Is it worth it to remodel a bathroom?

Bathroom Remodel, Milton

Nothing dates a house more quickly than a bathroom that time has forgotten. Outdated bathrooms can be dramatically revitalized easily. I was recently looking at our kids bathroom and realized that it is functional but definitely in need of some work. It’s over 30 years old and maybe not as functional as it once was.…

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Top 3 Outdoor Living Design Trends

Top 3 Outdoor Living Design Trends

As summer is slowly coming to an end and school is right around the corner (let’s face it, August is the Sunday of summer, right?) you’re probably thinking about all the time you’ve spent in your backyard. For us, it always gets us thinking on how we can improve our outdoor living space for the…

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How do I keep my drains from clogging?

Recently we had some septic work (oh, joy) done in our own home and while chatting with the technician, it got me thinking… While I very rarely pour cooking oil down the drain that there are lots of products (soap, hair conditioner, coconut oil) that we use daily that cause oil builds up in our…

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How should I care for Granite Countertops?

Kitchen Counters

Known for its gorgeous patterns and durability, Granite remains a popular choice for countertops. From its color options and styles to fit almost any design to being cost effective, it’s almost a win-win. However, it’s still an investment and they DO require regular maintenance to keep its good looks. Your typical everyday cleaning of your…

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Why has my water pressure been so low lately?

Low Water pressure

There aren’t any negatives to Summer, right? Especially here in New England, we truly celebrate our summers. Spending time at our beaches, vacations, outdoor dining, and so much more. Oh wait, then there’s the issue no one wants to deal with in the Summer – Low Water Pressure! We have heard so much chatter on…

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Deck Safety Tips for the 4th of July

By: Nicole Patri 4th of July is a holiday filled with family, friends, and barbeque as we celebrate our country’s Independence and finish the day with fireworks. On Independence Day, a lot of us spend time outdoors on our decks with our loved ones. Protecting your home and your family is of top priority on…

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Working with Calcimine Ceilings

By: Nicole Patri In New England, a lot of our older homes have calcimine ceilings. Calcimine was a chalk-type finish that was used as a cost efficient, fast method for finishing paster- especially on ceilings. A lot of our homeowners run into one common issue with their ceilings that were once finished with calcimine. When…

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Working with RENORUN

There are constantly new advancements in the remodeling industry. Here at Almar Building & Remodeling, we want to stay on the cutting edge of efficiency for our renovations. This year we have partnered with RENORUN to help streamline our supply chain. RENORUN offers mobile shopping and delivery services of all the supplies needed for our…

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Is HGTV Reality? A Contractors Opinion…

By: Allison Guido & Nicole Patri We hear all the time from our homeowners; “I saw this great tile on HGTV!” or “Well, on HGTV they get it done SO much faster.” HGTV’s viewership has grown more quickly than most other cable TV channels since it first aired in 1994 and now has almost as…

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Home Offices… We Need One NOW!!

By: Allison Guido & Nicole Patri There are more reasons than ever for homeowners to add a home office. More and more of you are now working from home- and some of you are even working from home indefinitely. Summer is coming and kids are about to be home from school. When you are trying…

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Pantry Design Ideas

By: Nicole Patri Kitchens are often the heart of the home. A lot of our homeowners design their renovations with the kitchen in mind as the center of the design. The kitchen is a place of gathering, community, culture, and family. Our pantries are essential for storage, organization, and style. When designing a pantry space,…

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Virtual Reality Kitchen Experience at CCL

By: Nicole Patri Cape Cod Lumber is one of our greatest trade partners, we often send our homeowners to CCL HomeScapes to design their kitchens with the wonderful design staff at CCL. “CCL HomeScapes offers a complete kitchen design service encompassing a broad spectrum of styles and design ideas. Our designers know the importance of…

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Cape Cod Lumber BuildOn Expo 2022

By: Nicole Patri Craig & Allison Guido were presenters at the CCL BuildOn Expo 2022, they talked all about managing and expanding a multigenerational family business. The BuildOn Expo is a “trade show style event where the industry’s top manufacturers showed the latest & greatest products on the market and hosted how-to and best practice…

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Azek Full Circle PVC Recycling and Almar Building & Remodeling

By: Nicole Patri and Allison Guido Today we’re celebrating Earth Day here at Almar Building & Remodeling! We’ve been working with Azek’s Recycling Program and want to share with you all how we make use of the program to create more environmentally friendly renovations. So many homeowners love Azek Composite decking. Our team builds and…

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