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Designing with Color for Your Whole Home Remodel

June 9th, 2014
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PerryLRColor imbues a whole home remodel with style, emotion and character. Choosing colors for your home can sometimes feel intimidating or overwhelming. Working with a team of professional designers, you can draw on their expertise and engage in the creative process while exploring color options that work for you. Here are some ways to experiment with color in your whole home remodel:

Inspiration Point
If you’re not sure what colors you want to live with in your whole home remodel, our designers will help you discover inspiration in unexpected places. The exciting hues in a whole home remodel we recently completed for a young couple were inspired by the first painting they bought for their baby daughter.

PerryBRStart Small
When you are hesitant about using bold color or not sure how much you will like a certain shade, starting with just one wall or even a smaller room, such as a powder room or master bathroom, is a smart way to experiment.

Balanced Foundation
Grounding bright colors with solid neutrals is essential to avoid a circus-style look with a cacophony of competing colors. Whites, grays and earth tones can all work as a neutral balance in a room. The gray marmoleum floor in this whole home remodel unifies a design with an array of vivid colors.

PeryDRIf you are inspired to use unexpected color in your whole home remodel, working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals helps guide you through a process of discovery. Professional designers can help you find the color families and hues that best express your personal style.

Keep Your Options Open: Kitchens in Open Floor Plans for Your Whole Home Remodel

June 3rd, 2014
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LAkitchenDuring the last few years, our professional design team has seen an increasing interest in kitchens within open floor plans for whole home remodels, which encompass the kitchen, living room, family room and more. A kitchen that integrates with the rest of the living area presents many advantages. Here are some aspects to consider when planning your whole home remodel:

pecsarkitchenFamily Time
With a kitchen open to the living area of your home, it’s easier to interact with your family while preparing meals. Especially for families with children and homework, an open floor plan enhances daily family life. This kitchen was designed to comfortably accommodate three generations with several areas for interaction during mealtimes.

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A space that feels like a “great room” rather than a series of separate rooms creates an area most conducive to circulating and socializing. In this kitchen for clients who often host large family events, the space is open from the front of the home, through the dining area and kitchen, and into the outdoor living area, creating a welcoming and functional floor plan.

Space Planning
In kitchens with few walls, space planning is critical. Appliances must be carefully placed and streamlined to retain the clean aesthetics of an open space and the efficiency of the kitchen. The most visually appealing kitchen designs conceal major appliances with cabinetry that makes the kitchen feel less like a kitchen and more like an integrated space in the open area.

Designing a kitchen in an open floor plan for your whole home remodel requires careful consideration. Working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you can explore the space planning that makes sense for your lifestyle.

 

An Oasis for Long Weekends at Home: Outdoor Living for Your Whole Home Remodel

May 22nd, 2014
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hansonpoolWith the approach of a long weekend and summer around the corner, it’s a good time to take a look at how successfully your home embraces outdoor living. Our professional design team works with you to create stunning, welcoming and functional outdoor living spaces for your whole home remodel.

Here are some elements to consider:

Space Planning
Many outdoor living spaces in San Diego include a pool. With a pool as the centerpiece of your space, a professional designer can help you determine the best placement for other essentials of outdoor living, such as an outdoor kitchen area, bar seating and more. The expansive outdoor living area shown above includes several distinct areas for grilling/cooking, eating, swimming, changing and lounging.

newpoolEntertaining
If you plan to entertain often in your outdoor living area, designing for easy navigation between your interior and exterior is critical. Determine the size of your grill and other tools you may elect to include in your outdoor kitchen area based on how often you entertain and the size of your typical party. You may want to include a bar area in addition to generous and diverse seating areas. The bar area in this outdoor space includes a TV screen, ideal for enjoying a baseball game or a nighttime movie together.

Versatility
Space should be planned with different types of weather in mind, accommodating for sun and shade, day and nighttime enjoyment. A unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals can help guide you through the process of imagining how you will use your space and what design elements will most enhance your lifestyle and the beauty and value of your home.

Integrate your natural environment with the planning of your whole home remodel and you can enjoy every long weekend at home with an outdoor area that feels like a luxurious vacation retreat!

Cast Your Vote to Win an Exciting Adventure!

May 15th, 2014
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JDR has a new television campaign airing and we want YOU to tell us which ad is your favorite. The campaign illustrates the fun, creative discovery of your unique personal style when JDR designs and builds your home.

ScreenShots_Contest2014BView our five ads here and place your vote to let us know which one you like best. You’ll automatically be entered into a drawing to win your choice of three fabulous prizes, all valued at up to $500.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS VOTE! (Only one vote per person, please.) And don’t forget to tell your friends to vote, too!

Choose your favorite ad for a chance to win one of these prizes:

  • A Luxurious Limousine Drive with five friends to Temecula Valley Wine Country
  • A Spectacular Balloon Ride over San Diego with you and a friend
  • A Magical Day at Disneyland for four

Watch the Videos Here and Vote!

Voting ends on June 13, 2014 at 4pm, PST. Our winner will be notified via email on June 16, 2014.

Drama in Small Spaces: Powder Room Perfection for Your Whole Home Remodel

May 9th, 2014
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GrapePowderRoomA powder room is one of the rooms in your home that almost every guest will see. When planning your whole home remodel, don’t forget to give this small space the thoughtful design attention it deserves.

There are several ways a powder room can make a dramatic impression on guests:

pecsarColor and Materials
In such a small space, interesting textures and materials can truly be appreciated. The powder room above in a contemporary urban loft contrasts the industrial textures of the intricately layered wall and the concrete sink with the gleam of red and black tiles in a custom niche.

Lighting for Mood
Powder rooms don’t need the same kind of task lighting that master bathrooms require. Softer lighting, such as the elegant duo framing the mirror in this California Contemporary powder room (upper right) creates the restful atmosphere of a mini retreat.

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Take advantage of the smaller scale of a powder room to display art and objects that benefit from a closer look and might get lost in other areas of your home. The niches in the wall of this award-winning Asian-inspired powder room are seductively lit to highlight favorite pieces.

With the help of a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, a small powder room can become a conversation point and memorable design statement in your whole home remodel. By applying big ideas to small spaces, our designers help you envision a powder room that is just right for your personal style.

Make a Great First Impression: Curb Appeal for Your Whole Home Remodel

April 30th, 2014
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WTdoorAttention to detail in the curb appeal design for your whole home remodel makes an immediate and lasting impression. Whatever the style of your home, a team of professional designers can help you explore and select from a variety of options.

Here are some ways to create a lasting impression with curb appeal for your whole home remodel:

Grand entrance:
Unusual scale or color, interesting wood grains and creatively placed windows are all elements of a memorable doorway. The entryway of this La Jolla Shores whole home remodel artfully combines all three elements.

MurphyFrontFences and Walls:
Choosing the right wall or fence for your property is determined by several factors, including the terrain surrounding your home, any elements of your landscaping you want to contain, and the primary purpose for the fence or wall, including privacy, safety or aesthetics. The natural stacked stone wall surrounding this lively beachside retreat was built at a height that keeps the clients’ dogs safe and undistracted by passers-by.

MaglaqueSense of place:
Exterior designs with the greatest visual appeal typically balance an expression of individual style with a natural sense of belonging in their environment. The rustic brick paired with gray siding on this hillside home gives the exterior a traditional East Coast look that also naturally inhabits its coastal setting.

Thoughtful landscaping:
Landscaping requires careful planning for optimal appeal in your environment. Working with a registered landscape architect, you can enjoy landscaping that is functional, beautiful and at the level of maintenance you desire.

Curb_AppealImaginative curb appeal brings lasting value and enjoyment to your home. When planning your whole home remodel, a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals can help you arrive at a design that will make a beautiful first impression!
 

It’s Time for April Showers! Explore the Latest in Luxurious Bathroom Design for Your Whole Home Remodel

April 24th, 2014
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shower2One of the elements that contributes most to creating a home spa feeling in your master bathroom is a sumptuous shower with the latest luxurious features. When planning your whole home remodel, consider how the design of your master bathroom can make a difference in your lifestyle. Imagine starting and ending the day in an environment designed with meticulous detail to relax and energize your body and spirit. One of the first steps is choosing a shower that makes sense for your style.

Shower3Space and Layout
Showers continue to grow in size and scale, with ample space for special features including seating, such as simple benches. Custom bathroom designs that integrate with the placement of windows add the comforting appeal of natural light and circulation to the shower experience.

Pour, Stream or Spray
An array of showerheads presents tempting options. Rainheads create a thoroughly drenching experience reminiscent of a powerful downpour. A mist-spray showerhead is soft, tranquil and relaxing. Many of today’s showerheads also offer options for low-flow to conserve precious resources. Whether fixed or hand-held, the trend in showerheads is for 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.

shower1Personalized Controls
A truly customized shower is now available in your master bathroom design. Presets for shower sprays, aromatherapy, temperatures, music, steam and water use allow for an individual experience every time you step into your spa-like shower at home.

Working with a team of experienced professional designers, you can explore the many possibilities for your master bathroom available today and select the options that are most appealing to your home and lifestyle.

We’ve created a photo gallery on Houzz of some of the showers we’ve designed for our clients. Take a look here (and follow us on Houzz!) http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/25842467/thumbs/April-Showers

Announcing the Winners of the 2014 JDR Industry Blogger Awards

April 21st, 2014
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2014-awards-press-release-badgesWe are excited to announce the winners of the 2014 JDR Industry Blogger Awards! The fifth annual blog competition featured 46 of the best blogs in the industry across six categories. This year’s voting was neck and neck, with winners determined by just a handful of votes in some categories.

Our 2014 Winners:

Architecture: Mod Design Guru
Construction Business: Building Blox
Remodeling: 7th House on the Left
Interior Design: Freshome
Green: Matt Risinger
Microblog: Garrison Hullinger

Winners receive a $500 prize and a JDR Blogger Awards Winner badge for display on their blog.

“It was rather close near the end, so we weren’t sure how things would end up,” said Ashley Brown of the Remodeling blog category winner 7th House on the Left. “It’s wonderful that the contest gained so much more exposure this year. We’ll be sending a portion of the winnings to Habitat for Humanity. We’re so thrilled to be able to do that and it makes the excitement of winning even sweeter!”

The contest continued to grow in reach and popularity, with votes from more than 135 countries.

“We doubled the number of votes received last year, and the Remodeling and Architecture categories were so close it was literally neck and neck until the final votes were tallied,” said Todd Jackson, President of Jackson Design & Remodeling, “This really just points to the significance of these bloggers within the industry and serves as a testament to their hard work and dedication in providing reliable information and inspiration to homeowners across the country. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!”

Read more about the 2014 JDR Industry Blogger Awards and winners here.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our contest this year! Stay in touch with us to hear news about the 2015 awards.

Celebrating 25 Years in Business with Our Community

April 10th, 2014
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baseballIn 2014, Jackson Design & Remodeling is celebrating 25 years in business by giving back to our community in 25 ways. Instead of the typical anniversary logo and mailing labels companies sometimes use to communicate their milestones, JDR decided on a more creative and purposeful approach. Our entire team is participating in this effort, a confirmation of JDR’s commitment to meaningful contributions in our community.

So far, we have participated in a wide range of activities, including:

#1 Project Smile Walk/Run: Fundraiser for Orphan Relief for Typhoon Halyan victims

#2 San Diego Blood Bank: Blood donations during a supply shortage

#3: The Princess Project San Diego: Donation of prom dresses and a ladder

#4: Encinitas Little League: Opening Day donation

#5: San Diego Crew Classic: Team support of beloved San Diego event

Read more details about each community activity and follow our progress here. We are excited to share the good work and important missions of community organizations around San Diego with you!

Let the Outdoors in for Spring! Connecting with Outdoor Living in Your Whole Home Remodel

March 25th, 2014
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ljsSpring has arrived and it’s time to let the outside in! Creating unity between your indoor and outdoor spaces is an essential element of whole home remodels, particularly in San Diego. Here are some ways our professional designers have helped clients with creative ideas for indoor/outdoor living in their whole home remodels:

Anderson4Innovative Technology: The massive glass doors in the Contemporary California home above unify the interior with the private Zen courtyard. With the touch of a finger, the doors can be opened and closed and can be made more private by closing their built-in blinds.

Custom Sizes: In this modern kitchen, the window was custom designed in an extra long width to let more light into the space.

bairdImaginative Design: Accordion style doors with glass walls lead to the spacious deck of this contemporary home, creating an immediate connection with surrounding nature. Working with an experienced design team, you will discover how to embrace your home’s surroundings.

Indoor/outdoor living connects us with light, air and nature. Welcome spring’s arrival with these fresh ideas for your whole home remodel!