Let Inside Spill into Your 2021 Yard

by Blake Herzog Our enforced nesting in 2020 has led many to put more resources into their homes. As the new year arrives that effort is spilling out to the yard, as people want to make it more comfortable for their own use and more functional for meetups that have been relocated to the great … Read More…

Get Your Garden Ready for the Spring Planting Season

by Staff Reports With the spring planting season fast approaching, it’s a good time to get your garden in order. This is when you want to prep your soil, purchase seeds and assess your garden tools. Here are some tips to make the job easy. Soil Prep Prepare your soil by working well-composted organic matter … Read More…

Pinterest Predicts Neutrals, Neon

by Blake Herzog Pinterest, the page where countless home décor, fashion, lifestyle, food and other ideas are born, releases its predictions for what will be trendy for the next year based not on what’s being most searched worldwide at the moment but on those rising the most quickly in the rankings. For 2021, Pinterest Business … Read More…

Put our Passion, Expertise to Work

by Roddy “Rusty” Riggs, President At Capital R Construction we enjoy what we do, and it shows in the finished product. We are passionate about building and feel we can bring you a construction team ready to meet your building needs ranging from commercial projects, tenant improvements and construction management. As one of our customers, … Read More…

Pantone Picks ‘Uplifting’ Colors

by Blake Herzog Given how unpredictable last year was, it is comforting to see the Pantone Color Institute take on its self-appointed duty of prognosticating which color will dominate and symbolize the upcoming year. It did go ahead and threw us a bit of a curveball, choosing two tones for the second time in its … Read More…

Shearer/ROX Companies Build Casa Grande, One Home at a Time

by Blake Herzog It all began with Fred Shearer, the son of a farmer-turned-machinist, who grew up in Chandler and Maricopa and has lived in Casa Grande for almost all of his adult life. He entered the home construction business in 1973 after purchasing an insulation business and expanding into windows, drop ceilings and fireplaces. … Read More…

Why a Tankless Water Heater Works for Me

by Paula Leslie, Owner, Mankel Mechanical When my old washer started acting up, I decided to replace it — but then I had to replace the dryer so I would have a matching set. And, as I never liked the layout of my laundry space in my garage, it became a washer-breakdown-turned-remodel project. My two … Read More…

2021: Tale of Two Bathrooms

by Blake Herzog Bathroom design trends are heading in two opposite directions for 2021, yet they point to the same destination — a refuge where you can perform cleansing and self-care in comfort, peace and tranquility. Many will attempt a fusion of modern spa and folksy elements to create a totally personalized sanctuary. Memory Serves … Read More…

Homeowner’s Five Coverages You May Not Know You Need

When you own a home, you may have extenuating circumstances and/or own property that your insurance may not cover. There are a number of extra coverage options you can add on to your policy, which are known as endorsements. They are essentially riders that you purchase separately but tack on to your homeowner’s coverage as … Read More…

Time for Fresh Ideas on the Homefront

by Staff Reports Your home and garden can be a favorite refuge in the spring. Now is a great time to take a look around and plan your upcoming projects for spring and summer. Remodeling and Adding Space If you’re feeling a bit cramped in your space, you might want to think about remodeling or … Read More…