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...]

Client Wins

By: Nicole Patri This year we finished remodeling a four-season room and upgraded the homeowner's balcony overlooking the Scituate harbor. Recently, we got the opportunity to stop by, catch up with the homeowners, and take pictures of their beautiful remodeled space. Allison, Craig, and I were happy with how the room turned out. Adding functionality and top-notch design transformed this … [Read more...]

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 jarring, but your perspective could help … [Read more...]

A Happy Home Addition

By: Nicole Patri One of the most recent additions we completed was in Milton. We collaborated with Beth Bourque Designs to create this beautiful space for our homeowners. This client was looking to add on a master suite for their home. They asked us for the best way to create a new master suite and add on to their bedroom space. We created an elegant master bathroom equipped with a his … [Read more...]

7 Steps to Planning a Remodeling Project

By: Nicole Patri The task of taking on a remodeling project can feel daunting. Breaking up the planning process into steps is something you can do to save a lot of time and energy. Figure out what you want your remodeled space to look like.Something that we love to recommend is to have a rough idea of what the finished project will look like. Sometimes browsing Houzz or creating a Pinterest … [Read more...]

Project Stalled During COVID Pushing Through with our Homeowners!

By: Nicole Patri Something we've had to do in the past year with our clients in push through delays, shutdowns, and unprecedented times. This is exactly what we did with this project in Milton, MA. Our clients bought their home five years ago and were looking to remodel many areas of their home. What started as remodeling an outdated kids' bathroom turning into siding work, window replacements, … [Read more...]

Building Permits, Zoning, Setbacks, and Variances

By: Nicole Patri Building Permits are required when you are constructing, reconstructing, altering, repairing, removing, or demolishing a building or structure; or to change the use or occupancy of a building or structure." We thought we would revisit our blog, "What Do I Need a Building Permit For?" to discuss this process further. Building Permits and Zoning laws feel like a hassle, we … [Read more...]