Selection Allowances: What They Are & Why We Use Them

By: Nicole Patri What is a 'selection'? This refers to the choices we need you to make like cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, tiles, etc. These are all outlined in your signed contract. It is important that these choices are made as early in the project as possible to avoid any delays. For example, if your tile of choice is 4 weeks out, we need to order it as soon as possible. Selections are … [Read more...]

Windows: Comparing Vinyl and Fiberglass Options

By: Nicole Patri When making window selections you may be wondering if you should choose vinyl or fiberglass windows. Vinyl and fiberglass are two of the most popular materials used in windows today replacing wood. Wood isn't used as often because the material doesn't last as long and requires more maintenance. Both vinyl and fiberglass offer different advantages and are up to you to … [Read more...]

Hanover Home Show 2022

By: Nicole Patri This past weekend we set up our booth at the Hanover Home Show. We were happy to meet so many of you and can't wait to start talking to you about your future projects. Answering your questions and connecting with you is why we love participating in the Home Show. Setting up our booth is usually a big undertaking for our team- but we enjoy working together to make it happen. … [Read more...]

Best of the Blog 2021

By: Nicole Patri All About Allison 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 … [Read more...]

Who Does What During my Remodeling Project?

By: Nicole Patri So, you've decided to choose Almar Building & Remodeling for your home renovation... what now? There are many moving pieces that come together to see your project through from design to completion. Our admin team will receive your contract and send out more resources on what to expect next, including tutorials on how to use BuilderTrend! BuilderTrend is a great resource … [Read more...]

Almar Q & A #1: Warm Light Switch

By: Nicole Patri Why is my light switch warm? Recently, we had a homeowner ask us why the dimmer for their chandelier was warn. Being concerned about this is something that is completely understandable. Light switches that seem warm can be alarming- however, it's sometimes completely normal! One of our great trade partners from Puopolo Electric answered this question in detail for … [Read more...]

Client Wins

By: Nicole Patri This year we finished remodeling a four-season room and upgraded the homeowner's balcony overlooking the Scituate harbor. Recently, we got the opportunity to stop by, catch up with the homeowners, and take pictures of their beautiful remodeled space. Allison, Craig, and I were happy with how the room turned out. Adding functionality and top-notch design transformed this … [Read more...]

Deck Remodels: Planning for Summer

By: Nicole Patri If you're dreaming of a deck remodel or addition in Summer 2022, we recommend starting to reach out to general contractors, yesterday! Seriously, start the process now and you'll thank yourself later. There are some great decking products out now, Azek being one of them. Look online and see what kind of decking, railings, and lighting additions you might want. This will give … [Read more...]

Best Kitchen Features for Thanksgiving Dinner

By: Nicole Patri When remodeling a kitchen, you want to consider day-to-day functionality. As well as hosting events like Thanksgiving and family gatherings. You want your kitchen to be able to fit the whole family and cook an amazing meal. There are many features that can be included and some things to think about when remodeling and expanding your kitchen. Space There is a lot you … [Read more...]

Everything You Should Know About Plumbing Traps

By, Nicole Patri Plumbing troubles are something we all loathe, being knowledgeable on the use of plumbing traps in our homes can help us avoid a lot of problems. Recently, a homeowner called us with some plumbing trap troubles, they noticed some water in the cabinet under their sink. Like any other pipe in our homes, plumbing traps can develop holes over time. If you notice a hole like these … [Read more...]