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Outdoor Living Space for Your Whole Home Remodel: Arcadia Brings the Outside In

nuzzipatioHere in San Diego, we’re lucky to have a climate that makes indoor/outdoor living a year-round pleasure. When you’re planning an outdoor living space for your whole home remodel, take a look at how the luxury and innovation of Arcadia louvered roofs can enhance enjoyment of your outdoor space:

Control and Responsiveness
While more traditional outdoor structures offer either sun or shade, Arcadia offers both, exactly when needed. Much more than a patio roof or patio cover, Arcadia luxury louvered roofs create a place you control that adapts to time, events, weather, or mood at the touch of a screen.

he_wednesdaysummerArcadia sensors automatically respond to rain and wind to increase comfort and protect the belongings in your outdoor space. You can also synch with your smart device for easy remote control. Systems can be solar powered or hard wired. No matter where you are in the world, you have a dynamic connection to your space at your fingertips.

Highly Personalized Luxury
Our talented professional designers will evaluate your space, understand your vision, and conceive an inspiring design with care and attention to every detail. We meticulously customize to your specific needs and desires for any outdoor living area including patios, decks, verandas, entryways, courtyards, outdoor kitchens, or outdoorswimming pools.

Connecting to the natural world enhances a sense of peace, freedom, and wellness. Our unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals can inspire you with ideas to expand your living space from the outside in! Arcadia is the only fully extruded aluminum louvered roof system on the market today and Home Expressions by JDR is the exclusive dealer in San Diego.

For Father’s Day Weekend, A Cookout in Your Own Backyard

dad1Dads get fired up at the prospect of manning the grill! In honor of Father’s Day this Sunday, we’re taking a look at what to consider when you’re planning a grill or cooktop for the outdoor kitchen in your whole home remodel.

Plan the space. Think about how you will use your outdoor space and how you would like your grilling/cooking area to relate to the interior of your home. If you have outdoor seating and sunbathing areas or a pool, you’ll want to take them into consideration as well. An experienced professional designer can help you maximize your space for style and safety. Protection from weather is a smart investment, from enclosures integrated with your home to pergolas or patio covers. dad2Thoughtful materials, such as countertops and ground coverings that will stand up to repeated use and exposure to the elements, are essential.

Design for Indoor/Outdoor Living. Outdoor living spaces are most successful when they’re carefully integrated with your interior, both visually and functionally. Professional designers help you create a space that’s distinct and inspiring while also looking as it if belongs with its surroundings.

Choose your heat. There are hundreds of grills to choose from, including wood, gas, charcoal or hybrid versions. Each type has a dad3dedicated fan base, and we’re guessing the Dad in your family has an opinion!

Celebrating Dad in your own backyard is a joy. Working with a unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals, your whole home remodel can include an outdoor living space that makes every family gathering more fun!

Successful Design Starts with Listening to You

June 5th, 2017
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Scheidegger_renderingFor every life, for every style, we help you live in a home that reflects your individual needs and desires. Each client comes to us with a unique story. We listen carefully to translate your memories, ideas, and dreams into beautiful, functional designs for your whole home remodel.

sched1The carefully considered process we have developed helps you explore and define your vision for your home. The first step includes in-depth, one-on-one discussions during which we ask many questions about your current home. Together, we discover your ideal for aesthetics and functionality, and how you plan to use your new space. We also take a look at magazine clippings you’ve saved, art on your walls, and collectibles you’ve gathered during your travels.

sched2Next, we begin sketching your space with detailed renderings. We experiment with layouts, colors, textures, and materials on custom presentation boards.

Whether you’re wondering how the colors from a favorite painting could be expressed in your home, looking for less clutter after the kids go to college, wanting to retain a sense of architectural integrity in a historical home, or imagining how your suburban space could reflect a more European point of view, our skilled team takes great pleasure in listening to your story and creating a design that will enhance your lifestyle today.

Jackson Design and Remodeling Wins 2017 Kitchen of the Year Honor from San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine

May 31st, 2017
Posted in Awards and Contests, Design, Design and Build, Historical Homes, Kitchens | Comments Off

SDHGJune2017Cover-lgWe are excited to announce today that San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles has awarded JDR with the prestigious Kitchen of the Year honor and selected our work for the cover of their 26th Annual Kitchens of the Year June issue.

In a historical La Jolla home, the kitchen was transformed to enhance family life while honoring the essential character of the design. A couple with a close and active family life who enjoy welcoming their children and grandchildren into their home needed a substantial update to their existing kitchen. Their 1939 Colonial-style home was designed by acclaimed architect Thomas Shepherd, well known for his work in La Jolla. It was important to the clients to respect the original nature of their home while significantly increasing storage, improving navigation, and creating a stylish kitchen and breakfast nook with a more spacious feeling.

rehm2The new design honors the home’s classic American sensibility with a modern approach. To create a more open and unified space, existing beams were pushed up for a higher ceiling and upper cabinetry blocking the view from the kitchen to the breakfast nook was removed. Custom cabinetry in crisp white provides abundant organized storage. A deep navy blue walnut cabinet with intricate detailing conceals the refrigerator and side pantries while establishing an impressive focal point. Fresh and inviting, this Rehm1kitchen now brings ease, comfort, and liveliness to every family gathering.

We are thrilled to have our work recognized by San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine! See more about the Kitchen of the Year here.

Luxuriate in the Long Weekend: Outdoor Living Space for Your Whole Home Remodel

May 26th, 2017
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The first long weekend of the summer is here, a time when we truly appreciate having a welcoming outdoor living space for relaxing and entertaining. If you’re considering enhancing your whole home remodel with expanded outdoor space, here are a few ideas to keep in mind:

Maximize Your Space
weekend1The more planning in the beginning of a design, the smoother the process, and the more satisfying the result. Give some thought to how you will most often use your outdoor space. Our professional designers help you determine the elements and functionality you need to arrive at the most effective layout.

weekend2Balance: Inside and Out
The visuals of your interior and your outdoor space should make sense together while retaining some individuality. You’ll also want an easy navigation between inside and outside, especially when entertaining.

Shelter from the Elements
To use your outdoor living space as much as possible, it’s essential to provide some shelter from sun, shade, and rain, either architecturally weekend3or with accessories. Also think about a fire pit or fireplace, a welcome addition on chilly nights.

An expansive, well-designed outdoor living space is the ultimate in San Diego living. Working with our unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals, you can arrive at an appealing design for outdoor living in your whole home remodel that will make you wish every weekend is a long one!

Open to Possibilities: Try Open Shelving in Your Whole Home Remodel

May 24th, 2017
Posted in Art and Decorating, Design, Design and Build, Kitchens, Whole Home Remodel | Comments Off

jdrblog1Open shelving continues to be a strong trend in design. The appealing combination of personalization and easy access makes this choice enduringly popular. Here are some ideas if you’d like to experiment with open shelving in your whole home remodel:

Personalize Your Space
Your space is more comfortable and memorable when your individual interests and tastes are on display. From cute knick-knacks to treasured collectibles, open shelving puts a personal imprint on your space.

jdrblog3Find and Reach with Ease
Not just for display, open shelving can be highly functional as well. Plates and serving bowls, tools and gadgets are all easier to find when stored on open shelving, making it faster and easier to find what you need or get work done.

Show What You Love
Rare vintage dinnerware, handmade pottery, or family photos, your collections become an artistic element when jdrblog2you display them on open shelving.

When you’re open to new ideas, our unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals will help you explore the many possibilities for bringing your unique personal vision to life in your whole home remodel.

Announcing the Winners of the 8th Annual JDR Industry Blogger Awards!

April 28th, 2017
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We are excited to present the winners of the 8th Annual JDR Industry Blogger Awards! We had another incredible contest this year and, as always, we were inspired by the many talented bloggers who participated with enthusiasm.

Architecture winner Samantha Markham of The Aspiring Architect plans to donate a portion of her winnings by holding a contest on her own blog for architecture students and aspiring young professionals. The winner(s) will each receive a portion of the prize money to help pay for educational expenses. Samantha said she had an amazing outpouring of support from family, friends, followers, and co-workers during the contest, “I was super excited to be a part of the JDR Industry Blogger Awards. Just to be nominated was a huge honor! My readers were also very excited and supportive. The contest introduced me to bloggers in my field and in other professions.”

The winner in the Interior Design category, Tina of The Enchanted Home, is donating her $500 prize to an important, and personal, cause: “I will donate my winnings to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. A relative is there now, only 11 years old, being treated for leukemia. I cannot think of a better way to spend this money than to help fight this horrible disease.”

Remodeling category winner, Jeffrey Johnson of Jeffrey Design, thought the contest was exciting and relevant. “Bloggers have a passion for sharing stories with their audience,” Jeffrey said, “We should be advocates for supporting other bloggers and how we all encourage, inspire, and energize our readers.”

There is one winning blog in each category: Architecture, Construction Business, Remodeling, Interior Design, Green, and Microblog. Winners receive a $500 prize and a JDR Blogger Awards Winner badge for display on their blog.

2017 Winners – 8th Annual JDR Industry Blogger Awards

We extend our thanks to all of the nominees who participated this year! Jackson Design and Remodeling has been a pioneer in the design and build remodeling industry since 1989. Our company values innovation and excellence and we believe in discovering, embracing and promoting those values throughout the industry. The JDR Industry Blogger Awards bring additional recognition to the work of the best blogs in the business, while supporting our efforts to promote the professionalism of the remodeling industry, celebrate innovative communication and inspire our clients with the latest ideas in home design.

April Showers: Raining Inspiration for a Luxury Master Bathroom in Your Whole Home Remodel!

April 21st, 2017
Posted in Bathrooms, Design, Design and Build, Whole Home Remodel | Comments Off

14463129_10154594677178336_8893092672765235618_nSpring air, sunshine, and the promise of longer days ahead make April an ideal month to focus on the refreshing luxury of a master spa in your whole home remodel. The centerpiece of any destination spa experience at home is a sumptuous shower to relax and energize your body and spirit. Our professional design team helps you create a shower and master bathroom meticulously designed to your specific needs and desires. Here we share some of the most appealing design features for the shower in your master bathroom design, along with options to consider:

lerach-showerSpace to Stretch: Today’s showers are larger than ever, with ample room for special features including seating, body sprays, and storage. A professional designer can help you with space planning that maximizes the layout, giving you more room for a seductively large shower. You want your space to feel open, soothing and personal in a room where you revive and unwind.

Pamper Your Body: Rainhead showers evoke the pleasant sensations of a spring downpour, while a mist-spray showerhead is soft, tranquil and relaxing. Which suits you best? Our expert designers help you explore the many options available to find one that’s just right for you. If conserving water is important to your values, many of today’s showerheads also offer options for low-flow to save precious resources. When you’re looking for luxurious pampering or attention to sore parts of the body, body sprays provide a satisfying hydrotherapy experience. A typical luxury shower now has a fixed showerhead, plus several body sprays, all with the option to 13095917_10154186464603336_61654234734890985_nadjust stream and spray styles.

Make it Sing: Singing in the shower is even more fun with built-in music! You can also customize your environment with preset sprays, aromatherapy, temperatures, steam and water use.

A luxurious retreat in your own home, designed to express your distinct style and personality, brings daily enjoyment and relaxation to your space. Working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you’ll discover a downpour of exciting ideas for the master bathroom in your whole home remodel!

It’s Tax Day Tomorrow! A Home Office Makes Meeting Deadlines Easier.

April 17th, 2017
Posted in Design, Design and Build, Office, Whole Home Remodel | Comments Off

office1Even when it’s delayed, as it was this year for the Easter holiday, tax day is a certainty. If you have a well-designed home office any task from tax preparation to recipe collecting is more organized and enjoyable. Remember these strategies when planning an office in your whole home remodel:

Plan Ahead
At the beginning of the design process, discuss your needs and desires for your office3space with a team of professional designers. You’ll want to consider how often you work at home, how much storage you need for files and supplies, and any additional work surfaces you’ll need in addition to your desk. Space planning will take into account how you use technology, whether or not you need an area for visiting clients, and other factors related to how you will use your office. It’s all about planning for comfort and efficiency.

office2Work Efficiently
Studies show that thoughtful lighting helps minimize fatigue and increase energy. Natural light is essential for productive and efficient workdays, while layers of lighting inside take over once the sun goes down. Also critical to your peace of mind in a home office is a space planned for ease of navigation and flow. The smaller the space, the more critical this element of the design.

With more people working from home than ever before, home offices have evolved in imaginative ways. Your home office should be a place that works well for you and the tasks at hand while integrating seamlessly with your home’s overall design. Collaborating with our unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals, your home office can be an appealing and efficient space that expresses your unique personal style.


TrendTuesday — Handmade, Organic, and Natural Elements in Your Whole Home Remodel

April 11th, 2017
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organic2Maintaining a relationship with the natural world by integrating woods, hides, fur, and woven textures into interiors is a top trend our design team sees growing in 2017. Handmade, organic, and natural elements make homes feel more comfortable and welcoming. Here are some ideas for your whole home remodel:

Space Planning
An organic mood begins with a clean and simple layout filled with abundant light. Connecting your space to its surroundings with the orientation of windows and glass doors emphasizes a feeling of unity with nature.

Neutral colors and hues based on earth elements harmonize your interior with the natural world. Soft white walls paired with rustic woods are signatures of the organic style. Accessories in more colorful shades play a role as well, popping up in handmade glassware and pottery, rugs, pillows, and wall hangings.

Noticeable texture is one of the appealing features of organic, handmade design. The compelling surfaces of woods, clay, brick, stones, and fabric add to a sense of warmth and authenticity.

Nature continually surprises with new inspiration for the home! Working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you will discover myriad possibilities for embracing organic and handmade style in your whole home remodel.