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Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day! Raise a Glass to the French for this Festive Holiday.

November 21st, 2013
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bojo13_logoAt one past midnight on the third Thursday of each November, over a million cases of Beaujolais Nouveau begin their journey to Paris for shipment all over the globe. “Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrive!” – “The New Beaujolais has arrived!” is pronounced worldwide. According to a French law passed in 1985, Beaujolais Nouveau may not be released earlier than the third Thursday of November. The annual release has become an anticipated festive event.

WineCloset!Particularly for those who appreciate wine celebrations and enjoy entertaining, a place in the home dedicated to wine storage is both convenient and elegant. Many of our clients have added a wine closet or wine refrigerator to the design of their whole home remodels. Designs can be customized to suit any style of WineRefrigeratordécor from traditional to contemporary.

A glass of Beaujolais Nouveau on the 3rd Thursday of November has been said to convey good luck for the year to come. So open a bottle and enjoy. Á votre santé!

Creating a Sanctuary at Home: Ideas for Peaceful Interior Design in Your Whole Home Remodel

November 13th, 2013
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LyonViewWhen you are planning your whole home remodel it is helpful to visualize the ways you plan to spend time in different parts of your home. Our professional design team finds that many clients are in search of ways to bring serenity to their homes, a sense of sanctuary from the rush and constant connection of the outside world. Here are some ways to instill a sense of calm in your environment:

Bring Nature Indoors: Whether it’s a view of mountains, the ocean, or your backyard garden, a connection to the outdoors is a natural way to bring soothing spirit to a space.

PeacefulSpace_ChairsLighting: Strategically planned lighting that enhances natural light is an essential element in creating a restful mood.

Subtle Color: Light earth tones are best for a tranquil space. Contrast should be kept to a minimum.

Simple Styling: Furniture with clean, simple lines and muted colors supports a peaceful atmosphere. A clutter-free space allows the eyes and mind to rest. Choose one piece of colorful art as a focal point to ensure your space is calm but not bland.

A successful whole home remodel enhances your lifestyle with space that inspires and rejuvenates. Working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, your space can be transformed into a peaceful sanctuary for you and your loved ones.

Keep Elements You Love When You Transform Your Home for Today

November 6th, 2013
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Cedar1A couple with four older children needed a new kitchen design in their rustic, cabin-like home. They needed a much higher level of functionality, a more efficient layout and better connection to their outdoor space but they wanted to keep the blonde cedar that first made them fall in love with their home.

Here are some of the ways our team of professional designers created a design that met the unique needs of this close-knit family:

  • Cedar2The new entryway allows the kitchen to distinctly inhabit its own space while integrating visually with the rest of the home. A beam trellis now defines the entryway and leads directly from the front door to French doors, which open to the outdoor area.
  • The impressive stainless steel range and backsplash create a focal point in harmony with surrounding cedar.
  • A substantial new island with a prep sink and a large range with a bold stainless steel backsplash help to transform the kitchen while preserving its rustic spirit.
  • CedarStove New pantry storage was created near the refrigerator by borrowing space from an existing little-used closet and facing it with a cedar door removed from another part of the kitchen.
  • The couple wanted a rustic brick floor but they were deterred by the difficulty of keeping it clean. A floor created from brick-sized porcelain tile with noticeable variations in its color and texture provided the ideal solution.

The new kitchen retains the elements the clients most love about their home while aligning the design with the modern day demands of an active and gregarious clan. When it’s time for your whole home remodel or kitchen design a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals can help you keep what you love about your home while transforming your environment in a way that makes sense for your lifestyle today.

Come See Our Modern Glamour Kitchen and Meet Our Designers in Person at the ASID Kitchen & Bath Tour on October 26th!

October 25th, 2013
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Kitchen and BathJackson Design and Remodeling is happy to announce that our work will be featured on the American Society of Interior Designers’ 2013 Kitchen & Bath Tour on Saturday, October 26th. The tour, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will showcase 8 beautifully remodeled kitchens and baths at residences in San Diego County. JDR will be showing our Modern Glamour Kitchen, designed by Sol Quintana Wagoner, in Point Loma. Sol and other JDR staff will be on the tour to meet design enthusiasts in person.

DR2Modern Glamour Kitchen

A professional couple with an appetite for glamorous entertaining wanted a more inviting kitchen to welcome large groups of friends and family. The clients are colorful and fun and wanted this spirit reflected in their home. A circular sparkling chandelier hanging from a metallic silver ceiling is the first thing one sees upon entering the house, immediately establishing a mood of excitement and glamour. The dining area, kitchen and bar are in an expansive living area defined by sweeping vaulted ceilings. The room glitters with Loveinsidepurple, silver and charcoal hues. At the far end of the kitchen, a seductively lit bar opens to the backyard where the clients frequently entertain poolside. Throughout the expansive area, careful attention to lighting, materials and space planning creates a sense of intimacy and welcoming warmth.

For more information and to buy your tickets, visit ASID San Diego here.

Orange Isn’t Just for Halloween! How to Use Orange in Your Whole Home Remodel

October 22nd, 2013
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Orange1With Halloween arriving next week, we see more orange than usual around us in the retail environment and in nature. If you’re attracted to orange but unsure about how to use it in your home, a professional designer can inspire you to experiment with your creativity.

Here are some tips for using orange in your whole home remodel or kitchen remodeling project:

  • Orange is an energetic color that gives a sensation of heat. It inspires the appetite and represents joy, enthusiasm and creativity. Orange is best used in rooms where you want to communicate these concepts.
  • If you’re curious about orange but not quite sure if it’s right for your home, start with a small splash of color for one wall or a few vibrant accessories.
  • Orange2Use orange with neutrals to add warmth and interest to your color palette. Orange adds energy to grays and earth tones.
  • Orange can act as a bold visual anchor in a room. In this vibrant eclectic kitchen we designed, pops of orange add depth and help to define the space

When you are planning a whole home remodel, a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals helps you explore the many possibilities for your space. Working with a professional designer, your creativity can be inspired by colors you may never have considered, including exuberant hues of vivid orange.

From Before to After: Visualizing Your New Home

October 10th, 2013
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DiVicoMasterbath_rendering One of the most important roles a professional designer plays is that of guide: professional designers help you visualize your space in a way you may have never imagined. They use many tools to help you visualize how your current home can be transformed into a whole home remodel, kitchen remodel or custom bathroom remodel that satisfies your needs and desires and inspires your daily living. The process begins as an exploration. Our team asks you a series of carefully considered questions about how you use your home today, how you wish you could live differently, and how your home’s current design enhances or limits your lifestyle. Next, we present you with our design solution for your home.

Our professional designers are trained in creating detailed renderings to present clients with a clear illustration of what the new design of their home will look like. In the example shown here, you can clearly see how closely the rendering of the design and the photograph of the finished bathroom match.

FinishedmasterbathWe love collaborating with clients during the creative process and sharing our enthusiasm and guidance. When you work with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, your remodeling project will be enjoyable and stress-free.

Add Sparkle to Your Whole Home Remodel with a Touch of Metallic

September 27th, 2013
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DR1The sophisticated sheen of metallic tones adds instant glamour to your whole home remodel. For a recent kitchen remodeling project, our professional designers defined a ceiling area, selected a shimmering silver paint and added a glittering circular chandelier to establish a grand entrance for clients who love to entertain.

Here are some ideas for experimenting with metallic colors in your whole home remodel:

  • A little goes a long way when it comes to metallic tones. Choose a focal point and consider how the metallic color will best balance with the rest of the room.
  • Lighting is essential to creating the effect you want to achieve from a metallic. Carefully designed lighting dramatically amplifies the seductive, glamorous sheen of a metallic.
  • DR2Choose unexpected places to add a little shine. Metallic tiles interspersed throughout this kitchen floor seem to glow from within and add a sense of exciting discovery to the entire room.

A professional design team can help you explore ways to express your imagination in your whole home remodel. Metallic colors are a stylish way to let your creative side shine at home!

Shut the Barn Door! Open Up a New Design Idea for Your Whole Home Remodel

September 20th, 2013
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BarnDoor2The thoughtful details of a whole home remodel make your home interesting and unforgettable. Our professional design team researches the latest trends to find inspiration and innovation to share with our clients as we transform their homes. Recently, we’ve noticed a renewed interest in barn doors as a design element.

A barn door is an unexpected and bold visual centerpiece. It can act as a separation between outdoor and indoor areas or as the entryway to any room in your home. While barn doors are larger than a typical door, they are practical in areas where space is of the essence since their sliding function takes up less room than a traditional swinging door.

BarnDoor3Barn doors are available in an array of materials with interesting hardware and work in every environment from the ultra modern to the traditional. From the weathered appearance of repurposed woods to the sleeker presentation of black, red or white painted wood, you can find a barn door that will make a memorable design statement in your whole home remodel.

Charming Retro Kitchen Remodel is a Fresh Take on the Past

September 13th, 2013
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retrokitchen1 The most successful whole home remodels and kitchen remodels are authentic expressions of your personal tastes rather than imitations of current trends. The retro kitchen remodel we recently completed is a perfect example of how our professional design team works with clients to help them achieve a unique personal vision for their homes.

The design process encompasses a thorough evaluation of what you love, what you need, and how those qualities can be balanced to achieve a kitchen remodel or whole home remodel that feels functional, comfortable and visually memorable. This amazing retro kitchen pays tribute to the past with a decidedly modern attitude. Here are some of the elements that make this kitchen shine:

  • Varying shades of yellow contrast with black and white for a cheerful, bright and graphic color palette.retrokitchenstove
  • The playful positioning of contrasting tiles on the floor presents a modern interpretation of the classic checkerboard pattern.
  • A boldly retro yellow stove is a centerpiece in the room, drawing attention with its vintage arched top and chrome fixtures. All other major appliances in the kitchen are also of retro design in a matching yellow shade.
  • Gleaming curves of black tile trim against the soft yellow tile of the countertop define the lines of the kitchen with classic style. Simple white cabinetry is designed to fit the retro aesthetic while providing the abundance of storage expected in a modern kitchen.

retrokitchen3If you are a fellow enthusiast of the retro feel or an appreciator of a more modern or traditional look, a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals provides expertise, inspiration and guidance to create a kitchen design or whole home remodel that works for you, your family and your lifestyle.

Honor Your Labor with a Stylish Home Office in Your Whole Home Remodel

August 28th, 2013
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1185610_10151892994973336_2127104037_nWhen you have work to do at home, it helps to have an organized space optimized for creativity and concentration. A functional and appealing home office is an essential element of many of the whole home remodels completed by our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals. Most of us have work to do at home, whether it’s brought back from the office, work we do as part of our own business, or absorbing side projects. Here are some considerations for creating a home office as part of your whole home remodel:

Make Your Work Space Work
Space planning is of the essence. Avoid cramping your “office” into a small corner of the kitchen or living area. If you have significant work to do at home, give yourself significant space to do it in. A professional designer has the space planning expertise to help you find extra space you may not see.

What Are You Doing All Day?
If most of your work time is spent on the computer, the first thing you will want to do is find the right place for your monitor. Think about how you like to work. Do you like to have a view or do you prefer to limit distractions? This will affect your workstation layout. If your work involves the occasional client visit, seating is also a priority. Organized file and supply storage helps with daily efficiency and helps your workspace feel welcoming and uncluttered.

Don’t Make Your Space All Work and No Play
Give your space personality! The layout and décor should be an expression of what makes you feel happy and productive. An office (shown above) in the garage space of a beachside whole home remodel we recently completed uses a wall of custom printed wallpaper depicting an edgy urban vibe as a defining design element.

If you love what you do you are lucky; if you love where you do it, you are even luckier! A home office in your whole home remodel can bring a renewed sense of energy and purpose to your work.