All About Craig

By: Nicole Patri https://youtu.be/dbpEGJAZbyk Craig Guido is one of the first people our homeowners talk to once they inquire with Almar. He is the face of our sales department and is someone a lot of you know before you even meet him. Do you know Craig? Craig Guido is the Sales Manager and Owner of Almar Building and Remodeling. Craig helps with the sales process through design all the … [Read more...]

How to Pick the Right Caulking

By: Nicole Patri I know that during your kitchen remodel there may seem to be a million different things to pay attention to. We find that sometimes caulking is one of those things that might slip through the cracks (literally). Recently, A homeowner called us concerned about their caulk cracking where their backsplash met the wall. We went and looked at it and found that they had used … [Read more...]

Should I Add an Interior Designer to my Home Renovation?

By: Nicole Patri Some of our greatest projects come from great partnerships. Including an interior designer as part of the team is a great way to bring your home remodeling project to the next level. Selections are a huge part of the remodeling process. You need to pick everything you want from color, tile, down to the handles. Designers do a great job of taking your ideas on how you want … [Read more...]

Should I Act as my own General Contractor?

By: Nicole Patri When thinking about remodeling your home, a lot of homeowners wonder if they can do it themselves? Can I be my own general contractor? The answer is yes, you can be... but it's a little more complicated than that. We recommend that you always go through a general contractor when remodeling. We have included a more in-depth analysis of what a general contractor is. We hope this … [Read more...]

A Happy Home Addition

By: Nicole Patri One of the most recent additions we completed was in Milton. We collaborated with Beth Bourque Designs to create this beautiful space for our homeowners. This client was looking to add on a master suite for their home. They asked us for the best way to create a new master suite and add on to their bedroom space. We created an elegant master bathroom equipped with a his … [Read more...]

7 Steps to Planning a Remodeling Project

By: Nicole Patri The task of taking on a remodeling project can feel daunting. Breaking up the planning process into steps is something you can do to save a lot of time and energy. Figure out what you want your remodeled space to look like.Something that we love to recommend is to have a rough idea of what the finished project will look like. Sometimes browsing Houzz or creating a Pinterest … [Read more...]

Basements With a Flair

By: Nicole Patri A lot of the time basements are spaces of untapped potential used mostly as an extra place for storage. It's easy to overlook our basements. Some of Almar's most creative remodels have been finishing basement spaces into unique new rooms. Basements can be transformed into livable rooms with organizational space included. Remodeling your basement, or finishing your basement, can … [Read more...]

Which Countertop Edging Should I Choose?

By: Nicole Patri When choosing countertops there are so many great options. One part of choosing countertops is choosing the edging you want for the slab you pick. Edging comes in a lot of different forms and the choice is very personal. Depending on how you use your kitchen, your lifestyle, or even just your preference, you will choose the best edging for you. This seemingly small detail … [Read more...]

Project Stalled During COVID Pushing Through with our Homeowners!

By: Nicole Patri Something we've had to do in the past year with our clients in push through delays, shutdowns, and unprecedented times. This is exactly what we did with this project in Milton, MA. Our clients bought their home five years ago and were looking to remodel many areas of their home. What started as remodeling an outdated kids' bathroom turning into siding work, window replacements, … [Read more...]

Building Permits, Zoning, Setbacks, and Variances

By: Nicole Patri Building Permits are required when you are constructing, reconstructing, altering, repairing, removing, or demolishing a building or structure; or to change the use or occupancy of a building or structure." We thought we would revisit our blog, "What Do I Need a Building Permit For?" to discuss this process further. Building Permits and Zoning laws feel like a hassle, we … [Read more...]