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In the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area, you’ll find everything from world-class hotels and resorts and fine dining to exhilarating adventure, breath-taking golf courses, trendy shopping, modern nightlife and enriching culture. Phoenix is not only America’s fifth largest city, it embodies a sophisticated, urban region of 3.7 million people with a marketplace valued at more than $50 billion. They are consistently recognized for their strong job growth and entrepreneurial environment. The Phoenix area’s strategic Southwest location has made them a choice business and innovation hub with international access for aerospace, high-tech, bioscience, advanced business and sustainable technologies companies. The population is young, educated, multi-cultural and upwardly mobile and Phoenix residents are as equally dedicated to hard work as they are to play. Cultured and artistically minded, new and long-established residents alike share an appreciation of the unique land they call home. The area also possesses wonderful museums and galleries, Native American and Old Western history, a variety of sporting events, hiking, biking, horseback riding and other outdoor activities perfectly appropriate for Arizona’s more than 300 days of sunshine each year.
Xeriscaping continues to gain popularity around the world as people discover the benefits of this landscaping technique. In Latin, xero means dry and scape means landscape or view. As an official landscaping technique, xeriscaping seems to have ‘originated’ in the 1980’s as a... [Read More]
The pros and cons of solar energy: what are the advantages and disadvantages of going solar?If you’re considering installing a solar panel system, you’ve probably already had your share of exposure to solar marketing, whether through spammy ads promising free solar... [Read More]
Swamp coolers are an effective method for cooling indoor spaces. However, depending on the climate where you live, evaporative cooling might not be the most effective option for you.Thus, understanding how evaporative air coolers work will help you decide if this is the right... [Read More]
With a heady series of updates, the return of printed wallpaper remains high on most decorators design agendas, with continued interest going into 2019. For 2019 expect to start seeing inspiring wallpaper updates to bring life and great design to any space, from commercial to... [Read More]
At this year's Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), one major trend was apparent: color is making a comeback in kitchens in a big way. However, the biggest surprise was its application. Instead of color making a splash on walls, it showed up over and over again on kitchen... [Read More]
1. Stunning DIY Pergola with SwingsAll it takes are a few leaves on the ground and a cool breeze to bring to mind autumn evenings by the fire. It doesn't hurt if "by the fire" looks like this! This unbelievable DIY Pergola Fire Pit boasts swing seating, outdoor... [Read More]
Troubleshooting a Central Air Conditioning System If your central air-conditioning system suddenly has little to no cooling power, you can check out a few common problem areas and perhaps solve the issue yourself instead of calling a... [Read More]
The newest home heating (and cooling) technology is the heat pump. Using technology that is similar to an air conditioner, heat pumps extract heat from one source and deposit it in another using an indoor air handler and outdoor pump unit that circulates refrigerant. Some systems... [Read More]
You will improve your home’s function and safety when you replace certain indoor and outdoor items regularly. Simply add these 16 home improvement tasks to your calendar, and you’ll stay on top of necessary and beneficial home updates.1. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide... [Read More]
Few things are cozier than watching television next to a crackling fire. But what about when the TV itself is above the fireplace? Both seem to fit together. Plus, due to the layout of some homes, this often appears to be the best arrangement. But is it ever good practice to... [Read More]