COVID UPDATES

January 2021 - From the NewsletterAt the end of 2020 we received more updates from vendors and manufactures about price increased and delays in material availability. We are working hard with our suppliers and vendors to reduce any delays that we can. But there is only so much any of them can do as COVID, costs, and other factors are coming into play.Certainteed has updated us that they are only … [Read more...]

When will my project get started? (COVID-19 Version)

When you decide to move forward with our team at Almar we usually can give you a good idea of a start date for your project, but with recent developments in the work with COVID-19, that has become more of a challenge for our Production Team. Our production department is working daily to organize and update the schedule daily to help keep our projects moving and making the necessary preparations … [Read more...]

Product: Rainfall Showerheads

By: Nicole Patri We have had several homeowners recently opt to choose a rainfall showerhead as an additional feature in their bath remodel. Like you, many homeowners desire to make their bathroom into a place to relax and unwind. While they have become a huge trend for bathroom renovations, is it the right feature for you? Let us dig in deeper to both the pros and the cons of the trendy … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Making Project Selections

By: Nicole Patri There are lots of things to think about when planning your remodeling project, but the fun part is making your selections! Colors, materials, tiles, flooring, the list goes on and one. This process should be exciting and help you see your vision starting to come to life. Our team wants to help make this as stress free as possible. That is why we have amazing vendors to help you … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Prepare for Meeting with your Kitchen Designer

By: Allison Guido Getting started with your kitchen remodel can be exciting but also can be daunting. There are a lot of things to consider and questions to answer, so that nothing important gets left out of the plan. By partnering with a great contractor and kitchen designer, we can make sure that we address all of those little details. From using existing space that is underutilized, adding … [Read more...]

Why is Painting So Expensive?

By: Nicole Patri Our great painting partner Neto Many homeowners ask us, “why is painting so expensive?” The answer: materials, labor, and skill. Painting is often something people think they can do themselves. When renovating a home or a space, it is good not to cut corners because it will save you money and time in the long run. Understanding why painting can be so expensive is key to … [Read more...]

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...]

Home Office… we need one NOW!

By: Craig Guido Home Office, Hanover Ma As we know, the Covid19 Pandemic has a lot of people now working from home.  Maybe like you some homeowners are finding out that they will be working from home indefinitely.  With kids learning from home for school, and families now around the house all while you are trying to get your work done, we know that finding a space for you to call … [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...]