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How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?

June 10, 2016 5:39 pm Published by Comments Off on How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?

Generally, bathroom remodels cost less than kitchen remodels because they’re smaller and don’t have expensive appliances to replace. However, bathroom walls and floors are often covered with tile or stone, and plumbing fixtures such as toilets, tubs and sinks can be very costly to replace. Luxury shower heads and faucets can be another costly (but fantastic) addition to your bathroom. Costs will also depend on the age of your house and your plumbing and electrical system. In an older home, you might find out about serious problems when you remove that old shower, for example. Here’s a rough outline of what you can... View Article


Granite Vs Quartz Counter Tops

March 3, 2016 6:03 pm Published by Comments Off on Granite Vs Quartz Counter Tops

When remodeling, the decision to choose granite or quartz counter tops will definitely cross your mind. Although both are appealing to the eye, they also have benefits and drawbacks. Both do require professional installation, being that they are very heavy and require precise tooling to fabricate. Using a neighborhood handy-man will not benefit you at all in this process. We recommend that you should think of this as an investment and something that should be taken seriously. Weighing out the pros and cons is an intelligent decision prior to adding one of these potentially expensive options to the place you... View Article


The Truth About Wood

September 14, 2015 9:16 pm Published by Comments Off on The Truth About Wood

Do you love the look of hardwood, but not sure about its resiliency or maintenance? What about warranty for flood damage, scratching, and denting? How do you choose what wood is right for you? Rise Above is here to help! The information below is advise from our professional staff with over 20 years of experience in flooring and construction. Solid VS Engineered Hardwood Engineered Hardwood has a reputation of not being real hardwood. Fortunately for those living in Arizona this is simply not true. Engineered hardwood consists of a layer of composite hardwood topped with a layer of real wood,... View Article


Choosing a General Contractor

August 10, 2015 9:46 pm Published by Comments Off on Choosing a General Contractor

How To Choose The BEST General Contractor For Your Project…. Are you planning on doing some remodeling in your home? Typically if you are planning on sourcing at least three subcontractors (for instance a plumber, electrician and tile installer) then you should look at hiring a GC. General Contractors are set up to help plan and manage your project from start to finish. A few GC responsibilities are; Estimating and bidding the project Negotiating a contract with the owner Hiring and negotiating contracts with subcontractors Establishing a payment schedule based on work progress Disbursing money to subs and material suppliers... View Article