“I’ve always loved designing and building with natural materials,” says James Justice, Owner and Founder of Architectural Justice. “I find inspiration from nature, architecture, traveling, antiquities. Inspiration can come from so many places and combining all of these experiences drives many of our designs.”
Architectural Justice has been serving the greater Cleveland area with design and remodeling services for over 30 years. Justice first began his design career building cabinetry and working on home additions. As the work grew into larger projects, Justice began to pursue the granite business, which is now the mainstay of Architectural Justice.
The Architectural Justice showroom, located in Medina, just two miles south of Route 303 on Pearl Road, is housed in a barn with a history that traces back to the early 1900’s. Originally known as Longview Farms, the barn is now a chic, one-of-a-kind showroom featuring about 20,000 feet with various vignettes and material selections for interiors.
“Our showroom is really something I’m proud of,” says Justice. “Within the space we are able to showcase a large variety of remodeling products including cabinetry, flooring, tile, architectural metals, cast stone products, custom millwork, hardware, appliances, plus furniture and home decor. Outside of the showroom we have one of the largest selections of granite, marble, and natural stone in our area. In addition to all the product we have to offer, we have on-site artisan workshops which include granite and stone fabrication, custom cabinetry, furniture and millwork, architectural metal design and fabrication, cast stone fabrication, as well as design and remodeling services.”
Architectural Justice is one of the largest stocking stone fabricators in NE Ohio, with over 3,000 slabs of natural stone on-site plus over 100 selections of quartz in the showroom. The beauty of these natural stone options, Justice explains, cannot be beat.
“Each slab has a one of a kind pattern and is available in a countless array of colors, patterns and textures. Granite is one of the hardest dimensional stone types and is scratch resistant and heat resistant up to 480 degrees. It is easy to maintain with mild household cleaners and can be easily sealed by the consumer. Along with granite we also stock marble, onyx, travertine, soapstone, and quartz.”
Along with the showroom and on-site granite yard and workshops, Architectural Justice also has another valuable resource: designers and artisans. With a team of experts dedicated to design and functionality, each project is unique. Lately, though, Justice has noted a trend toward homeowners pursuing options conducive to entertaining.
“More and more people enjoy entertaining at home, so we have seen trends lending itself to these areas which might include wine rooms, media rooms and open concept design,” says Justice. “With respect to certain materials, painted cabinetry is popular, primarily in whites and various shades of greys and taupes. Classic stone choices like granite and marble also remain popular as well as distressed, engineered woods for flooring. In bathrooms, attaining a spa-like feel is a trend that remains and will be here to stay.”
For first-time renovators, Justice recommends conducting planning, research and budgeting prior to committing to your project. Media platforms, such as Pinterest and Houzz, are good reference tools for visualizing how particular interior trends look together. Justice warns that though it is easy to dream big, one should be realistic with their wants and needs. remove this line.
“The more you educate yourself on the job at hand the more prepared you will be when it comes time to make the tough decisions. Utilizing three dimensional drawings, especially on large projects is also very helpful to envision the space prior to build-out.”
Currently, Architectural Justice is expanding to include a satellite store in Strongsville, which will include a gallery, cafe and a demonstration kitchen. The gallery will be a collection of distinctive furnishings and home goods along with some custom items crafted by Architectural Justice artisans in Medina.
Architectural Justice is located at 2462 Pearl Road in Medina. To learn more, visit ArchitecturalJustice.com or call 330.225.6000.