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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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.

 

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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!

Thinking Of Selling Your Home? Upgrades That Can Attract Buyers

Are you ready to sell your home in hopes of finding your dream home? Maybe you’re relocating for work or family. Either way, if you’re considering selling your current home, there are some upgrades you should consider making in order to attract the most buyers. Here are some tips -

Update Flooring


If your carpet/tile/hardwood is looking a bit dirty and run down, you should definitely consider updating it. Hardwood is always a classic, nowadays tile should be kept strictly to bathrooms and kitchens to avoid a dated look, and it’s best to keep carpet colors on the neutral side.

If hardwood flooring is the look you’re going for but you don’t want to spend a lot of money, you can look for laminate flooring that looks like wood. This will keep costs down, but still attract buyers to the more modern look.

 

Tip: buyers will like the look of consistent flooring throughout. So don’t go out and pick a bunch of different types and/or colors of flooring.

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Tip: Try to keep the colors you choose light, bright, and neutral - especially if there is not a lot of natural light filtering in these rooms.

Kitchen/Bathroom Renovation


If your budget allows it, consider a kitchen and/or bathroom renovation. Doing one or both of these could significantly increase the value of your home and the willingness of buyers to take a look at your home. It could be as simple as changing the backsplash in your kitchen or repainting old cabinets and installing new hardware on it. If you’re looking for more value to be added, replacing your countertops will help as well.

Landscaping


Curb appeal. If you haven’t heard that term yet, get used to hearing it. This is the first thing buyers will see and consider. If the outside of your home is not appealing, chances are they won’t even bother stepping inside. To avoid this, try updating your landscape. Make sure there are no dead weeds or plants.

Ensure there is not clutter from toys or old furniture. If you’re able to, try having your home repainted. A fresh coat of paint can go a long way in addition to updated roofing. 

 

Tip: Think about updating your front door as well - especially if it’s looking old and paint is chipping.

Your goal here is to make someone drive by and want to stop just by looking at the outside of your home.

 

 

Tip: If you are installing sun screens in your windows, be sure to consult a professional. This is one project you should not try to DIY. All Pro Shade Concepts are experts at installations and even customize them to your liking. The company even participates in the SRP Shade Screen Rebate Program, which could end up saving you money if their sun screens are installed into your home!

Update Windows


If your home was constructed pre 1970 and hasn’t been updated since, the windows are probably not the best for several reasons. If your home is so old that it doesn’t have a good central air system, home buyers will already be hesitant. By replacing or updating your windows, this could help insulate the home further, allow for a window A/C unit to be installed, and give the home a more modern look. You could also consider installing sun screens in the windows to further insulate the home.

Doing this could keep more heat from coming into the home and give it another uniform look from the outside (hint: curb appeal!). They will also allow you more privacy from the outside, while still being able to see the view from the inside.

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Tip: If you haven’t looked at it in over a year and it is not any kind of important document, you probably will never look at or need it again. It’s time to say goodbye to it.

Declutter


This one isn’t so much an upgrade as it is a must do. If you were to walk into a home with a lot of items strewn everywhere, you probably wouldn’t want to stay long either. So why expect homebuyers to? Make sure you declutter your home prior to any open houses (and before photos are taken as well!) to prevent potential homebuyers missing the little details you love and worked so hard to update. You could have the most beautiful living room, but if your kids have taken it over as a playroom, it won’t feel inviting to someone looking to buy.

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Does Your AZ Home Need Updating?

You purchased your home 5, 10+ years ago. Back then, it may have been fully updated and turn-key, or maybe you bought a fixer upper and never got around to finishing it. If you can feel your home’s age, it may be time to do some updating. You can update it from the inside, or from the outside - it all depends on how much time you have. Whatever you choose, you will improve your living surroundings, and are now increasing your home’s equity.

Update the Inside

With all that's available: online shopping, purchasing new furnishings is as easy as a tapping a few buttons on your phone. Update your overworn couch, purchase new chinaware, or find a great entryway table.

Try finding unique pieces at garage sales or consignment stores and repainting them to match your homes style. If you have more time, look into painting rooms, replacing old flooring, or renovating the bathrooms and kitchen.

While you beautify the interior of your home, you'll want to protect it, too. If you want to customize the visibility of the inside of your home, look into having window sun screens installed to all the windows in your home. This will give you the security and privacy you’re looking for, being able to see out of your windows, but bystanders wont be able to see in.

Update Your Exterior

When you update the outside of your home, you instantly improve its curbside appeal. In your front yard you could update your landscaping with new plants, a fountain, or pavement. Replacing your old garage door will make your life easier if it hasn’t been working properly in addition to giving your home a uniform look.

Custom window sun screens can completely change the look of your Arizona Home's exterior. Replace old, faded, or torn window sun screens to give your home an elegant, and more sophisticated look.

A Backyard Dream

If you’re more into updating your backyard, look at updating your pool with a waterfall or new tiles, upgrade your patio furniture with newly upholstered cushions & umbrellas, or purchase a new grill for all the summertime parties you can host in your updated backyard.

Get ready to party!

To prevent damage to your new furniture and grill, you can also install awnings or patio shades. Awnings attach directly to your home and are retractable so you can choose whether or not you want to use it. Patio shades are a great option if you want to be able to shade your patio like an awning, but want more coverage and versatility. With patio shades you can protect your patio from different kind of weather including rain! In addition, it shields it from unwanted insects and from blocks most of the sun’s harmful rays.

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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).

Whatever you decide to do to upgrade your home, know that the end result will benefit you both financially and emotionally.

You’ll love living in a freshly updated space!

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Get Ready For The Heat! How To Turn Your Home Into A Summer Oasis

When the heat comes in full force, there’s nothing you can do but embrace it. Here are a few ways you can turn your home into an oasis that makes you forget just how hot it is outside.

REFRESH YOUR BACKYARD

Whether that means fresh, new grass, a summer vegetable garden, string lights, or fresh tile in and around the pool. These are some of the few ways to make your home feel like an oasis. Summers are best spent in and around the pool and the barbeque, so think about making your patio more comfortable. This could be a new grill, new cushions for your patio set, an awning, or patio shades.

PROVIDE A SPACE WITH SHADE

An awning is a great choice to keep your patio cool as it provides shade, but it can also be retractable if you feel like basking in the summer sun for a while. All Pro Shade Concepts even has retractable awnings that can be controlled by your smartphone! If you’re looking for more shade than an awning can provide, look to patio shades. Patio shades hold many of the same benefits as an awning, but encloses a patio to further block the sun and can be utilized to block out other weather elements in other seasons.

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).

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ADD ACCENT DECOR

This could be done inside your home or in your backyard. Little trinkets and accents like throw pillows can make any space instantly more comfortable and homey. For a bargain, look to your local discount store or sale sections in your favorite stores. You’d be surprised the treasures you can find.

LOOK UP SUMMER INSPIRED DRINKS

What better way to relax amid the summer heat than to sip on an ice cold drink? Look up recipes online - like a homemade peach iced tea - grab the ingredients and your favorite pitcher, kick up your feet and relax with the cool air inside your home. While you beat the heat inside, you may want to consider looking into investing in window sun screens to help keep the sun outside and the cool air inside.

When looking for shade solutions, look no further than All Pro Shade Concepts.

With over a decade in business and started by an Arizona native, they know good and well how important it is to stay cool during an Arizona summer.

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Do I Really Need Window Sun Screens?

When you’re looking for shade solutions in your home or business, you may be overwhelmed with the options. You can look to curtains, but then you have to choose between a nice design or blackout curtains. There’s shutters, blinds, window tints, and window sun screens. With all the options out there, what would be the best for you?

 

Here are a few reasons why Window Sun Screens could be the best choice:

Sun Screens for Your Windows: Benefits

Energy Efficient

When you install sun screens on your window, you can expect to save money on your electric bill. These will block up to 80-90% of the sun’s warm and harmful rays which can save you up to 20% in cooling costs.

 

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Style

There are an array of options when choosing sun screens. Since they are custom made, you are able to choose the color fabric that will look best from the outside and on the inside of your home. Whether you’re looking for a neutral color or a darker color to really give you your privacy.

All Pro Shade Concepts has a variety or color options where you can also customize visibility.


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).

Get ready for the Arizona Heat! All Pro specializes in the precise installation of awnings, window sun screens, or patio shades to reduce the amount of sun enters your home!

Security and Privacy

With sun screens you can rest assured that passersby will not see into your home. You’ll never have to wonder about whether or not you left curtains or blinds open. A sun screen will ensure that no one will see inside. Don’t worry about blocking your view from the inside either as you will still be able to enjoy the view from inside your home even with the sun screens in your windows.

If you find that window sun screens are the right choice for you, contact All Pro Shade Concepts. They are experts in shade solutions in Arizona. They make every sun screen by hand and customize them to the needs of their clients. 

Call (623) 204-1476 or visit AllProShadeConcepts.com for more information.

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Should I Get Zipper-Sealed Patio Shades for My Arizona Home?

Are Zipper-Sealed Roll-down patio shades right for my Arizona home?

Bugs, wind, and heat. The one thing they all have in common is that they all exist outside. That doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors in an effort to avoid it all. With summer approaching, the kids will be out of school, there will be barbecues with family, and you’ll want to entertain as many friends as you can.

Benefits

Keep Out Debris & Critters

Did you know that there are special patio shades can actually keep an area enclosed from bugs, wind, and keep the area cooler? A patio shade that is zipper sealed allows you to seal off your patio from intruding creatures or inclement weather thanks to a strong zipper that is secured into the tracks installed to your patio's opening. Because of the tight seal it creates, you won’t have to worry about covering the hot dogs for fear that those pesky flies will be all over it the second you set  it down.

Keep Your View

One of the best features of a patio shade is that even though it protects you and your guests from the hot sun, you still get the view of the rest of your yard. If you have a pool, you can safely watch your kids swim while sitting comfortably in the shade.

Take advantage of the extraordinary weather! All Pro specializes in the precise installation of awnings, window sun screens, or patio shades to reduce the amount of sun enters your home, while letting the breeze in!

Protect Your Furniture

These type of shades also help protect all of your furniture from the damaging rays of the sun. No more sun-bleached seat cushions or wood.

All Weather

If it can block out bugs, wind, and heat, you can bet that it also keeps you comfortable in rainy conditions. That means you can be outside no matter the weather. Make memories with your friends and family during the holiday season, birthdays, or summers by expanding where your guests can roam.

 


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). 

Your Health

Probably the most important factor when deciding if you need zipper-sealed patio shades is definitely for your health. The harmful UV rays from the sun can cause many illnesses including cancerous melanoma. Protect your family, protect your comfort, and protect your fun.

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 If there are any ways All Pro Shade Concepts can help you enjoy the beautiful spring weather at your home:

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