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You have finally decided to do the complete kitchen remodel you’ve always dreamed about.  Then it hits you – you’re going to be living in your home during this complete room remodel.  Your kitchen is the hub of the household, and you won’t have access to most of it for the duration of your kitchen remodel in Phoenix Arizona. How are you going to prepare meals during your kitchen remodel?  Eating out for every meal is not healthy, and then there’s the cost of restaurant food. But if you plan and prepare, you can survive, thrive and even have fun... View Article

Kitchen Remodels For The Techy Family

October 22, 2019 Published by

A kitchen remodel in Phoenix Arizona is the perfect time to customize your living space and take advantage of the latest in smart home tech. The smart home market is on the rise, and many companies are starting to offer products that integrate seamlessly into the design of a house. For those brave enough to jump into the deep end, the potential benefits from whole-home automation are nearly limitless. Larger upgrades often involve extensive custom design work, including hard wiring, so it’s best to upgrade to smart home technology when you’re already remodeling to cut down on cost. Smart home... View Article

Should you Invest in an Addition

July 19, 2019 Published by
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Should you invest in an addition, or a casita for your home? Guest houses or casitas, referred to as additional dwelling units (ADU) in technical speak, can be useful in retirement because you don’t have to worry about being inconvenienced if guests are over. Casitas can also be very helpful for those with parents needing to leave their home and downsize or have care close by. Generally, a guest house is completely detached from the main house, although that is not always the case. In the last decade, building guest houses or granny flats on a property has become a... 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


At Rise Above Remodeling in Phoenix AZ, we are getting a lot of requests to build additions, mother-in-law suites, and casitas.  We are hearing that people are building to make sure their parents have a place to live in their golden age. Retirement homes and communities can be very expensive. So many millennials are opting to remodel their existing home to fit both theirs and the parents’ needs while providing a less expensive option than a retirement home. An in-law suite is a planned area for additional adults to share living space on a semi-permanent or permanent basis. They usually... View Article