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2018 Design Trends

At Rise Above we make a point to keep up with the design trends expected to occur in the current year. Especially if you are considering selling your home, making sure you are cohesive with the current design trends for your kitchen and bath is incredibly important. In this blog we discuss the expected remodeling trends in 2018. According to Grand Designs Magazine, the following nine items are going to set the trend in bathroom styling for this year: Add color in the bathroom. Subtle hues are making a comeback. The past few years have seen more tone-on-tone effects, with... View Article

Mother of All Rucks Foundation

Who is the Mother Of All Rucks Foundation? Four disabled veterans, JR Conkright “Goat”, Ralph Cook “No-Show”, Victor Vincelette “Uncle Victor”, and Paul O’Keefe “Anvil” formed the Mother of All Rucks Foundation (M.O.A.R.) in November 2017.  The four founding vets are average Joes, none of them were Navy SEALS, or Tier 1 operators, but they all served proudly, the same as most other military members doing the not so sexy jobs. The team started M.O.A.R. because they want to help the majority of the military force, not just the best of the best. (Anvil O’Keefe- “We want to help everyone... View Article

How much should you expect to pay for your bathroom remodel in Arizona?

You have made the decision to remodel areas of your home.  Awesome! Unless you plan on staying in your home forever it is reasonable to wonder if what you are planning is in line with the market expectations for remodeling in the Phoenix area.  Also, what types (or rooms) of remodeling is the current trend.  What are buyers looking for when touring a home that has had remodel work completed. And last, but certainly not least, what are the costs involved with a remodel?   When Rise Above gives you an estimate we do everything in our power to stay in... View Article

Should I downsize my house in Phoenix AZ

At Rise Above, we recently had a customer who was trying to figure out whether to downsize and buy a new home, or remodel her current home. She absolutely loved the area she lived in, but with the children out of the house, she and her husband were having a difficult time keeping up with the maintenance of the home.  The home also had not been remodeled in the last ten years. We see this situation all the time at Rise Above. Many people are asking us “what benefit does downsizing add to my life”.  Some also ask “how can... View Article

kitchen-layouts-island-vs-peninsula

Trends in home building and remodeling are constantly evolving with the times. Remodeling companies are receiving more and more requests to add an island to the existing footprint of a kitchen due to the restrictions a peninsula provides. For example, most kitchens with a peninsula are shaped like a ‘U’. This layout offers only one way out of the kitchen. Some kitchens contain an island and a peninsula which offers even less room for moving within the cooking area. In cases such as these, removing the peninsula and enlarging the island offers more movement, multiple ways to exit and the... View Article