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After Dark: Lighting Your Outdoor Living Space

navarra2A truly exceptional outdoor living space is designed to welcome guests day or night. Thoughtfully planned lighting is essential when you’re entertaining during the evening outside. A professional design team understands the importance of lighting and can help you consider the details when you’re planning an outdoor living space for your whole home remodel.

himmelIn the expansive space shown above, used often at night to entertain large groups, the lighting was planned for task, mood and accent. Layers of lighting create a magical sense of drama that can be adjusted throughout the evening.

Wall sconces, such as those surrounding this appealing outdoor space with a pool, offer flexible illumination of overall space and help to delineate one area from another. Uplighting elements defines architectural details. Artfully placed lighting navarra1emphasizes design and materials, such as the rustic beauty of the bar’s stone in this outdoor kitchen. Outdoor kitchens and eating areas require levels of task lighting to ensure safety and comfort.

Lighting can be designed with a smart system you can easily control as the sun sets and the stars arrive. Working with our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, your outdoor living space can be a beautiful oasis at all hours.

Taxing Weekend? An Appealing Home Office Makes Work More Enjoyable

April 15th, 2016
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hinrichThe tax deadline on Monday means some of us will be working at home over the weekend. If you have a well-designed home office, any task is more efficient and less stressful. Here are some ideas to add to the to-do list for your home office:

Plan Strategy
How will you most often use your office at home? Do you tend to spend most of your time online? Will clients be visiting? How much storage do you need for files and supplies? Do you need another work surface in addition to your desk? When you address these questions with a team of professional designers at the beginning of the design process, you can develop a design strategy that works best for you and your work patterns.

murphyreadingPromote Efficiency
Natural light is essential for productive and efficient workdays, while layers of lighting inside cover the hours after daylight. Carefully designed lighting will help you avoid fatigue and feel energized and focused on your work. Consider your workflow and where items should be placed; in an office that tends to be smaller than other rooms in your home, smart space planning is critical.

plofficeEncourage Teamwork
Your home office should work well with others when it comes to the overall design of your home. With thoughtful design, your home office can feel personal and inspirational to you while still integrating with the design in the rest of your home.

With more of us working at home than ever before, home offices have become an important element of planning a whole home remodel. Collaborating with our unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals, you can have an appealing space that makes your daily tasks more productive and enjoyable.

Welcome Spring with Indoor/Outdoor Living in Your Whole Home Remodel

March 18th, 2016
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outdoordiningSpring arrives this weekend, fresh with inspiration to start anew. When you’re planning a whole home remodel, integrating indoor/outdoor space (one of our design team’s Top 2016 Design Trends) is a decision that expands your home’s living space and enhances your lifestyle. Here are some ideas to explore:

Smart Space Planning
How will you most often use your space and which elements are most important? Indoor/outdoor living for entertaining large groups will be planned differently than space designed for quiet retreats or small family gatherings. The number of people who will typically congregate in the space determines the ideal size. A professional designer can help you visualize your dream for your home.

navarraeveningNight and Day Entertaining
When you love to entertain, easy navigation between your interior and exterior is essential. You’ll also want to plan your design to accommodate both daytime and nighttime events by considering shade elements, water features, lighting, and heat sources such as an outdoor fireplace or fire pit.

wellsoutdoorChoose a Focal Point
Whether your focal point is an outdoor kitchen, a garden, or a deck with a view, choosing a focal point for your outdoor space creates a more appealing and welcoming design. Working with a professional designer, you can explore the possibilities for your particular space.

Connecting with nature calms the mind and is good for overall health and wellness. A thoughtfully designed outdoor space for your whole home remodel adds luxurious relaxation and pleasure to your home. Our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals can help you create your own unique vision for an outdoor living space that makes the most of San Diego living.

A Greener Home: Sustainable Design for Your Whole Home Remodel

March 16th, 2016
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bird1As we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and all things green this week, we’re taking a look at some of the elements that encompass green homes and sustainable design. Our design team named sustainable design as one of their Top 2016 Design and Remodeling trends. If you’re interested in integrating green and sustainable design in your whole home remodel, here are some ideas to keep in mind.

lee2Green building strategies help to preserve the environment for future generations and make life in your home more comfortable and healthy today. Sustainable and green design principles can be incorporated into any style of whole home remodel, from traditional to ultra-modern.

Green Design:

  • Conserves natural resources.
  • Uses water and energy wisely for long-term savings.
  • Uses healthy products and incorporates sustainable materials.
  • Improves indoor environmental quality.
  • Builds high quality, durable structures.
  • Reduces and recycles construction and demolition waste.
  • Facilitates ease of responsible use and maintenance.
  • Creates livable, vibrant communities.

Sustainable design and green design share many of the same qualities and are often used interchangeably. Sustainable design can be distinguished by features such as:

  • bird3Simple, site-specific design that integrates with its natural surroundings.
  • Reused, recycled, and long life building materials.
  • Recycled, upcycled and vintage pieces integrated in interiors.

A green, sustainable home creates a sense of connection with your natural surroundings, your community, and the world. Our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals is committed to helping you create your dream green home. Whether you want to integrate green features incrementally, or as the primary focus of your whole home remodel, we can help.

Color Your Mood: The Psychology of Color Theory in Your Whole Home Remodel

March 4th, 2016
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greencolorEverything in your whole home remodel has a color and every human being has a deep emotional response to color, conscious or subconscious. When you’re working with a professional designer, it’s important to understand the psychology of color theory as you make decisions about your home. Color theory is composed of practical guidance about color mixing and the visual effects of color combinations. While each individual will have a unique response to color, here are some of the emotions different hues typically inspire:

Red: Energy, passion, action, daring, ambition, determination. Red is a good color for a dining room to stimulate conversation and liveliness.

Orange: Heat, joy, social communication, optimism. Orange is best used as an orangecoloraccent color or in a room like a home office where you want to inspire creativity.

Yellow: Joy, intellect, optimism, cheerfulness, friendliness. There’s nothing like yellow to communicate happiness and welcome in any room. Yellow is the easiest color to get wrong; tone down the yellow you are attracted to by a couple of shades.

Blue: Peace, trust, tranquility, loyalty, confidence, integrity. Cool and calming, blue works well everywhere but particularly in bathrooms and bedrooms.

Green: Life, balance, growth, harmony, healing, safety. Like blue, green works in almost any room in your home, particularly in spaces where you want to promote a feeling of nurturing peacefulness.

yellowcolorPurple: Imagination, royalty, wisdom, creativity, magic. The favorite color of 75% of children, purple can be great for a kid’s bedroom or playroom. It also communicates drama and sophistication for any room in the home.

Pink: Romance, love, nurturing, sensitivity, compassion. Not just for little girl’s rooms, pink is a creative shade for any space where you want to elicit calm.

White: Freshness, purity, simplicity, light, cleanliness. White is used throughout homes to emphasize a sense of openness and clarity.

Black: Sophistication, mystery, power, formality. With careful consideration, black in small doses can be used in interesting ways, such as kitchen cabinets or appliances, on floors, or in high gloss shelving and other accessories.

When you work with a unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals for your whole home remodel, choosing colors is one of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of the design build process. Blending personal preferences with the science of color theory and the expert guidance of a personal designer for your space helps you discover the hues that best express your style!

Tubs for Two: Master Bathrooms with Luxurious Bathtubs

February 12th, 2016
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currybathWhether you’re sharing it with your sweetheart or getting ready for a night on the town with your Valentine, a bath in a luxurious master bathroom is an experience that makes you love your home even more. Spa-like master bathrooms bring daily energy and relaxation to your lifestyle. If you appreciate a long bath as much as a long shower, here is some inspiration for the master bathroom design in your whole home remodel:

Keep your privacy while letting in light.
In this bathroom inspired by Zen principles of simplicity and tranquility, windows let in ample natural light but are placed high on the wall for privacy.

1DevicoMB (1)Create a space with a bath at center stage.
In this spa-like sanctuary, the decision to center the bath in the room and choose a distinct oval shape conveys a sense of drama, emphasized by elegant chandelier lighting.

Make a sanctuary to share.
In this Modern Farmhouse master bathroom, a Victoria Albert Tolouse Tub is perfectly positioned by new windows for fresh air and abundant natural light. The graceful free-standing tub can easily hold two people. A heated towel rack awaits after long, luxurious baths.

bkbathThe master bathroom in your whole home remodel can be a serene and comforting space to share. Our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals will inspire your affection for your home with ideas that are the ideal match for your lifestyle.

Kickoff Style with a Winning Family Room in Your Whole Home Remodel

February 5th, 2016
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hausfamilyroomPlanning on a party this weekend to celebrate Super Bowl 50? A fabulous family room makes special celebrations more comfortable and memorable. If you’re planning on a family room for your whole home remodel, here are some ideas to take your style into the end zone!

Space Planning for Your Lifestyle
A winning design starts with giving thought to how you and your family will most 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. Working with a professional design team, you will explore all of the possibilities and define what’s right for you.

hinrichfamilyFurniture and Accessories
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.

himmelfamilyOrganized Storage
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 with the gang or enjoying classic movie night, a family room in your whole home remodel is a place to feel informal and at ease. Working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals, you can create a memorable space that makes sense for your family’s lifestyle today.

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.