Should I Consider a Standby Generator?

 The Advantages to consider By Nicole Patri While New England seems to have been spared the worse of the weather troubles this year. In recent years we have seen more and more power outages caused by storms of all kind. Our team feels that standby generators are something you should consider as part of your addition or remodel. Standby generators give you immense peace of mind. You … [Read more...]

How To Design Your Home Office

By: Nicole Patri What to Include in my Home Office Design? In a recent post we talked about how to find or create space for a dedicated home office. A good home office will combine the comfort of home with the convenience of your office. Whether you are adding space or converting an existing space you should consider your design carefully to include everything you will need to be successful. … [Read more...]

Key benefits of house wrap: your homes protective layer

By: Nicole Patri When wanting to get new siding on your home, house wrap will always be brought up. Well, what is house wrap? House wrap is a lightweight, synthetic material that is placed underneath your siding. If you have an older home you might have asphalt coated felt paper, which was the original form of house wrap. Today it is more common to see products like Tyvek, Typar or … [Read more...]

5 Reasons You Might Need a Home Energy Audit

by: Nicole Patri Ever wonder how to decrease your total energy bill and decrease energy waste in your home? A home energy audit (from a program like Mass Save) could be the solution for you. This audit will look at many aspects of your home and help pinpoint where your home is losing energy and how it can be fixed. Through this process, you will understand the whole picture of your home’s … [Read more...]

Quartz vs. Granite Countertops: Pros & Cons to help find the right fit

By: Nicole Patri Installing new countertops is a big commitment and we want you to make the best selection for your needs.  You may be asking yourself what the similarities and differences of granite and quartz countertops are? Figuring out what is important to you is crucial to narrowing down your countertop search. Granite countertops are some of the most aesthetically pleasing … [Read more...]

Why You Should Consider a Storm Door

There are many reasons you might want a storm door on your house and there are many options available. A storm door will protect you existing exterior door.  Maybe you have an older door that you want to protect or help from being drafty.  Although many storm doors do not have much insulation value, they can help an existing door that is drafty.  The additional barrier between … [Read more...]

3 Tips to getting the remodeling process started

Built In cabinetry Have you been thinking about it, dreaming about it, and are you now ready to start planning a remodel on your home?  Is it time to start planning a kitchen, addition, bath, deck, or other project? 3 things to think about as you get started.   First you need to decide what type of contractor you want to work with on the project.   For most people, … [Read more...]

3 Kitchen Lighting Options to Consider

When embarking on a kitchen remodel there are many selections you can make. You have looked at cabinets you like, found the counter and backsplash you love. But have you taken the time to think about the lighting in your kitchen?  Sometimes selecting the right lighting is the most overlooked part of designing and layout out your new kitchen.  Here are 3 Kitchen Lighting Options to … [Read more...]

Q&A with C&A

Craig & Allison have had such a great time working with the Almar team. We would love for you to get to know them a little more. Allison Quinn Guido is a Licensed Construction Supervisor who has been with the Almar Team full time since 2002. Being a female owner of a remodeling company does have some challenges, but Allison enjoys working with the team and helping create a better remodeling … [Read more...]

Is PVC trim expensive?

Azek Exteriors It was common practice to build homes thru even the early 2000’s using pine wood trim on the exterior of the windows, doors and trim of the house.  There are even some builders who are still building new homes with pine exterior trim. But with the advances in technology better options have become available at reasonable price points.   While, a less expensive option … [Read more...]