Puopolo Electric and Almar Building & Remodeling

By: Nicole Patri Our Trade Partner relationships are a huge part of our remodeling process. We are grateful for their work and for their partnership. We work with the best of the best on the South Shore to make sure that your remodels are finished with the highest quality work possible. Whether that be heating, painting, plumbing, or in this case, electric... we team up with tradesmen that … [Read more...]

Is it worth it to remodel a bathroom?

Bathroom Remodeling, Milton Nothing dates a house more quickly than a bathroom that time has forgotten. Outdated bathrooms can be dramatically revitalized easily. I was recently looking at our kids bathroom and realized that it is functional but definitely in need of some work. It’s over 30 years old and maybe not as functional as it once was. There are tons of products that can give you as … [Read more...]

Top 3 Outdoor Living Design Trends

As summer is slowly coming to an end and school is right around the corner (let’s face it, August is the Sunday of summer, right?) you’re probably thinking about all the time you’ve spent in your backyard. For us, it always gets us thinking on how we can improve our outdoor living space for the next year! We’re recommending 3 outdoor design trends for Summer ’23 so you can continue making more … [Read more...]

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 pipes and septic, along with hair. So, whether you have and older bathroom that is ready to … [Read more...]

Why has my water pressure been so low lately?

There aren’t any negatives to Summer, right? Especially here in New England, we truly celebrate our summers. Spending time at our beaches, vacations, outdoor dining, and so much more. Oh wait, then there’s the issue no one wants to deal with in the Summer – Low Water Pressure! We have heard so much chatter on local South Shore town Facebook groups, that we knew we had to address this … [Read more...]

Deck Safety Tips for the 4th of July

By: Nicole Patri 4th of July is a holiday filled with family, friends, and barbeque as we celebrate our country's Independence and finish the day with fireworks. On Independence Day, a lot of us spend time outdoors on our decks with our loved ones. Protecting your home and your family is of top priority on this holiday. We've included some great deck safety tips to practice on the days leading … [Read more...]

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 we asked former Almar Owner, Terry Quinn, about his experience … [Read more...]

Working with RENORUN

By: Nicole Patri 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 contractors on our worksites. … [Read more...]

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 to get work done, we know that finding and having a space for you to call your office might be a … [Read more...]

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, we want to include storage, workspaces, and extend the style of … [Read more...]