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Stand Alone Structures: Guest Houses

Everyone wants to be a good host or hostess when welcoming house guests, and a luxurious guest suite is a great way to do that. But for large groups or long-term stays, sometimes having everyone in one house can be a bit much. If hosting is something you do often and take seriously, and if […]

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Add On or Build New? How to Create a Home That Works Perfectly for You.

Are you bursting at the seams of your current house? Maybe there’s a new baby on the way, or the kids finally need their own rooms. Or maybe you’ve just always wanted more space to relax, work out, or build your dream bar. Regardless of the reason, if you’re unhappy with your current home, you’ve […]

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Stand Alone Structures: Home Away From Home Office

Tiny houses are definitely having a moment in home design, with many people dramatically downsizing in order to live more simply. However, for most of us, compacting our life into a few hundred square feet isn’t really possible or even desirable. But that doesn’t mean that a smaller, stand alone structure is entirely out of […]

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Renovation vs. Remodel

Renovation and remodel are often used interchangeably, but the truth is that the terms mean two very different things, and knowing which is which can help you determine the right home contractor and other experts you may need for the job. What is a renovation? A renovation upgrades, improves and/or repairs issues in an existing […]

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2020 Kitchen Trends

Building a new construction home or remodeling an existing home’s kitchen? Here are a few of the latest kitchen trends we’ve been seeing with our own custom construction and renovation projects. Matte Black and Brass Fixtures and Hardware Brushed nickel finishes have had serious staying power over the last decade, and it certainly remains a […]

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2020 Color Trends: Bold Blues and Pretty Pastels 

You may have heard that Pantone’s color of the year for 2020 is “Classic Blue” (or PANTONE 19-4052 if you want to get specific) but what does that mean for interior design and home trends? Image Credit: Pantone Pantone says Classic Blue is “instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire […]

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The Modern Farmhouse: Elevating a Popular Design Trend

Farmhouse design has had a huge moment lately. Thanks to high-profile designers like Joanna Gaines, reclaimed wood and shiplap seem to be here to stay for awhile. For the most part, this look can be described as “cute,” but recently we had clients come to one of our trade partners, Jennifer Radakovic Design, with a […]

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Design Trend: Incorporating the Contemporary 

Contemporary Design can be hard to nail down. By nature and name it is the design that is currently being created, so having a broad or high level perspective on it can be difficult. Add to this difficulty that contemporary is often confused with “modern” design, which actually refers to a specific architectural period that […]

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JRC Wins HBAR RARE Award for Whole Home Remodel

Last month we were honored to receive the Home Building Association of Richmond (HBAR) inaugural “RARE Award” for Best Whole House Renovation and Best Team Project, in collaboration with Dana McKenna Designs.  The HBAR RARE (Richmond Awards for Remodeling Excellence) celebration was held on November 14th at the Triple Cross Brewery. The main purpose of […]

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Employee Spotlight: Ann Gooch

If you’ve ever worked with James River Construction and enjoyed the process that may be because of employees like Ann Gooch. As our production and marketing account executive, Ann’s days are spent working on process enhancements, streamlining every step to be easier and more pleasant for our clients and our staff. With years of background […]

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