How do payments work?

Living room Remodel Most people assume that when they work with a contractor, they will need to make payment by the 1/3, 1/3 and 1/3 method.  And many companies use this method. Unless we are doing a small project Almar does not use this method.Instead we use a Progress Payment Schedule (or Milestone Payments). At first the idea of seeing something out of “the norm” (or what they think they … [Read more...]

How do I Build a Renovation Budget?

Kitchen Remodel, Hanover Remodeling can be a large undertaking. There are a lot of decisions and money that goes into your project. Our team can guide you thru the planning process. Once you have an idea of the type of project you are ready to start you need to consider how much can and want to invest in your budget.   In remodeling, prices can vary greatly on a … [Read more...]

Milton: How much to be considering when creating a Renovation Budget.

Remodeling can be a large undertaking. There are a lot of decisions and money that goes into your project. Our team will only recommend material that we know will give reliable service. Please know, we will never recommend poor quality materials simply to get your business. Our highly trained and supervised crews deliver the craftsmanship you expect. In remodeling, prices can vary greatly on a … [Read more...]

Hanover Second Story Project Spot Light

You love your town, you love the schools, the neighborhood, the street, but not necessarily your actual house. It wasn’t too bad when it was just the two of you, but your family has grown, and is growing up. So, what do you do? Renovate or Sell and move? This is a decision many of our clients’ face. We often work with potential clients on renovation budget ranges and then they need some time to … [Read more...]

Pembroke: Renovations as part of an Insurance Repair

Over the last few years we have been working with more and more homeowners who are doing renovations as part of an insurance repair. For people who have had damage to their home it can be an overwhelming experience. Trying to get your insurance company and contractor on the same page as you while living in a house that needs repairs can be stressful.  You should recognize that managing … [Read more...]

How to determine your Remodeling Budget

How to determine what your budget should be for a remodeling project is always a tricky subject. I’m always curious how as to how people come up with there initial budget when they call us to talk about their remodeling project. Sometimes people’s numbers are realistic and sometimes people are so far off the mark I couldn’t buy the materials for what they think the whole project should cost. So … [Read more...]

Norwell: What goes into building a deck

Believe it or not there are many different parts and components that go into to building a safe and secure deck. Most homeowners understand the basics of what decks are made of: footings, framing, deck boards and railings. But there are so many more little details that can really make or literally break your deck. It is estimated that there are approximately 40 million decks in the United … [Read more...]

Milton Ma: Check Your Deck

Protect your family and friends By: Allison Q Guido, CS May is Deck Safety Month® A NADRA DECK SAFETY PROGRAM a Consumer Checklist Decks and porches can be a great place to spend time with friends and family, but in some cases it can be the place where the fun day comes to a  screeching halt. According to the NADRA* website, “The number of deck failures and resulting injuries has been … [Read more...]

Scituate: What is a 203K Loan?

We've been talking to a few clients about utilizing the 203K loan option to finance their upcoming remodeling projects. And people seem to have a lot of questions about how the process works. So I thought today was a good time to go over some commonly asked questions that Almar gets from the contractors end.[1] Over the years a lot of clients have used refinancing as an option to help pay for … [Read more...]