Summer of 2017 – Outdoor Living Trends

Arizona summers are hot, but the trends for this summer’s outdoor living are cool. When you are looking to relax in the shade this summer, do it in the latest and greatest outdoor living trends.

Bold, Cool & Bright

This is one of the hottest styles this summer. You can bring out cool and bright colors in versatile outdoor rugs. They make outdoor living really pop. We also love patterned pillows with bold prints. Either way, you can make your outdoor living set reflect your personal style.



Mix & Match

You may be seeing this a lot with indoor furniture styles but it is gaining popularity outdoors as well. The options are endless when it comes to mixing and matching styles with your outdoor set. It can be different style furniture or even mixing prints with cushions and pillows. Nothing needs to match perfectly. Iit actually makes more of a statement about your own style when you mix it up.

Bring Indoor Living, Outdoors


The comfort of living is no longer just for the indoors. Indoor/outdoor rugs and comfortable couches are perfect for enjoying beautiful evenings outside. Want to make it even cozier? Mount a flat screen TV to an outdoor wall and really enjoy relaxing moments outside!

When in doubt, work with a contractor your trust to make your outdoor living dreams come true. Arlington Custom Builders collaborate with a top of the line interior designer who will customize your backyard into the most livable space that reflect your unique style.

Scottsdale Events This Weekend

With the beautiful fall weather in full swing, the Valley is buzzing with tons of awesome activities and events all around town. From sporting events to live music, there is a variety of events for you and the whole family to enjoy this weekend. Take a look at some of the events below, and don’t forget to tell us about your favorite weekend activities on our Facebook page!

2014 CALA International Festival

This weekend, The Civic Space Park in Downtown Phoenix will be heating up as the CALA (Celebración Artística de las Américas Alliance) brings Phoenicians a taste of Latin American culture. With incredible food, music, and even some speakers, the CALA International Festival is a great way to explore the many fascinating things Latin American culture brings to our country. The event is free to attend and takes place from 7 to 9 PM this evening and 11 AM to 11 PM on Saturday.

Skewed News

Every Friday night, The Torch Theatre — one of the longest-running improv theatres in Phoenix — takes some of the most trending headlines from newspapers, magazines, and online blogs, and improvise scenes based on those stories. In this show, the audience chooses the headline they want to see performed, making this one of the funnest and most interactive shows in the city!

Golfland Sunsplash

Although Golfland Sunsplash is open all year round, this Saturday is a great time to take the whole family out for some mini-golf, arcade games, and other awesome activities. From 10 AM to 1 PM, you and your family can play 18 wholes for $7.25, an hour of arcade games for $8, and one game of laser tag for $6! These deals won’t last long, so pack up the family and head on down to Golfland Sunsplash tomorrow!

What do you and your family have planned this weekend? Comment below and don’t forget to check out our Facebook and Twitter! 

Scottsdale Home Labeled as Ebola Quarantine Zone by Vandals

scottsdale custom home buildersIf you haven’t been paying attention to recent news, the Ebola scare in America has become a real threat. Cities across the country including Boston, Cleveland, and Dallas have all been experiencing possible Ebola outbreaks as multiple US residents have died from the virus.

As Americans have become more and more worried over the past few weeks, Scottsdale residents have become even more so as the Rio Montana community woke up to a startling message on the wall of a neighboring home.

The message, “Ebola Quarantine Zone,” was the first thing a few residents saw as they woke up Tuesday morning, immediately contacting others in the community. The Scottsdale Police Department was also contacted and, according to an article on AZ Central, they are working on finding the suspects at this very moment. For more, watch the video below:

Many residents in the community believe that because the majority of Scottsdale schools are now on Fall Break, the vandals were most likely teenagers from a nearby high school.

As many Scottsdale custom home builders will tell you, acts like these are no laughing matters. People spend thousands upon millions of dollars on bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, or complete home restoration, and when vandals treat their work in such a way, it’s offensive, rude, and disheartening.

Check back right here to stay updated on this story, and for more information on how Arlington Custom Home Builders can help with your next custom home or remodel, give us a call today at 480-998-9696!


What’s Happening in Scottsdale This Month?

Scottsdale EventsAs the Valley continues to cool down and ease into fall, Scottsdale residents are gearing up to have an exciting and eventful month full of fairs, art walks, and live music. With so many awesome events happening around the city, we decided to pick our favorite three to share with you!

October Scottsdale Events

MIMFest 2014: Global Music Festival (October 18th – 19th)

One of the newest and hottest attractions in Scottsdale is the Music Instrument Museum located at 4725 E Mayo Blvd. For the first time ever, the MIM will be hosting a Global Music Festival to shine a spotlight on some of the best musical traditions from around the world. This two-day event will include musicians from around the world, as well as dancers, street performers, Four Peaks beer, and some of the best food trucks from around the valley. Click here for more information!

Girl’s Night Out (October 15th)

This one is just for the ladies! The Scottsdale Quarter — home of some of the finest fashion and dining in Scottsdale — is hosting a Girl’s Night Out full of incredible deals at some of your favorite shops. For one night only, stores around the center will be holding raffles, specials, and giveaways. There will also be live music as well as drink and food specials! Register for the event here.

Oktoberfest (October 10th – 12th) 

The annual Tempe Oktoberfest is happening yet again at the Tempe Beach Park located just south of Old Town Scottsdale. Keeping one of the oldest German traditions alive, the Tempe Oktoberfest is a completely free event featuring some of the best food and beer from restaurants and breweries from around the valley. The event starts at 4 PM and ends this Sunday!

Planning on going to an event you didn’t see on this list? We want to go! Let us know where you’ll be this month by commenting on this post or posting on our Facebook wall!