Blog - Rosie on the House

12 December 2018

When we picked 30th anniversary tools to sell on the Rosie EStore, we made sure to include a hammer from Estwing, pliers from Channellock, and all other tools from Stanley Black and Decker such as the tape measure, torpedo level, saw and hacksaw, utility knife, and a tool box....

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05 December 2018

Whatever part of Arizona you are in, some people are going to experience freezing temperatures. It is important to protect your pipes and your plumbing system in cold weather. It is especially important if you plan to be away from home for long periods of time...

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03 December 2018

If you’re interested in shopping for tools made in America, you might consider Channellock pliers. Not only are they made in America, they were invented here as well. You can buy a three-piece Channellock plier set from our E-store or you can buy them as part of a Rosie on the House tool box...

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03 December 2018

There is a lot of activity happening on your roof these days. With Christmas just a few short weeks away, now is the time to start hanging up holiday lights all around your home. Why not knock out two birds with one stone and also look for some telltale signs of a potential roof problem while you are up there? Here are a few things to look for while hanging your Christmas lights...

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27 November 2018

If you’re looking for a Christmas present for a do-it-yourselfer, one possibility is a hammer. Not just any hammer, but a quality one with a securely fastened handle actually shaped to fit a hand; one that will be the right size for the job...

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20 November 2018

If you've never bought a house before or you're looking for a new house, the film "The Money Pit" raises some red flags to watch for when house hunting – things that could lead to serious problems:...

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13 November 2018

You always need help when selling your house or buying a new one. If you've not been involved in house hunting before, here are the kinds of experts that can make your real estate transaction move more smoothly no matter your level of experience...

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06 November 2018

If you are looking for better home management, look no further. HomeZada is an online, digital home management program with a vision to provide the homeowner a valuable tool to manage their home and the assets and possessions in it. Here are questions that you might want answered...

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03 November 2018

There was so much to see and learn throughout the whole tour, it would take weeks to share it all, so we boiled it down to a few takeaways....

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29 October 2018

Thinking of buying a house or refinancing? The real estate and financial markets have been changing rapidly lately. Harold Perkins, president of the Galaxy Lending Group filled us in on what’s been happening and how that can affect your plans...

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23 October 2018

You want to repaint your home, but you’re worried about the color. Maybe you saw a house the other day that’s exactly the shade of gray you’re looking for or found inspiration for an interior room color. How can you find out what the color it is and how can you decide if it will look good on your walls or not?...

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16 October 2018

Once you’ve finally decided to repaint your house, whether inside or outside, you face the questions about what colors to choose. Should you go neutral or do you want to make a trendy statement? Do those little colored swatches really help you make a decision? Here are suggestions we received from some experts that might help in your search for a color...

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09 October 2018

You probably know already that it’s a tough job painting the exterior on the average desert home in Arizona and it's tough painting the interior as well. Here are some paint related items you'll want to consider before you dive in brush first...

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02 October 2018

If the outside of your house is looking shabby, you may be thinking about having it repainted. But like most homeowners you’re wondering about what paint to use...

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25 September 2018

If you really love the Arizona desert, you often want to capture the look of the desert in your own yard. But there might be concerns that have you puzzled. We talked to local landscapers and gathered their advice on desert landscaping...

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17 September 2018

Are you thinking of "remodeling" your second living room – A.K.A your backyard? Then you've probably considered new furniture, installing a fire pit, and maybe setting up a big-screen TV on the patio a well. Check out what else has changed about the outdoor living trend in Arizona over the years and gather ideas you may want to incorporate into your landscape remodel...

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05 September 2018

When your roof needs minor maintenance, major repair, or even a full replacement, you'll have to select a roofing contractor to provide the service. Not all contractors are equal: some are more experienced than others, and others are "manufacturer certified". Let's explore what it means to be a Manufacturer Certified Contractor...

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04 September 2018

This is the time of year when desert homeowners with grass lawns start worrying about getting rid of the Bermuda and trying to get the ryegrass to grow for Arizona’s cool season...Maybe like some of those homeowners, you’re wondering if artificial turf could be the answer for your yard instead. So, here's eight things you’d probably like to know about artificial grass and how it can perform in your yard...

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28 August 2018

In much of Arizona, as the weather cools, we’re getting ready for our second spring – a time to plant, landscape and launch a new beginning for our yards. Before you start, we’d suggest visiting some inspiring garden spots and beautiful wild landscapes which can found all over the state. We’ve listed at least eight here, including some well-known & some that may be new to you...

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21 August 2018

Water trapped under your house? It’s not a problem you’d expect to have in arid Arizona, but this water crisis is possible - sometimes due to a wetter than normal monsoon season... Luckily there is a solution...

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