Blog - Rosie on the House

19 March 2019

Arizona ranks #2 in the U.S. for drawing in baby-boomers, according to the Census data. Today’s homeowners are more active than ever and determined to stay in their home as they enjoy retirement. We all crave our independence, and in most instances a minor remodel of our home can make that independence possible...

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12 March 2019

We asked an Arizona energy and building expert – John Wesley Miller of Tucson – to suggest eight sensible ideas for making an existing house more sustainable. As an award-winning builder and solar pioneer, Miller has been a national leader in energy conservation and green building ideas. He also champions the concept of "universal accessibility" – building homes that are creatively designed to be user-friendly and comfortable for all...

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07 March 2019

When we set out to make our custom tool box, we didn't think it would be easy, and we were right!...

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05 March 2019

If you’re planning to do remodeling for an aging relative or friend, their budget for changes may be too limited to take on huge projects, but there are important changes you can add to your home or theirs to improve safety and make life easier. Most of these ideas are either do-it-yourself projects or improvements a handyman can do...

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26 February 2019

Someone in the family is getting older and needs a new place to live. So like many homeowners you wonder if you'll need to remodel a little in order to provide space for your favorite grandmother and/or grandfather or perhaps your parents or other relatives need some assistance. For starters, you may need to provide handicapped access throughout the house...

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19 February 2019

When your pipes get clogged or you spring a serious water leak, there's nothing quite like that feeling of relief when a plumber rings your doorbell. However, there are lots of problems with pipes clogging up that can be prevented before they start, plumbers tell us. If you avoid certain practices, you can save yourself a lot of problems and frustration...

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12 February 2019

When Arizona homeowners remodel their kitchens and bathrooms, it's because they want an updated space with the newest, quality features and fixtures. We researched and gathered the latest plumbing trends for kitchen and bathroom so you don't have to...

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05 February 2019

You rarely think about the pipes supplying fresh water to your house and carrying sewage and wastewater away. However, the age and condition of your pipes might keep you awake at night, or cause you a great deal of stress and expense should something go wrong. Here are some key facts about plumbing in Arizona homes and what you can do to care for it......

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29 January 2019

It always seems to happen at the worst possible moment. It's late at night, you hear water trickling and discover it's coming out of your water heater. It looks like the leak could flood the garage or worse yet, perhaps a closet or storage area inside the house. Once the problem is fixed, how do you avoid a crisis like that in the future? We came up with key questions and answers about heating water in your home that'll help you in the future...

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22 January 2019

Odds are, you've probably done some type of successful DIY projects before, and now you're taking a look at your flooring next. Perhaps your project is a not as extensive such as adding accent tile around an outdoor kitchen or a backsplash; or maybe you've just always yearned to try laying tile. We asked Joe Fortuna, owner of Mexican Tile and Stone in Phoenix and Tucson, for his suggestions on starter projects and for tips on making jobs go smoothly...

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15 January 2019

Old dusty chandeliers and other aging light fixtures can make your home look tired and outdated. They can also waste electricity if you're still using incandescent bulbs. Here are some tips and advice on how to replace old fixtures and perhaps make the switch toward using energy saving LED lighting...

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08 January 2019

In the realm of home improvement, there are a multitude of tasks that can be done to improve the overall feel of your home, both big and small. However, sometimes these jobs can be glossed over, maybe the complexity of said task is daunting, or there are so many small fixes you don't know where to even begin, perhaps you simply just do not have the time. Fret no longer, this week at Rosie On The House we cover different Do It Yourself jobs that can be completed in a weekend, or even a single day!...

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03 January 2019

Radon, a naturally occurring gas found all over the country, and the world. A substance, which if you are unfamiliar with, can be potentially hazardous to anyone in your household. Join Rosie Certified Partner Arizona Foundation Solutions this week as they show us what Radon is, why it is dangerous, and how to keep you and your loved ones safe!...

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01 January 2019

We are all familiar with that dreaded feeling, discovering a puddle on the floor, sagging or swollen drywall, something is leaking and by the time you've spotted it the damage is done. Join us this week as we explore how to prevent leaks from happening, keeping your home dry, and the homeowner happy!...

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25 December 2018

Here at Rosie On The House, we pride ourselves on creating relative and informative content for all of those who are interested in learning more about all things Home Improvement. Join us as we revisit the best blog posts from Rosie On The House 2018. Covering subjects ranging from whether you should replace your AC, to how to handle common urban pests here in AZ. This is the Best Of Rosie On The House according to you, the Homeowner!...

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18 December 2018

Organization, a simple word on its own yet in reality it can be a task that seems insurmountable to some. This week we cover how to get your toolbox modernized, organized, and ready for use at a moments notice! So if even being near your toolbox is enough to cause you grief, be sure to check this out!...

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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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