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Luxuriate in the Long Weekend: Outdoor Living Space for Your Whole Home Remodel

The first long weekend of the summer is here, a time when we truly appreciate having a welcoming outdoor living space for relaxing and entertaining. If you’re considering enhancing your whole home remodel with expanded outdoor space, here are a few ideas to keep in mind:

Maximize Your Space
weekend1The more planning in the beginning of a design, the smoother the process, and the more satisfying the result. Give some thought to how you will most often use your outdoor space. Our professional designers help you determine the elements and functionality you need to arrive at the most effective layout.

weekend2Balance: Inside and Out
The visuals of your interior and your outdoor space should make sense together while retaining some individuality. You’ll also want an easy navigation between inside and outside, especially when entertaining.

Shelter from the Elements
To use your outdoor living space as much as possible, it’s essential to provide some shelter from sun, shade, and rain, either architecturally weekend3or with accessories. Also think about a fire pit or fireplace, a welcome addition on chilly nights.

An expansive, well-designed outdoor living space is the ultimate in San Diego living. Working with our unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals, you can arrive at an appealing design for outdoor living in your whole home remodel that will make you wish every weekend is a long one!

Open to Possibilities: Try Open Shelving in Your Whole Home Remodel

jdrblog1Open shelving continues to be a strong trend in design. The appealing combination of personalization and easy access makes this choice enduringly popular. Here are some ideas if you’d like to experiment with open shelving in your whole home remodel:

Personalize Your Space
Your space is more comfortable and memorable when your individual interests and tastes are on display. From cute knick-knacks to treasured collectibles, open shelving puts a personal imprint on your space.

jdrblog3Find and Reach with Ease
Not just for display, open shelving can be highly functional as well. Plates and serving bowls, tools and gadgets are all easier to find when stored on open shelving, making it faster and easier to find what you need or get work done.

Show What You Love
Rare vintage dinnerware, handmade pottery, or family photos, your collections become an artistic element when jdrblog2you display them on open shelving.

When you’re open to new ideas, our unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals will help you explore the many possibilities for bringing your unique personal vision to life in your whole home remodel.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.