Arizona Home Flipper Tips

You might have seen it on television: a run-down house turned into a welcoming home ready to be bought and lived in. Reality television makes house flipping look like a piece of cake, but if you’re just getting started, you need to make sure you read up on the nitty-gritty details. Everyone has to start somewhere, so we’ve come up with a list basic of the things you need to know before you consider house-flipping.


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Gauge the Market


First things first - what does your target market need? Location is usually the biggest factor. If your potential buyer has a new family, for example, you would want to flip a house in a good neighborhood near schools and parks.

 

Work with the Best People


The key to a successful home-flip is a good crew. Share your vision with the most reliable suppliers and construction crew you can find. Always make sure to check the previous projects they worked on so you’d have an idea about the quality of their work. It also helps to maintain a good working relationship with them after a project, so you’d have a go-to crew.

Carefully Plan the Renovation


Once you’ve chosen a house to flip, think about the scope of your project. Being realistic with your timeframe and budget will save you from a lot of trouble. Think about what the property really needs to be marketable.

 

Attract more valuable buyers with patio shades that turn their backyard into an oasis that shades them from the sun & heat, while letting the nice breeze in. Many available options like sun & wind sensor, motorized/manual.

Retractable Awnings will increase the amount of outdoor entertainment space for your prospective home buyers. This is especially attractive to buyers looking to spend lots of time lounging by a pool or having guests over for outdoor parties.

Every Arizona home need sun screens, not only to cool down homes from the blazing summers, but to provide privacy and style. Don't lose buyers due to faded or damaged screens, adding fresh screens is an easy way to attract buyers that want a turn-key home.

When in doubt, always refer to your location. If you’re house-flipping in Arizona, it’s important to have good shade solutions. Work with a reliable shade installer that understands marketability factors. Apart from providing privacy, window screens can instantly improve a home’s curb appeal. Patio shades and awnings can keep a home cool during the summer, making it energy efficient.

Elegant sunscreens, manual or motorized patio shades and awnings: Quality shade solutions from All Pro Shade Concepts, Arizona’s trusted shades installer.

Keep it simple


Potential buyers would most likely want to add their personal touch to the property, so going all-out with style isn’t advisable. You can never go wrong with the necessities - good plumbing, shade solutions, a fresh coat of paint, and even a little landscaping. But never go overboard.

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Valentine’s Day Ideas for your Homeowner Honey

2019 is going by faster, and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about dining out in fancy restaurants or going out of town for a vacation. The great escape may sound romantic, but nothing’s as romantic as making your home as warm and welcoming as possible. Here are some Valentine's Day gift ideas for your homeowner honey!


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A Table for Two


Nothing screams romance more than quality time together. Update your patio with a loveseat, or a breakfast table for two. Start your Valentine’s Day right. Surprise your loved one with a hearty outdoor breakfast. As the saying goes, the way to a person's heart is through their stomach.

 

State of the Art Patio Shades


Give your homeowner loved one the gift of shade this Valentine’s day. Our roll down patio shades are perfect for any patio, with the option of being motorized. We offer MyLink by Somfy so you can control your shades with a touch of your smartphone. If you’re gifting it to someone who’s particular about style, you can choose among the 6 powder coat color options to match the home’s aesthetic!

Set the Mood with Lighting


A little lighting upgrade can go a long way. It’s time to let go of white lamp lights and opt for warmer tones. Using LED filament bulbs for your mood lighting give your home a more rustic, cozier feel. Installing dimmers around your home can also give you more control of the atmosphere. Dim the lights and turn up the music for an unforgettable evening!

Elegant Sun Screens


If your Valentine’s windows are looking a little faded, it’s time to get them new screens. Good window screens not only protects you from the sun, but also gives you the privacy you deserve. All Pro Shade Concepts achieves this with elegant-looking screens that will definitely enhance a home’s curb appeal!

Simple or Luxurious Bathroom Upgrades


Improve your bathroom with functional and decorative objects like scented candles and potted plants. These upgrades may be simple, but it does a lot to liven up a dull bathroom. Scents like vanilla, cinnamon and jasmine can definitely set the stage for relaxation. If you want to step it up a bit, you can install better shower curtains or a brand new shower head. You can even go as far as getting a new bathtub, if you want to be a little luxurious.

Awnings for UV Protection


Apart from letting you expand your entertainment space, awnings provide protection from UV rays and Arizona’s intense. summer heat. It would be a perfect home improvement gift for your loved one. Awnings are great for businesses too, and look no further than All Pro Shade Concepts, highly trusted for both home and business shades installation.

Get high quality fabrics for your awnings. Awnings from All Pro Shade Concepts come with a 10-year warranty. 

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Clear Signs Your Window Treatments Need To Be Replaced

We all want to greet the new year with a fresh outlook. A thorough home inspection must be done at least once a year, and if you haven’t yet, this is the time to do so. Check for things that should be thrown away, repaired, refurbished or replaced. Inspecting your window treatments & shades is a good starting point. Faded awnings, window screens and patio shades can be an eyesore and can decrease your Arizona home’s overall appeal.

Here are some signs your window screens, awnings, and patio shades need replacement.


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Fabric or Mesh Tearing


Let’s start with the obvious: low quality window screens are often brittle and susceptible to tearing. Tearing can also be caused by curious children, pets, and even rodents! When you see small tears in your window screen, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a gaping hole. This is a clear sign that you should replace them with high quality material, to ensure they last a long time.  

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Our hand-made sun screens can be customized to fit your home!

Discoloration or Fading


When the sun screen mesh becomes discolored, it won’t do a great job giving you the shade and privacy you need. It may be a sign that the material is about to give way. DIY solutions for discoloration or fading are usually temporary, and not visually attractive. It’s always best to consult a professional.  

Get high quality fabrics for your awnings. Awnings from All Pro Shade Concepts come with a 10-year warranty. 

Other Visible Damage


While other visible damage like dented or bent frames or mesh can be repaired, it’s best to check first if the material is flimsy to begin with. Repairing them is definitely not worth it if they’re bound to break again. The same goes for roll shades that keep getting stuck. Consider installing motorized patio shades and adding wind and sun sensors for your peace of mind.  

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Grand Christmas Gift Ideas For Your AZ Family

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Some people would spend the first half of the season walking around in shopping centers, trying to find different gifts for each of their family members. Although time consuming, they know the effort is worth it - but there are people that go above and beyond to deliver the grandest gifts the whole family can enjoy. If you’re one to give grand gifts and you don’t have any idea where to start, we’ve got you covered! Here are some grand Christmas gift ideas for your Arizona family.


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A Basketball Hoop


Whether you have a son or a daughter, or even just an active couple, a hoop is never a bad gift idea. It will encourage your kids to play outside more and be active. It’s also a great way to spend time with your kids. To surprise them, wait until the last minute to get a basketball hoop installed in your backyard and unveil it on Christmas morning!  

Patio Furniture & Outdoor Grill


If your outdoor space is looking a little empty, you can liven it up with a bit of patio furniture. Creating a space your whole family can use is one of the grandest gifts you can give. Give them a place to gather during lazy weekend afternoons. Lounge around and talk to them about how their week went. If your family is the type to host small gatherings, an outdoor grill is an essential add-on.  

A Hot Tub


Mothers and fathers who work all day (and night, for those with small children) deserve a breather. Is there a better way to relax than to soak in a hot tub after a long day? Have the hot tub placed on your patio so you can enjoy the fresh air as you relax. For a small add on, buy an outdoor side table or a floating table to hold your refreshments.

Patio Shades


Patio shades don’t have to block your view as you lounge around or relax in your tub. You can choose the visibility level of the fabrics used and even have them motorized so you can roll it up or down at a touch of a button. Patio shades All Pro Shade Concepts have the option of being motorized. You can also add sun and wind sensors for peace of mind.

A Pool!


This one is quite huge and your family will definitely notice the big hole in your backyard as you’re having it constructed. The element of surprise might not be present but they will definitely hold their breath in anticipation. A pool encourages family time and lets them stay healthy by keeping them active. It’s also grand enough to serve as several holidays’ worth of gifts!

Awnings


If you already have a pool, install some awnings to serve as poolside shade. It will give your family a place to unwind and relax together. While it serves as an extension of your home’s entertainment space, it’s also a practical gift, as it can protect indoor and outdoor furniture from harmful UV rays.  All Pro Shade Concepts’ traditional and retractable awnings are made with high quality fabric and come with a 10 year warranty.

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How to Host the Perfect Thanksgiving in your Arizona Home

It’s almost Thanksgiving! If you haven’t prepared activities for your family and guests yet, we’re here to help you out. Here are some activities that will surely make this year’s Thanksgiving memorable.


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Decorate Your Home


As the end of the year draws near, Arizona local crafters come out at local fairs to showcase their best work. We recommend visiting Cosanti and taking advantage of their Holiday Soleri Windbell sale. 

Wow out-of-town guests and decorate your home for Thanksgiving with unique pieces from vendors all over the Southwest. Show them the true beauty of the southwestern desert with indoor and outdoor pieces. 

Add Awnings to Extend Your Entertainment Space


Expand your entertainment area by putting up awnings in your backyard, add tables and decorate the space with colorful outdoor seats. Keep your guests warm in this season's chilly temperatures by adding propane powered heaters or firepits.

All Pro Shade Concepts has has traditional and retractable awnings fit for Arizona homes.

Try New Thanksgiving Recipes


One way of making an occasion memorable is to do something completely different. Aside from turkey and the usual sides, there are other Thanksgiving recipes you can serve your family and guests. The next time you go out to do groceries, look out for local artisan foods that can give your recipes a little twist.

Here is Southwestern take on a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with items like roasted poblano gravy & Chile-Spiced Sweet Potato Tamales: Southwestern Thanksgiving

 

Play Fun & Unique Games


Don’t settle for the usual board games. Make the holiday count by preparing something entertaining. Set up a backyard scavenger hunt for kids in the family. Do a relay race while waddling like a turkey. Do a pumpkin pie eating contest. There are so many activities to choose from. Make sure everybody can participate so no one feels left out!

Have Some Backyard Fun


If you prefer an intimate Thanksgiving gathering over the usual party games, you can always hang out with your family by the firepit. Share stories and songs, and roast some food over the fire. If you’re looking for a cozier setting, your patio will do just fine.

Make Your Patio Comfortable


Get zipper-sealed track patio shades from All Pro Shade Concepts for your patio so you can hang out in enclosed space protected from bugs & debris. Buddle up with family and friends, enjoy the brisk weather, drink hot chocolate and catch up with warm and fuzzy stories that remind each other of how much you have to be thankful for. 

You can add a sun, wind, or sun and wind sensors to your backyard patio for piece of mind.

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What Kind of Arizona Businesses Need Shade Solutions?

If you want to protect your business from the harsh heat of the sun, shade solutions might just be the upgrade you need. Patio shades, awnings and sun screens can enhance your business’ overall structure, and reduce your cooling costs during the summer.

Shade solutions can also improve customer experience, and in turn, help your business grow. What kind of Arizona Businesses need Shade Solutions? Read on to find out.


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Restaurants


Adding shade solutions can increase the space of your restaurant. If you want your customers to have an al fresco dining experience, elegant retractable awnings and patio shades will shield your customers from the intense heat of the sun. Your customers can still enjoy the scenery around your restaurant, as shades and awnings don’t block the view.

Shades are also a fantastic way of adding colors to your space.

 

 

Home Builders


Detail oriented home builders cover all bases. Whether you’re a design-oriented or a function-oriented builder, shade solutions are an important part of every Arizona home.

It protects your clients’ furniture from getting sun-bleached, and it ensures the energy efficiency of their homes during hot months.

Automated Patio Shades & Retractable Awnings give Arizona homeowners a sense of luxury while providing essential functionality.

Partner up with a professional, highly-rated shade solution installer to give your clients the best service.  

 

Contractors


Like home builders, contractors leave no stones unturned when it comes to detail. When you’re in charge of providing all materials to be used in a building, you would want to get the highest quality material for the lowest prices. You would also want to hire someone who can customize shade solutions.

Shade structures are essential in every commercial or residential build, most especially in sunny Arizona.

 

 

Gyms


Most gyms usually have huge glass windows, and treadmills are usually placed in front of them. This design choice is pretty common, but it has some drawbacks. When the glaring sun gets in the way, it will be hard for your customer to get on that treadmill and burn some calories. This can frustrating for your gym instructors too. The best solution for this is adding roll shades. You can easily roll them back up when you need to.

Spas


When your major selling point is wellness and relaxation, your customers’ comfort is your topmost priority. Spas that have beautiful outdoor or semi-outdoor spaces need shade solutions. Consider putting up some sail shades and patio shades Give your customers the experience of being one with the outdoors without subjecting them to harsh UV rays.

Commercial Buildings


Window Sun Screens are essential especially if your side of the building gets direct sunlight. Not only does it keep your employees shaded from the intense Arizona sun, it could save you hundreds on your cooling costs in the summer.

All Pro Shade Concepts has the expert knowledge and experience working with supplying and installing shade solutions for commercial buildings. Contact us today for a FREE Quote!

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Get Your Arizona Home Ready for Nice Weather

It’s been a long, hot summer, but it’s finally time to get your Arizona backyard and patio ready for the cooler fall and winter months! Check out these home makeover tips just in time for your outdoor soirees.


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Mood Lighting


Nothing sets the mood like outdoor lighting when you’re entertaining. While standard overhead lighting on your patio is practical, it can make your outdoor party seem drab and dull. String market lights or lanterns across your entire yard to light up the whole space and make your yard and patio more inviting. Uplighting on trees makes a dramatic impression, and walkway lighting is a practical and trendy way to draw attention to your entertainment space.

 

Patio Shades are an amazing feature to add to your Arizona Backyard.

Add Patio Shades


Patio shades are another option that will improve your entertainment space. Make your backyard patio comfortable for your guests, by opting for a zipper-sealed track- as it helps to keep out bugs and blowing debris out without sacrificing the fresh air. Go for premium options by automating your patio shades, controlling it with a touch of a button via wall switch or smartphone. All Pro Shade Concepts utilizes only the best, top-of-the-line motors by Somfy

 

New Patio Furniture


Labor day is the symbolic “end of summer” holiday, so many stores try to clear out all their summer merchandise to make way for fall and holiday decor. Patio furniture is no longer advertised, which means you may be able to snag a great deal on a brand new outdoor dining set or outdoor seating collection. Your best bet at this point is to try searching clearance sections in store and online.

 

Extend Your Entertainment Space


Awnings are the perfect way to increase the amount of space for your guests to mingle. Place a few extra tables and chairs for your gathering underneath your awning, and they will be protected from the sun & rain. If you choose a retractable awning, you'll be able to retract the awning back when your guests leave, protecting the longevity of your fabric, while hiding your awning discreetly. All Pro Shade Concepts are the Arizona Trusted Experts in the installation of static and retractable awnings.

 

Landscape


As the heat of the summer drops, start thinking about getting your winter grass seeded. Most Arizona lawns consist of Bermuda grass in the summer and Ryegrass in the winter. In the summer, Bermuda grass is able to tolerate the city's triple-digit temperatures. But, Bermuda grass is dormant during the winter months. For this reason, if you want to keep your lawn looking beautiful &  green all year, you have to plant winter rye grass. October is the prime month to start scalping your lawn & planting your Ryegrass seeds.

 

Outdoor Games


Lawn games are a great way to enjoy the outdoors with your family and inspire a little friendly competition. Bocce ball is becoming popular again, and cornhole (or bean-bag-toss, depending on where you’re from) is always a classic game to play. You may be able to find lawn games like ladder ball and croquet on clearance at certain stores this time of year too!

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Monsoon Season: Options That Can Help Your Home Shades Survive

If you’ve lived in Arizona for some time you’ll know that monsoon season will come whether you’re ready for it or not. If you’ve installed shades or awnings in your home, you’ll want to make sure that they’re protected when the strong winds roll in.


All Pro Shade Concepts installs custom window sun screens, awnings, and patio shades; and are the leading shade providers in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, the East Valley (Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe, Queen Creek) and West Valley (Phoenix, Glendale, Sun City, Laveen, Peoria, Avondale, Goodyear).

Here are a couple ways you can ensure your money isn’t wasted and you still have the privacy and comfort of sun shades.

 

Retractable Awnings & Patio Shades


When the storm turns your day upside down - you don’t have to worry about your awnings and patio shades to do the same. Be sure to upgrade any existing shades to retractable to ensure that they can be safely stored away. 

If you’re feeling on upgrading a little more, you can opt to make your awnings/patio shades retractable by motorization and choose to have it connected to a WiFi enabled system that will connect to your smartphone.

Somfy Wind Sensors


In addition to adding retractable awnings, you can also purchase wind sensors to give you that extra peace of mind. Two options on the market are the Soliris RTS Kit and Eolis 3D Wirefree RTS Wind Sensor - both by Somfy. 

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Soliris RTS Kit

Soliris automatically controls your RTS motorized products based on weather conditions

Eolis 3D Wirefree RTS Wind Sensor

 

Elois is a wireless, battery powered wind sensor that will automatically retract an awning based on wind generated movements.”

All Pro Shade Installations

If the prospect of this new installation is daunting, let the experts at All Pro Shade Concepts handle everything for you. The Phoenix based shade solution company offers FREE home inspections with no obligation for purchase. If you do decide to use their services, they can install retractable awnings and patio shades in addition to the Somfy Wind Sensors should you want to be at ease knowing you won't have to do anything when the winds pick up.

For more information you can visit the All Pro Shade Concept website or call them at 623-201-4969.

How To Enjoy the Arizona Rain

At the height of summer, Arizona natives are accustomed to monsoon season where they typically see rainfall. Don’t let the rain of the season get you down. Here are tips to enjoy the Arizona rain -

Take A Walk


It might seem counterintuitive to walk while it’s raining out, but if it isn’t pouring to the point where you can’t see anything, the natural beauty that you can see during a light shower is amazing.

Go with friends, family, or enjoy some alone time. If you go with kids, release your inner child and jump in puddles with them!

 

Go For a Drive


If you’d rather stay a little more dry, you can go for a drive. It allows you to see the Arizona beauty that resurfaces from the rain, while avoiding your clothes being wet. You can drive to go somewhere like shops, restaurants or sweet treats, or you can simply drive to just feel like you’re getting away.

If you’re with kids, you can always drive to find the ends of rainbows!

 

Relax At Home


The most obvious way to enjoy the rain is to not even go anywhere. You can enjoy it from the comfort of your home. Twist it up a bit though - you don’t need to stay inside all day. Relax on your patio with friends and family to enjoy the smells and sounds of the rainy day. One option outside is to have lunch with comfortable seating and tables big enough for the whole family.

If it is just a bit warm outside, consider installing fans in the patio space to cool it down a bit.

 

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If your patio is not covered, you should consider doing so first that way  everyone isn’t sitting around getting drenched. The experts at All Pro Shade Concepts have been in business for over 15 years providing shade solutions for homes and businesses. It’s a common misconception that their shades are only meant to protect from the sun. With their custom designed patio shades you can ensure that you’re protected from bugs, sun, wind, and rain! These patio shades are sealed to protect you from what nature has to throw at you while still being able to see outside. You can even opt to have them motorized in order to control them with your smartphone.

All Pro Shade Concepts installs custom window sun screens, awnings, and patio shades; and are the leading shade providers in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, the East Valley (Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe, Queen Creek) and West Valley (Phoenix, Glendale, Sun City, Laveen, Peoria, Avondale, Goodyear).

If you would like to contact All Pro Shade Concepts for more information, their phone number is (623) 201-4969.

Swimming To Escape The Heat? Don’t Let Sun Exposure Affect Your Family’s Health

When temperatures soar to over 100 degrees in an Arizona summer, there’s no better way to cool down than to take a dip in a cold, refreshing pool. Whether you’re floating in the water, or splashing around with the kids, never forget the health risks that the sun poses to you and your family. With the harmful UV rays shining down on you (and reflecting off of a pool), there are many things you can do to limit your health risks. Remember that the sun can give you sunburns that can be so painful that you feel you cannot move and it itches, it can cause blistering, it can prematurely age you, and you can develop freckles and moles that can then turn into cancer.

Even if you don't plan on hopping in the pool this summer, here are tips to make sure you all have fun while still being safe.

Lather on the SPF


The most important thing to remember when you’re out in the sun (going swimming or not) is to apply sunscreen. If you will be hanging out at the pool, the number one rule is to reapply - and liberally. The CDC recommends using at least an SPF of 15 prior to going outside. Of course, the higher the SPF number the more protection it is supposed to give. You should reapply every two hours, or after swimming, sweating, or toweling off.

Last but not least, make sure your sunscreen has not expired. If it does not have an expiration date, sunscreen typically has a shelf life of about three years.

 

All Pro Shade Concepts installs custom window sun screens, awnings, and patio shades; and are the leading shade providers in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, the East Valley (Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe, Queen Creek) and West Valley (Phoenix, Glendale, Sun City, Laveen, Peoria, Avondale, Goodyear).

 

 

 

 

A hat is definitely a good thing to wear while relaxing in the pool. Also consider wearing sunglasses. Not only will they protect your eyes from the bright sunlight and reflection of the sun off the pool, but it protects your eyes from sun damage along with the skin surrounding your eyes.

Protective Clothing


Another way to protect yourself is to cover your skin whenever possible. If you are not swimming and can bear to put on some sort of clothing (thin and light would be best in the heat), that would help against the harmful UV rays. Additionally, it would be a good idea to wear a sun hat. It will give you shade on your face and neck, and if the brim is large enough, it could even give you some protection on your shoulders.

 

Find Shade


The last way to protect you and your family from the harsh sun is to hang out in the shade whenever possible. That could be sitting under a big tree, under a patio umbrella, or under an awning or patio shade. A Patio umbrella is an easy, inexpensive option, but if you’re having a party, it would not be sufficient to provide shade for everyone. 

When trying to provide the most shade as possible in your yard, think of installing an awning or patio shades.

An awning gives you additional shade on your patio. It increases the amount of shaded area by attaching it to your home and extending out. Awnings are typically retractable so they don’t always need to be out.
A patio shade attaches to your existing patio and comes down like a window shade so it can block the sun from coming into your patio. It can also block out winds, bugs and dirt when retracted down.

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If you’re trying to decide between an awning or patio shade, you can always consult the experts at All Pro Shade Concepts. They offer a free home inspection to determine what shade solutions would best fit your needs and your home. They even create shade solutions that can be controlled by your smartphone! Contact them at 623-201-4969 for more information.

Don’t let the sun beat you out of your fun this summer!