Hanover: 5 Tips for Creating an Amazing Finished Basement Space

Finished Basement An unfinished basement is much like a diamond in the rough – unexplored splendor awaiting your discovery. When looking for space to put an exercise room, entertainment center playroom or office you should consider go underground! If your home has an unfinished basement, remodeling might be a great way to transform this commonly under-used space. When Almar starts working … [Read more...]

Hingham: Basements with Flair

Looking for space to put an exercise room, entertainment center playroom or office? Go underground! If your home has an unfinished basement, remodeling might be a great way to transform this commonly under-used space. When considering a basement remodel, start by making a list of how you want to use the space. Be sure to think about the location of your furnace, washer and dryer, electrical … [Read more...]

Pembroke: Spa-Like Accessible Bathrooms

By Jamie Madden Aging isn’t always a graceful process, as our lifestyle changes our needs also change. When we have small children at home our needs can be significantly different from when we start to get a little older. People want to be able to stay in their homes if possible, but many bathrooms (especially in older homes) are not designed well to make it safe for us as we age. An … [Read more...]

Project Spotlight: Quincy Bathroom Renovation

Bathrooms are a great space to make improvements to, because they are used so often. According to Remodeling Magazine 2016 Cost versus Value Report homeowners in the Boston area could recoup as much as 67% of the project cost when they go to sell the home. Almar recently finished a bathroom renovation in Quincy Ma. The homeowners found our team while doing research online. The Almar website is … [Read more...]

Weymouth: Scott Walsh earns Certified Remodeling Project Manager Designation

I am pleased to share that our lead carpenter Scott Walsh recently earned his Certified Remodeling Project Manager Designation (CRPM) thru the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Scott joined the Almar team after a decade of running his own business so he could have more time to spend with his wife and four children. NARI Certified Remodeling Project Managers (CRPMs) are the … [Read more...]

Hingham: Bathroom Remodel Planning Tips

Nothing dates a house more quickly than a bathroom that time has forgotten. Yet drab or outdated bathrooms can be dramatically revitalized. Bath products abound that can give you as lavish a bathroom as you could possibly want. Many homeowners’ want their bathrooms to be totally utilitarian, but others want rooms in which to pamper themselves.     How about you? Your answer, … [Read more...]

Hanover: Home Maintenance Tips for January

As any homeowner knows our house need constant love and attention. There are some basic maintenance items that we should be tackling each month. Even though January maybe coming to a close but there is still time to get started on some basic home maintenance items to keep things running smoothly this winter. Here are a few suggestions: Change Furnace Filters Change your air filter to extend … [Read more...]

Hanover: Featured Project – Bathroom Renovation

This bathroom renovation in Hanover was the first home improvement project these new homeowners has ever undertaken. Even before they closed on their new house Mr. & Mrs. L decided that they wanted to make a few changes so they sought a contractor in the area and luckily they choose Almar.   The goal of the project was to take a useless hallway which lead to a large walk in closet … [Read more...]

Scituate: What is a 203K Loan?

We've been talking to a few clients about utilizing the 203K loan option to finance their upcoming remodeling projects. And people seem to have a lot of questions about how the process works. So I thought today was a good time to go over some commonly asked questions that Almar gets from the contractors end.[1] Over the years a lot of clients have used refinancing as an option to help pay for … [Read more...]

Should I Remodel My Basement?

By: Craig H. Guido, CS (Almar Building & Remodeling Co. Hanover Ma)  Almost everyone wishes they could have just a little more living space in their homes, and often ask themselves asks themselves at some point “Should I remodel my basement?”  You could add an addition or another level to your home, but those can be very costly options.   Sometimes the best and most cost effect choice is to … [Read more...]