How Do I Maintain my Tankless Hot Water Heater?

Tankless Water Heater

If you’re looking for a great way to help conserve energy and save water, a tankless hot water heater might be a good addition to your home. Tankless water heaters can be 20 to 30 percent more efficient than most other hot water heaters. If you have decided to add a tankless hot water heater,…

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How To Winterize Your Generator

Winterizing your generator

We might not be ready to admit it, but Winter is just around the corner. With snowstorms on the horizon, it’s important to protect your home and start winterizing it. One of the most important things to add to your list of best practices for winter is to protect your generator. This will help keep…

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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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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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Why Is There Mold on my Windowsill and What To Do About It?

By: Nicole Patri Recently, a homeowner called and asked if we could replace her windowsills without replacing her newly installed windows because there was mold growing on her sills on the outside of her windows. This outdoor mold could be caused by excess water and weathering over time. But, what if you’re experiencing this on…

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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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Sound Proofing Your Remodel

By: Craig Guido From time to time, we get homeowners asking us to put more insulation in the walls or do something additional to help soundproof a room. There are many ways that we can soundproof a space depending on what you are trying to achieve. If you’re looking to just help deaden the sound…

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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…

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Winter Renovations: How to Prepare your Home for the Holidays

By: Nicole Patri Winter renovations are great if your goals are for your home to be ready for Summer. Winter renovations can also be hard because remodeling is happening during the holidays. As we are quickly heading into the holidays, I wanted to share my best tips on how to prepare your home for the…

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Best Places to Add Task Lighting into Your Kitchen

By: Nicole Patri When you flip through home magazines, you may be captivated by how bright and open the rooms feel. Maybe when you bought your home, you noted how much natural light the rooms had. Maybe better lighting is something you’re looking for in your kitchen remodel. One of the best ways to optimize…

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How Perspective Can Change Your View

By: Nicole Patri When remodeling we always mention the Remodeling Emotional Rollercoaster. This diagram explains the many different emotions that will come up when remodeling. We want you to know that we understand this rollercoaster. We are prepared to support you and are empathetic to the emotions that come with remodeling. Huge changes are always…

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How to Pick the Right Caulking

By: Nicole Patri I know that during your kitchen remodel there may seem to be a million different things to pay attention to. We find that sometimes caulking is one of those things that might slip through the cracks (literally). Recently, A homeowner called us concerned about their caulk cracking where their backsplash met the…

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Should I Add an Interior Designer to my Home Renovation?

Bathroom Remodel, Milton

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…

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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…

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