3 Kitchen And Bath Industry Show Innovative Concepts For 2014

Kitchen-and-Bath-Show-KBIS-2014-LogoWhen February arrives in Las Vegas, the conventions season begins to kick into full throttle. And one of the most popular conventions hosted in Sin City is the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (also known as KBIS). During this popular convention, hundreds of the best interior décor companies, aftermarket suppliers and remodeling experts showcase some of the most popular innovated concepts that are beginning to show up in high-profile homes.

Kitchen & Bath Industry Show Favorites

Here are three attention grabbing ideas that appeared at this year’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show for home owners in Phoenix to consider implementing into their remodeling projects in 2014. Read more

What Is An Energy Efficient Home If I Live In Scottsdale?

What is an Energy Efficient HomeThe term ‘Energy Efficient Home’ is often widely used as something that every homeowner should strive to obtain. But what exactly does it mean? And if you have an Energy Efficient Home in Alaska, is it the exact same thing as being in Scottsdale? The truth is that different geographic locations require different elements to create a home that is energy efficient and comfortable. As such, when you ask what is an energy efficient home, the truth is that it depends on where you live.

To keep things simple and practical for those who live in the Phoenix metro area, the goal is this: keeping a home as energy efficient as possible – while still maintaining comfort all year long. Read more

Top 4 Functional Kitchen Layouts Scottsdale Residents Love

Functional Kitchen LayoutsOne of the most popular rooms to be remodeled in Arizona is the kitchen. And with so many design features, layouts, color patterns and such to choose from, creating that perfect upgraded kitchen has never been easier – or has it? The truth is that sometimes having several options to choose from can lead to over-thinking, spending way too much money and having this fun experience transform into a nightmare. And the best way to begin any kitchen remodeling project is to pick a functional kitchen layout that works best for your individual needs. Read more

5 Reasons To Improve Your Outdoor Living Space In Scottsdale

Improve Outdoor Living SpaceLiving in Arizona comes with many perks. And although the summer season can and often is associated with extreme heat, the truth is that the majority of the year, the weather is very livable. In fact, the temperate weather we see from October till early May is often a critical element as to why people choose to move here – especially as they plan to retire. With that being said, here are five practical reasons why making improvements to your outdoor living space can be very beneficial for you and your family.

Benefits Of Sprucing Up Your Outdoor Living Space

Reason #1 – Spring is the Season for Outdoor Living

When the calendar hits March and April the outdoors is the place you want to spend the majority of your time in Scottsdale. With temperatures hovering in the mid 70’s from sunrise to sunset, and nighttime temperatures not too extreme, the Spring season is often the best time to entertain friends and family members in your back yard. It’s also a popular time during the year for people to host BBQ’s after work or on weekends as the weather is perfect for this type of relaxing activity. Read more

Arizona Leading the Way in Helping Homeless Veterans in 2014

Helping Homeless VeteransAccording the City of Phoenix, in 2011 there were 222 chronically homeless veterans living in the Valley of the Sun – all of whom were battling some type of mental or physical conditions that often led to some sort of substance abuse. That simply was not acceptable to many Phoenix-metro area residents including Peak One Builders founder, Michael Christensen; a retired Army veteran who considers ‘giving back’ as a mission, not a luxury.

Thanks to the collaborative efforts of City and State Officials, private business owners and several non-profit organizations, the State of Arizona seems to be leading the path in truly helping homeless veterans not only find affordable housing, but also to gain the medical, psychological and substance abuse assistance in order to live a quality life they fought to preserve. Read more

Home Improvement Trends Reflects Changing Dynamics

Home Improvement TrendsIt’s no secret that the demographics of the United States are rapidly changing. Gone are the days of 2.5 kids, a white picket fence and one dog. Today’s collective country is aging – and with more large family homes quickly evolving to fewer full-time occupants, several homeowners are taking proactive measures to remodel a home to suit their current needs. It is for this reason and many more that many of today’s popular home improvement trends are focused on comfort as opposed to expansion. Read more

Home Remodeling News: National Remodeling to Pick Up in 2014

Home Remodeling NewsGrowth in any industry is positive. However, based on a recent report submitted by Harvard Universities Joint Center for Housing Studies through their Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity report, the home improvement segment is predicted to show significant gains as the New Year begins. Even more impressive, according to current home remodeling news, is that this growth in new home improvement projects is based on accelerated growth seen in the final quarter of 2013 – a time period often associated with reduced remodeling projects. Read more

Green Home Remodeling Gaining Traction in Scottsdale For 2014

Green Home Remodeling ScottsdaleTrends in the marketplace often come and go. But as 2014 begins, green home remodeling is showing signs of expansion. And for home owners in Scottsdale, AZ making the decision to ‘go green’ with all of their home remodeling projects can save time, money, natural resources and spark some creative juices to use eco-friendly materials and procedures to enhance the overall look and feel of their homes.

Three Steps To Complete Your Green Home Remodeling Project

Here are a few things to consider that will make any green home remodeling project easier to achieve this year. Read more

Commercial Tenant Improvements vs. Moving: Which is Best?

Commercial Tenant ImprovementsWhen business is good, growth is inevitable. And believe it or not, finding productive ways to expand your business operations is a good problem to have. However, when any company is in the process of expanding their capabilities, one of the biggest hurdles that occur is making the decision to expand their current workspace through commercial tenant improvements or picking up and moving to larger and more adequate operating facility.

Improving Or Moving: What Are The Benefits?

There are benefits to both including: Read more

What A Multifamily Construction Company Can Bring To Your Job Site

Multifamily Construction CompanyOne of the best attributes any successful company can have is flexibility to work through multiple platforms. And in the construction industry, the unique ability for a general contractor to have the skill-set and experience to work on several types of buildings with a multifamily construction company; from apartment complexes to condo’s not only shows flexibility – it also provides construction sites with several ancillary benefits that all equate to getting the job done right, safely, on time and on budget.

Construction workers are a dime a dozen. But finding a qualified and diverse general contractor that has experience in working several different jobsites is a luxury that any project manager would love to have. Case in point; when most new car shoppers make the decision on what type of vehicle to purchase, they often are gravitated to trustworthy brands like Ford, Nissan, Toyota and Chevrolet – companies who have proven to produce quality in multiple consumer segments; from trucks to SUV’s and small compact cars. The same analogy can and often does apply to finding the right general contractor; those who have proven themselves to produce quality results in multiple situations are always more reliable. Read more