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Visit, Vote and Share! Only 3 Weeks Left to Vote for Your Favorite Blogs in the 8th Annual JDR Industry Blogger Awards. Voting Closes April 24th.

April 3rd, 2017
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The 8th Annual JDR Industry Blogger Awards have generated exciting participation this year! Votes continue to sweep in and we are excited to see such a close race. Make your vote count and see your favorite blogs win – place your votes today and share the contest with your friends!

You can vote for one blog in each category:

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Remodeling
  • Construction Business
  • Green
  • Microblog

(Please note that votes will be verified – please place only one vote per person, per category, per device.)

Visit us here to track the progress of voting anytime between now and April 24th. Winners will be announced on April 28, 2017.

The nominees that receive the most votes in each category will be the winners. Winners will receive a $500 prize and a JDR Blogger Awards Winner badge for display on their blog.

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.

 

Happy First Day of Spring! A View on Windows for Your Whole Home Remodel

March 20th, 2017
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andersonwindowOn the first day of spring, we’re taking a look at how window design improves your home’s connection to natural surroundings, strengthening a sense of indoor/outdoor living. Creating unity between your indoor and outdoor spaces is an essential element of whole home remodels. Here are some examples of how a professional design team can help you discover creative ideas for window design:

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

birdrockwindowOrienting the View: Corner windows in this gourmet kitchen were designed to capture the view of a beautiful backyard garden.

Scale and Color: Black frames on the 11′ high windows (below) make the panoramic views from this kitchen even more dramatic.

A design that thoughtfully connects to natural surroundings connects your whole home remodel to light and fresh air, enhancing relaxation. hinrichwindowWorking with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, the view from your home can welcome spring with spirit and style!

Irish for a Day! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Bar in Your Whole Home Remodel

March 17th, 2017
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bar1Toast to the Irish and reflect on how lucky it is to have a bar in your own home for celebrating with guests on special occasions. If you enjoy entertaining, a bar is a convenient and inspiring element you will appreciate on March 17 and many other days of the year! Consider the following when planning for a bar in your whole home remodel:

bar3‘Tis a Lovely View
Thoughtful space planning is paramount when you’re deciding where your bar should be located. If you have a space with a view, orienting your bar to appreciate it will add to the allure of your home when entertaining.

bar2An Irish Blessing of Storage Space
Ample and organized storage is essential to keep your living space clutter-free when the bar is not in use. Working with a professional designer, you can explore options for storing accessories and liquors.

Dazzle the Lads and Lasses
Dazzling design details are conversation starters when guests are gathered in your home. Luxurious materials, atmospheric lighting and a welcoming layout set the stage for a bar that engages visitors and encourages mingling.

Our team of architects, designers and construction professionals will help you add a bar to your whole home remodel that will inspire convivial entertaining for any occasion. From materials and textures to layout and seating, your bar can express your unique personality whether you’re Irish for a day or Irish every day!

Voting is Now Open! Vote Today for Your Favorite Bloggers in the 8th Annual JDR Industry Blogger Awards.

March 7th, 2017
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JDRWinnerBadges_2017All 2Voting is now open for the 8th Annual JDR Industry Blogger Awards. Vote for your favorite blog here! You can vote for one blog in each category: Architecture, Interior Design, Remodeling, Construction Business, Green, and Microblog. Please note that votes will be verified – please place only one vote per person, per category, per device.

The Blogger Awards celebrate emerging and established blogs, avid followers, and active communities. In 2016, award participation continued to strengthen in reach and influence, with tight races in several categories. We eagerly anticipate an even livelier contest in our eighth year!

Winners will be announced on April 28, 2017. You can visit the page to track the progress of voting anytime between now and April 24th, 4pm PST.

The nominees that receive the most votes in each category will be the winners. Winners will receive a $500 prize and a JDR Blogger Awards Winner badge for display on their blog.

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.

Learn more and place your vote in the JDR 2017 Industry Blogger Awards!

Ceilings that Elevate Style in Your Whole Home Remodel

February 25th, 2017
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irishceiligCeilings significantly influence how a space looks and feels. A skillful designer pays careful attention to the ceilings in your whole home remodel, helping you explore imaginative ideas. The following examples show creative options for the ceiling in your whole home remodel:

Glamorous Materials
In this bar inspired by an Irish pub, a stunning tin ceiling gleams with the appearance of copper. The intricate pattern and rich texture convey an appealing sense of Old World character.

perrykitchenArchitectural Details
This colorful space was designed to transition from the lower ceiling in the kitchen to the open living area with a series of carefully considered architectural elements in the ceiling. The kitchen is dramatically more open and integrated with the rest of the home.

Dramatic Definition
In an expansive kitchen and family room, dramatic 3_8489056_81517_EA-81517-103coffered ceilings with a bold geometric shape define each area and bring human scale to the magnificence of the space.

Architectural details and creative thinking lead to a design for your home that expresses your personal style. When you work with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you can discover a myriad of ways to make your ceiling a stunning design element that adds to the character and beauty of your home.

Nominations Now Open for 2017! 8th Annual JDR Industry Blogger Awards

February 10th, 2017
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JDRWinnerBadges_2017AllWe are excited to announce the 8th Annual JDR Industry Blogger Awards, which recognize exceptional design and remodeling blogs. The Blogger Awards celebrate emerging and established blogs, avid followers, and active communities. In 2016, award participation continued to strengthen in reach and influence, with tight races in several categories. We eagerly anticipate an even livelier contest in our eighth year!

Our annual awards highlight the best bloggers in Architecture, Interior Design, Remodeling, Construction Business, Green, and Microblog categories.

Jackson Design and Remodeling has been a pioneer in the design and build remodeling industry for 27 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

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 2017 JDR Industry Blogger Awards badge for display.

Awards Schedule:

  • Nominations Open: February 3, 2017
  • Nominations Closed: February 27, 2017
  • Voting Open: March 6, 2017
  • Voting Closed: April 24, 2017
  • Winners Announced: April 28, 2017

Congratulations to last year’s winners:

Give your favorite blogs a chance for even more recognition! Nominate blogs for the 2017 JDR Industry Blogger Awards here.

On Super Bowl Sunday a Comfortable Family Room Scores Big in a Whole Home Remodel

February 4th, 2017
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dyerfamIf you’re planning to entertain friends and family during the Super Bowl this weekend, a comfortable family room with a dedicated space for the TV is a winning strategy. Here are some style points for the family room in your whole home remodel:

bosmanfamSpace Planning Goals
Working with a professional design team, the first step for a successful design is careful consideration of how you will use the space. If the Super Bowl isn’t the only thing you love to watch on TV, you’ll want your big screen to be a focal point in the room. Bookshelves could be a priority for some families, or a dramatic fireplace. A custom built-in can provide adaptable storage and bring definition to your space.

breslowfamChampion Comfort and Organization
In a room where you and your family and friends will spend a significant amount of time watching tv, socializing, eating and drinking, and playing games, it makes sense to invest in durable, high quality pieces. Couches and chairs loaded up with cozy pillows and throws make it easy for family and guests to lounge in comfort. A flexible seating arrangement with a few anchor pieces but space to pull in extra chairs welcomes more people for larger events. A clutter-free space is more welcoming and relaxing. Include practical storage for an entertainment center accessories, books, toys, and games in your family room.

Whether you’re watching the Super Bowl, enjoying movie night, or playing board games, a family room in your whole home remodel is a place to feel informal and at ease. With the guidance of a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you can create a welcoming space with your personal expression of comfort and style.

Trend Tuesday: Flooring as a Focal Point for Your Whole Home Remodel

January 31st, 2017
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blackking_floorEarlier this year, our team of professional designers forecasted the design and remodeling trends we’re predicting for 2017. Today we’re exploring one of those trends in more depth – flooring as a focal point. Flooring makes a strong style statement in your whole home remodel and it also requires practical considerations as one of the most trafficked areas of your home. Here are some ideas for how to make flooring the focal point in your whole home remodel:

Authentic Spirit
In this Modern Farmhouse the “Windsor” DuChâteau flooring throughout the home showcases the vintage beauty of timeworn hardwood. While the flooring is new and fresh, the style emphasizes the authentic nature of the design.

dyter_floorInspired Materials
In this Soft Contemporary Beach Condo, porcelain tile flooring with the appearance of wood weathered by water and sun brings considerable lightness to the space. The flooring reflects natural surroundings while also offering a perfect surface for durability in a home where people often come home from the beach with sandy feet – the porcelain tile won’t scratch as much as some other surfaces.

breslow_floorUnexpected Pattern
Playing with pattern is an inspired way to draw attention to a floor. In this Creative Modern Farmhouse kitchen, flooring was designed in three colors and placed in an unexpected pattern, establishing an inventive foundation for the space.

Experimenting with trends as a complement to your unique personal style is one of the most rewarding aspects of the design build remodeling process. Working with our unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals, you will discover flooring that makes a stylish foundation for your whole home remodel.

 

Open the Door to a New Look: Front Doors and Entryway Ideas for Your Whole Home Remodel

January 28th, 2017
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wellsdoorFirst impressions matter for homes as much as they do for dates and interviews. The front door and entryway communicate the aesthetics and craftsmanship of your home. Here are some ideas for front door and entryway design in your whole home remodel:

dyerDesign and Color
The front door is an ideal place to experiment with unexpected color. In this second home near the ocean, a fresh new color palette, along with statement art and a casual bench for storing towels and flip flops, immediately establishes the feeling of an inviting beach home.

Materials with Detail
When selecting exterior surfaces and colors, a professional designer makes choices that reflect a sense of place, your personal tastes, and practical considerations for long lasting quality. For this California Contemporary home, the top window of the door was created from glass made from sea glass gathered from the nearby shore.

blackkingdoorIntegrated Style
The welcoming front of your home should be unique and appealing while making visual sense with what visitors find inside. For this Modern Farmhouse, a unique Dutch door with seeded glass windows features battens on the bottom and a narrow shelf.

Working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you can explore exciting ways to make the entrance to your home as beautiful as its interior.

Tubs on Point: Making a Stylish Splash in Your Bathroom Remodel

January 13th, 2017
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lerach_tubA long bath is a refreshing way to soothe the senses and spend time in reflection. Spa-like master bathrooms bring daily energy and relaxation to your lifestyle. When you’re planning the bathroom in your whole home remodel, the type of tub you choose is one of the first decisions you will make. If you appreciate a long bath as much as a long shower, here is some inspiration for the master bathroom design in your whole home remodel:

steele_bathVibrant Color
In the bathroom shown above, a free-standing chartreuse tub with a matte finish is a memorable element made even more striking by a wall that anchors the tub with a bold curve of shimmering tile. A bench serves as the tub’s “deck” underscoring a connection to the water and the outdoors.

palma_bathtubDistinctive Shape
The angled edges of this classic white bathtub give it a more modern feeling. The bath is perfectly positioned to take advantage of views from the corner windows in this serene space.

Luxurious Materials
In this glamorous bathroom filled with light and sparkle, the tub was revived with a skirt created from glittering tile, which now leads into the shower with a concave curve. A quartz tub deck brightens the area with simple luxury.

Our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals will inspire your affection for your home with ideas that are the ideal match for your lifestyle. Choose the ideal tub for your lifestyle and you’ll feel like you have your own luxury retreat at home!