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2014 Design and Remodeling Trends for Your Whole Home Remodel: Part III

January 29th, 2014
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This week is the final installment in our three part review of design and remodeling trends we see taking hold in 2014. If you are planning a whole home remodel, exploring trends is a fun way to expand your imagination when it comes to possibilities for home. Thoughtfully balancing trends with your own personal style and practical needs for your home is a creative task that a professional designer is trained to guide you through. Your designer will help you find ways to express your personal vision for your whole home remodel so that the final design is one that feels authentic and comfortable, enhancing your lifestyle in ways you may not have imagined.

Part III: 2014 Design and Remodeling Trends

Today’s wallpaper offers limitless possibilities and personal customization is a growing trend. Wallpaper works in all kinds of spaces and for any style, from traditional to contemporary and all the variations in between.

Glitz and Glamour
Glitz and glamour are back with bling! All metallics have been making a comeback over the past few years and now they will be joined by glass, crystal and acrylic elements.

Color Contrast
Dark walls with white trim, enlivened with vibrant hues in furniture and accessories, will be a dramatic visual theme this year.

Barn Doors
Barn doors are available in an array of materials with interesting hardware and work in every environment from the ultra modern to the traditional. We continue to see them as popular elements in home design, from the weathered appearance of repurposed woods to the sleeker presentation of black, red or white painted wood.

Experimenting with trends adds personality and appeal to your whole home remodel. During the design build process, you can experience the creative thrill of working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals to see your dreams for your home come to life.

See Part I here.

See Part II here.

Nominations Now Open for 2014! 5th Annual JDR Industry Blogger Awards

January 27th, 2014
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BA14NomineeBadgesWe are excited to announce the 5th Annual JDR Industry Blogger Awards, our tradition of recognizing exemplary blogs in design and remodeling. The 2013 Blogger Awards generated an unprecedented level of participation with close, exciting contests and votes from 79 countries. Our awards highlight the best bloggers in Architecture, Interior Design, Remodeling, Construction Business, Green, and Microblog (Facebook, Twitter) categories.

Jackson Design and Remodeling has been a pioneer in the design and build remodeling industry for 25 years. 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.

Nominate your favorite blogs for any of the following categories:

Best Blogger: Architecture

Best Blogger: Interior Design

Best Blogger: Remodeling

Best Blogger: Construction Business

Best Blogger: Green

Best Blogger: Microblog (Facebook, Twitter)

The blog that receives the most votes in a category will be the winner of that category. Each winner will receive a $500 cash prize and a 2014 JDR Industry Blogger Awards badge for display.

Awards Schedule:

Nominations Open: January 24th, 2014
Nominations Closed: February 14th, 2014
Voting Open: February 24th, 2014
Voting Closed: April 11th, 2014
Winners Announced: April 16th, 2014

Congratulations to last year’s winners:


Nominate your favorite blogs here!

2014 Design and Remodeling Trends for Your Whole Home Remodel: Part II

January 22nd, 2014
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Which design and remodeling trends will emerge and strengthen in 2014? Our design team shared their predictions for the coming year in a trend round-up we are breaking into three parts. Today, we focus on Design and Remodeling Trends: Part II.

Exploring trends is inspiring and often sparks new creative thinking. If you are planning a whole home remodel, balancing your design around your personal style and your affinity for trends is essential for a successful outcome. Your designer will help you find a way to capture elements of trends in a way that uniquely expresses your personal vision for your whole home remodel.

Part II: 2014 Design and Remodeling Trends

Monochromatic Palettes
Grays, blues, or whites in a monochromatic palette make a dramatic impression in a subdued, sophisticated way.

Chalk Paint
From a kid’s bedroom to a kitchen or office, this element is a lesson in relaxed style. We’ve seen versatile chalkboard paint used in both practical and whimsical ways.

Mix and Match
Layering textures and materials such as metal and wood is key to the eclectic look achieved with the mix and match trend. The idea is to find a personal mix that feels true to your lifestyle.

Rustic Woods
Rustic wood blended with modern elements is a steady trend with many visual expressions. While a fascination with rustic has been with us for a while, more imaginative combinations are now at play.

Exploring trends with our design team is one of the most enjoyable parts of the design build process. When you thoughtfully apply trends that appeal to you in your whole home remodel, your home feels fresh, comfortable and inviting.

Come back next week for Part III!
See Part I here.

2014 Design and Remodeling Trends for Your Whole Home Remodel: Part I

January 17th, 2014
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We asked our designers to share their predictions for what trends will emerge and strengthen in 2014. If you are planning a whole home remodel, it is essential to plan your design around your personal needs and desires for your home. At the same time, keeping in touch with trends is fun and inspiring. When you thoughtfully apply trends that appeal to you in your whole home remodel, your home feels fresh, comfortable and inviting.

Our design team was generous with their contributions to our trend round-up so we are breaking it into three parts. Today, we focus on Design and Remodeling Trends: Part I.

Black and White

Black and White is a timeless design aesthetic making a bold comeback this year. Black and white palettes will be combined with bold, large scale geometric patterns and a little pop of color, updating the classic look.

Brass Accents
With the release of The Great Gatsby remake last year, a fascination with glamorous touches in home decor has been renewed once again. We see polished brass showing up in every room in the house as a glimmering accent tone, especially on appliances and plumbing fixtures.

Reclaimed Woods
Rustic and reclaimed woods continue to be a strong trend in home design. Reclaimed woods are now used not only as a “green” solution, but for aesthetics as well. These woods are seen in wall art, wall coverings, and custom furniture pieces.

Architectural White
Sleek, structured white on white makes a bold statement. Filling homes with strong, sculptural pieces that have simple geometries accentuates its features.

Fabulous Fur
Incorporating fur, usually seen as a rug or throw, but also in quirky and appealing furniture, adds a warm and cozy feeling to any interior. Fur brings natural comfort to minimalist modern environments in particular.

Exploring trends with our design team is one of the most enjoyable parts of the design build process. Your designer will help you find a way to capture elements of visual trends in a way that uniquely expresses your personal vision for your whole home remodel.

Come back next week for Part II!

A Zen Start to the New Year: Creating Peaceful Spaces in Your Whole Home Remodel

January 3rd, 2014
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LJ2As the new year begins, many of us are looking for ways to create more meaning and peace in our lives. A whole home remodel that dramatically transforms your environment is one way to live with more serenity on a daily basis. Elements of your whole home design can be specifically planned to create areas ideal for alone time, quiet reflection and connection with nature.

For a whole home remodel in La Jolla Shores, the connection between the open space inside and the verdant space outside is one of the elements that create a sense of openness and calm in this modern dwelling. High ceilings, abundant lighting and an open floor plan set the stage for simple furnishings, interesting works of art and a compelling fireplace. In the home’s outdoor area, a long bench under a canopy of greenery invites peaceful lounging next to a trickling water feature.

LJ3If you’re interested in working with elements of Zen-inspired design for your whole home remodel, here are some concepts to keep in mind:

  • Focus on natural, earthy colors
  • Emphasize natural light
  • Keep furniture simple
  • Find a way to incorporate greenery and water elements into your design
  • Stay away from clutter for a more calming environment
  • Embrace simplicity, with an emphasis on balance and clean lines

LJ1A professional design team can help you find ways to express your unique style in the context of Zen-inspired simplicity. With the new year underway, now is the time to be inspired by the many ways a whole home remodel can transform your home and your lifestyle!

Tis the Season: Trimming Your Holiday Table

December 23rd, 2013
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10_6302389_48497-110While the decorating for your outdoor space and Christmas tree is probably already done, trimming the holiday table is a festive finishing touch that naturally happens on the day your meal is served. For a kitchen remodeling project we recently designed and built in Kensington, we created a holiday theme with natural elements, including pomegranates and pine cones. We played with a traditional color scheme of red and green to complement the kitchen’s black and white color palette.

With the arrival of Christmas in just a couple of days, we found some inspiring ideas to share with you for decorating holiday tables. All of us at Jackson Design and Remodeling wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Festive Winter Arrangements from Sunset Magazine
Setting an Organic Glam Table on Houzz
Place Settings from Better Homes and Gardens

Jackson Design & Remodeling Wins 2013 BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics for Fourth Consecutive Time

December 18th, 2013
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BBBgroup2The Better Business Bureau (BBB) in San Diego, Orange and Imperial Counties named Jackson Design and Remodeling a winner of the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. The 2013 BBB Torch Award recognizes JDR as a leader in ethical business practices, conducting itself with the highest professionalism, integrity, and customer service.

Each year, companies of different sizes are selected through their local BBB’s regional competition to receive a Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. JDR won in the 25-99 employees category. The 2013 award is JDR’s fourth consecutive Torch win, with awards earned in 2007, 2009 and 2011. Winning companies are only eligible to receive awards every other year, making this year’s award the company’s fourth consecutive win. Read more information about the awards here.

Todd Jackson, President and CEO of JDR said, “At JDR, we believe that we have a responsibility to conduct ourselves with integrity, honesty, and professionalism, and we weave these values into everything we do. I want to thank the San Diego BBB for honoring our commitment to excellence in these areas, and for recognizing the hard work of our outstanding team. We will continue to strive to be a leader in marketplace ethics in upcoming years.”

The Color Purple: Radiant Orchid Named Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year

December 12th, 2013
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color-of-the-year-radiant-orchid-ctrPantone announced their 2014 color of the year, Radiant Orchid, describing it as  “a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple.” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, said that the 2014 color of the year is “An invitation to innovation. Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”

Pantone LLC is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries. The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.

Love_orchidAre you intrigued by the idea of using a shade like Radiant Orchid in your home? Pairing the color with olive greens, turquoise or teal could be adventurous. A dash of Radiant Orchid could also energize a space that is otherwise mostly neutral. When experimenting with color in your home, sometimes it’s best to start with accessories or smaller spaces. But if you are truly drawn to a certain hue, why not live with it and be inspired by it every day? We recently designed a kitchen using varying shades of purples, metallics and charcoal.

When you are ready to express ideas in your home with adventurous color, our professional design team can help!

Help Us Create a Joyful Christmas for Needy Children with Our 9th Annual Toy Drive.

December 4th, 2013
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Toy4Tots2013Are you looking for ways to make the holiday season more meaningful? Jackson Design and Remodeling is happy to continue a treasured holiday tradition with our 9th Annual Toy Drive in partnership with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. We encourage your participation!

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects and distributes new, unwrapped toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. Toys for Tots delivers a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders. Our annual Toy Drive is a wonderful way to contribute to families that might otherwise go without the joyful surprises that make the holiday season so special for kids.

If you would like to help us share holiday joy with needy children in our community, please bring an unwrapped gift to our office between now and December 19th and stop in to say hello!

A Kitchen to be Grateful for: Thoughtful Design for Your Kitchen Remodeling Project

November 27th, 2013
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Scag_WholeThere are few days busier in the average American kitchen than the day before Thanksgiving. A custom kitchen with a thoughtful design tailored to your specific needs is most appreciated during the hectic holiday season. When our professional design team meets with clients during the initial phases of a kitchen remodeling project, we are on a fact-finding mission about how you need your kitchen to work to suit your lifestyle today. Here are some of the factors to consider for your kitchen remodeling project:

Plan space with vision:
The kitchen shown here is part of the family room and breakfast nook. The first step in the design plan was to create a visual anchor in the large open space to integrate the new design with the existing structure so that the kitchen would look as if it had always belonged in the home.

Scag_IslandBalance functionality with style:
A generously sized Mascarilla granite island in rich, warm tones was designed with a cooktop and abundant storage options below for cooking, baking and serving tasks. The island welcomes family and friends with plenty of space to socialize.

Update appliances to suit your lifestyle:
Appliances were carefully integrated into the new space to provide convenience while not detracting from the Tuscan flavor of the design.

25_4257343_33227-126Make your kitchen feel uniquely yours:
Neutral tiles are a complimentary backdrop to this couple’s collection of colorful Italian pottery, which is now on beautiful display throughout the space.

A well-designed kitchen significantly increases your enjoyment of your home, especially when preparing and serving large holiday meals. Working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you will see your vision of the ideal kitchen come to life.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Jackson Design and Remodeling!