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Gather Round the Table: A Dining Space for Your Whole Home Remodel

September 19th, 2014
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Pecsar1Sharing a meal at home is a time-honored ritual that brings family and friends closer together. When you are planning your whole home remodel, consider how you would like to gather around the table for meals. Here are a few ideas to keep in mind:

Create a Mood
Unlike other rooms in your home, a dining area is typically used for one purpose only, serving and eating meals. What mood do you want this space to have? Are you looking for something intimate and elegant or something more formal and traditional? Start with an idea of how you want the room to feel.

maglaquePlan Space
How will the dining area integrate with the rest of your space? If you are planning on an open layout for your home, rather than a separate dining room, the dining area needs to work visually within the space while also being distinctly defined. This can be accomplished with ceiling treatments, such as soffits, or with window placement, color transitions, flooring transitions, and many other options. Working with a professional designer, you will discover which ideas are most appealing to you.

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Deciding on a focal point and defining style for your dining area helps make the room memorable and unique. A focal point could be artwork, a dramatic light fixture, or a striking piece of furniture. Will your dining room style be traditional, modern, transitional, or some combination of styles? Choose the right furniture and accessories to communicate your vision with the help of a design expert.

Sharing meals in your home is a simple joy that makes a big difference in how much you enjoy your space. The dining area in your whole home remodel can add wonderful rituals and memories to your lifestyle with the help of an experienced team.

What Hue are You? How to Choose and Use Color for Your Kitchen or Bath in Your Whole Home Remodel

September 12th, 2014
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pascalWhile experimenting with a palette is one of the most exciting phases of the creative design process, the number of options and combinations involved can make color selection in your new space seem daunting. Where do I start? Which colors go with each other? Are there certain colors that make more sense for the kitchen or bathroom in my whole home remodel? These are just a few of the questions we answer below.

The Big Picture
Before you start choosing color for your kitchen or bathroom, it’s important to envision the whole room. Keep in mind that color is on all the materials you choose for your space (not just the walls or tile). The combination of these elements will create a composition.

raynesThe Mood
Color has a strong influence on mood. Determining the feeling you want in your home is an essential first step in choosing colors. Consider if you want a light and airy feel, or a more intimate enclosed space, which may have darker tones. Remember that cabinetry is a significant design element in a kitchen or bath and will be one of the most important sources of color in the room.

The Details
After determining the visual feeling you want to create, select your countertop material and color: granite, wood, quartz, tile, etc. For a bathroom, you may want to select the tile style and color before your countertop, since tile is an important design statement in the room. Then choose your flooring, and finally the wall treatment, which should be in a hue that unifies all the different colors in the room. If you are daring about color, experiment with unconventional shades on permanent pieces, such as countertops, tiles and appliances or fixtures. If you want to take a more cautious route, first try playing with color in places where it can easily be changed, such as walls, art and accessories.

perryYour Individual Style
It’s helpful to understand your personal relationship to color before you start choosing colors for a room. One client tells us how much she enjoys waking up in the morning to her apple green kitchen countertops. While that color wouldn’t work for everyone, it makes her happy and invigorates her for the busy day to come!

Color inspires the imagination and brings distinct character to your home. Working with professional designers who have years of experience in creating successful color palettes, you can experiment with what works best for the kitchen or bath in your whole home remodel.

Beautiful Lights for Shorter Days: Lighting Fixtures for Your Whole Home Remodel

August 29th, 2014
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With Labor Day’s arrival, it starts to feel more like autumn even though summer doesn’t officially end until September 22nd. As days get shorter and natural light in your home decreases, it’s a perfect time to consider imaginative lighting choices for your whole home remodel. Here are some of our favorite ideas:

Lighting as Art

This stunning lighting fixture in the kitchen above was custom designed for a couple who love and collect art and have filled their home with their collection. They wanted their kitchen to reflect their love of art.

wellsLighting as Style
Period lighting and vintage lighting bring character to your home. This bedroom’s color scheme was inspired by the clients’ treasured vintage lamp from a company in NYC that specializes in industrial vintage pieces.

MaglaqueLighting as Definition
Define areas of your home with lighting, particularly when your space is designed with an open plan. In this home with an expansive open layout, the family room, dining area and kitchen are each given a sense of place with careful lighting choices.

Lighting as MoodLoveAlv
The type and placement of lighting in a home is an essential element of planning that all professional designers carefully consider during the process of creating your new home environment. The glittering chandelier above the dining area in this home for a couple that loves to entertain promises elegant dinner parties with fascinating conversation.

Lighting awakens, inspires and relaxes us. Working with a professional team of designers, you will discover many ways to illuminate your style during your whole home remodel.

Five Elements of a Fantastic Family Room in Your Whole Home Remodel

August 22nd, 2014
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familyroom2With the demanding schedules of today’s households, it can sometimes seem difficult to get everyone together in one place. A comfortable family room where family and friends can easily gather together for board games, movie nights, and sporting events inspires quality time with those we love. Here are five ideas to make the family room in your whole home remodel shine:

1. Space Planning that Promotes Togetherness
Working with a professional design team, you will discover ways to place furniture, accessories and lighting to inspire conversation and promote shared activities.

2. Decide on a Focal Point
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Whether it’s a fireplace, a large screen TV, a colorful piece of art, or stunning views, one focal point in a room helps the whole room design pop with personality and style.

3. Organized Storage
A good family room design includes practical storage for entertainment center accessories, books, toys, and games. Keeping the area clutter-free makes the space feel more welcoming and relaxing.

4. Integrated Design
With the emphasis on open layouts in today’s home design, many family rooms are open to the kitchen and living area of the home. If this is the case in your house, it’s important to work with a professional design team to ensure that your family room integrates with the rest of your home while also establishing a distinct, comfortable area for family time.

familyroom35. Lighting
An emphasis on natural light and connection to your home’s surroundings brings comfort to the family room. Also consider task-oriented lighting for reading and playing games.

A family room in your whole home remodel is a delightful space to share activities with family and friends. Working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you can create a memorable space for spending time with those you love.

 

Inspiration for Living: Asian-Influenced Design in Your Whole Home Remodel

June 21st, 2014
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powder1Our designers are seeing increased interest in Asian-inspired themes for whole home remodels, kitchen design and custom bathroom design. Sometimes thought of as “Zen” design, Asian-inspired design celebrates simplicity, clean lines, sophisticated color choices and elements of nature. If you have been inspired by Asian-influenced designs during your travels or while collecting art and would like to express your affinity for Asian themes in your home, our professional designers can help you with design decisions that makes sense for the function and aesthetics of your home. Here are some elements of Asian-inspired design to consider:

Visual Cues:
The levered lighting, Shoji-style vanity doors, and rustic mirror in the nationally award-winning powder room shown above immediately signal an appreciation for Asian materials and shapes, further defined by the dramatic dark glitter of the tile wall.

difioreFunctionality:
The unfolding Shoji-style door in this bathroom establishes an Asian-influence that is at once tranquil, visually appealing and functional. Clean, simple lines and tiles carefully placed to evoke peaceful rainfall are inspired by Asian design.

Natural Materials:
In this Rustic Zen kitchen, the gleaming backsplash of black granite creates a subtle impression of falling water while natural stacked stone surrounds the ovens. These sophisticated design choices pay tribute to the Asian-influenced tradition hollandof incorporating elements of water and earth into home design.

Finding creative ways to express your personal style is one of the most enjoyable aspects of your whole home remodel. Working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you can discover inspiration from all over the world and bring it home to your own environment!

Designing with Color for Your Whole Home Remodel

June 9th, 2014
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PerryLRColor imbues a whole home remodel with style, emotion and character. Choosing colors for your home can sometimes feel intimidating or overwhelming. Working with a team of professional designers, you can draw on their expertise and engage in the creative process while exploring color options that work for you. Here are some ways to experiment with color in your whole home remodel:

Inspiration Point
If you’re not sure what colors you want to live with in your whole home remodel, our designers will help you discover inspiration in unexpected places. The exciting hues in a whole home remodel we recently completed for a young couple were inspired by the first painting they bought for their baby daughter.

PerryBRStart Small
When you are hesitant about using bold color or not sure how much you will like a certain shade, starting with just one wall or even a smaller room, such as a powder room or master bathroom, is a smart way to experiment.

Balanced Foundation
Grounding bright colors with solid neutrals is essential to avoid a circus-style look with a cacophony of competing colors. Whites, grays and earth tones can all work as a neutral balance in a room. The gray marmoleum floor in this whole home remodel unifies a design with an array of vivid colors.

PeryDRIf you are inspired to use unexpected color in your whole home remodel, working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals helps guide you through a process of discovery. Professional designers can help you find the color families and hues that best express your personal style.

Design Details: Decorative Tile in Your Whole Home Remodel

March 11th, 2014
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TileStairsThe intricate details of a whole home remodel distinguish your home with character and beauty. Our professional design team has developed sources for many unique design elements to help you achieve your personal vision for your home, including an array of tile. Over the years, we have experimented with innovative uses for tile in a myriad of materials, colors, sizes and patterns.

Here are some interesting ways we have used tile in whole home remodels:

Custom Tile in Unexpected Places: The intricate custom designed stairs shown here were inspired by the client’s travels around the globe. Each pattern and color represents a fondly remembered destination. The client and designer reviewed hundreds of hand-painted tile patterns and tested dozens of combinations to achieve a functional work of art for the home. Stairs are just one example of unexpected places in a whole home remodel where tile can be used to make a vivid impression.

FireplaceMetallic and Glass Tile: Metallic and glass tiles create a warm, hypnotic glow that subtly intrigues or powerfully dazzles depending on where and how they are used. We have explored metallic tile in several areas, including powder rooms and as an element of kitchen backsplashes. This fireplace backsplash was created from a mosaic of iridescent glass tile placed meticulously by hand.

SinkTileHand-painted Tile: Because of our San Diego location, we have designed several historic homes with Spanish-influenced origins. Our designers have diligently restored bathrooms and kitchens to their original glory with hand-painted tile work that enhances its historical surroundings. This closeup shows detail of tile work in the master bathroom of an early 1900’s Spanish Revival home where we created several intricate patterns of tile in a visual theme that was carried throughout the home.

If you are inspired to experiment with tile as a design element in your whole home remodel, our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals can guide you to imaginative choices for any room in your house.

Make Your Whole Home Remodel Chic and Cozy with Fabulous “Fur”niture

February 21st, 2014
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2cdf24aed404b18fb4b4d49f487f0debOur design team has noticed a renewed interest in fur accents on furniture and home accessories. Fur shows up in every environment but is particularly popular in modern and contemporary designs where its warmth softens spare spaces.

Here are some ways to experiment with fur in your whole home remodel:

Fur Throws
This is the place to start if you’re a little hesitant about decorating with fur. Choose a place in your living area for one large, dramatic piece to casually throw over a chair or sofa.

Fur Blankets
Fur is both romantic and practical in the bedroom. Drape a large fur blanket on your bed for instant glamour.

“Fur”niture
Fur is a stylish accent to chairs and other seating throughout the home, even in the office. We’ve seen it on chairs, stools and chaise lounges.

For inspiration about decorating with fur, visit Jackson Design and Remodeling on Pinterest and see some of the photos we have gathered on our Fabulous “Fur”niture board! Our professional design team works with each client individually to discover interests and explore new trends as we design and build whole home remodels for every style.

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!