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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

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

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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

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

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