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Newly Remodeled Kitchen

It’s a new year, and you are ready for a new kitchen in Phoenix AZ. But like most of us, you have a budget to work with on your remodel. So where to start, when working with Rise Above Remodeling, with the planning and design of your dream kitchen? Begin with the reality of budgeting for kitchen remodels: Kitchens are always one of the most expensive areas of the home to remodel. Bedrooms, living rooms, hallways, and even small bathrooms pale in comparison to the price of remodeling a kitchen. The good news is that a budget kitchen remodel is... View Article

What You Need to Know Before Choosing Cabinets and Counters for Your Kitchen Remodeling Project Are you storing pots and pans in your oven? Or keeping bread in the microwave? Or maybe there is a shelf in the garage that serves as a dry storage for your pantry.  How is your prep area? Can you clearly tell the difference between a large potato and a small sweet potato without moving to different lighting? Or maybe your prep area ends up competing with where you set the dirty dishes. These are all symptoms of kitchens that are not designed to work... View Article

Bathroom trends for 2019

It is amazing – 2019 is just around the corner! Hard to believe, but babies born in Y2K are now leaving home for college. All the extra space (and privacy) can also show just how dated that teens bathroom has become. Time to remodel! At Rise Above we follow the most recent trends in remodeling to ensure that your home is truly up to date and beautiful. Before renovating your bathroom in Phoenix AZ, consider these 2019 bathroom trends: Water spaces, vintage vibes, wooden furnishing, Italian inspired accents and more. Check out the ten best kept bathroom design ideas below.... View Article

Design Drawing

Here at Rise Above Remodeling, we hear this question often when we are planning a remodel for a client’s home.  One of the things we keep hearing over and over is that they don’t know what to buy. They all have what I like to call “designaphobia”. The fear of decorating! Decorating your home should be fun, not intimidating. Here are 5 easy tips you can use to start developing your own interior design style and start decorating your home fearlessly! Start a Design Inspiration Board:  Begin to define your style by keeping a collection of pictures of homes, kitchens,... View Article

cultured marble and tile

One of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to tiling is – “Can you tile over cultured marble in the bathroom?” There are two sides to this question. Technically – it can be done but in practice it is avoided. Covering the cultured marble walls is not a good idea. “Cultured marble” is an acrylic composite and so it will require an epoxy setting material after the surface has been roughed up with either a grinder or sandpaper. Epoxy is expensive but there aren’t any other settings materials that will give you a reliable bond over this plastic... View Article