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Announcing the Winners of the 8th Annual JDR Industry Blogger Awards!

April 28th, 2017
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We are excited to present the winners of the 8th Annual JDR Industry Blogger Awards! We had another incredible contest this year and, as always, we were inspired by the many talented bloggers who participated with enthusiasm.

Architecture winner Samantha Markham of The Aspiring Architect plans to donate a portion of her winnings by holding a contest on her own blog for architecture students and aspiring young professionals. The winner(s) will each receive a portion of the prize money to help pay for educational expenses. Samantha said she had an amazing outpouring of support from family, friends, followers, and co-workers during the contest, “I was super excited to be a part of the JDR Industry Blogger Awards. Just to be nominated was a huge honor! My readers were also very excited and supportive. The contest introduced me to bloggers in my field and in other professions.”

The winner in the Interior Design category, Tina of The Enchanted Home, is donating her $500 prize to an important, and personal, cause: “I will donate my winnings to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. A relative is there now, only 11 years old, being treated for leukemia. I cannot think of a better way to spend this money than to help fight this horrible disease.”

Remodeling category winner, Jeffrey Johnson of Jeffrey Design, thought the contest was exciting and relevant. “Bloggers have a passion for sharing stories with their audience,” Jeffrey said, “We should be advocates for supporting other bloggers and how we all encourage, inspire, and energize our readers.”

There is one winning blog in each category: Architecture, Construction Business, Remodeling, Interior Design, Green, and Microblog. Winners receive a $500 prize and a JDR Blogger Awards Winner badge for display on their blog.

2017 Winners – 8th Annual JDR Industry Blogger Awards

We extend our thanks to all of the nominees who participated this year! 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.

April Showers: Raining Inspiration for a Luxury Master Bathroom in Your Whole Home Remodel!

April 21st, 2017
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14463129_10154594677178336_8893092672765235618_nSpring air, sunshine, and the promise of longer days ahead make April an ideal month to focus on the refreshing luxury of a master spa in your whole home remodel. The centerpiece of any destination spa experience at home is a sumptuous shower to relax and energize your body and spirit. Our professional design team helps you create a shower and master bathroom meticulously designed to your specific needs and desires. Here we share some of the most appealing design features for the shower in your master bathroom design, along with options to consider:

lerach-showerSpace to Stretch: Today’s showers are larger than ever, with ample room for special features including seating, body sprays, and storage. A professional designer can help you with space planning that maximizes the layout, giving you more room for a seductively large shower. You want your space to feel open, soothing and personal in a room where you revive and unwind.

Pamper Your Body: Rainhead showers evoke the pleasant sensations of a spring downpour, while a mist-spray showerhead is soft, tranquil and relaxing. Which suits you best? Our expert designers help you explore the many options available to find one that’s just right for you. If conserving water is important to your values, many of today’s showerheads also offer options for low-flow to save precious resources. When you’re looking for luxurious pampering or attention to sore parts of the body, body sprays provide a satisfying hydrotherapy experience. A typical luxury shower now has a fixed showerhead, plus several body sprays, all with the option to 13095917_10154186464603336_61654234734890985_nadjust stream and spray styles.

Make it Sing: Singing in the shower is even more fun with built-in music! You can also customize your environment with preset sprays, aromatherapy, temperatures, steam and water use.

A luxurious retreat in your own home, designed to express your distinct style and personality, brings daily enjoyment and relaxation to your space. Working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you’ll discover a downpour of exciting ideas for the master bathroom in your whole home remodel!

It’s Tax Day Tomorrow! A Home Office Makes Meeting Deadlines Easier.

April 17th, 2017
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office1Even when it’s delayed, as it was this year for the Easter holiday, tax day is a certainty. If you have a well-designed home office any task from tax preparation to recipe collecting is more organized and enjoyable. Remember these strategies when planning an office in your whole home remodel:

Plan Ahead
At the beginning of the design process, discuss your needs and desires for your office3space with a team of professional designers. You’ll want to consider how often you work at home, how much storage you need for files and supplies, and any additional work surfaces you’ll need in addition to your desk. Space planning will take into account how you use technology, whether or not you need an area for visiting clients, and other factors related to how you will use your office. It’s all about planning for comfort and efficiency.

office2Work Efficiently
Studies show that thoughtful lighting helps minimize fatigue and increase energy. Natural light is essential for productive and efficient workdays, while layers of lighting inside take over once the sun goes down. Also critical to your peace of mind in a home office is a space planned for ease of navigation and flow. The smaller the space, the more critical this element of the design.

With more people working from home than ever before, home offices have evolved in imaginative ways. Your home office should be a place that works well for you and the tasks at hand while integrating seamlessly with your home’s overall design. Collaborating with our unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals, your home office can be an appealing and efficient space that expresses your unique personal style.

 

TrendTuesday — Handmade, Organic, and Natural Elements in Your Whole Home Remodel

April 11th, 2017
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organic2Maintaining a relationship with the natural world by integrating woods, hides, fur, and woven textures into interiors is a top trend our design team sees growing in 2017. Handmade, organic, and natural elements make homes feel more comfortable and welcoming. Here are some ideas for your whole home remodel:

Space Planning
An organic mood begins with a clean and simple layout filled with abundant light. Connecting your space to its surroundings with the orientation of windows and glass doors emphasizes a feeling of unity with nature.

organic1Color
Neutral colors and hues based on earth elements harmonize your interior with the natural world. Soft white walls paired with rustic woods are signatures of the organic style. Accessories in more colorful shades play a role as well, popping up in handmade glassware and pottery, rugs, pillows, and wall hangings.

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Noticeable texture is one of the appealing features of organic, handmade design. The compelling surfaces of woods, clay, brick, stones, and fabric add to a sense of warmth and authenticity.

Nature continually surprises with new inspiration for the home! Working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you will discover myriad possibilities for embracing organic and handmade style in your whole home remodel.

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.