Blog - Rosie on the House

07 January 2020

There are many innocuous tasks we do around the house that with one wrong turn could lead to a visit to the ER. We spoke with Dr. Lisa Goldberg, Emergency Medicine, Tucson Medical Center (TMC) Emergency Department. The most common accidents around the house that the ER team sees at TMC are cuts and lacerations to the hands. Sometimes they result from bagel, avocado, and tomato debacles, but many come from DIY projects that require the use of a saw...

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30 December 2019

It’s time to get rid of the three-ring binder and move your home management documents into the digital age. Digital home management gives you the ability to start or update your home’s inventory, track a maintenance calendar, manage your home remodel projects, understand your home finances and market your home when you are ready to sell it...

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23 December 2019

Wow! We sure have covered a lot of topics in our 30+ years! At the end of each year we look back at the blogs that received the most website clicks. Sometimes they are blogs from previous years, as is the case of three of the five below. So, in case you missed these or could use a refresher, these are the top three home improvement and top three landscape blogs that received the most website clicks in 2019...

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17 December 2019

If your closets and garage are bursting at the seams, it may be time to look into a storage shed... A shed can make your property look tidier because everything is out of sight instead of shoved in a corner or cluttering your garage...

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10 December 2019

Christmas and Hanukkah are just days away. If you have not finished your holiday shopping, we have some ideas with a little Americana spin that may inspire you...

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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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