Blog - Rosie on the House

03 December 2019

Daydreaming about buying your very own cabin? Somewhere at 6,000 feet where the highs are in the 80s in summer and the lows are in the 50s? Just a small place, not too expensive? Here are some important questions to ask if you have been bitten by the cabin bug...

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26 November 2019

Imagine returning home each day to a space that invites you in and encourages you to relax, leaving the day behind! This is an outdoor space full of fresh air, comfortable seating, just the right amount of light and perhaps a block fireplace. It is an attractive space with beautiful interlocking pavers and colors that reflect the beauty of the desert. In the Arizona desert it is possible to create this special place right in your very own backyard!...

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19 November 2019

So you live in Arizona and want to turn your home into a ranch-style house. Seems easy. Tack on some western décor and voila you have a ranch house! Sorry folks, that’s not how it works. Ranch-style is not themed décor; it’s an architectural style. Unless you change the floor plan and roofline of your current house, you cannot have an authentic ranch-style home...

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12 November 2019

The 70s brought us Avocado Green, Harvest Gold, Sunflower Orange, and Chocolate Brown. The 80s had us moseying along in pastel tones of the southwest. Every decade has its pallet. If your home looks like a throwback to yesteryear, consider updating it for the new decade. Angela Hirst, Showroom & Designer Sales Manager at Interior Essentials, a Rosie on the House Certified Partner, offers some ideas to refresh and modernize your home...

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05 November 2019

Now that the temperatures in most of the state have dropped below 90 degrees, we can finally turn off our cooling systems. While we are in the sweet spot of not having to run any air temperature regulating system, make an appointment to get your heating system serviced and ready for the upcoming cold nights. They will come... eventually, and you will want to be ready...

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29 October 2019

For many folks the arrival of pumpkin spice lattes ushers in the fall season. For much of the state, this is the time of year when we can finally enjoy our backyards and front porches without dripping in sweat. Consider holding your holiday festivities outside with these accents that will create a festive mood...

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22 October 2019

Water costs in the home continue to rise annually. Stampede Plumbing of Phoenix helps homeowners by offering a home water audit to show you ways to minimize water consumption and lower your monthly water bill. The solution is a system of low flow plumbing. This is a way to reduce overall water usage without decreasing the water pressure in your home. Most homeowners enjoy a substantial cost reduction in their monthly water bill...

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16 October 2019
15 October 2019

One of the many benefits of living in Arizona, particularly Central and Southern Arizona, is that we can enjoy swimming in our backyard pools year-round. However, that enjoyment comes with responsibility. As drought conditions continue, we must search for innovative ways to conserve our water resources...

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08 October 2019

You rely on your water heater for all the hot water you need to cook, clean, and bathe. When you can’t get any hot water or your water heater stops working, it’s major a inconvenience. Not many people enjoy a cold shower. It's difficult to gauge when you'll need to repair a problem or replace altogether....

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01 October 2019

You may have heard the water in Arizona is “crunchy” or “you can chew the water.” In a sense that is true... In our water’s long travel to our homes, it accumulates high levels of dissolved minerals like calcium and magnesium. That being said, there are many benefits to installing a water treatment system in your home...

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24 September 2019

If you are ready to get serious about the remodeling process the next step is figuring out the funding aspect of the project. Let’s discuss the more common methods of financing home improvement that we have seen our customers use over the years...

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17 September 2019

Remodeling your home can be something to dread or something to really look forward to. One thing that will help you to look forward to your remodel is knowing the 5 W's of remodeling...

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10 September 2019

There is just a hint of fall in the air! Temperatures are giving an occasional teasing dip below the 100 mark; you can harvest apples in Wilcox and football season is in full swing. It is time to start thinking about the maintenance adjustments in our home as the Arizona desert presents its subtle season change...

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03 September 2019

Ever feel like you are drowning in the paperwork that documents the most important parts of your life? Well you are certainly not alone. At times it can seem like a daunting task, managing, organizing, and maintaining the paper trail we leave behind. Thankfully, we have a few ideas that can hopefully make managing important documents less of a mental obstacle course!...

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27 August 2019

We have talked all month about the different facets of security & insurance is another piece of that security puzzle. Even with all the precautions in place, unfortunate events can happen and can come in the form of loss through fire, water, or theft. It is a good idea to make sure you have the correct amount of insurance to cover loss...

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20 August 2019

When it comes to security, everyone is concerned! We want to know that when we are home, we are safe inside and when we are away, we want to know that our belongings are safe. Our mission today is to compare DIY systems with the traditional alarm companies...

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13 August 2019

Windows allow natural light to be part of your indoor experience. Natural light provides health and mood benefits and makes performing daily tasks easier. Windows provide connection to the out of doors allowing us to enjoy views and make the space we are in feel bigger. You may be shopping for new windows for any of a number of reasons including, improving energy efficiency, upgraded safety, or updating the interior of your home...

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06 August 2019

There are few things that make a homeowner feel more compromised than knowing someone has been tampering with their home - inside or out! Protecting vulnerable points of entry for your home is a great start. Here are some solid tips that will help make your home a less desirable target...

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30 July 2019

Lots of homeowners are getting interested in buying “smart locks” for their homes... But like all “smart” devices, many issues are involved that homeowners may want to research before buying. So, here are a few factors to study before moving ahead...

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