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!

Scottsdale Bathroom Remodeling Trends

Scottsdale bathroom remodeling

In today’s modern society, the bathroom is no longer looked upon as just a place to do one’s business. Bathrooms have taken on a feeling of relaxation and comfort — a room all its own. This is why one of the most common ways to spruce up your Scottsdale home is with a bathroom remodel.

Whether you’re looking for something luxurious or just some basic improvements or upgrades, we have some of the most popular Scottsdale bathroom remodeling trends listed below. Take a look and get inspired for your next bathroom remodel!

Scottsdale Bathroom Remodeling Trends

Tuscan/Meditarrean Master Bathrooms

Easily one of the more popular remodel designs in Scottsdale, a Tuscan-style master bathroom is the way to go if you’re looking for a warm and inviting bathroom. With tan, gold, deep orange, and burnt yellow tones, a good Tuscan-style bathroom usually includes earthy features like natural stone or granite sinks and counter tops blended with the use of natural wood stools, benches, or cabinets.

Deep Colors

If remodeling your master bathroom seems a bit too much for your budget, try to give some attention to your guest bathroom by using deep, bold colors. You can accomplish this with either a simple repainting, or take it to the next level by applying glass tiles that use colors like magenta, deep purple, or a dark blue. Compliment these bold colors with a new stainless steel sink!

Green Machines

The “going green,” trend has not only taken over Scottsdale, but the rest of the United States. Conserving water is a big deal here in the Valley of the Sun, which is why home owners all across Scottsdale are switching to “green” toilets and sinks that help to keep water wasting to a minimum. Not only are these appliances good for the environment, they also come in cool, sleek designs that are perfect for any home.

For more information on popular Scottsdale bathroom remodeling tips and to see how we can help with your next bathroom remodel, give us a call today at 480-998-9696!

Finding the Perfect Scottsdale Custom Home Builder

scottsdale custom home builderKnown for its luxury attractions like golf, shopping, dining, professional athletics, resorts, and nightlife, it’s no wonder why Scottsdale, Arizona is one of the fastest growing cities in America. In fact, since the year 2000, Scottsdale’s population has experienced a growth of over 40%.

One of the things that makes “The Most Livable City,” such a unique place to live is its abundance in custom homes. All throughout Scottsdale, anyone can find neighborhoods crawling with homes designed to the exact specifications of the buyer. But how does one find the perfect Scottsdale custom home builder? We’ve put together a few of the most important qualities you and your family should consider when looking for the right custom home builder.

Qualities of a Perfect Scottsdale Custom Home Builder

A good listener — Easily one of the most overlooked qualities of a perfect custom home builder is the ability to listen. Not only should your custom home builder hear what you are saying, but actually take the time to listen to the details, styles, and themes you are interested in to best complete your overall goal.

High quality resources — Because custom homes require a lot of different skill sets, your perfect home builder should have an extensive list of people to call on for any and every job. Without this quality, your home will be missing some of the key qualities that make it a custom home.

Organization — This one almost goes without saying, but you’d be surprised to find how many families are left waiting for their home to be finished long after the proposed completion date. A lack of organization is typically the root of this problem, so make sure your future Scottsdale custom home builder is an organized one!

Here at Arlington Custom Home Builders, we proudly exude all of the above listed qualities, and look forward to working with you to build your dream home. Call us today for more information.