Home Remodeling

Barn Doors

Barn doors seem to be all the rage right now in home renovation and remodeling projects.  Although simple in form, barn doors can ad a special ‘pop’ to any room.  They often become the focal point of the room.

Barn Doors Phoenix

Barn doors can fit into just about any home renovation design style or taste.  Barn doors are used in rustic designs as well as ultra modern designs.  With so many different styles available, there is one to fit your individual style.

Custom Barn Doors

FHR Construction Corp. has a custom shop that is able to create just about any style door system that you can imagine.  Whether you are looking for reclaimed wood, new wood made to look old/reclaimed, combination of the two, wood and steel, wood and glass, sleek and modern with clean edges, we can make anything your heart desires.

Barn door hardware systems and accent hardware are also just as vast in their selection.  There are old, rustic iron hardware systems and there are very minimal, ultra clean modern stainless steel systems.  Whatever look you are trying to achieve in your home renovation, FHR Construction has the ability to make it happen.  Custom door systems to fit your individual style and taste.

Home Remodeling and Barn Doors

When considering a home remodeling project, think about using barn doors as a modern solution that brings more “you” into your home.

Barn doors can be easily used for theater room separation, pantry doors, closets, offices or dens, kids playrooms, Master bathroom separation from Master bedroom, home theater or media system concealment, laundry rooms, hallways, exterior window and door coverings, the option for use of barn doors is virtually limitless, only limited by your imagination.

FHR Construction Corp. specializes in creating custom barn doors, in house, for our clients.  If you are doing a home renovation or remodel and have been considering a barn door, why go to any other company and pay more?  Contact FHR Construction today for your design consultation and quote for your custom barn door, today!

Home Remodeling Scottsdale

Scottsdale home remodeling is booming!  Many people are buying homes in Scottsdale, AZ, and surrounding cities, and remodeling them to fit their individual needs.  From room additions and kitchen remodeling to whole house renovations.

Home Remodeling Contractors

Home remodeling in Scottsdale, or anywhere for that matter, can be a relatively short or lengthy process, but, ultimately, very rewarding.  The key to a pleasant home remodeling project in Scottsdale, is finding a licensed, bonded, insured and experienced General Contractor in the Phoenix area that has the knowledge and experience to help you through the project, from conception and design through permitting and, ultimately, the finished product.

FHR Construction Corp. is the premier General Contractor in Scottsdale, AZ!  The majority of our projects are located within the City of Scottsdale and our staff fully understands the process, start to finish.  We offer the ability to assist you with the layout and design of your remodel project, through to planning and complete set of building plans, ready to submit to the City for the Building permit.  We also can submit the plans to the City for you, working with the City to obtain the permit, sometimes even over the counter!  This saves a lot of time and money.

Phoenix Home Remodeling a home in Scottsdale can also be a great investment into your home.  Depending on the type of remodeling project, especially kitchen and bath remodeling, can increase the value of your home, in turn increasing your positive equity in the home.  If you are one of the many people around Scottsdale that are purchasing homes as investment properties, this is great for you!  In recent years there has been an increase of investors buying homes throughout Scottsdale, remodeling them, then ‘flipping’ them and selling them for a profit.  Many do this as a business and some are making quite a lot of money.

Whether you are buying your first home, last home, investment property (rental) or are looking to ‘Flip’ it, remodeling a home in Scottsdale has many advantages.  Interested in learning more about what you can do with your existing space?  Contact FHR Construction today!  We will be more than happy to help you see what amazing things your existing home has hidden within its walls or outside of its walls!

Home Renovation Phoenix – One Stop Shop

Considering a home renovation project?  Why drive all over the valley, going to different companies and stores looking for all of the different items that you will need for your home renovation?

Home Renovation – Phoenix Contractors

FHR Construction Corp. is Phoenix’s One Stop Shop for all of your home renovation needs.  Based in Scottsdale, AZ and servicing the entire valley – We handle everything, in-house!

Flooring, tile, cabinets, countertops, plumbing fixtures and appliances…  Home renovations are difficult enough for home owners.  Why make it more of a headache, spending hours and hours of your valuable time ‘shopping’.  Visit FHR Construction showroom, located in Scottsdale Airpark, and find everything you need, in one place.

FHR Construction is partnered with all of the major flooring and tile companies, plumbing fixture suppliers, appliance retailers around the valley.  We can offer you the very best pricing for all of your home renovation fixtures and finishes.  No need to go on a ‘road trip’ to find a faucet or bathtub.

FHR Construction offers a true, one stop shopping experience.  We offer planning and design services, interior design services, kitchen and bath design services partnered with all of the necessary materials and fixtures that you would need to complete your home renovation project.

From start to finish – We handle everything, in house.  Along with our customers, this allows us to better serve you, without the confusion or third parties,  through the entire home renovation project and the scheduling of the different trades. By being able to work with our clients, directly, it allows us to get your home renovation completed in a much more orderly fashion and on a much faster time frame.  FHR Construction values your time, as well as your hard earned money, as if it were our own.  We understand that your time and your money are important to you.  We do everything we can to help you save both on your home renovation project.

Contact FHR Construction Corp. today and let’s get your home renvovation project moving!

Patio Cooling System

A vast majority of homes in and around the Phoenix Metropolitan area have some sort of outdoor patio area.  Although a covered patio area is a nice thing to have, having one with a reliable, effective cooling system is so much better.  A properly installed, quality mist system can lower the ambient air temperature in your patio area by as much as 25-35 degrees…  That is a huge difference when it’s 110-115 degrees outside!

Patio Cooling Systems

Patio cooling systems are gaining popularity as they are becoming more affordable.  A quality patio cooling system, or mist system, will, on average, run you about $2000-$2500.  Yes there are less expensive, basic systems/kits available, but they do not perform the same as a quality, high pressure mist system.  The inexpensive DIY ‘Kits’ only cool an area by wetting it.  The higher quality, high pressure systems provide a much finer mist that actually cools the air itself, not just wetting the area.  There are also a number of ways to install a quality mist system.  Our most popular installation is to ‘conceal’ the lines within the structure.  By concealing the lines themselves, where only the nozzle itself is protruding through, it gives it a much cleaner look, almost invisible.  If your structure does not allow for such installation, we can run the lines on the exterior of the structure and they then can be painted to mach and sort fo ‘blend in’ to the the patio structure.

If you are considering an affordable, effective way to cool your patio area or are looking to add a new patio area to your home, consider a quality, high pressure mist patio cooling system from FHR Construction.  Next summer you and your friends and family can be enjoying your patio area on an entirely new level!  Gatherings, BBQ’s, pool parties, games…  Do it all in the comfort of a much cooler patio.

Room Additions in Phoenix – Everything you need to know.

Phoenix, AZ is the sixth most populous city in the United States.  With that being said, there is a lot of construction going on within the City of Phoenix.  A very good portion of that construction is room additions.  Have you been dreaming of a larger kitchen or dining room?  How about a new Master Suite?

In this article, we’re going to review the steps necessary to properly do a room addition in Phoenix.  This procedure is basically the same for most municipalities in the Valley of the Sun, but always check with your individual governing municipality on their requirements to obtain a building permit, the inspection process and all other related legalities.

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The very first thing you need to do, once you have decided that you want to do a room addition to your home, is to make sure that you can.  The City of Phoenix, as with almost all cities and counties, have certain limitations on how much of your property you can cover with structures.  It is typically based on a certain percentage of lot coverage, base on the overall size of your particular lot.  There are also certain setback requirements that must be maintained.  A setback is how closely to your property line that you are allowed to place the structure.  And in some properties, there are other ‘easements’ that may affect where you can build your structure.

Once you have determined that you are able to build your room addition, now you need to come up with a budget and a building plan.  It is also a good idea to start looking for a Contractor to do the work for you.  It is very important that you do your due diligence and check them out, completely.  Check the ROC, ask for references…  Do not be afraid to talk to as many different contractors as you feel necessary.  A home remodel or addition is a fairly expensive financial commitment and you do not want to end up with a shady contractor, or one that will take your money, tear your home apart and then is never to be heard from again.  We really dislike being negative about this, however, it is a fact and you hear about it on the news channels all of the time.  Be cautious and do your homework.

There are Contractors out there that offer the ability to provide a set of building plans for your project, either in house, or they have an Architect or Designer that they work with.  If they do not, there are Architects and Designers that you can contact for these documents.  Costs for these will vary largely upon the size and complexity of your individual project.  Contact the companies directly for a quote.  Some will also offer to handle the permitting process for you as well.  Check to see if this is something that they offer.  If not, you will need to submit the plans to the City/County to obtain your building permit(s).  However, unless it is specifically offered or stated in your agreement, the associated fees for plan reviews and building permits are the responsibility of the property owner(s).  Your Architect/Designer or even your contractor, may offer to pay the fees, then have you reimburse them for it later.  Make sure that this agreed upon from the beginning, as there could be additional fees for this service.

Now that you have contacted these companie/individuals, it is time to start getting quotes/estimates for your project from the contractors.  Contact them, arrange a day and time for them to come meet with you to go over your project.  If you have a preliminary set of plans for your project, excellent.  Bring those to the meeting.  It is also very helpful if you have a copy of the plans in digital format (i.e. PDF format) so that you can email them to the contractors for a more detailed proposal.  These may take a little more time to get a number back, so please understand that ahead of time.  Some contractors prefer to put together a more detailed proposal over a “ballpark” estimate based on size, square footage, etc..  Also, keep in mind that majority of contractors will reserve the right to modify their proposal once a FINAL, APPROVED set of plans are available from the City/County.  This is only fair, as sometimes there are corrections on the plans that the City/County may require certain things that were not in the initial, preliminary plan.

Now that you have your plans and have collected several estimates, it’s time to choose which contractor you wish to hire to perform the work on your project.  If you have already done your homework, this shouldn’t be too difficult.  If you have a couple that you are having a hard time choosing between, Call them up and talk to them again.  Get them over and go over the project in detail and see if anything has changed.  This should help you decide on whom to choose.  Once that is done, it’s just a matter of signing the contract and putting together the start date, the scope of work and project schedule.

Your project is now underway!

Scottsdale Home Remodeling

In recent years, home remodeling has become more and more popular within the City of Scottsdale.  More and more people are purchasing older homes that fit the majority of their needs and remodeling them to fit the rest and to suite their personal design ideas.  

Scottsdale Home Remodeling

The City of Scottsdale has been voted one of the best cities to live in the United States many times.  It’s not hard to see why.  On top of that, there are a lot more people trying to make a living by flipping houses.  They buy the older, outdated and foreclosed properties and clean them up, fix them up, update them then sell them for a profit.  Although many people try to do this themselves, there are some projects that may require a licensed contractor’s knowledge and experience.  If you live in Scottsdale and are looking for a Scottsdale Home Remodeling company, for your kitchen remodel, bathroom remodeling project, pool repair and more – here are a few things to consider.

Finding a quality licensed general contractor is very important.  Any Contractor that you are looking to hire for your Scottsdale home remodeling project, check them out, thouroughly.  Make sure they have a valid AZ ROC number.  Go to the Arizona Registrar of Contractors (AZROC) and check that their license is valid.  Check to see if they have any listed and unresolved complaints against them.  Check them with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).  Ask them for references and follow up with them.  A reputable contractor will have absolutely no problem giving you a list of  clients that they have done work for.

The best kind of advertisement is referrals from satisfied clients, hands down.  98% of our business comes from client referrals.  We are A+ rated with the BBB and have zero (0) complaints with the AZROC.  Contact FHR Construction today for all of your Scottsdale home remodeling and construction needs.

Mist System Scottsdale

Anyone that lives in the Phoenix Metropolitan area and its surrounding cities, or any temperate, desert climate for that matter, knows how hot it can be in the dog days of summer.  A quality misting system, like one from FHR Construction Corp., can make your outdoor living and entertainment spaces much more bearable on those sultry summer afternoons.  Mist System Scottsdale – What exactly is it?

In Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ Many of us have seen misting systems as we go about our day at shops, restaurants and other businesses.  A quality misting system, designed and installed properly, can lower the the air temperature around your home or business by as much as 25 degrees!  The majority of our clients install their misting systems around their covered patio areas and outdoor entertaining spaces (BBQ’s, outdoor kitchens, etc.) but the application options are virtually limitless.

Mist System – How do they work?

Misting systems are simply water that is forced, under great pressure via a high pressure pump, through a nozzle with a very tiny hole that creates an extremely fine mist, almost to the point of a vapor.  As these microscopic droplets of water leave the nozzle, they immediately begin to absorb the heat of the surrounding air.  As they do this, they evaporate and take the heat with them.  This in turn cools the surrounding air.

Scottsdale’s Misting systems can be an invaluable addition to your outdoor space and your ability to ‘survive’ the extreme summer temperatures.  However, mister systems are not just for cooling off patios…  They can be used in restaurants, playgrounds and often used in greenhouses to increase humidity levels for the plants.  They are also often used in workplaces such as warehouses and grocery stores.

FHR has been installing, and using, top quality misting systems for over 10 years.  We have the experience, and knowledge, to design and install a top of the line  misting system in your home or business today.  We offer misting systems that are embedded into your stucco or ceilings to conceal the majority of the system.  Only the nozzle protrudes from the stucco/ceiling.  Many of our competitors simply screw or nail the lines to the surface of your walls or roof framing with clamps/brackets.  Our systems are designed to ‘blend in’ with your home, not be an ugly eyesore.  We also connect your mister system pump to a single switch that allows you to turn your system on and off with the “flip of a switch”.  No more need to go out to the hose bib (where most competitor systems connect their water supply) and turn on a valve.

Mist System Scottsdale – Inquire now!

Interested in learning more about these systems?  Call us today and one of our friendly, knowledgeable associates will be more than happy to meet with you and help you determine what kind of system might be best for your individual application.

Let’s make that hot patio a relaxing, comfortable oasis for you and your family today!

Orthodox Jewish kitchen design Scottsdale

Kosher kitchens (also known as Orthodox kitchens) are very important to the Jewish community.  Keeping a kosher kitchen is not as difficult as one would think.  Many people, not of the Jewish faith, feel that is is a difficult thing to do.  There are some rules that a person must follow in order to truly be “Kosher”, but it truly is not a difficult thing to do.  It just requires a little bit more attention to detail.

One of the most important rules of the kosher kitchen is the separation of meat and dairy products.  Storage, preparation and serving of these foods must all be kept separate.  Also along with this, the utensils used in the preparation, the dishes used to prepare and serve the food with as well as eat from must all be kept separate.  Many times they will be of a different color or otherwise easily distinguishable.  As for the storage of the food goods, most people label the areas that each is stored (i.e. cabinets, shelves, drawers, etc.).

Idealy, the appliances used to cook the food should be kept separate as well.  That is why, in many Orthodox kitchens, you will see 2 refrigerators, 2 ovens, 2 sinks and 2 dishwashers.  Everything MUST be kept separate.  This is very important…

Now, there are those that do not have two sets of everything.  Maybe you can’t afford to have two of everything or maybe your home does not have the space to allow the use of two of everything.  That’s ok, you just have to be much more diligent and attentive about keeping everything separated.

Not ALL Jewish people keep kosher 100% of the time.  The 2000 National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS) reported that only about 21% of American Jews keep kosher in the home.  They also reported that, of that 21%, a portion of them keep kosher at home, but ate non-kosher food outside of the home in one form or another.  Jack Moline (rabbi/humorist) once noted in his book (Growing Up Jewish, 1987), “Everyone who keeps kosher will tell you that his version is the only correct version.  Everyone else is either a fanatic or a heretic.”

If you are interested in koshering your kitchen, here is a “Step by step guide” to koshering your kitchen.  If you have recently purchased a new home or have recently made the decision to go kosher and are interested in designing an Orthodox or Kosher kitchen for your home, you should seek out a kitchen designer and/or a contractor that understand the rules and can assist you in designing and laying out the appropriate space.

How to choose a reputable General Contractor in Scottsdale

A contractor either makes or breaks your home remodeling and construction projects. When undertaking either renovations to an existing structure, or adding a new extension and thus, altering the structure itself, the right contractor can help you create the space of your dreams. However, should you choose the wrong contractor for the job, your project can easily become a living nightmare you will not be able to wake up from.

What makes a General Contractor The “Best General Contractor”

At FHR Construction, we are incredibly serious about the quality of our contracting jobs, and how our dedication to these jobs positively impacts our customers. We understand that by allowing us into their homes, as well as sharing the visions and dreams for their renovation or construction projects with us, we have truly entered into a covenant with each and every customer we serve. Because of this commitment to excellence, we want to share some valuable and essential information that will help you choose the correct contractor for your home remodeling and/or construction project.

License and Registration Please

Possibly the most important pieces of information to ascertain and verify are licensing credentials and an insurance certificate. Licensing proves that the contractor you are considering is a legitimately recognized business in good standing by the city and state government they operate within the boundaries of. Insurance coverage guarantees that should anything happen, to your home or its occupants, during construction and/or due to contractor negligence, the contractor will be able to provide for any applicable damage and costs. These credentials are fundamentally important, and if any potential contractor refuses to prove they hold them for whatever reason, we strongly recommend walking away immediately.

The Business of Business

The next question to ask is how long the contractor has been in business. This includes asking for referrals and other specific job related information from previous clientele dating back to the contractor’s professional beginnings. Along with this, it also pays dividends to do your own homework by checking the many credible Internet review sites, as well as organizations including the Better Business Bureau and specifically in the Valley, the Arizona Registrar of Contractors in order obtain public information about the contractor—including reviews and testimonials the contractor has not been able to modify or ‘cherry pick’ him or herself.

Now, it also should be said that sometimes unfavorable reviews are posted that might not accurately represent the contractor’s overall quality of work, so go with the odds in a case like that. Simply stated, if out of 50 reviews all but one are positive, and the negative one includes a response by the contractor offering to amend the situation or providing a seemingly plausible account from the contractor, then make your decision based off of the overall body of work. However, if a higher amount of the reviews are negative, you very well might want to seek out a different contractor for your project.

Profiles and Portfolios

Ask to see many different examples of their previous work that matches your project, or just work in general. Reputable contractors will have data-banks of previous jobs, as they take great pride in their work and want to document it for the entire world to see, prospective clients included. This includes complete video and photo documentation. If a contractor says they have experience under their belt but no documentation to prove it, there is no way for you to know you are not being sold a house of cards instead of one built from bricks and mortar.

It is important to make sure your remodeling or construction project falls within the contractor’s area of expertise. You should ask questions about other jobs they have completed that are similar in scope and specifics to the job you are requesting. This includes work in residential and commercial settings, as well as company size in order to ensure the proper amount of labor is available for your project to be completed successfully and timely. Also, make sure your contractor is clear with you about time expectations and availability. It is a horrible feeling when a contractor promises a start or end date, only to balk on one and drag the other out far beyond what was agreed upon. Especially if you have a certain deadline, make sure the contractor can guarantee meeting it, and it is okay to ask for this agreement in writing too.

Fitting the Bill

In addition, make sure to ask if the pricing you are being given during your consultation is an estimate, or if it is fixed. Some contractors’ treat their price quotes as estimates, and this can end up meaning significantly higher costs for the consumer once the job begins and it is too late to back out easily.  Please keep in mind that due to unforeseen circumstances once a job begins, like an excess of faulty wiring or mold behind walls the contractor was not able to see before beginning the job physically, sometimes costs will be higher than projected. It is okay to ask the contractor about any possibilities they foresee that will dictate a potential increase in project cost. A good contractor will be honest with you and give you possible scenarios, but also gauge the likelihood of those scenarios coming to pass based on their inspection and experience.

Industrial Feedback

And finally, ask for financial and character references from suppliers such as lumberyards and masonry wholesalers the contractor regularly does business with. An established, respected contractor will have a solid reputation with suppliers who have confidence in their work ethic, professionalism and financial stability. Look for long-term relationships whenever possible, as a sign that your contractor is legitimately qualified and emboldened to perform your project sufficiently.

AT FHR Construction, we have a plethora of experience concerning residential and commercial remodeling and construction building projects.  We have many, many satisfied and repeat customers because we treat every person and project with the utmost respect, timeliness, transparency and dedication possible. No matter the size and scope of the task, we will provide you with honest communication and excellent service. And we are also happy to provide any documentation you require in order to put your mind at ease, and help you make the wise decision many Phoenicians for many years already have. Allow us to help make your home remodeling and construction projects a reality today—and allow us to do the hard work for you, so you can enjoy the fruits of our labor long after the last brick is laid.

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