Top 3 Outdoor Living Design Trends

As summer is slowly coming to an end and school is right around the corner (let’s face it, August is the Sunday of summer, right?) you’re probably thinking about all the time you’ve spent in your backyard. For us, it always gets us thinking on how we can improve our outdoor living space for the next year! We’re recommending 3 outdoor design trends for Summer ’23 so you can continue making more … [Read more...]

How do I keep my drains from clogging?

Recently we had some septic work (oh, joy) done in our own home and while chatting with the technician, it got me thinking… While I very rarely pour cooking oil down the drain that there are lots of products (soap, hair conditioner, coconut oil) that we use daily that cause oil builds up in our pipes and septic, along with hair. So, whether you have and older bathroom that is ready to … [Read more...]

How should I care for Granite Countertops?

Kitchen Remodel, Milton Ma Known for its gorgeous patterns and durability, Granite remains a popular choice for countertops. From its color options and styles to fit almost any design to being cost effective, it’s almost a win-win. However, it’s still an investment and they DO require regular maintenance to keep its good looks. Your typical everyday cleaning of your granite should include … [Read more...]

Why has my water pressure been so low lately?

There aren’t any negatives to Summer, right? Especially here in New England, we truly celebrate our summers. Spending time at our beaches, vacations, outdoor dining, and so much more. Oh wait, then there’s the issue no one wants to deal with in the Summer – Low Water Pressure! We have heard so much chatter on local South Shore town Facebook groups, that we knew we had to address this … [Read more...]

Deck Safety Tips for the 4th of July

By: Nicole Patri 4th of July is a holiday filled with family, friends, and barbeque as we celebrate our country's Independence and finish the day with fireworks. On Independence Day, a lot of us spend time outdoors on our decks with our loved ones. Protecting your home and your family is of top priority on this holiday. We've included some great deck safety tips to practice on the days leading … [Read more...]

Working with Calcimine Ceilings

By: Nicole Patri In New England, a lot of our older homes have calcimine ceilings. Calcimine was a chalk-type finish that was used as a cost efficient, fast method for finishing paster- especially on ceilings. A lot of our homeowners run into one common issue with their ceilings that were once finished with calcimine. When we asked former Almar Owner, Terry Quinn, about his experience … [Read more...]

Working with RENORUN

By: Nicole Patri There are constantly new advancements in the remodeling industry. Here at Almar Building & Remodeling, we want to stay on the cutting edge of efficiency for our renovations. This year we have partnered with RENORUN to help streamline our supply chain. RENORUN offers mobile shopping and delivery services of all the supplies needed for our contractors on our worksites. … [Read more...]

Is HGTV Reality? A Contractors Opinion…

By: Allison Guido & Nicole Patri We hear all the time from our homeowners; “I saw this great tile on HGTV!” or “Well, on HGTV they get it done SO much faster.” HGTV’s viewership has grown more quickly than most other cable TV channels since it first aired in 1994 and now has almost as many viewers as ESPN. As a General Contractor, is it great for business that homeowners have become … [Read more...]

Home Offices… We Need One NOW!!

By: Allison Guido & Nicole Patri There are more reasons than ever for homeowners to add a home office. More and more of you are now working from home- and some of you are even working from home indefinitely. Summer is coming and kids are about to be home from school. When you are trying to get work done, we know that finding and having a space for you to call your office might be a … [Read more...]

Pantry Design Ideas

By: Nicole Patri Kitchens are often the heart of the home. A lot of our homeowners design their renovations with the kitchen in mind as the center of the design. The kitchen is a place of gathering, community, culture, and family. Our pantries are essential for storage, organization, and style. When designing a pantry space, we want to include storage, workspaces, and extend the style of … [Read more...]