Meet Jockimo: A Decorative Architectural Glass Manufacturer

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James Moylan

Monday, June 21, 2021


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Here at Design Builders, with every project we seek to create unique, custom, high-end outdoor living spaces for our Virginia- or Maryland-based clientele. We don’t specialize in cookie-cutter designs; instead, we focus on one-of-a-kind builds and renovations. (See our portfolio here.) Because we’re in this particular niche, we’re always looking for exciting new design ideas. Maybe that’s using a familiar material in a new way, or perhaps it’s utilizing a material that’s unique in and of itself. Glass is one such exciting material, and today we’re shining a spotlight on Jockimo, a California-based designer and manufacturer of custom decorative architectural glass.

Is it a good idea to power wash your deck ?

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks in Virginia, Deck Tips, Deck Maintenance

James Moylan

Saturday, June 19, 2021


Reason Why It's Not A good Idea To Use A Power Washer on a Wood Deck or Composite Deck Regularly

Are you overwhelmed by the dirty state of your deck? Has a mysterious ‘gunk’ on the deck’s surface started to ruin your outdoor space’s once beautiful appearance? You might be tempted to resolve the issue by taking a power washer to your deck and aggressively spraying it down, but power washers can actually do more harm than good for most deck materials.

4 Glass Customization Options You Didn’t Know Were Possible

James Moylan

Monday, June 14, 2021

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One of the biggest benefits of working with architectural glass is how customizable it is. (In fact, we even did an entire piece about why glass is so compatible with the custom residential design market.) However, for all the possibilities afforded by glass, it’s still a somewhere niche material compared to other building options. That’s why we wanted to highlight some of these lesser-known options you have  for glass customization.

5 Design Benefits of Using Architectural Glass in Virginia or Maryland

James Moylan

Thursday, June 10, 2021

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With real estate taking off in Northern Virginia and Maryland right now, more and more homeowners are looking to renovate the houses they already have rather than attempt to jump into this market right now. If you’re looking to transform your Virginia or Maryland home and want to incorporate something a little more out of the box and unique, consider the advantages of designing with architectural glass.

What’s Possible with Custom Architectural Glass?

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James Moylan

Friday, June 04, 2021


Incorporating architectural glass into the outdoor living space of your Virginia or Maryland home can elevate the entire design. Glass is sleek, modern, and versatile, and when it comes to customization, it’s incredibly compatible. If your glass manufacturer has the technical expertise and experience, the sky is really the limit with this material.