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Get a Fresh Start to the New Year with 2017 Color Trends and Our Painting Division

January 6th, 2017
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painting1Interior and exterior painting dramatically changes the way you feel about your home. The dedicated professionals in our Painting Division help you transform your whole home remodel with fresh, beautiful color. At the start of a new year our expert designers often find inspiration to share with you from color experts such as Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, and Pantone. For 2017, the color forecast is interesting and varied, with shades for every style of home design. Here’s a review:

Sherwin Williams 2017 Color Forecast
Sherwin Williams sees several families of color as upcoming trends, including dark “Noir,” fresh “Holistic,” and daring “Unbounded”, all offering different methods of self-expression. See the Sherwin Williams Color Forecast here.

painting3Benjamin Moore 2017 Color Trends
Dusky, moody, and dramatic are the predicted shades from Benjamin Moore. Their color of the year, “Shadow,” is a rich, royal amethyst with a mysterious side. View the Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2017 here.

painting2Pantone Color of the Year 2017
At Pantone, “Greenery”, described as a “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring,” was selected as the Color of the Year 2017. Greenery is seen as a hopeful, calming response to tumultuous world events and a reminder to unplug from our devices and rediscover our natural surroundings. Read more about Greenery here.

Whichever color trends inspire you, we can help you bring them to life in your whole home remodel. We have decades of experience painting homes in San Diego, inside and out. Our longstanding reputation gives you the confidence of working with true professionals. Whatever the size or style of your home, we have the knowledge to assure you receive outstanding results in every detail, from start to finish. Learn more about our Painting Division here and give us a call to get a fresh new look for your whole home remodel!

 

Your Holiday Kitchen: Organized Space for Cooking and Baking

December 22nd, 2016
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swim_blogWith Christmas just around the corner, the kitchen will likely be the busiest place in your home. When you’re planning a new kitchen design in your whole home remodel, imagine how your holiday cooking and baking could be even more efficient and enjoyable! Here are some ideas for an organized kitchen you’ll be inspired by any time of the year:

Space Planning
The first step in creating a functional and appealing kitchen design is working with a professional designer to determine how you use your kitchen now and what your desires are for a new space. Together you will explore options and find the smartest solutions for your lifestyle.

Helpful Appliances
In addition to the major appliances you’ll select during a kitchen remodel, consider some other elements that are “must-haves” when you love to cook and entertain. A warming drawer, like the one shown in this historical kitchen, keeps food warm as you prepare a large menu. Wine refrigerators are another favorite of our clients who enjoy hosting company.

westlakepantryExpanded Storage
Cabinetry is an essential element of any kitchen design. An expansive pantry integrated with cabinetry provides accessible abundant storage for dry goods and more. This creative pantry in a seaside home was painted a whimsical blue inside.

knivesCustom Details
For a client who treasures her knife collection, this custom-built storage solution is a dream come true. She can now safely and easily access the right tool at the right time. What are the features that would make your kitchen feel uniquely designed for you? Working closely with our design team, you’ll discover the details that will make your kitchen personal and memorable.

Whether you’re baking dozens of gingerbread cookies or cooking an elegant prime rib for 12, your kitchen design can be planned to make your tasks easier and your time in the kitchen a pleasure. When you work with our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you can have a kitchen you’ll love spending time in on Christmas and every other day on the calendar!

 

“More is More” in a Year of Bold, Moody Glamour: 2017 Top Interior Design Trends for Your Whole Home Remodel

December 16th, 2016
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“More is more” replaces “less is more” in 2017, expressed with dramatic color and glitz. From bold flooring to jewel-toned walls and oversized lighting, spaces make a strong statement. Jackson Design and Remodeling’s highly acclaimed design team, which has been featured in major national print and online publications including Dwell, HGTV, Architectural Digest, French Style, and Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, selects favorite trends to spotlight in design and remodeling each December for the coming new year. Planning a whole home remodel is a thoughtful process that begins less with what’s trendy and more with what best communicates individual style. Learning about the latest ideas in design is an exciting way to spark reflection and inspiration for that process. Here are our design team’s picks for the top trends this year:

  • Rich, Dark Jewel Tones: Creating a mood of mysterious glamour, dark and jewel tones such as black, charcoal, purples, blues, wines, and especially forest green, are making interiors feel elegant and inviting this year.
  • Layered Neutrals: As a counterpoint to the bold color trend, neutrals communicate appealing depth and intensity when skillfully layered with tone and texture.
  • Terra Cotta: Terra cotta, a material that has been used for thousands of years, is getting fresh attention in interiors, appreciated for its earthy connection to nature and history.
  • Artistic Wallpaper: Intriguing backdrops are a highlight this year, achieved with meticulously detailed artistic wallpapers.
  • Oversized Statement Lighting: From modern geometrics to dangling chandeliers, oversized lighting works as sculptural art in a room, an architectural element with function and character.
  • Matte Finishes: In paint, metal, and tile, the subtlety of a more natural matte texture is a sophisticated finishing touch.
  • Dark Kitchens: While white kitchens remain timeless, dark gray, black, and navy blue are coming into the spotlight as a stylish alternative.
  • Brass, Bronze, and Gold: Replacing the popularity of copper and rose gold last year, we’re now seeing a return to the more classic glamour of gold, bronze and brass.
  • Integrated Indoor/Outdoor Living: Space planning with an emphasis on indoor/outdoor living continues to grow in importance as modern families yearn for more open, connected homes.
  • Handmade, Organic, and Natural: Maintaining a relationship with the natural world by integrating woods, hides, fur, and woven textures in design makes interiors feel more comfortable and welcoming.
  • Vintage Modern: Translating exceptional vintage pieces with modern materials, colors, and patterns is a fresh approach with staying power.
  • Interesting Faucets: Organic shapes with a playful simplicity are a trend in today’s bathrooms, particularly with faucets.
  • Desert Chic: A seemingly effortless look that combines a love of nature with a clean aesthetic, Desert Chic incorporates Southwestern elements, leather, wood, white walls, and abundant greenery.
  • Smart(er) Homes and Appliances: Technology for smart homes continues to develop, making modern life more efficient and customizable, with the most popular adaptions those that allow homeowners to control their homes remotely.
  • Flooring Focal Point: Cool floors of every kind are underfoot in 2017, from engaging juxtapositions of tile to natural woods with deeply weathered textures.
  • Complex Patterns: Global, Tribal, and Aztec patterns strengthen the eclectic appeal of spaces with vibrant color.

Have you followed us on Pinterest? Take a look at our Pinterest board for examples of 2017’s most compelling trends. Our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals can help you explore ways to incorporate 2017 trends in a way that brings beautiful individuality to your home.

Share the Joy of the Season and Give to Our 12th Annual Toy Drive

December 13th, 2016
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jpowtoysIt’s time once again for our treasured tradition of gathering Christmas toys for children in need. This is the 12th year we have partnered with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to help bring joy to less fortunate children during the holidays. We encourage your participation!

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects and distributes new, unwrapped toys as Christmas gifts to children who might otherwise go without. Toys for Tots delivers a message of hope to assist youngsters in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.

Each year our Toys for Tots boxes are filled to overflowing with donations from our generous community. It’s always exciting to deliver the toys our team, friends, families, and clients have donated to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, knowing we will all be making a difference in the lives of children on Christmas morning.

If you would like to share the holiday spirit by giving toys to needy children, please bring an unwrapped gift to our office between now and December 16th and stop in to say hello!

It’s Only Natural: “Greenery” is Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year

December 9th, 2016
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pantone-coy2017-heroshot2-rgb-1024x662Describing a human desire to connect more with nature as our submersion in modern life grows deeper, Pantone announced “Greenery” as its Color of the Year. The “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring” is seen as a hopeful, calming response to tumultuous world events. It’s also a reminder to unplug from our devices and rediscover the life around us.

Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute®.

Greenery can be understood as “nature’s neutral,” according to Pantone. It’s a color that is always with us, even if on the periphery, and it’s now shifting to a more central, unifying role. An emphasis on Greenery is expressed in all areas of lifestyle design from urban planning to architecture.

pantonechip-15-0343-tpg-greenery-702x1024Pantone 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.

Greenery symbolizes new life and a pursuit of personal passions, a natural alignment with planning a whole home remodel. The color could be expressed in your home with paint or accessories, or with a space planned to emphasize indoor/outdoor living. If you’re interested in how to imaginatively incorporate Greenery in your whole home remodel, our professional design team can help you explore your options.

Chandeliers are a Shimmering Statement Piece in Your Whole Home Remodel

November 27th, 2016
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lovealvNothing communicates timeless glamour like a chandelier. With flattering light and floating artistry, a chandelier memorably defines a space. When you’re planning your whole home remodel, lighting is one of the most essential elements. Let’s take a look at how chandeliers can bring beauty and style to your space:

Lighting as Jewelry
Glimmering elements with unabashed luxury feel like jewelry for the home, bringing chic sophistication to their surroundings.birdrock_chand

Grand Scale
An oversized chandelier adds a dramatic focal point in your dining or living area. In open living spaces, a bold chandelier is an imaginative way to add definition.

Rustic Artistry
Chandeliers crafted from more rustic materials, such as wood or unfinished metals, make an original and artistic expression of style.

breslow_chandLayers of lighting are one of the subtle, important choices that determine the overall look and feel of your whole home remodel. Our team of professional designers will illuminate your choices as you explore the many options for chandeliers in your whole home remodel.

Kitchen Design for Your Whole Home Remodel: Is Your Kitchen in the Right Place?

November 22nd, 2016
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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, kitchens are one of the most used spaces in our homes. If you’ve been considering a kitchen remodel, you’re probably dreaming about how your kitchen could be more expansive, welcoming and functional. Our professional designers listen closely to your needs and desires for your space and then evaluate your home along with our team of architects. Sometimes they decide that the best solution to achieve the kitchen of your dreams is moving where it is in the floor plan. Here are some examples of how moving your kitchen can transform your whole home remodel in ways you may not have imagined:

hinrichkitchenTake Advantage of Views
This home has amazing views but the original kitchen was not taking advantage of the surroundings. The architectural design decision was made to relocate the kitchen to maximize appreciation of the incredible vista. Natural light was dramatically increased and the kitchen was more gracefully connected to the rest of the living space, defining it as a central gathering place.

breslowMaximizing Unused Space
Areas of your home you don’t spend much time in can be changed to a new purpose for a more appealing and functional layout. The kitchen was moved to the front of this home to replace a little used formal living space. This allowed for an expansive, stylish solution in a newly integrated open living space.

dyerkitchenNew Orientation and Scale
Sometimes a kitchen can be dramatically transformed by borrowing space from another room and changing the orientation of the kitchen to connect more with the home’s natural surroundings. That was the strategy used in this beach condo kitchen, which is now three times larger than the original.

When you work with a unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals, you collaborate with professionals who have years of experience in developing innovative approaches to the design of your home. On Turkey Day and every day, it’s so comforting to have a functional, beautiful, and inviting kitchen in your whole home remodel!

Mixed Metals Shine in Your Whole Home Remodel

November 20th, 2016
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metalsinkThe sheen of copper, gold, chrome, iron, or brass adds glamorous style to your whole home remodel and even more so when metals are creatively combined. It takes skill to apply this sophisticated design idea in your home. Here are some tips if you’d like to experiment with a little shine in your whole home remodel:

birdrockOne Metal, Many Finishes
One place to start exploring the seductive appeal of metal is choosing one color, such as copper or gold, and then displaying it in different finishes. A glossy new gold in one part of a space balanced with an antique gold in another spot is an interesting, adaptable look.

Woods and Metals
Pairing woods and metals is a popular design trends that brings together the organic feeling of nature with the glitz of shimmering metals.

lovealvarezMetals as Definition
Place a bold element in one metallic color in your kitchen, and a statement piece in another metallic color in your kitchen and you’ll have instant, stylish definition.

Working with our unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals, you’ll enjoy the process of exploring design details for your whole home remodel. Our professional design team helps you find ways to express your style with lasting luster!

JDR Supports DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, “Changing Lives One Dog at a Time.”

November 11th, 2016
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caninejdrThe JDR team and our furry friends were happy to support the Canine Companions DogFest Walk ‘n Roll for the 3rd consecutive year. Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support. DogFest Walk ‘n Roll raised over $125,000 this year!

Veterans Day is a particularly relevant time to highlight the good work of Canine Companions for Independence, which has provided assistance dogs to US war veterans across the country. For a veteran making a new start putting their life back together after an injury, an assistance dog can provide the help they need to regain independence. Visit the Canine Companions site to see personal stories and videos featuring veterans and their four-legged friends.

Trick or Treat! Entryway and Front Door Design for Your Whole Home Remodel

October 31st, 2016
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pecsarentryIf you’re in a neighborhood with busy foot traffic on Halloween, today’s a day when you think about how your home greets visitors. The front door and entry give a first impression of your home. Here are some ideas for greeting “trick or treaters” with style in your whole home remodel:

reddoorDesign and Color
The design of your entryway should align with the look and feel of your home. A contemporary home would feel awkward with a traditional door and vice versa. Working with a professional team of designers, you can explore ways to integrate the entryway of your home with your exterior and interior aesthetics. The front door is also a creative place to make a statement with color. Vivid hues can be adapted to any style, from traditional to modern.

Materials with Detail
Attention to detail at your entryway immediately sets an artistic, sophisticated mood. Choose a wood or glass with intriguing texture and make interesting craftsmanship the first thing your visitors see.

wellsdoorLighting and Safety
Careful planning of pathways and steps keeps visitors safe while adding visual appeal to your home. A path bordered by lighting or a pair of symmetrically balanced lights at the front door is a welcoming look that also provides safety and security.

Whether you’re greeting kids in costume, faraway friends, or your next door neighbors, make a first impression with memorable presence! Working with our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you’ll discover an entryway and front door design for your whole home remodel that works best for your lifestyle.