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2021 Design Trends

2021 Design Trends

Spring is here! By now you may have noticed a shift in the color and textures playing out in the images you see on sites like Houzz and Pinterest, on television, and on retail shelves.

How does this happen and who determines which colors and items will be trending? Each fall the fashion and interior design industries publish their color and trend forecasts for the upcoming year. They draw us in with ideas and examples from around the globe. As real estate professionals with interior design and construction backgrounds, the team at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty tends to be keenly aware of changing trends.

To Remodel or NOT to Remodel?

To Remodel or NOT to Remodel?

What are some reasons not to renovate your home? Although it may seem odd that a major remodeling company would want to discuss reasons not to remodel, the goal of any company should be serving its people. People come first.

Some of the questions I hear most frequently from potential customers include whether or not to remodel, what to remodel, and how much of an investment a project might be.

Staying Connected

Staying Connected

For Prescott-area residents, the most important thing after staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic is staying connected. All online activities—school, work, and play—are up and the reliance on the quality, reliable, fast internet has never been more significant.

Is Your Home as Healthy as You?

Is Your Home as Healthy as You?

Healthy living has become the focus for many of us. Eating right, exercising consistently, and drinking water have become an integral part of our lifestyles.

Can we say the same for our homes?

The Freshest Trends

The Freshest Trends

Most people are familiar with the “garden window,” a deep window box, usually behind the sink (for access to water). These windows are usually single pane glass, aluminum framed, and hard as heck to reach. They often leak, and in the winter months, they do little to protect fragile plants from the cold. So which plants are best to grow in the kitchen, and how do we best plan for them?

Dreaming of Green

Dreaming of Green

As your yard wakes up from its long winter’s nap, it is officially that time of year: the time to dream of green.

To help welcome spring here is some helpful advice from Josh Crothers of Prescott Landscape Professionals: “As we thaw out from winter conditions and move into the warmer days of spring, you’ll want to be sure your plants get the nourishment and water they now require,” he said. “Once the weather has warmed, you can increase your water and safely trim back frostbitten material.”

A Community of Families

A Community of Families

People who live and work at Touchmark at The Ranch regularly comment about how comfortable the environment is and how it feels like everyone is part of one vibrant, growing, welcoming family. This is especially true for Julie Calkins, Business Office Manager at the full-service retirement community.

Inspiration – How do you access the creativity to create change?

Inspiration – How do you access the creativity to create change?

As we close out one year and usher in a new one, we take a moment to reflect on the past and consider how we’ll renew ourselves as we set goals for the future. We first take stock of ourselves. Every inspirational discussion, from “Tiny Buddha” to a myriad of inspirational quotes, points to change happening from within. No matter what our spirituality or level of mindfulness, the years have taught all of us the truth in that.

Safety and Beauty with Prestige Security Doors

Safety and Beauty with Prestige Security Doors

For the past twelve and-a-half years, Rob and Shaw Hudson (a husband-and-wife team and co-owners of Prestige Security Doors) have been helping keep Arizona families safe with the world’s strongest, most beautiful, hand-crafted and custom-built security doors.

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring, You’re Painting … 

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring, You’re Painting … 

At this time of year, we get plenty of customers who are concerned about painting their home’s exterior. While this—monsoon season—is generally a wetter time of the year, on most days, the rain is usually not a big concern.