Window Safety Tips

By: Nicole Patri Windows are one of the top safety hazards we have in our homes. Unfortunately, based on reports by SafeKids Worldwide, window falls are more common than we might think. On the other hand, windows can be a part of your life escape plan and provide a safe way to escape an emergency. Our kids are our pride and joy, keeping them safe is of the utmost importance. We hope you … [Read more...]

Project Spotlight: Milton Remodel in Collaboration with Beth Bourque Designs

By, Nicole Patri Recently, we did a photoshoot with Jessica Delaney Photography to showcase one of our favorites remodels we have completed in 2021 so far. In this remodel, a collaboration with Beth Bourque Designs, we got to completely remodel their kitchen space as well as their full baths and 1/2 bath. We also did some work with the overall layout of the home. These projects included adding … [Read more...]

Product Spotlight: VELUX Sun Tunnels

By: Nicole Patri One of our favorite products on the market is VELUX Sun Tunnel Skylights. These sun tunnels fill your rooms with natural light. They are easily installed and have versatility in where you can install them in your home. VELUX states that they can be "installed virtually anywhere in your house in a single afternoon and at a fraction of the cost." This is a great environmentally … [Read more...]

Lumber Prices! As Scary as it Seems?

By: Allison Guido Have you seen reports on the soaring prices of lumber? Are you seeing people freak out and say no one should be doing any work? That it is crazy? Gouging? I've seen plenty of alarmist comments and it's both scary and frustrating! I think that if you are concerned about lumber, there is no reason to be. Honestly, the market is so crazy in many instances, your contractor is … [Read more...]

Moving or Remodeling?

By: Allison Guido We meet homeowners all the time who are debating moving or remodeling. Trying to decide if you should invest in your current home or look for a new home to buy is a big decision. The question that always comes up is if remodeling is "worth it?" Here are some of the questions we tell our homeowners to ask themselves... Are the bones of your house good?a. Is the … [Read more...]

How Long Should Grout in my Bathroom Last?

By: Nicole Patri Grout is the mortar and paste used for filling gaps between wall and floor tiles, especially in bathrooms. A question we're often asked is, "how long should grout last in my bathroom last?" Grout doesn't last forever and has a lifespan of between eight and sixteen years, depending on your upkeep and treatment in your shower area specifically. We recommend PERMACOLOR … [Read more...]

Meet the Production Team

By: Nicole Patri Our production team at Almar manages and oversees all aspects of your projects once the contract is signed. Your main point of contact will shift from the sales team to the production team. Our production team is great, and they are excited to work with you all. So, we wanted to share a little bit about some of the key team members. Mark Caruso, CS - Production … [Read more...]

Deck Lighting Options

By: Nicole Patri With summer just around the corner, our deck projects have been in full swing. Who doesn't want to spend the warm summer days on their decks? A great way to transform your deck into a functional area for both night and day is to install lighting. From creating ambiance to having a greater sense of security, lighting your deck brings your space to life. There are many … [Read more...]

Should I Choose Prefinished or Unfinished Flooring?

By: Nicole Patri Prefinished Fast Installation Prefinished hardwood flooring is good for the homeowner that isn't undergoing a whole house remodel. It's also good if the homeowner wants the process and to be done as quickly as possible. Prefinished hardwood floors simplify the installation, color application, and sealing into one step. Usually, prefinished hardwood flooring can be … [Read more...]

Should Stay in my Home During a Remodel?

By: Nicole Patri Remodeling can be an emotional process, especially when deciding if you should stay in your home or live away while construction is taking place. In most cases, staying or leaving is a personal choice. However, some remodels will almost certainly have you looking for temporary housing. You should be sure to consider all the ups and downs that come with living on site while … [Read more...]