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...]

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...]

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...]

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 What started as remodeling an outdated kids' bathroom turning into siding work, window replacements, … [Read more...]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...]

All About Allison

By: Nicole Patri Allison officially joined the Almar team in 2002, but she's been a part of Almar for much longer. Growing up, her dad, Former Almar President, Terrance Quinn, would take her and her sister around neighborhoods on the South Shore. They would go door to door delivering flyers and really spreading the word. You could find Allison in the field working and learning about home … [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...]

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 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...]