What could delay the start of my project?

One of the hardest things to do for any general contractor is scheduling the project.  When we first review our projects with our clients, we have the “dream” that the project will go smooth and easy, but in remodeling that is rarely the case.   While we try to schedule and organize all our projects, sometimes there are out of the contractor’s control when trying to schedule a … [Read more...]

Can I put my trash in the project dumpster?

Construction Dumpster NO! Ok, that may sound a little harsh, but let us talk about it some more.  Cleaning out and decluttering before a renovation is a great idea and you can and should work with your contractor if you need help with a dumpster. But you should be cautious of filling up the unit meant for the remodel though because those will be sized specifically for the estimated … [Read more...]

Why Do Contractors Use Subcontractors?

As a General Contractor our team takes on lots of different types of remodeling projects and repairs. Our goal is to be your go to call for anything you need related to you home. If we cannot help you, we want to be able to point you in the right direction. Our team is made up of many great carpenters and team members but there are aspects of your project that our in-house team may not be … [Read more...]

How much of a contingency fund should I plan on?

If you have never done a remodeling project before you may not have figured a contingency fund into your budget yet. A contingency fund is an amount of money you set aside to cover any unexpected costs that can arise during the project. This money is on reserve and is not allocated to any specific area of work. It acts as your “insurance” in case anything unexpected comes up or you want to add or … [Read more...]

What you should know about Icynene (Spray Foam) Insulation

Icynene or “spray foam” insulation is a good way to increase with the R-Value (resistance to heat flow) when building an addition or new home. Most homes in our area are traditionally insulated with either Fiberglass, or Cellulose Insulation. The spray foam is a “continuous insulation and air seal plastic material that is sprayed on walls, roofs, into gaps and corners, and on all contoured … [Read more...]

How do I prepare for my kitchen remodel?

Once you have done the research and made the commitment on who will be a good fit to guide you through your kitchen remodel. Now comes preparing for having everyone into your home. Making improvements is an exciting event, but soon you will probably feel like you cannot wait to have the project done and the crews gone. Here are some ways you can prepare for your upcoming kitchen … [Read more...]

Comparing Schrock Entra and Trademark Cabinets

Trademark When choosing kitchen cabinets many manufactures have several different lines that each offer different features and have differing base pricing. One of the popular manufactures that we work with is Schrock and although our supplier offers three lines, many of our homeowners decide between two of them. Typically, the Schrock Entra and Trademark lines. So, if you are just getting … [Read more...]

Project Spotlight: All New Kitchen and Baths, Weymouth

This Weymouth homeowner came to us after living for many years in her house.   The kids had moved out and it was time to get the kitchen and bathrooms she always wanted.  Almar helped guide her through the design, selections, and remodeling of 2 full bathrooms and a kitchen.  We started with the bathroom remodels.  Since we were remodeling both bathrooms in the house, … [Read more...]

How do I Choose the Right Cabinets?

Kitchen Remodel, Milton Ma Beth Bourque Designs Have you been cooking a lot more the last few week? I know that we have been cooking more in our house! With limited options for eating out and being home more we have seen a lot more cooking and gardening shows, videos and instructions popping up. Does spending more time working in your kitchen have you thinking that you need to make some … [Read more...]

How long will my renovation take?

Azek Front Porch In remodeling, timing can vary greatly on a project-by-project basis. Everything is custom and special because no two remodeling projects are alike. No two homes are alike, no two yards are alike, no two homeowners are alike, and supply availability is changing constantly. Your contract will list a general window we think the project will be completed in. For those of you … [Read more...]