Here in the Valley of the Sun, we experience beautiful weather that brings mild winters and 300 days of sunshine a year, which means outdoor living space is important for most lifestyles. While a great outdoor living space is great, installing a
You have selected your lot and your team of designers, now it is finally time to design your new custom home. While this may be the “official” start of the design phase, you most likely have been, or should have been, putting together design ideas or
Now that you have made the first big decision for your new home build in selecting the lot, the next decision is choosing the right architect and designer to complete the design of your home. Similar when deciding on a home location, there are a lot
If you are like most people, buying a home will be the largest financial commitment you will make in your lifetime. Along with that commitment comes a series of big decisions, the first of which is the decision of whether to buy an existing home or
No matter where you live or the type of home you have, proper home maintenance can protect your home’s value, keep your home in working order, prevent costly repairs, and maintain energy efficiency. In Arizona, extreme summer heat, sun exposure, and
With so many entertainment options at our fingertips, installing an in-home theater has become a more common and attractive concept. Additionally, advances in technology and affordability have made an amenity once reserved for the wealthy available
Lighting is an important element of interior design, but the dramatic impact it can have can oftentimes be overlooked. It has the ability to set the mood of a room, affect the way colors are perceived and can be used to highlight architectural
In Arizona, anyone who furnishes labor, professional services, materials, machinery, tools, or fixtures in a construction project may be entitled to file a mechanics’ or materialman’s lien on the property to ensure they receive payment from the
Accent walls can serve many purposes such as providing a “pop” of design that can break up a room (especially a large room); creating a focal point for the room or accentuating an existing focal point such as a fireplace; bringing attention to a part
As a contractor, commuting between job sites and projects is the daily norm. We spend quite a bit of time traveling throughout the day in our vehicles. Some use this time to listen to music, make phone calls, or simply unwind from the stress of
Genuine wood floors provide a beautiful classic and timeless look that many homeowners want. However, wood flooring is expensive, can scratch easily, and require periodic maintenance to keep them looking good. This maintenance may even require
Flat panel televisions allow for a number of different installation possibilities. Most often people will either stand inside a media center or armoire, mount over the fireplace, or hang directly to the wall. However, if you would rather not make the
Construction sites are inherently messy, but it is important to keep the job site clean and orderly throughout the life of the project. While there are some obvious reasons for this, there are also many added benefits of a clean job site that
Is that traditional brick fireplace you once loved starting to feel old and outdated? Or perhaps that brick wall makes the room appear too dark? One solution to update your space is to remove the brick and replace with a light stone, but that
When most people think of a home wine cellar they often think of a dedicated, soft-lit room in the basement that is fully wrapped in stone with wine racking adorned in rich woods. Not everyone has room for this type of wine cellar, especially the
Whether building your dream home or buying an existing home, it is important to understand what type of system is required or in place for the drainage and treatment of wastewater. The two types of systems are sewer and septic. In many instances, the
A Finer Touch Construction featured on ABC 15's Home Hunter Feb 19, 2017 from Brad Leavitt on Vimeo.
Whether you are remodeling your kitchen or building your dream home, finding the right general contractor for the job can be a difficult decision. When selecting a general contractor, it is often in your best interest to obtain bids from several
AFT Construction on Home Hunter Aug 3, 2016 from Brad Leavitt on Vimeo.
AFT Home Hunter May 18, 2016 from Brad Leavitt on Vimeo.