Tips for Adding an Industrial Feel to Your Home’s Exterior

Tips for Adding an Industrial Feel to Your Home’s Exterior

Tips for Adding an Industrial Feel to Your Home’s Exterior


As people transform more and more old factory spaces into living spaces, the popularity of industrial style and aesthetics have taken off. If you’re a homeowner considering adding an industrial feel to your home’s exterior, we have the perfect list of the changes you can make. Use the ideas below to turn the outside of your home into a modern industrial design.

Embrace Industrial Materials

When you want the industrial exterior of your home to look realistic, you need to embrace the materials of this aesthetic. Materials such as exposed brick, reclaimed wood, corrugated metal, concrete, and iron all bring the industrial style to life. Combine these materials and use them on the exterior of your home to create a more rustic feel. Don’t be afraid to leave outside piping and construction exposed to enhance the industrial look.

Pivot Front Door

Did you know that you can be mindful of Feng Shui while designing your home’s exterior? Feng Shui is a Chinese practice that uses your home’s energy to harmonize with the environment; your front door is a perfect example of this! In terms of Feng Shui, your front door symbolizes how opportunity comes into your life. Pivot doors encompass the industrial feel and provide excellent energy for your home’s aesthetic. Incorporate them correctly, and you can create a mechanical yet functional and comfortable space.

Cable Railing

When  adding an industrial feel to your home’s exterior, you should consider getting a cable railing system to build onto the style and design. Skip the wooden rails on your deck or leading up to your front door and replace them with cable rails for a more modern feel. The cable will add to the style and be easier to maintain and clean for an Arizona homeowner—installing these rails is a no-brainer!

Iron Hardware & Fixtures

One of the best ways to improve the quality of your home’s exterior is to update the hardware and fixtures, such as outdoor lighting, windows, and door handles. Consider replacing your current outdoor fixtures with wrought iron to add more industrial characteristics. The more industrial and modern elements you add to your home, the more the design and style will come together.

Achieving an industrial style for the exterior of your home is easy to accomplish if you know what materials to use. Remember, exposed brickwork, piping, and ductwork are the core components of the modern industrial aesthetic. You don’t have to make each of these changes immediately—consider saving money by making small alterations over time.

Keller Williams, 72SOLD form strategic partnership

Keller Williams, 72SOLD form strategic partnership

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Keller Williams, 72SOLD form strategic partnership


Keller Williams, the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count, has entered a strategic partnership with 72SOLD, the leading home selling program in America.

Founded by Greg Hague, an Arizona-based attorney and real estate broker, 72SOLD has an advanced home sale process that is more convenient for sellers, increases their sale price and provides more control over closing and move dates.

Through the partnership, Keller Williams agents across the U.S. and its international regions will gain access to the 72SOLD program.

“We’re excited to partner with Greg and the 72SOLD team, which has systematized a home sale model that delivers, driving a powerful experience and strong results for home sellers,” said Gary Keller, executive chairman, kwx, an integrated home experience company. “With this partnership, our agents have the opportunity to further scale and fuel their success.”

Since 2020, more than 8,900 homes have been sold using the 72SOLD program. On average, sellers who used this program had a median sale price 10.9% above the MLS median, according to 72SOLD.

“Partnering with Gary and Keller Williams is the opportunity you dream for,” said Greg Hague, founder, 72SOLD. “We currently dominate the Phoenix, Arizona market and the demand for 72SOLD services has expanded rapidly across Arizona and a multitude of U.S. states.”

“And, to fully embrace opportunity, we’re partnered with KW to rapidly scale our offering across the globe,” said Hague.

72SOLD is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, and its services are available to consumers to date through more than 500 local cross-industry real estate agents in 38 U.S. states.

Austin, Texas-based Keller Williams has more than 1,100 offices and 200,000 associates. The franchise is also No. 1 in units and sales volume in the United States.

Since 1983, the company has cultivated an agent-centric, technology-driven and education-based culture that rewards agents as stakeholders.


72SOLD developed a new, more advanced way to sell a home that maximizes competition among buyers and creates an atmosphere of scarcity, fear of loss and opportunity to enhance a home’s sale price over the traditional method. The program also eliminates the inconvenience of daily showings, and gives sellers more control over their closing and move dates. 72SOLD’s home selling program has been featured on ABC, CBS, and NBC News, showcased in Forbes and received several U.S. trademarks.


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Desert Sky Development

Desert Sky Development

Desert Sky Development


The motto “Where Quality Feels at Home” epitomizes the high-end residences constructed by Desert Sky Development. This luxury home developer constructs only two to four homes per year so its designers and craftspeople can produce the best possible residences in some of the Valley’s most prestigious communities.


Brothers Charlie and Mike Frat established Desert Sky Homes in 1992 and over the years developed a unique hands-on approach whereby the company’s in-house team manages the entire design and construction process. This approach, along with attention to detail and unparalleled customer services has not only made Desert Sky the builder of choice for many satisfied customers but also resulted in multiple local magazines and journals naming the company as one of Arizona’s top custom home builders.


Fulfilling Your Visions and Dreams

Desert Sky believes in concentrating on such a small number of homes per year because those who want outstanding custom homes invest a lot of time and emotion into creating the residence of their dreams. Buyers deserve to find a builder that is as dedicated to the process as they are.


Every Desert Sky custom residence includes quality features such as:

  • Natural stone floors and tile
  • Oversized kitchens with granite counters
  • Entertainment centers with multiple surround-sound systems
  • Complete security systems
  • Intercom systems
  • Ample storage spaces
  • State-of-the-art air conditioning and water heaters
  • Central vacuum
  • Upgraded electrical systems
  • Computer/cable ready ports
  • Custom swimming pools and spas
  • Full landscaping


Committed to Green Construction

Desert Sky Development was one of the first builders to sign onto the Scottsdale Green Building Program developed in 2004 to reduce energy consumption as well as the environmental impact of buildings during and after construction. The Frat brothers had already begun incorporating environmentally conscious and energy-saving features into their projects even before the project was announced. Not only do these homes have the highest quality amenities, they also incorporate energy-saving appliances, water-conservation features and desert landscaping to minimize environmental impact.


Building in the Valley’s Most Prestigious Communities

You’ll find custom homes by Desert Sky Development in some of the Valley’s most prestigious communities. These include:

  • Silver Leaf
  • DC Ranch
  • Desert Highlands
  • Eagle Ridge at Fountain Hills
  • FireRock
  • Rancho Trinidad
  • Quail’s Nest
  • Sierra Hills
  • Stonegate
  • High Point Ranch
  • Grayhawk Serenity


Custom Homes For Sale

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41 BILTMORE Estate, Phoenix, AZ 85016
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# of Bedrooms: 9
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# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 5.5
Year Built: 2023
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18094 N 98TH Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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# of Bedrooms: 6
# of Bathrooms: 7
Year Built: 1999
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8901 N 47TH Place, Phoenix, AZ 85028
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9912 N CANYON VIEW Lane, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
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Technology That Improves the Way We Buy, Sell and Use Our Homes


Technology That Improves the Way We Buy, Sell and Use Our Homes

Technology That Improves the Way We Buy, Sell and Use Our Homes

Over half of real estate firms are successfully embracing new technology in  the property industry.  As well as increasingly using social media, brokerage and listing websites, two thirds of agents cited MLS (multiple listing service) websites and apps as one of their most valuable tools. With more than 80% of homes sold having been listed on MLS systems, they are also proving beneficial to house purchasers. As well as infiltrating the process of house buying and selling, technology is increasingly being incorporated into homes, improving their quality and making them more attractive to buyers.

Enhancing Home Management

By next year, it is anticipated that nearly 60% of homes will include at least some form of smart technology. The rise in the popularity of home technology is largely due to the fact that gadgets can improve the way we live in our homes, by saving time, money and energy. In addition, when it comes to selling a home, buyers are impressed by automatically controlled lights, responsive thermostats and wireless entertainment systems. Recent analysis has also found that smart technology could increase a property’s value by up to 5%, which is good news for sellers.

Simplifying Searches and Viewings

As well as increased digitization making it easier to find properties online, viewing homes is also enhanced by advances in technology. Using virtual reality, potential buyers are able to tour a property at any time of day and from anywhere in the world. Around 70% of house purchasers view images online before taking a physical tour. This makes the buying process more efficient, enables clients to engage more thoroughly with a property, and allows agents to save time and money.

Automating Mundane Selling Tasks

This is also true of other technology such as advancements in the previously time-consuming tenant screening process. Now agents can use online data to quickly cross-reference criteria in order to pick a suitable tenant for a property. When technology automates routine tasks in this way, it allows agents to concentrate more on marketing properties and closing deals quickly and efficiently.

Gadgets and smart technology are not only improving the way we manage our homes, they are also making it easier to sell a property by adding value. When combined with technology that simplifies a property search and streamlines a realtor’s working day, the whole real estate cycle is enhanced.

10 Ways To Make Your New Home More Eco-Friendly

Moving into a new home is an exciting time. For many, it can mean moving into a bigger place, or moving somewhere with a greener neighborhood. No matter where you move to, making the new place fit your lifestyle is one of the biggest concerns new residents have.


Residents in Arizona have recently began to shift their lifestyles to clean, environmentally friendlier ways. This can have huge benefits for homeowners, particularly those looking to lower their utility costs during the hot summer months. For those looking to make a change in their new home, here are ten simple ways to make your house a little greener (while also saving on energy bills).

Interior Decorating

One way to go green can be how your dress up your home. Start by installing LED bulbs in the light fixtures. Not only will they save energy, but they will lower your electric bill and last as long as ten years. Most brands now offer yellow-based lighting options for those worried about atmosphere.


House plants are an easy and attractive way to improve your home’s air quality. Selecting native desert plants inside can make your home feel more connected to the landscape, and add a bit of color to your indoor areas.

Go All-Natural

Part of living in the desert should involve embracing the natural landscape. Xeriscaping is an excellent landscaping style that requires little irrigation, which will cut back your water usage. Filling your front yard with cacti and yucca will really make your home fit it’s desert background.


Switching to natural household cleaners is another eco-friendly step to take. Most cleaners use unhealthy and harmful chemicals that can find their way into the water supply. Vinegar, citric acids from fruits, and bicarbonate of soda are all-natural alternatives that do the job just as well (and smell a lot better).

Cut Back On Water

Xeriscaping is a great water saving technique, but there are many more to implement around your home. Take the extra step to upgrade your old shower head with a low-flow, efficient one. Look for packaging with a WaterSense label, which use no more than two gallons per minute (as opposed to old shower heads, which can use up to 5 gallons per minute).


Another option is to upgrade your appliances for more efficient ones. Low flow toilets use less water than traditional counterparts. And the latest Whirlpool washer and dryers use sensors to determine the exact amount of water needed to do a load of laundry, making sure no water is wasted.

Get An Eco-Friendly Car

Investing in an environmentally-friendly car will help diminish your carbon footprint in a big way, and also offer other benefits such as tax breaks and lower fuel costs. The most common type of car is called a hybrid, which is a vehicle that runs on fuel and hydrogen. However, there are more and more cars implementing fuel-efficient technologies in an ever-growing eco friendly movement. Make sure you find the right vehicle to fit your needs.

Install Energy Efficient Windows

10 Ways To Make Your New Home More Eco-Friendly

A sure way to save economically while decreasing your carbon footprint is to replace your old windows with new energy efficient ones. Although it may seem like a big expense at once, this will actually help save on future heating and air conditioning bills.


New windows are designed to maximize insulation based on your climate. Olders homes have windows and doors tend to have gaps that let hot and cool escape, costing more money and wasting energy at the same time. In between window installation, weather strips can be used around all doors and windows, and can save up to 10 percent on bills.


Invest in Insulation

Since most rooftops are a dark color and heat rises, attics can be up to 50 degrees warmer than the rest of the house. When an attic is properly insulated, it serves as a tight seal to keep the cool air from escaping in the summer, and the warm air in the winter. Hire a contractor to figure out exactly what and how much insulation needed to be efficient. While this process can be expensive, many cities and states offer tax rebates to install this.