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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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JRC Wins Award for Residential Remodel

We are excited to announce that James River Construction is the 2018 winner of the Central Virginia NARI CotY residential interior remodel award! Each year, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) honors its stand-out members with the prestigious National Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award. These awards are given out by region and […]

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Wellborn + Wright Provides Reclaimed Architectural Surfaces for JRC Clients

We talk about a lot of design trends on this blog, but one of the biggest ones we’ve seen with our client base is the move toward reclaimed materials. Our clients are consistently more aware of and concerned about the history of the materials that go into their home’s construction or renovation. One of the […]

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Design Trends: Wallpaper Done Right

For the last decade or so, wallpaper took a home decor hit. As homeowners went for more modern, clean and neutral designs, wallpaper became the annoying thing that needed to be scraped off during renovation. Home design trends from the 80s and 90s mimicked Victorian style with lots of pattern, darker colors, and often overbearing […]

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Custom Range Hoods: Design Inspiration

Ventilate with style Good design is often in the unexpected. In the kitchen – a room full of necessary, utilitarian features, the most remarkable design details do double duty. Take for instance the metal range hood – a necessary piece of machinery and ductwork that funnels hot air, steam and smoke out of your kitchen. […]

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Luxury Laundry Rooms

Laundry doesn’t have to be a chore if you do it in a space with style. Recent design trends in laundry rooms have made washing and drying more delightful than previous generations ever could have imagined. This trend toward high-end finishes and appliances in a utilitarian space isn’t really that unusual. Consider the kitchen – […]

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Cabinetry Colors: Beyond the Pale

For the past several years the trend in home cabinetry has been fairly monochromatic. Nearly every kitchen renovation included white cabinetry and often light stone countertops and tile backsplashes. This is a clean, beautiful look and it holds up well over time, especially when more traditional hardware and tile are chosen. But this look just […]

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Outdoor Living Spaces – Start Now!

We may be experiencing snow day after snow day here in Virginia, but believe it or not, it’s the perfect time to start planning your outdoor oasis. If you’re considering building a deck, patio, porch, installing a pool or an outdoor kitchen – don’t wait until it’s already warm and you can’t wait to get […]

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2017 Lighting Design Trends

Lighting design is a rapidly changing industry with new trends appearing quicker than almost any other aspect of interior design. That being said, lighting is one things that can most easily date a home. Fortunately it is also one of the easiest things to update. If your home needs a refresh or you’re starting from […]

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Home Trends: Beautiful Banquettes

Banquette seating is nothing new. Built-in benches in an eat-in kitchen go back to mid-century designs, when families began actually eating inside the kitchen, rather than the formal dining room every night. But their popularity has been on the rise lately and in a higher-style way than we’ve seen in the past. New banquette designs […]

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