Whole House Remodel

This whole house remodel project included a new kitchen, family room, dining, second-floor bathroom, and finished basement. Unfortunately, after working with the homeowner and completing the project, they experienced a house fire. However, working with Petrocelli Public Insurance Adjusters, we were able to restore the house to the pristine condition it was prior to the…

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Accessible Bathroom & Deck

Renovated Deck

Some projects come to you, and you really come to love the family. For our team, this was a project for love. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy created the need for our team to help this family. As the son aged, these parents needed more space and access for their son in the bathroom and other areas…

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Master Suite

After purchasing a home with an unfinished master suite, this Hanover family was eager to contract Almar to create the bedroom they truly desired. We worked with the family to design and build a new Juliet deck overlooking their backyard. A functional and attractive Harvey Industries sliding door was added to provide light and easy…

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2nd Floor Master Suite

Master Suite project photo

In this collaboration with Beth Borque Design Studio in Milton, the homeowner chose to add a master suite over their existing garage and convert an existing closet to a mudroom space on the first floor. The design also included an “office” area outside the master bedroom so the homeowner could work from home. The biggest…

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Mudroom Remodel & Garage

Hingham Mudroom Garage Addition

Situated on a cul-de-sac in Hingham, this family wanted to expand their garage and mudroom while adding a great room to spend quality time together. The team started by tearing down the existing 2-car garage and building a new 3-car garage with an attached mudroom breezeway to the main house. The project also included a…

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Deck Conversion to Room

Deck Conversion project photo

These forward-thinking homeowners wanted to create a space they could use now but could be converted to living space should they ever need one-level living. So we collaborated on a design that took some unused deck space and incorporated it into the existing interior space. The result was a stunning new 4-season room with breathtaking…

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Kitchen & Mudroom

Kitchen & Mudroom project photo

Sometimes your house just needs a little more space. For this project the homeowner had a tiny kitchen, so we were able to build a small addition on the back of the house that allowed for us to enlarge the kitchen and give a mudroom entry space on the back of their house. Working with…

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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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Planning Your Remodel in the New Year

By: Nicole Patri Set a Budget ( & Contingency) Your first step to planning a remodel is to come up with a rough estimate of how much you can spend on your remodel. To understand industry trends and to see if your budget is realistic, we recommend getting estimates from a few different contractors. Check…

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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…

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Hanover: What is a HERS rating?

Recently Almar was adding a second level to a ranch style house. During the framing in section the Building Inspector told us that before signing off on the final inspection he wanted the home to have a HERS rating inspection done. So what is a HERS rating? HERS stands for Home Energy Rating System. According…

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