both functionally and visually. An easy flow between inside and outside is essential when you’re entertaining. You want a look that is distinctive, yet unified with the overall design of your whole home remodel.

poolballVersatility and Individuality
While we’re lucky to be able to enjoy our outdoor living spaces in San Diego more than in many other parts of the world, you’ll want to your outdoor living space to provide some shelter from the elements, either architecturally or with accessories. It’s also important that your space reflects your personality with elements that make it feel unique to you, such as creative lighting, bold colors, or artistic materials.

Inviting friends and family to enjoy an outdoor living space together is the ultimate in California living. With a memorable and unique space to entertain in your own backyard, you’ll want a long weekend every weekend!

Register Now for Our Free Design and Remodeling Seminar: Saturday, May 16th

May 13th, 2015
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unnamed-1If you’ve been considering a remodel, our popular and free Design and Remodeling Seminars are an ideal place to gather knowledge and inspiration for your plans. Join us on Saturday, May 16th to learn about how design build remodeling works for a whole home remodel, kitchen remodeling project or custom bathroom design. Space is filling up quickly … register here today!

1Our seminar introduces you to valuable information about remodeling and gives you one-on-one access to our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, including our company president, senior designers and architects. Seminars are held at the Jackson Design and Remodeling Design Center, home to our stunning kitchen and bath showroom, an exciting space where you can see and touch the latest trends in remodeling. We recently updated our Design Center showroom with several new vignettes … you can be among the first to see the new designs!

Topics Include:
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• Remodel or sell? Is remodeling the best option for you?
• Design ideas that are functional to make the most use of your living space
• Choosing a contractor: What to look for? How to hire one?
• Introduction to a variety of materials, their applications from granite to quartz and more!

Our seminars are free and take place in a lively and engaging atmosphere … don’t miss out on this unparalleled way to learn about the remodeling process from start to finish! The next free remodeling and design seminar is on Saturday, May 16th, from 10am to 1pm. Learn more and register here.

Luxurious Spaces for Mom: Designing Space for Relaxation in Your Whole Home Remodel

May 8th, 2015
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wells_bedIn celebration of Mother’s Day this Sunday, we are inspired to take a look at ways to integrate luxurious spaces into the design of your whole home remodel. After all, Moms need some time to relax and rejuvenate every day, not just on Mother’s Day!

Peaceful Master Bedroom
Sometimes what Moms need most is a good night’s sleep. Restful slumber is encouraged in rooms designed with soothing calm in mind. A tranquil color palette and clutter-free layout encourage quiet time in your master bedroom.

maglaqueSerene Master Bath
Is there anything more seductive than a long, hot bath? One with a view is even better! Natural light, sumptuous materials, and careful space planning in your master bathroom design surround hard working Moms with well-deserved luxury.

Inspiring Outdoor Space
Nature is one of the most restorative spaces for all of us. Fresh air and sunshine can energize Mom’s spirit like nothing else. When planning your whole home remodel, professional designers and architects help you envision ways to increase the indoor/outdoor living potential of your home and create memorable outdoor living environments for relaxing and entertaining.

himmeloutdoorFor Moms and their families, planning luxurious spaces in your whole home remodel brings a spirit of beauty and wellness to everyday life. All of us at Jackson Design and Remodeling wish you a Happy Mother’s Day!

Natural Beauty Shines Through: Organic Elements and Textured Natural Woods in Your Whole Home Remodel

April 27th, 2015
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maglaquefloorWelcoming organic elements into our whole home remodels is a way to connect with the calming influence of nature. Shapes inspired by nature make interiors feel fresh and full of life. Textured woods, particularly reclaimed woods, celebrate the visual appeal of natural imperfections in today’s fast-paced, technology-focused world. Here are some ways to add natural beauty to your whole home remodel:

gregoreklrStructural elements: The beam in this artistic living area was selected in a lovely reclaimed wood with intriguing texture, an eye-catching accent in a space that balances contemporary design with an Old World Spanish influence.

Wood Floors: One of the most popular and practical places to introduce natural wood in the home is with wood flooring. The living space in this hillside home is a sweeping expanse of light and elegance, underlined by beautiful cherry wood flooring with large planks, an extra dark stain and an oil finish.

Design elements: The custom-made “live edge” table in this Natural Modern kitchen was based on a piece of found rosewood the clients discovered. Its organic shape echoes the home’s surrounding forestry.

plaoutdoorYou can experiment with organic elements and textured natural woods in every room of your home. The key is to understand how to balance natural and organic elements with the overall look and feel of your space. A professional designer can help you identify your goals and desires and find the most exciting ways to bring them to life in your whole home remodel! Organic elements and textured natural woods are two of the trends our design team predicted for 2015. Take a look at all of the trends on Pinterest and follow us!

 

April Showers: Luxury Master Bathrooms for Your Whole Home Remodel

April 17th, 2015
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wellstaylorWe all crave the destination spa experience at home and one must-have element is a luxurious shower. An environment designed with meticulous detail will relax and energize your body and spirit every day. What is the ideal design for your shower? Our professional designers work with you to customize your options as you plan your whole home remodel. Here are some of the most appealing design features for the shower in your master bathroom design, along with design decisions to consider:

Scale and Layout:
Showers are getting ever more spacious, with ample room for special features including seating and storage. A professional designer can help you with space planning for your bathroom, determining the ideal place in the room to take advantage of natural light, or help you use your existing space most wisely for the largest possible shower. One option we’re seeing more of is the open shower, which is a thoroughly modern way to create a sense of openness and freedom in your bathroom.

perryshowerShowerheads and Body Sprays:
Rainhead showers evoke the pleasant sensations of a spring downpour with a thoroughly drenching experience. Handheld fixtures are both visually appealing and practical, allowing you to directly spray exactly where and how you need it. A mist-spray showerhead is soft, tranquil and relaxing. Many of today’s showerheads also offer options for low-flow to conserve precious resources. For luxurious pampering or attention to sore parts of the body, body sprays provide a memorable hydrotherapy experience. Some are built discreetly into the shower wall to save space, while some are built for maximum adjustability.

dhshowerCustomization:
The trend in showers today continues to be variety and customization. A typical luxury shower now has a fixed showerhead, plus several body sprays, all with the option to adjust stream and spray styles. To create a memorably personal experience, custom designed showers allow for preset sprays, aromatherapy, temperatures, music, steam and water use.

Showering your master bathroom with luxury is an investment you will appreciate every day! Working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you can bring the spa experience home with your own personal signature of style.