August 29 2020

7 Ways to Heat Proof Your Home in the Warmer Months

by Erin

new construction home

Although the Fall season is approaching, the summer heat is still lingering. The warm weather has been anything but bearable for many while staying inside these last few months. Of course, you can always blast your air conditioning all hours of the day, but there are more efficient ways to help cool your home off without making your electric bill skyrocket in the process. Here are a few ways to heatproof your home during the warmer months.

 

Focus on your windows

 

You can install energy-efficient windows to help make a difference in the temperature in your home. You can also install Low-E film to reduce the amount of solar heat gain or try out some blackout curtains to keep the sunlight to a minimum. Closing your blinds between peak hours is also beneficial. Keeping your blinds closed when the sun is out the most helps to reduce the amount of heat that enters your home.

 

Set your ceiling fans to rotate counterclockwise

 

Rotating your ceiling fans counterclockwise will allow the blades of your ceiling fan to push the cooler air downward. It also makes the air feel cooler when your air conditioning is on and allows you to turn your thermostat up a notch.

 

Let the air in at night

 

Take advantage of the cool evenings during the summer and give your a/c a break once the sun goes down. The cooler air will circulate throughout your home without having to use your air conditioning all hours of the night. 

 

Start grilling dinner outdoors

 

Using your stove during the warmer months can cause your home to heat up quite a bit. Consider pulling our your trusty grill to prepare family meals outdoors. Give your evening meals a change of scenery and spend some time with the family on the deck as you watch the sunset all while saving energy. 

 

Use a programmable thermostat

 

A programmable thermostat can help you to save on your energy costs and lessen the amount of heat you feel in your home. You can program your thermostat to specific temperatures and times so that your home is just right when you come home at the end of the day.

 

Add foliage to around your home

 

It may be a good idea to add a few shade trees and bushes around your home to not only add curb appeal but also to assist in keep the smoldering heat from entering through your windows and roof.

 

Make sure your home is insulated

 

A well-insulated home can reduce the amount of heat that comes through surfaces like your roof, attic, and walls. This is beneficial during both the warmer months and cooler months to keep the home warm.

 

By applying a few of these tips before and during the warmer months, you’ll be able to enjoy the summer with a lot less hassle. 

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August 25 2020

Hop into a New Home without the Wait at Aspen Ridge at Flagstaff Ranch

by Erin

Aspen Ridge New Home for Sale in Northern AZ

A custom new townhome may have been what you initially desired, but the construction process can be time-consuming. You may be looking to make your big move a lot sooner than you initially planned, but still prefer a beautifully crafted home. You can find the perfect new townhome at Aspen Ridge at Flagstaff Ranch without sacrificing the same attention to detail, high-end features, and functionality of a custom-built home. Although Capstone Homes specialize in providing custom homes, they also offer options for quick delivery homes. You can choose a home design that is further into the construction process, one that is already completed, or even select from one of the model homes that are available as a quick delivery home.

 

The luxury townhome community of Aspen Ridge at Flagstaff Ranch is appropriately located in Flagstaff, AZ, and offers several onsite amenities for your pleasure. Enjoy access to a community center, clubhouse, golf course, swimming pool, tennis court, and miles of trails ideal for hiking, biking, and walking. This gated community is just a short distance to well-performing schools within the Flagstaff United School District 1 at Manuel Demigeul Elementary School, and Mt. Elden Middle School. 

 

The city of Flagstaff is surrounded by gorgeous mountain views, deserts, and forests. It’s also home to many top sights such as the Walnut Canyon National Monument and the Museum of Northern Arizona that showcases regionally focused exhibits. There is also the Coconino National Forest which is a nature reserve best known for its red rocks and the Wupatki National Monument where you can get a view of the preserved ruins of prehistoric pueblos. Beyond, the many natural attractions, you can visit downtown Flagstaff to discover many options for shopping and eateries you’ll love. Get a taste of local spots like Marianne's Breakfast Palace, Karma Sushi Bar Grill, Flagstaff Coffee Company, and Red Curry Vegan Restaurant.

 

At Aspen Ridge at Flagstaff Ranch, you can find floor plan options with up to 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and a 2 car garage. Plans offer between 2,335 to 2,749 square feet of living space allowing for plenty of room to make your new house feel like home. Your new home at Aspen Ridge will become the highlight of conversation as Capstone Homes provides top-grade features and amenities in the interior and exterior of each design. The kitchen is a home cook’s dream with ample workspace on the granite countertops for rolling out the dough, whipping up a few cupcakes for school, or creating a holiday spread for family and friends to enjoy. Each design is equipped with a Whirlpool Gold stainless steel appliance package that includes a 36” cooktop, wall hood, microwave oven combo, and dishwasher. You’ll also appreciate the recess can lighting, knotty alder cabinets, and stainless steel 60/40 under-mount sink.

 

Hop into one of the quick delivery homes at Aspen Ridge at Flagstaff Ranch starting the high $400,000’s to get a fresh start. Stop by the community sales office to begin the journey of finding a new townhome that’s just right for you.

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August 22 2020

The New Home Community at Flagstaff Meadows Makes Going Back to School at Home a Breeze

by Erin

Children's room at Flagstaff Meadows in Flagstaff Arizona

With the recent and unforeseen circumstances due to the effects of COVID-19 such as students learning remotely and parents working from home, families just like yours are looking for the right home that will fit all of their newfound day to day needs. You can find an impeccable home design that is spacious and functional to safely navigate your new normal at Flagstaff Meadows. Located in Flagstaff, Northern Arizona’s premier homebuilder, Capstone Homes is now offering brand new single-family homesites for sale in their latest community. 

 

Whether your growing scholars are returning to school in person or participating in distance learning this school year, the nearby Flagstaff USD 1 schools offer a top-notch education both in the classroom and online. Enroll them in schools just a few minutes away that will accommodate your children’s needs academically such as Manuel Demiguel Elementary, Mt. Elden Middle School, and Flagstaff High School. The Flagstaff United School District is offering remote breakfast and lunch services to all enrolled students and will be charging families according to their eligibility for free, reduced, or full rates.  For those parents who do not have the ability to work from home, FUSD also provides free on-site safe learning centers and support services that offer internet access, nutrition services, and supervision. Students and families can also receive free cloth masks to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus with a partnership with the Arizona Department of Health Services. 

 

The transition of going back to school from home is even easier while making the selection from up to ten floor plan options at Flagstaff Meadows. Floor plans include up to four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and a two-car garage. Square footage ranges from 1,380 to 2,862 square feet of living space providing plenty of wiggle room to spread out or come together as a family. Each plan includes ample space and flexible common areas great for converting into the perfect workspace for remote learning. Students can create a comfy corner in the great room, a designated work area in the loft space or bedrooms, or grab their laptop to enjoy learning in one of the outdoor living spaces such as the patio or porch to get some fresh air and a change of scenery. 

 

Flagstaff Meadows offers community amenities such as a park, playground, and walking trails great for allowing children to stretch their legs and get in some much-needed vitamin D while safely social distancing and staying safe in their community. The neighborhood is also convenient to nearby stores for your everyday essentials like Safeway, Fry’s Food and Drug, Walmart Super Center, and Wholefoods Market. Schedule a tour with the community sales office to safely begin your journey to homeownership with Capstone Homes starting in the low $300,000’s.

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August 21 2020

Over One-Third of New Homes at Orion at Timber Sky are Sold Out!

by Erin

Orion at Timber Sky Entrance in Flagstaff Arizona

Hurry in and grab your piece of the pie at Orion at Timber Sky by Capstone Homes. Over one-third of this premier master-planned community has sold out already! Located in Flagstaff, Arizona, this development of new single-family homes boasts in must-have amenities, energy efficiency, and close proximity to many everyday conveniences that are sure to fit your lifestyle. Orion at Timber Sky is positioned off of Route 66 and nestled between Flagstaff Ranch Rd. and Woody Mountain Rd. which makes for an easy commute to and from school and work. 

 

Flagstaff is known as Arizona’s destination for all seasons and is located in the mountains of Northern Arizona. This small town is perfect if you’re in search of outdoor fun as there is always something to do no matter what the season is. Enjoy activities like mountain biking, camping, rock climbing, and hiking just a few minutes away from your new home. If you’re in search of a little adventure, you can take a trip to the Grand Canyon National Park just 80 miles northwest of Flagstaff. Take a quick camping trip, hop on a shuttle bus to capture the views, or experience river rafting at the Colorado River.

 

The neighborhood at Orion has many attractions of its own within walking distance. You’ll appreciate the access to amenities throughout the community such as pocket parks, picnic areas, playgrounds, walking trails, biking paths, and pickleball courts for those days when you don’t want to go too far to have a good time. Enroll your students in desirable Flagstaff USD 1 schools at Mt Elden Middle School and Flagstaff High School. Not only will they receive an amazing education, but establish long-lasting friendships and a bright future.

 

Floor plan options available at Orion at Timber Sky include between three to four bedrooms, up to three and a half bathrooms, and between 1,471 to 3,222 square feet of living space. Park your vehicles in the expansive two-car garage that also allows for extra storage space. The interior of each design features paint grade craftsman baseboards, oil rubbed bronze or brushed nickel trim hardware and light fixtures, 9’ ceilings, and carpet throughout the bedrooms, great room, and hallways.

 

Homesites at Orion at Timber Sky are going fast and for a good reason. Select your next new home ranging in the high $300,000’s and begin experiencing life in the Northern Arizona outdoors. Join the interest list to learn more about the latest updates and deals from Capstone Homes. 

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August 20 2020

Create the Perfect Home in Prescott, AZ with Capstone Homes’ Design-Build Process

by Erin

Yavapai Hills Capstone Homes new home exterior

Situated conveniently in Prescott, AZ sits the master-planned community of Yavapai Hills that was carefully crafted by Northern Arizona homebuilder Capstone Homes. Prescott is surrounded by beauty from every angle with gorgeous landscapes that seem to never end and precious views of the mountains nearby.  Living at Capstone Homes at Yavapai Hills is a homeowner’s dream. Capstone Homes is a premier home builder and is more than capable of bringing your vision of a brand new home to life with every detail in mind. 

 

You can build your custom home from the ground up with the help of the Design/Build program. With this program, your personal team of a designer, sales associate, options coordinator, and project manager with guide you through every step of the process until you have your keys in hand. Your input will be taken into consideration from the blueprint to the framework, down to laying the last brick. No questions will be left unanswered, and you can feel confident that you’ve enlisted your vision in the hands of a home builder you can trust. 

 

If you’re more comfortable making a selection from the already designed plans, existing home designs can easily be customized to your desire. At Yavapai Hills, you can choose from sample floor plans with three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and a two-car garage starting in the low $600,000’s. These one-story designs offer square footage that ranges from 2,325 square feet to 2,746 square feet of living space great for housing out of town guests or occasional company. Each floor plan is open and spacious including common spaces such as a dining room, a covered patio perfect for enjoying your morning coffee outdoors, and a study that can double as a home office or a game room. 

 

Each of the homes at Yavapai Hills includes wonderful standard features both inside and out. You’ll immediately discover the Belgard three-piece paver driveways, walkways, and patios, and Knotty Alder raised panel entry door as you step foot toward your new home. The brand new kitchens are equipped with Whirlpool appliances such as a gas cooktop, microwave oven combo, dishwasher, and a 36” chimney style wall hood. There are also granite countertops included in each plan in both the bathrooms and kitchen workspaces.

 

Once your vision comes to life, there’s nothing left to do but enjoy it. The Prescott area are filled with options for fun, relaxation, and a large selection of eateries nearby. Take a bite out of your new neighborhood when you visit local restaurants like Iron Springs Café and Rosa’s Pizzeria. Grab the family and take a ride to the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary to enjoy interactive animal experiences. Nearby Prescott USD 1 schools include Taylor Hicks Elementary School, Prescott Mile High Middle School, and Prescott High School.

 

Contact the sales office of Yavapai Hills at 928-227-1424 to learn more about how the Design/Build Program and how you can customize your new Prescott home with Capstone Homes. 

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August 16 2020

Take Advantage of the Affordable Housing Program with Remaining New Homes at Crestview

by Erin

New construction home at Crestview in Flagstaff Arizona

If you’re in search of your forever home or starter home that won’t break the bank, you’re in luck! Crestview by Capstone Homes is a completely new development that offers affordable new homes for first-time homebuyers. This community is conveniently located in Flagstaff, AZ, and offers Energy Star certified homes for people of all income statuses. Northern Arizona homebuilder, Capstone Homes is a contributor to the City of Flagstaff Community Land Trust Program and provides selected lots at Crestview for those who meet the qualifications of their affordable housing program. Capstone Homes makes it easier to live the American dream without the stress of expensive home prices.

 

Home design options available at Crestview feature spacious floor plans with 2 to 4 bedrooms, 1 to 3 bathrooms, and a 2 car garage. Plans span between 1,127 to 2,400 square feet of space providing ample room for entertaining guests and accommodating growing families. Capstone Homes ensures that there is elevated energy efficiency in each new construction home. You can expect to find features such as Energy Star rated appliances, low VOC paint, prewiring for solar panels, and a high-efficiency tankless gas water heater. The craftsman inspired exteriors to include a 3 piece paver driveway and patio, a landscaped front yard, an 8’ front, and back door, and a 3 color exterior paint scheme.

 

Enjoy the fruits of your labor with access to community amenities fit for each member of the family. Homeownership at Crestview includes access to features like walking and hiking trails, a basketball court, a park, and a playground. Spend your weekends exploring the area around you by shopping at Flagstaff Mall and Aspen Place at The Sawmill. Get a bite to eat at local favorites such as Tinderbox Kitchen, MartAnnes Burrito Palace, or Josephine’s Modern American Bistro. There’s no need to drive too far for everyday essentials. You can pick up the ingredients on your grocery list at Safeway, Sprouts Farmers Market, and Whole Foods Market.

 

Take advantage of a rich lifestyle with an affordable price at Crestview by Capstone Homes. To find out more about the affordable housing program or general information about new homes for sale in Flagstaff, be sure to visit the sales office at 3942 W. Putnam Drive Flagstaff, AZ 86001.

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August 15 2020

Create Your Dream in Every Detail When Buying a New Home in Flagstaff

by Erin

Flagstaff Ranch community club house in Flagstaff Arizona

Your new home wish list is likely filled to the brim with your wants and must-haves for now and your future from highly rated schools for your future children, superb amenities, upscale interior, and exterior features, and the ability to customize. With Capstone Homes, your wish is their command. One of Capstone’s newest communities, Flagstaff Ranch can fulfill your dream desires and maybe even exceed your wish list. This brand new development of one and two-story homes are private and gated and packed with numerous features and amenities that are sure to fit your every need.

 

The Flagstaff Ranch neighborhood is thoughtfully located in Flagstaff, Arizona which is positioned in the high country mountains and is known for its warm summer temperatures, blue skies, and fresh mountain air. There is much to look forward to when buying a new home at Flagstaff Ranch. Just minutes away, you can find attractions like the Lowell Observatory, Museum of Northern Arizona, and Buffalo Park. You can also find brilliant schools within the Flagstaff USD 1 only a short distance away from your new home.

 

Enjoy access to an abundance of amenities while living the life of your dreams. Onsite amenities exclusively for residents include a community center that features a swimming pool, spa, a children’s swimming pool, and a tennis court. There is also a 25,000 square foot Clubhouse featured within the community that offers access to a restaurant, meeting rooms, and golf pro and pro shop. Don’t forget to work on your backhand golf swing at the 18-hole golf course also featured in the neighborhood.

 

It’s all about the details at Capstone Homes. You can trust that you will be walked through every step of the way of your build process with their unique Design/Build Program available to all potential homeowners. As Northern Arizona’s largest custom home builder, Capstone Homes has you covered with every question you’ve needed the answer to when it comes to. At no extra cost to you, they will provide a preliminary plan design as well as a lot evaluation, consultation, and pricing. In preparation to reside in the Flagstaff Ranch community, you’ll be paired with a sure-fire team that includes a designer, sales associate, options coordinator, and project manager to ensure that every one of your desires is met when creating the perfect home for you and your loved ones to enjoy for years to come. 

 

Starting in the high $400,000’s, the breathtaking floor plans within this green community provide up to four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a two-car garage, and span between 2,308 to 3,405 square feet of living space. The interior designs are highlighted by 9’ high ceilings, two-tone interior paint, Dream Weaver carpet in the bedrooms, great room, hallways, and stairs, and oil rubbed bronze or nickel light fixtures. The countertops in the bathrooms and kitchen are laced with granite and you will be delighted to discover a Whirlpool Gold stainless steel appliance package that features a 36” cooktop, wall hood, microwave oven combo, and dishwasher.

 

Creating your dream space can become a reality sooner than you imagined when purchasing a new home at Flagstaff Ranch. Get in touch with the sales office by calling 855-928-1100 to begin creating the blueprints to the life you’ve been waiting for. 

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August 14 2020

Everything is Brand New at the New Home Community at Jasper by Capstone Homes!

by Erin

New Kitchen at Capstone Homes at Jasper in Northern Arizona

Every inch of Capstone Homes at Jasper has been created brand new from the master-planned community of 53 luxury custom homes to the 1,000 square foot sales center and new model home now available for viewing. Capstone Homes at Jasper is situated amongst the rolling hills of Prescott Valley, Arizona and offers a wide selection of spacious open floor plans to choose from. Each of the energy-efficient home designs ranges from 2,200 to 3,800 square feet of living space and feature 3 to 5 bedrooms, 2.5 to 4.5 bathrooms and up to a 3 car garage. You can also find wonderful community amenities onsite such as a community center, clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis court, and a park. 

 

Priced from the high $500,000’s, Capstone Homes at Jasper provides distinctive exteriors and impressive interiors throughout every home. The exteriors consist of traditional, farmhouse, or modern design inspirations with paver driveways and patios, generous front yard landscaping, and easy care acrylic stucco. The gourmet kitchens are equipped with elegant granite countertops, raised-panel maple or knotty alder cabinetry, recessed can lighting and a Whirlpool stainless steel appliance package. You’ll want to hide away in the spa-like bathrooms after a long day's work with features like recessed can lighting above the shower and bathtubs, brushed nickel bathroom accessories, granite countertops, and widespread faucets in brushed nickel.

 

If you are currently in the market for a  luxury brand new home near Prescott, Capstone Homes at Jasper is the perfect place for you and your family to start a new. This neighborhood is ideal for families of all kinds whether large or small, retirees, or professional couples. For those with growing families, take comfort in knowing that your emerging scholars can enroll in amazing schools within the Humboldt Unified School District just a few minutes away. You can also find options for shopping at Prescott Gateway Mall or catch a movie at the Harkins Theatres. No matter what your position is in life, take the leap and join the interest list today to learn more about how you begin your path to homeownership with Capstone Homes.

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August 12 2020

New Chino Valley Homes at Highlands Ranch are Completely Sold Out in Less Than a Year

by Erin

New Home Design at Highlands Ranch Community in Chino Valley Arizona

Homebuilder Capstone Homes has quickly sold out at its latest new home community, Highlands Ranch located in Chino Valley, Arizona. This development of 20 single-family home sites is expected to be finalized in the early months of 2021. With a prime location, affordably priced homes must-have amenities, and an amazing school system nearby, there’s no wonder why this neighborhood has sold out before the final brick was laid.

 

A few of Chino Valley’s top sights to see are only a few miles away from home. You can visit Granite Creek, Peavine Trail, Lonesome Valley, and Sullivan Lake to fully enjoy some of Northern Arizona’s outdoor recreation. Take a short drive to the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness where you can rent a cabin, go fishing, swimming, or simply find the perfect camping spot and roast marshmallows while admiring the desert night time sky. 

 

The Chino Valley Aquatic Center is the perfect place to cool off during those scorching Arizona summers. Every member of the family can enjoy water slides, a shallow pool, and swimming lessons are also offered for those who are new to the water. For those looking for a little sophisticated adult fun, the Granite Creek Vineyards not only offers wine tastings, but great food, and local music for visitors. You can continue to enhance your taste buds by visiting local eateries such as Skillets Café, Casa Grande Mexican Restaurant, Pepperjack’s of Chino Valley, and Jed’s Sandwich Shop.

 

Younger residents enjoy life at Highlands Ranch as it is located within the Chino Valley USD 51 where you can find well-performing schools such as Del Rio Elementary School, Territorial Early Childhood, Heritage Middle School, and Chino Valley High School. The community amenities offered feature a playground and park for the children to play and explore as well as a basketball court and miles of walking and hiking trails.

 

Capstone Homes offers seven floor plan options ranging in the mid $200,000’s with each consisting of up to 1,896 square feet of living space, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. You will appreciate the open concept floor plans with three elevation options, high ceilings, walk-in closets, and granite countertops in the breathtaking kitchens and bathrooms.

 

Although Highlands Ranch is currently sold out, Capstone Homes offers amazing home designs at communities such as Yavapai Hills and Jasper. Give the sales office a call or stop by with an appointment to take your pick from quality floor plans at unbeatable prices by Northern Arizona’s largest custom homebuilder.

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August 1 2020

Hampton Products International Launches New Smart LED Lightbulbs Now Selling at Best Buy

by Erin

Peace By Hampton New Home Smart LED Lighting

As if in-home technology couldn’t get any better, Hampton Products International has recently launched its latest product line Peace by Hampton with a line of smart LED lighting power control products that are sold exclusively at Bestbuy.com. If your new does not already include smart technology, adding the Wi-Fi-connected LED lighting and single outlet smart plugs is a great option to help ease your way into an easier and more functional lifestyle from the palm of your hand. Each user of the Peace by Hamilton brand will have the ability to connect their smart devices controlled by both an app and voice assistants without having to buy a hub or any networking hardware. The Peace By Hampton home security app is compatible with iOS, Android, Alexa, Google, and Siri's voice commands making it available to all users no matter the device they own. 

 

Peace by Hamilton’s new LED smart bulbs come in the form of indoor bulbs, floodlights, and smart bulb multi-packs that can customize lighting throughout your home by creating scenes, adjusting light levels, and colors with a few taps on the Peace By Hampton home security app. 

 

In addition to the Peace By Hampton smart LED bulbs, Hampton Products International also offers Peace By Hampton single outlet smart wall plugs which allow customers to add their non-connected devices into their smart home atmosphere. Users of this product will find that its features are versatile with scheduling on and off timing, remote abilities, and even a countdown timer feature. You can find these smart wall plugs on bestbuy.com for only $18.99 for a pack of two and $9.50 each with a full two-year warranty.

 

Established in Foothill Ranch, California, Hampton Products International has sold more than 1.5 billion padlocks, security lights, and door hardware since 1974 under brand names such as Brink’s, Hampton, Mountain Security, and Universal Hardware. This company is a trusted leader in security and dedicated to offering its customers products that are not only easy to install but also easy to use. Check out www.buyhampton.com to view the array of products that help keep your home safe and give you peace of mind both in and outside your home. 

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