Everything You Should Know About Plumbing Traps

By, Nicole Patri Plumbing troubles are something we all loathe, being knowledgeable on the use of plumbing traps in our homes can help us avoid a lot of problems. Recently, a homeowner called us with some plumbing trap troubles, they noticed some water in the cabinet under their sink. Like any other pipe in our homes, plumbing traps can develop holes over time. If you notice a hole like these … [Read more...]

Top 3 Reasons to Remodel Your Bathroom

By: Allison Guido & Nicole Patri Are you thinking about remodeling your bathroom? Like me, you may be thinking about it for a plethora of reasons. Craig and I have been in our 30-year-old house for almost 10 years. Now that the boys are bigger, we have more time and the ability to start focusing on making upgrades and improvements. Are you like us and want to remodel your bathroom to … [Read more...]

How Long Should Grout in my Bathroom Last?

By: Nicole Patri Grout is the mortar and paste used for filling gaps between wall and floor tiles, especially in bathrooms. A question we're often asked is, "how long should grout last in my bathroom last?" Grout doesn't last forever and has a lifespan of between eight and sixteen years, depending on your upkeep and treatment in your shower area specifically. We recommend PERMACOLOR … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Project Spotlight: Small Changes Big Reward

Shower added to half bath Sometimes the smallest project can make the biggest impact.   Almar recently got a call from a friend of a client that was looking to improve their ½ bath on the first floor.   They live in a 3 Bedroom 1 ½ bath house, but that one full bath was just not enough.   Having recently remodeled their ½ bath they didn’t want to tear apart the … [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...]

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...]