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...]

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 a wet room a good idea?

Tiled Bathroom Becoming more popular a wet room a bathroom where the floors and walls can get wet. They are typically tiled and sealed with some form of waterproof membrane, to prevent water from seeping out and causing damage. When talking with homeowners about creating a wet room space we typically look to second bathrooms.  They can be great for small bathrooms, by removing the bath you … [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...]

Choosing Your Interior Doors

Winslow Interior Molded Door by Masonite There are many types and levels of interior doors you can choose from when remodeling your home.  I know that some people think, it is just an interior door, but selecting the right door for you can be an important decision. The first decision you should make is the design of the door.   Most of the manufacturers of interior doors have several … [Read more...]

Why is my bathroom exhaust fan vent is leaking?

Sometimes when you are taking a shower does it seem like afterwards you have a puddle on the floor and think water might be getting in thru the exhaust vent? Many people notice the issue when the bathroom exhaust fan starts dripping on their head as they step out after a shower. Typically, this is caused by condensation inside the duct lines. If, when it rains, you see water dripping from … [Read more...]

Should I go with composite or vinyl deck railings?

When planning for your deck project many homeowners decide to select low maintenance materials, like composite deck over pressure treated. When choosing railings many homeowners have a harder time deciding which type of low maintenance materials is best for them. Two of the most common options we deal with are composite and vinyl railings.  What are the differences between composite and … [Read more...]

Why do I need to replace or upgrade my Smoke Detectors?

Having working smoke detectors in your home is not only important for your safety, but also is required by Massachusetts codes.   While having smoke detectors has been code for your home for a long time and it is most likely you already have them in your home, in the recent past there have been some important changes to the code requirements. One of the changes is the requirement for smoke … [Read more...]

Should I install heated floors?

There are so many upgrade options you can choose from when remodeling your home, you could spend hours and hours poring thru all of them. Some you can add on or upgrade to at any time, and others you need to think about before the project gets too far. One upgrade option you should think about adding is heated floors. Yes, this is a luxury, but it will make your home more comfortable and could … [Read more...]