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 out this blog where we explain how to pick a general contractor. When … [Read more...]

I Filled out the Request for an Estimate Now What?

By: Craig Guido We are so glad that you are checking out our website, and even more glad that you are thinking about filling out our form. This form will give us information so we can contact you about the remodel you're considering for your home. We know selecting a contractor can feel stressful and we want to help you and give you the tools necessary for a successful renovation. Your home … [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...]

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 holidays. Remodeling during the holidays doesn't have to be stressful if you prepare … [Read more...]

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 your space is by making sure task lighting is included. Deciding what type of … [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...]