Home Upgrades for 2020

2019 will be ending very soon, and a new decade will start. As the new year draws near, you should start thinking about how you can refresh your home for 2020. Think about the home projects and upgrades you've put off over the years.

Don’t know where to start? Here’s our list of home upgrades you can add to your home this 2020.

Solar Panels

The road to sustainability and self-sufficiency is long, and the first step is renewable energy. Arizona has plenty of sun, so harvesting its power for your own use only makes sense. Solar panels can help significantly cut your utility costs. It also serves as a backup when grid power is down. When air conditioning costs are at its highest in the summer, you'll be glad to be harvesting your own power.

Going solar not only brings your monthly power bill down, it benefits the environment. It’s definitely worth looking into if you want a more self-sufficient home.

Entertainment or Game Room

If you have an extra room that’s been gathering dust, one good way to make use of it is to transform it into an entertainment or gaming room. While it’s okay to keep your entertainment electronics in the living room, an entertainment room sets an exclusive ambiance, where you can binge-watch Netflix films, watch sports, or play your favorite video games.

Wow your guests with a new pool table, air hockey table, dart boards, ping pong table, or poker setup. Get a projector and install a wet bar to host the greatest super bowl parties for years to come.

Awnings & Patio Shades

Do you need more shade in your backyard?  Sun protection is a must in the intense Arizona sun. Poolside Retractable Awnings can add some much-needed shade to your pool. With some shade, you can extend your swimming time without worrying about getting sunburned. Arizonians love to have the awnings extend over the pool, eliminating the hassle of setting up an umbrella. Awnings can also expand your outdoor entertainment space when you invite friends over. Motorized Patio shades, another luxurious addition, can reduce the glare and heat coming into your patio, so you can enjoy cooler areas with the sun blocked.

Home Automation System

Home automation is undoubtedly a necessary addition to today's modern home. It lets you control almost anything in your home. And you don't need to buy a huge system right off the bat, either. You can start with small upgrades like lighting and climate control using readily-available devices like Google Home or Amazon Echo/Alexa.

Install responsive sensors for motorized patio shades and awnings, so it retracts or opens automatically depending on the sunlight exposure and wind speed. You can also try sleek, motorized, interior blinds/shades - where you can set them to retract or extend based on a timer. With home automation, the possibilities are endless!

Of all these home upgrades, getting shade solutions is the easiest. It’s an effective way to cut cooling costs during the summer, and you can enjoy other benefits for the rest of the year. All Pro Shade Concepts is Arizona’s most reliable shade solution installer. If you’re not sure what shade solution your home needs, we do FREE HOME INSPECTIONS, no pressure to buy!

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Top 5 Gifts for Arizona Homeowners

It’s almost Christmas - we all know what that means! The streets are going to be crowded with Christmas shoppers looking for last-minute deals on gift items. Trinkets, new clothes, and toys are nice, but if you want to give your loved ones something that lasts, or if you simply want to minimize the clutter in your home, look for a gift that everyone can enjoy. Here are top 5 gift ideas for Arizona Homeowners.

Multimedia Projector

Be it movie or game night, a multimedia projector will level up any entertainment space. Create a new tradition with your family where you all come together for one night each week to enjoy your favorite flicks. The great thing about a multimedia projector is that you can set it up indoors, or outdoors if the weather’s nice! Tip: create a driver-in aesthetic to your setup by adding some rugs/pillows on the floor of your patio or living room. Don’t forget the popcorn!

Outdoor Firepit

Every Arizona backyard should have a lovely firepit. There, you can gather your family ‘round for some campfire goodies - smores, hot cocoa, eggnog, barbecue, you name it! A fire pit creates a cozy spot in your backyard, and, when set up right, can also double as a grill. Thanks to Arizona’s warmer climate, you only need a single firepit to make your backyard suitable for winter family gatherings.

Hanging Patio Swings

Choosing outdoor furniture is easy if you go with the basics - but why not do something extra for your family and guests? A swing is a whimsical addition to your patio. It creates a space for you to relax and take in the fresh air while being gently lulled to sleep. Tip: Make sure to add some roll shades to your patio to reduce the sun’s glare in the morning. 

Zipper Patio Shades

Customized Zipper Patio Shades are a great gift for anyone looking to upgrade their backyard. More than protection from debris and UV rays, it also maximizes outdoor living space. Motors would be a great addition too because it makes the shades easier to roll back when not in use. Make sure to pick colors that match or complement your home’s style!

Motorized Retractable Awnings

Need more room in your yard for social gatherings? Motorized awnings are the best way to add a little more space in your backyard. As an added value, it works best with sun and wind sensors, so it can automatically open or retract based on the weather. The best part? You can make use of it all year!

Need more tips for the holidays? Check out the rest of our blog for more! 

All Pro Shade Concepts is Arizona’s #1 Trusted Shade Solution Installer. Enjoy your home all-year-round with our durable awnings, patio shades, and sun screens. Get a FREE QUOTE today. 

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