A Second Home Office? Yes!

Do you feel like you’re in a new relationship - with your house? Working from home in the last year has created a whole new way of interacting with your surroundings. At J&J Construction, we’ve heard from so many homeowners who are seeing their house in a new way - and realizing that it’s time to make changes that will improve their daily lives. One fresh remodeling trend is an idea we love: Second home offices. It’s an idea rooted in practicality, but loaded with potential! As couples and families spend...

Celebrate Sunny Days With Succulents

We see you, Chicagoland! You’re getting your sunrooms ready for warm weather, you’re spending more time working on your screened porches, and you’re making great use of those new kitchen windows and work areas that we’ve added to your homes.  The wonderful thing about new spaces like a J&J sunroom or room addition is all the new windows - and windowsills. But - they can look a little empty, now that everything is getting so lush outside. We can design the perfect room for your home, but plants aren’t included -...

Sunroom Offices

Spending more time working remotely has changed up our thinking. It turns out that our home offices can be comfortable and customized - who knew? If you’ve been enjoying the change, let’s talk about moving your work area out into a sunroom. If you’re craving views, natural light, and a workspace that lets you have more than one teeny plant on your desk, it’s perfect. Sunrooms are a popular project with Chicagoland homeowners. They’re a great casual entertaining space, a light-filled retreat, and an all-purpose spot for a variety of activities. Now,...

Screened Porches and Sunrooms

One of the best things about warmer weather in Chicagoland? We’re going to have to say that it’s getting to spend time out on your screened porch or sunroom! Even when the weather isn’t quite perfect, these rooms let you enjoy the outdoors and natural light earlier and more often. Whether you have one now or are thinking about adding one to your home, we’ve assembled some of the best ideas on how to enjoy and prep your space in the Spring. Space for plants is a big bonus in sunrooms...

Temple Sunroom Project

What do you do when you live on a lake but don’t have a nice room to enjoy the view?  Well you add a beautiful new Sunroom of course.  Look at this amazing finished room for the Temple family.  They were referred to us by their friends the Emonds, who we happened to build a sunroom for a few years back. This large 400 sqft plus room has huge Pella sliding windows and doors, a tall beadboard vaulted ceiling, hand-scraped wood floors and a beautiful wrap-around TREX deck so they...