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Glazed Cabinetry: Old World Luxury in Your Kitchen Remodel

January 25th, 2016
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cameron1Glazed cabinets are an essential element of a French Country kitchen or any kitchen design with an appreciation of Old World style. The handcrafted effect lends a distinctive sense of substance and character to a space. This is a look that is subtle luxury at its finest – glazing makes brand new cabinetry feel as if it has been in your home for a lifetime, without the damage and wear.

cameron3Glaze is applied by hand after the cabinetry has been painted or stained. While so much about kitchen design has changed over the years, glazing is still done by hand and piece-by-piece. It takes years of training to know exactly how to apply glaze to achieve the desired effects of appealing texture.

The artistic and time-tested approach of glazing cabinetry creates a rich and interesting look that captures light and accentuates any decorative detailing. Results are particularly evident in molding and decorative embellishments where the glaze settles into the details and leaves a slightly darker highlight.

cameron2This French Country kitchen was designed for a chef who loves to spend hours in the kitchen planning, preparing, and serving meals to family and friends. Cabinetry was just one of the elements our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals helped the clients choose to create the kitchen they had dreamed about for years. Whether you’re drawn to Old World details or a more modern approach, our professional designers can help you explore your unique vision for your home.

Peaceful Luxury: 5 Ideas for a Good Night’s Sleep in Your Master Bedroom

January 15th, 2016
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lyonbedroomResearch has suggested time and again that getting a good night’s sleep is essential to physical health and mental well-being. If you’d like to get more restful sleep this year than you did in 2015, here are five ideas for bringing peaceful luxury to the master bedroom in your whole home remodel:

1. Connection to Nature
Opening your master bedroom to the natural world with large windows, glass doors, a deck or a cozy window seat establishes a sense of serenity and calm, along with rejuvenating fresh air and natural light. A professional designer can help you find the ideal balance between natural light and a restful sleep by helping you select adaptable window treatments.

2. Soft Colors
murphybedroomThe master bedroom is one place in your home where it’s usually a good idea to stay away from bright and bold colors in favor of neutral or pastel hues, adding interest with layers of appealing texture or accessories.

3. No Screens
One of the primary guidelines for promoting sleep in your master bedroom is keeping the room free of all screens, from phones to tv’s and computers.

4. Space Planning
The bed should be placed so that you can easily access it on three sides and navigate smoothly throughout your bedroom with plenty of open space. Minimal furniture and clutter-free surfaces create the most peaceful environment.

blackkingbed5. Fireplace
A fireplace in your master bedroom is a wonderful, romantic luxury and inspires relaxing retreats day or night. A fireside seating area takes full advantage of this feature.

A master bedroom is one of the most personal spaces in your home, a place where you want to feel comfortable and restored. Working with our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you can discover how to transform your master bedroom into an inviting place to retreat from the cares of the day and enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep.

The Top Interior Design Trends for 2016: From Geometric Patterns and Natural Minerals to Black Steel Industrial Doors

January 8th, 2016
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2016 will be the year of bold colors and patterns, bright metals, and a strengthening of design’s connection to nature. 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 and Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, handpicks the top trends in design and remodeling each year. When you’re planning a whole home remodel, it’s important to balance trends with choices that make long-term sense. But it’s always fun to follow the latest styles and experiment with creative new ideas! Here are our design team’s picks for the top trends this year:

Natural Minerals: Chandeliers, lamps and small furniture composed from colorful minerals, crystals, chunks of quartz and unpolished semi-precious stones communicate interesting elements of nature with rock-solid style.

Geometric Patterns: The classic appeal of geometric shapes is making a bold return in 2016, notably on atypical materials such as wood and cement.

Mixed Metals: Spaces throughout the home are adventurously incorporating artful blends of silver, brass, gold and copper.

Unfinished Walls: Once again drawing from the calming and appealing elements of earth, unfinished walls evoke the natural environment in stylish, rustic renditions from wood to concrete.

Bringing the Outdoors In: The timeless appeal of indoor/outdoor living is expressed with open layouts, large sliding glass doors, and thoughtfully designed integration between indoor and outdoor living spaces.

Industrial Black Steel and Glass: Black steel and glass doors and windows with an industrial influence feature a clean look that perfectly frames a view.

Floor to Ceiling Tile: Seamless floor to ceiling tile treatments in bathrooms and kitchens bring a clean elegance to pops of color and pattern in a space.

Solar Power: This trend is all about living in a more energy-efficient home while incorporating beautiful aesthetics, with visually appealing and less bulky solar products.

Floral Patterns: Bright, dark, and graphic floral patterns are blooming in imaginative interiors this year.

Unexpected Color: Neutral color palettes will take a back seat in 2016 to brighter and more interesting hues. Pastels and jewel tones are particularly in evidence.

Sustainability: In 2016, the commitment to creating and maintaining a better environment is strengthened as sustainable design continues to gain interest.

Take a look at our Pinterest board for beautiful examples of 2016’s most intriguing trends. (And please follow us while you’re there!) Our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals can help you explore ways to incorporate 2016 trends in a way that brings beautiful individuality to your home.

Clean and Serene 2016: Elegant and Efficient Laundry Rooms

January 1st, 2016
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swimlaundryAn organized and appealing space to take care of laundry in your whole home remodel offers a sense of pleasing accomplishment. When our homes are clean and clutter-free, our spirits are lighter. Starting the year with plans for a whole home remodel, including your very own laundry room? Here are some fresh ideas:

Stay Organized with Storage
This laundry room with a view in a historic Spanish home features more cabinetry than some kitchens, plus two sinks for added efficiency. A crisp color palette, abundant natural light and lush materials throughout the room combine for a design that is perfectly at home in its historic environment while providing all the modern efficiencies.

westlakelaundryPlace in Your Space
Space for a laundry room needed to be found within the existing footprint for the whole home remodel of this stunning seaside home. The simple, inventive solution of sliding barn doors in the hallway to conceal the laundry area keeps the area out of sight from visiting guests and yet easily accessible for a family with young children and lots of laundry.

Practical Luxury
A laundry room can sometimes be considered just a utilitarian room but there’s no reason for this space to be any less stylish than the rest of your whole home remodel. hinrichlaundryLuxurious notes such as a marble backsplash and classic color palette convey elegance in this laundry room, while the durable quartz countertop and abundant storage space support practical functionality. A strategically placed TV keeps the clients company when washing and folding.

When you’re planning your whole home remodel with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, explore new ideas for your laundry room. A place to be organized and efficient while enjoying elegant, thoughtfully designed surroundings is a wonderful way to look forward to a clean and serene 2016!

Toast the Holidays! Bars and Wine Closets in Your Whole Home Remodel

December 23rd, 2015
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lovealvarezWhen you integrate a wet bar or wine closet in your whole home remodel, holiday celebrations are even more friendly and festive. It’s a pleasure to entertain at home with all the elements you need for serving cocktails and wines with style. Consider the following when planning a bar or wine closet for your whole home remodel:

Space Planning
Think about where and how you like to welcome guests. For instance, if you frequently entertain in an indoor/outdoor space, you’ll want to have your wine closet or bar in a location that is easily accessible from both areas. If you live near the ocean or mountains, orienting the design toward a view creates a ocbarmemorable impression.

Intoxicating Materials
Since you’re creating a space used most often during special occasions, it can make sense to splurge a little on the materials for your bar or wine closet. Unusual slabs of marble, colorful glittering glass tile, or rich woods are all interesting choices.

wineclosetIntegration and Distinction
Your bar or wine closet should stand alone as an impressive piece of design but also fit within the overall look and feel of your home. With the help of a professional designer, you can explore ways to experiment with style, color and texture to achieve the perfect mix and balance.

A whole home remodel that integrates elements for comfortably and elegantly entertaining guests makes every season enjoyable! Working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals on your whole home remodel, you will be inspired by the many possibilities for inviting guests to celebrate in your space.

Relax Before the Holiday Rush with a Luxurious Bath in Your Whole Home Remodel

December 16th, 2015
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grabbathThe holiday season is underway along with extra parties, shopping and entertaining. To enjoy the holiday rush rather than feeling overwhelmed or stressed, what could be nicer than a luxuriously long bath in your own spa-like retreat? Here are some ideas for creating holiday bliss in your master bathroom:

The centerpiece of the master bathroom at top is a deep bathtub filled from above, inspired by the perrybathtraditional Japanese “furo” or “yubune.” A precursor of the American-style hot tub, the traditional furo is designed less for washing and more for long, relaxing soaks, the perfect respite during the holidays.

The free-standing tub in this nationally award-winning bath is oriented toward a light-filled wall of windows for a peaceful effect. In the evening, a row of glowing candles on the wooden shelf above the tub adds to a feeling of serenity in this colorful, sophisticated space.

A long deep tub placed near the window in this tranquil bathroom is the ideal place to escape from the holiday rush. An abundance of natural light makes it easy to relax indefinitely with your schmitigalebathfavorite book.

Taking a little time for yourself makes the holiday season a little brighter! Working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you can have your own spa-like master bathroom in your whole home remodel to make relaxing at any time of year a luxurious joy.

Jackson Design & Remodeling Wins 2015 BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics: Our Fifth Consecutive Win!

December 8th, 2015
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BBBtorchThe Better Business Bureau (BBB) in San Diego, Orange, and Imperial Counties named Jackson Design and Remodeling a winner of the 2015 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. The Torch Awards honor not only the importance of ethical business practices, but the willingness and efforts made by outstanding businesses to ensure that the marketplace remains fair and honorable.

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 2015 award is JDR’s fifth consecutive Torch win, with awards earned in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013. Winning companies are only eligible to receive awards every other year, making this year’s award the company’s fifth consecutive win.

Todd Jackson, President and CEO of JDR said, “Our team is strongly committed to ethical practices in every aspect of our business. We believe we have a responsibility to conduct ourselves with integrity, honesty, and professionalism. We are truly honored to be recognized once again by the San Diego BBB for the commitment to excellence the entire Jackson Design and Remodeling team demonstrates each day. We are dedicated to leadership in marketplace ethics as our company continues to grow and thrive.”

Share the Spirit of the Season with Needy Children and Give to Our 11th Annual Toy Drive

December 7th, 2015
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tftsoldiersEach year we partner with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to help bring joy to needy children during the holiday season. We encourage your participation in our 11th Annual Toy Drive!

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 less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.

We are always excited to see the Toys for Tots boxes filling up with donations from our generous community. 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 18th and stop in to say hello!

Double Take: Pantone Names Two Colors – Rose Quartz and Serenity – as the 2016 Color of the Year

December 3rd, 2015
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pantone2016For the first time in its history, Pantone has chosen the blending of two shades – Rose Quartz and Serenity – as the PANTONE® Color of the Year.

Joined together Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute®.

Evolving perceptions of color association and gender influenced Pantone’s choice this year. With new generations less attached to traditional perceptions of gender and more open to equality, people are attracted to fluid ways to use color.

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.

Pantone_Color_of_the_Year_2016_shop_Pantone_Swatch_CardsRose Quartz and Serenity are ideal for communicating a sense of comforting calm in your whole home remodel, a respite from the everyday stresses of modern life. Pairing the hues enhances a sense of mindful balance. Rose Quartz and Serenity are perfect for textured accessories such as rugs, bedding, and throws. With their peaceful and airy qualities, we also see the colors as excellent choices for a tranquil master bathroom or bedroom.

Experimenting with color in your whole home remodel is one of the most artistic aspects of the design process. Our professional design team can help you discover the many possibilities for expressing yourself with color in your whole home remodel.

Home for the Holidays: Prepare Your Home for a Stress-Free Season

November 30th, 2015
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pecsarfrontDuring the holiday season we welcome more guests than usual into our homes. For a stress-free celebration of all the joy the holidays can bring, it helps to be prepared! Here are some ideas for getting a head start on the holidays for your home:

Warm Welcome
When guests arrive at your front door, you want to present a warm and inviting welcome. Make sure pathways are clean and clutter-free and that outdoor lights are on so guests can easily find your home and safely get to the front door. A beautiful wreath or potted flower arrangement on the front door communicates a festive spirit. Remove any clutter and personal items from the entryway and consider placing a glowing scented candle there to immediately set the holiday mood and create an appealing transition from the outdoors into your welcoming environment.

bkkitchenOrganized Kitchen
If you’re cooking or baking for holiday events, now is the time to do a deep clean in your kitchen, take an inventory of your supplies and refurbish any necessities. Try using “zones” to organize your supplies, such as placing your baking spices close by the baking pans, mixing bowls and measuring cups. Take stock of the holiday plates and platters you stored away last year and place them in an easy to reach spot. This is the ideal time to dispose of any clutter in your refrigerator, pantry and kitchen drawers. You’ll make it easier to find what you need while cooking and create extra space now for leftovers. Ample storage is never appreciated more than during the holidays! Our professional design team makes innovative storage a priority in each kitchen design we create for clients.

difiorepowderPowder Room Prep
A beautifully designed powder room will get a chance to shine during the holidays! A glistening clean room is the first priority and you’ll also want to have plenty of standard supplies, such as toilet paper and hand soap, placed where guests can easily find them. A small bouquet of fresh flowers and a scented candle are touches that give the powder room an extra holiday sparkle.

Take care of your home before guests arrive and you can truly relax and focus on the festivities! The ideal space to share special occasions with loved ones is one of the most rewarding benefits of a whole home remodel.