Planning Your Remodel in the New Year

By: Nicole Patri Set a Budget ( & Contingency) Your first step to planning a remodel is to come up with a rough estimate of how much you can spend on your remodel. To understand industry trends and to see if your budget is realistic, we recommend getting estimates from a few different contractors. Check out this blog where we explain how to pick a general contractor. When … [Read more...]

Sound Proofing Your Remodel

By: Craig Guido From time to time, we get homeowners asking us to put more insulation in the walls or do something additional to help soundproof a room. There are many ways that we can soundproof a space depending on what you are trying to achieve. If you're looking to just help deaden the sound in a particular room (make the noise less intense), standard fiberglass insulation in the … [Read more...]

All About Craig

By: Nicole Patri https://youtu.be/dbpEGJAZbyk Craig Guido is one of the first people our homeowners talk to once they inquire with Almar. He is the face of our sales department and is someone a lot of you know before you even meet him. Do you know Craig? Craig Guido is the Sales Manager and Owner of Almar Building and Remodeling. Craig helps with the sales process through design all the … [Read more...]

Basements With a Flair

By: Nicole Patri A lot of the time basements are spaces of untapped potential used mostly as an extra place for storage. It's easy to overlook our basements. Some of Almar's most creative remodels have been finishing basement spaces into unique new rooms. Basements can be transformed into livable rooms with organizational space included. Remodeling your basement, or finishing your basement, can … [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...]

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...]

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...]

What should I think about when planning my basement remodel?

Have you have been home with your family for the past 6 months and are now realizing that your house is starting to get smaller and smaller? Some days does it feel like you home is shrinking?   I completely understand, as my two boys got older, we started to realize that they need their own “living space” or playroom in our home.   While I had hoped to get a “Man Town” right … [Read more...]

Why Do I Need A Plot Plan?

When you receive a project scope from Almar you will see a line that says, “Owner to provide Almar with Certified Plot Plan to submit with Building Permit Application” and often get asked as why this is on there.   Even if it might not be obviously needed for your particular project having the plan may help with laying out a plan of entry, dumpster or stock location, and even let us … [Read more...]

How utilizing the online project portal will improve your project.

Our team is pleased to be able to offer homeowners access to our cloud based system thru BuilderTrend. Why have we chosen to use this system? We find it gives you a better remodeling experience Having a system like BuilderTrend allows our team to deliver the digital experience you expect. When you work with Almar you will enjoy:   Visibility into the status of your project through an … [Read more...]