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Minimalist Furniture

In the modern world, millennials are using small spaces in unusual and energy-efficient ways. Millennials love to use small spaces by which they can both compartmentalize their lives, as well as maximize the space they own, lease, or rent. For example, many Millenials are already catching onto the GoGreen wave of renovation that is taking place across the...

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Why Getting a Home Warranty May Be A Good Idea

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One of the best things about a home is the amenities. You get a refrigerator to keep perishable food cold, an air conditioner to combat the heat, a furnace to combat the chill, a stove for cooking food, a dishwasher so you don't have to scrub by hand, and a washer and dryer to clean your clothes. Every appliance in your home, from the garbage disposal to the range, makes your life easier. When one of these amenities breaks, it throws everything for a loop. All of a sudden, your food is spoiling you have to travel to a laundromat to get clean clothes or plunge your sink so the water goes down. It is not fun. It is also...

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The Transformational Tube

 

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Saul and Juan Estrada, left to right at 350-ton hydraulic press. Photo by Saul Estrada, Jr., Southwest Metal Spinning Inc. 

Want to transform an unfriendly room? Welcome in light with a room- and life-brightening tubular skylight, also known as a solar tube. After one is added, a forbidding hallway disappears; a dark kitchen is changed into a friendly space; bathrooms, bedrooms, hallways and closets are enlivened. And, this happens after just...

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Street Renamed for Architect of Scottsdale Mall Buildings: Remembering Bennie

 

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Bennie Gonzales with model of Civic Center. Photo: Scottsdale Historical Society.

Barnaby (Bennie) M. Gonzales (1924−2008), is remembered for his decency, humor, humility, charm, community leadership and, most importantly, for championing a regional Southwest architecture. Now, many more living in and visiting Scottsdale will know his name.

The city of Scottsdale renamed First Avenue between Drinkwater Boulevard and 75th Street “Bennie Gonzales Way” on...

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Best Places to Live: Small Communities, Big Living

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They say the best things come in small packages, which can certainly be said for these new luxury pocket communities that are popping up in the Valley’s more desirable zip codes. With only a few dozen homes each (or less), each high-end project offers intimacy, exclusivity and many of the bells and whistles found in their more populated counterparts.

 

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The Villas at Baker Park | Phoenix

An intimate enclave of just 44 semi-custom, luxury...

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