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Let the Outdoors in for Spring! Connecting with Outdoor Living in Your Whole Home Remodel

March 25th, 2014
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ljsSpring has arrived and it’s time to let the outside in! Creating unity between your indoor and outdoor spaces is an essential element of whole home remodels, particularly in San Diego. Here are some ways our professional designers have helped clients with creative ideas for indoor/outdoor living in their whole home remodels:

Anderson4Innovative Technology: The massive glass doors in the Contemporary California home above unify the interior with the private Zen courtyard. With the touch of a finger, the doors can be opened and closed and can be made more private by closing their built-in blinds.

Custom Sizes: In this modern kitchen, the window was custom designed in an extra long width to let more light into the space.

bairdImaginative Design: Accordion style doors with glass walls lead to the spacious deck of this contemporary home, creating an immediate connection with surrounding nature. Working with an experienced design team, you will discover how to embrace your home’s surroundings.

Indoor/outdoor living connects us with light, air and nature. Welcome spring’s arrival with these fresh ideas for your whole home remodel!

Toast to the Irish at Home! Add a Bar to Your Whole Home Remodel.

March 17th, 2014
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LoveBarAs you raise your glass this St. Patrick’s Day, reflect on how lovely ‘tis to have a bar in your own home for entertaining and special occasions. If you enjoy welcoming friends and family for gatherings and special occasions, a bar is a convenient and inspiring element of your whole home remodel. Consider the following when planning for a bar in your home:

How Will Your Guests Gather?
Consider where you would like to place your bar. Does the living area or the kitchen area make more sense? If you use an outdoor living area to entertain, you may want to plan your bar so there is both indoor and outdoor access. Also think about whether or not you want to accommodate seating.

OCBarStoring Libations and Accessories
A centerpiece bar requires excellent organization to keep your living area clutter-free when the bar is not in use. Working with a professional designer, envision which liquors and accessories you will likely use most often to plan the best storage and display methods.

Make it Memorable
A bar is one area of your whole home remodel where dazzle is always appropriate. When you are entertaining guests, your bar will be a conversation center; make it a conversation starter! Luxurious materials, atmospheric lighting and a welcoming layout set the stage for memorable design.

Our team of architects, designers and construction professionals can help you explore a compelling layout and discover the details of materials and textures that will make your home bar a showcase central gathering point.

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.

Creating a Soothing Sanctuary in Your Whole Home Remodel

February 28th, 2014
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bath1   A relaxing and luxurious master bathroom is an essential component in a whole home remodel. Our professional design team works with each client to develop the elements most desired to create a space that will feel right for your lifestyle.

Here are some of the design choices involved in creating a soothing sanctuary in your home:

Sumptuous Showers
Today’s showers are larger and more customized than ever before. The design of your shower starts with a choice of showerheads with a variety of functions from massage to misting. Custom body sprays make each shower a new experience. Digital controls allow each family member to have their own personal settings for the shower.

Relaxing Bathtubs
Think about where in your bathroom you most want to linger during a long, relaxing soak. If you have a view to take advantage of, a long bath is even more luxurious. Choose from free-standing or built-in bathtubs to suit your personal taste and the aesthetics of your home.

bath2Storage, Mirrors and Lighting
To keep your space serene, you will want to plan for maximized storage to minimize clutter. When you use your master bathroom to get ready for the day or an evening out, a distinct area with well-planned lighting and mirrors will help with a smooth and organized transition.

Soothing Materials and Colors
The color palette you select will be most satisfying if you base your choice on how you will most often use your master bath and which colors most appeal to you. Some respond to an energetic palette while others prefer more soothing tones. Carefully selected materials with interesting textures and surfaces make your master bath feel like a unique retreat from the ordinary demands of the day.

bath3There’s nothing like a personal spa at home to make every day life a little more pleasurable and energizing! When planning your whole home remodel, working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals makes the process enjoyable and stress-free.

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 III

January 29th, 2014
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This week is the final installment in our three part review of design and remodeling trends we see taking hold in 2014. If you are planning a whole home remodel, exploring trends is a fun way to expand your imagination when it comes to possibilities for home. Thoughtfully balancing trends with your own personal style and practical needs for your home is a creative task that a professional designer is trained to guide you through. Your designer will help you find ways to express your personal vision for your whole home remodel so that the final design is one that feels authentic and comfortable, enhancing your lifestyle in ways you may not have imagined.

Part III: 2014 Design and Remodeling Trends

Wallpaper
Today’s wallpaper offers limitless possibilities and personal customization is a growing trend. Wallpaper works in all kinds of spaces and for any style, from traditional to contemporary and all the variations in between.

Glitz and Glamour
Glitz and glamour are back with bling! All metallics have been making a comeback over the past few years and now they will be joined by glass, crystal and acrylic elements.

Color Contrast
Dark walls with white trim, enlivened with vibrant hues in furniture and accessories, will be a dramatic visual theme this year.

Barn Doors
Barn doors are available in an array of materials with interesting hardware and work in every environment from the ultra modern to the traditional. We continue to see them as popular elements in home design, from the weathered appearance of repurposed woods to the sleeker presentation of black, red or white painted wood.

Experimenting with trends adds personality and appeal to your whole home remodel. During the design build process, you can experience the creative thrill of working with a unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals to see your dreams for your home come to life.

See Part I here.

See Part II here.

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!

A Zen Start to the New Year: Creating Peaceful Spaces in Your Whole Home Remodel

January 3rd, 2014
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LJ2As the new year begins, many of us are looking for ways to create more meaning and peace in our lives. A whole home remodel that dramatically transforms your environment is one way to live with more serenity on a daily basis. Elements of your whole home design can be specifically planned to create areas ideal for alone time, quiet reflection and connection with nature.

For a whole home remodel in La Jolla Shores, the connection between the open space inside and the verdant space outside is one of the elements that create a sense of openness and calm in this modern dwelling. High ceilings, abundant lighting and an open floor plan set the stage for simple furnishings, interesting works of art and a compelling fireplace. In the home’s outdoor area, a long bench under a canopy of greenery invites peaceful lounging next to a trickling water feature.

LJ3If you’re interested in working with elements of Zen-inspired design for your whole home remodel, here are some concepts to keep in mind:

  • Focus on natural, earthy colors
  • Emphasize natural light
  • Keep furniture simple
  • Find a way to incorporate greenery and water elements into your design
  • Stay away from clutter for a more calming environment
  • Embrace simplicity, with an emphasis on balance and clean lines

LJ1A professional design team can help you find ways to express your unique style in the context of Zen-inspired simplicity. With the new year underway, now is the time to be inspired by the many ways a whole home remodel can transform your home and your lifestyle!

Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day! Raise a Glass to the French for this Festive Holiday.

November 21st, 2013
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bojo13_logoAt one past midnight on the third Thursday of each November, over a million cases of Beaujolais Nouveau begin their journey to Paris for shipment all over the globe. “Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrive!” – “The New Beaujolais has arrived!” is pronounced worldwide. According to a French law passed in 1985, Beaujolais Nouveau may not be released earlier than the third Thursday of November. The annual release has become an anticipated festive event.

WineCloset!Particularly for those who appreciate wine celebrations and enjoy entertaining, a place in the home dedicated to wine storage is both convenient and elegant. Many of our clients have added a wine closet or wine refrigerator to the design of their whole home remodels. Designs can be customized to suit any style of WineRefrigeratordécor from traditional to contemporary.

A glass of Beaujolais Nouveau on the 3rd Thursday of November has been said to convey good luck for the year to come. So open a bottle and enjoy. Á votre santé!