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Details Make the Difference: Faucet Selection for the Kitchen Design in Your Whole Home Remodel

July 24th, 2017
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coatswindowOne of the most creative and exciting phases of your whole home remodel is working with a professional designer to explore and select from a myriad of options for the details of your home. The kitchen faucet is an element that can make a stylish statement with scale or materials. Here are some ideas to get your imagination flowing:

Experiment with Scale
In this Organic Modern kitchen above, an oversized faucet is a bold element surrounded by simplicity. The tall form draws attention to the light in the room and to the shelf of collectibles from the couple’s travels above.

bosmanfaucetExplore Materials
The bronze finish and ceramic knobs of this faucet are an ode to Old English design in a Magnificent Traditional kitchen. A professional designer will work with you to help you select materials and finishes that enhance the style of your home.

Define Your Style
In a Creative Modern Farmhouse kitchen, the faucet was selected in a decidedly traditional design with elegant curves. Balancing traditional and modern elements brings visual interest to your space.

breslowsinkDetails matter when it comes to expressing your unique personality in your whole home remodel. Our unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals guides you to the best choices for your lifestyle as you experience our organized and streamlined design build process.

Don’t Miss Our Free Design and Remodeling Seminar on Tuesday, July 18

July 15th, 2017
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seminar1If you’ve been considering a remodel, our popular Design and Remodeling Seminars are the ideal way to gather knowledge and inspiration for your plans. You’ll gain valuable information about remodeling that will leave you feeling enthusiastic and well prepared for your project. You will also be able to spend one-on-one time with our designers and architects to discuss your individual questions and concerns.

seminar2Join us on Tuesday, July 18 to learn about how design build remodeling works for a whole home remodel, kitchen remodeling project or custom bathroom design. Space fills up quickly so make sure you don’t miss your spot … register here today!

Seminars are held at the Jackson Design and Remodeling Design Center, a state-of-the-art space where you can explore the latest trends in remodeling and visualize how new ideas will look in your home. You’ll also be right next door to our 9,000 sq. ft. Home Expressions Selection Center with hundreds of ideas for styles, materials, textures, finishes and accessories.

seminar3Topics Include:

• 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 where you learn about the design build remodeling process from start to finish. Sign up today!

Your Own Private Island: Kitchen Island Design for Your Whole Home Remodel

July 10th, 2017
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island1The central focal point of many kitchen designs today, an island makes a strong visual impression. Working with a team of professional designers who are experts in the many options available and understand how to customize design to best express your personal style, you can arrive at the ideal kitchen island design for your whole home remodel. Here are some considerations:

Space Planning and Organization:
Some families like to eat at the island for casual meals. Others want plenty of storage and function for cooking and entertaining. Successful design starts with understanding functionality and space planning. In this kitchen with a design inspired by the architectural integrity of the home, it was essential that the island island3feel more like a sculptural work of art than a typical island. Pendants above were avoided and a niche in the corner of the island is an innovative space for displaying treasured objects.

Choosing the Right Scale:
An unexpected scale is a design decision that brings visual interest to the room. The smaller scale of the island in this kitchen was selected for newlyweds who liked the idea of having enough room for just the two of them to have morning coffee together at their island, while more formal meals are saved for the adjoining dining space.

Materials, Textures, and Colors:
island2When selecting from the hundreds of ideas for materials, textures, and colors, decisions should be a balance of function and style. Will marble stand up to the amount of kitchen prep you will be performing on a daily basis or would quartz be a better choice? Do you want a natural look that would best be achieved with wood or granite? How about using color as a statement? Combining several elements, the substantial island in this traditional kitchen is topped with a distinctive granite slab. The alder wood is burnished with a deep stain and includes rich details such as the traditional turned legs and bead board.

Whatever the design of the kitchen in your whole home remodel, the island functions as a memorable gathering place and central focal point. A unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals guides you to the right choices in design, scale, and materials for your lifestyle.

Natural Warmth: Rustic Wood Elements in Your Whole Home Remodel

July 1st, 2017
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claphamjdrAdding elements of wood to your whole home remodel creates a visual connection with natural surroundings, brings warmth to a space, and adds a sense of craftsmanship to your home. If you are integrating rustic wood elements into your whole home remodel, here are some ideas to consider:

Revealing History
Often homes are constructed with elements of wood that have been covered with paint or have become dull and lifeless. In some whole home remodels, the smartest strategy is to reveal this existing wood and restore it to its natural beauty, as was done in the master bedroom below.

Sense of Calm
bedjdrChoosing just one focal point of natural wood can make a beautiful design statement in a room. The beam in the home shown above was carefully selected from many choices and then refinished multiple times for exactly the right surface. It has become a very personal expression of style for the clients.

Comforting Warmth
The tactile surface and earthy grains of wood ground a design with solid comfort. The natural, authentic look and texture of wood adds a homey feeling that invites touch. In a very open and modern space, wood helps to keep the home from feeling stark or cold.

coatesExpressing your unique point of view is one of the most enjoyable parts of a whole home remodel. Working with a team of professional designers, you will discover a myriad of possibilities to make your home feel truly one-of-a-kind with rustic woods.

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

June 24th, 2017
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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

June 18th, 2017
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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
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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
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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.