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How to prepare for a remodel

You’re smart to have decided to contract out your major home project (hopefully with Rise Above Remodeling in Phoenix). Remodeling a kitchen or bathroom, building an addition, or totally remodeling your home are all jobs that extend far beyond the skill level of most homeowners. If you have ever survived an arduous do-it-yourself project, finding a contractor may give you a sense of relief, as you envision yourself telling the contractor what to do and then having it magically done for you. But while your physical labor will be minimal, a different kind of work is involved in preparing your... View Article

Organized Kitchen

Organizing, to some people, can be a tedious task; while to others, it is a way of life. Once a room is organized the only daily task is maintenance. As long as everything used is put back in the place it originated, you could have an organized kitchen and ensure it remains that way! The first question you need to ask when venturing into the world of organizing is, “what items do I use/access the most and which items are there for the purpose of a specific once-per-year use?” The items most commonly used, such as plates, bowls, serving utensils,... View Article

2018 Kitchen Trends

Our recent blogs talked about the style trends and costs associated with remodeling bathrooms in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Prescott, and Peoria Arizona.  This blog focuses on the style trends and costs associated with remodeling kitchens for 2018 in Arizona.  This blog is an overview of remodel trends and costs, but for more in-depth information, please visit our Facebook page. Unless you plan on staying in your home forever it is reasonable to wonder if what you are planning for remodeling in your kitchen is in line with the market expectations in the Phoenix, AZ or Prescott, AZ area.  Also, what are... View Article

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