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 to Pick the Right Caulking

By: Nicole Patri I know that during your kitchen remodel there may seem to be a million different things to pay attention to. We find that sometimes caulking is one of those things that might slip through the cracks (literally). Recently, A homeowner called us concerned about their caulk cracking where their backsplash met the wall. We went and looked at it and found that they had used … [Read more...]

Project Stalled During COVID Pushing Through with our Homeowners!

By: Nicole Patri Something we've had to do in the past year with our clients in push through delays, shutdowns, and unprecedented times. This is exactly what we did with this project in Milton, MA. Our clients bought their home five years ago and were looking to remodel many areas of their home. What started as remodeling an outdated kids' bathroom turning into siding work, window replacements, … [Read more...]

Building Permits, Zoning, Setbacks, and Variances

By: Nicole Patri Building Permits are required when you are constructing, reconstructing, altering, repairing, removing, or demolishing a building or structure; or to change the use or occupancy of a building or structure." We thought we would revisit our blog, "What Do I Need a Building Permit For?" to discuss this process further. Building Permits and Zoning laws feel like a hassle, we … [Read more...]

Project Spotlight: Milton Remodel in Collaboration with Beth Bourque Designs

By, Nicole Patri Recently, we did a photoshoot with Jessica Delaney Photography to showcase one of our favorites remodels we have completed in 2021 so far. In this remodel, a collaboration with Beth Bourque Designs, we got to completely remodel their kitchen space as well as their full baths and 1/2 bath. We also did some work with the overall layout of the home. These projects included adding … [Read more...]

Should I choose a Tiled Shower or Fiberglass/Acrylic Shower?

Tile Shower When remodeling a bathroom there are so many decisions that need to be made for such a small room in your house.   The most decisions of any remodeling project will need to be made for your bathroom.  From faucets to accessories, it can be daunting to decide what you want to select, your shower choice is no different. While not your only choice for a shower in your … [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...]

Remodeling for Today’s Homeowner

By: C. Trey Bird. Kitchen Remodel, Milton Ma According to a new study, 9 out of 10 homeowners plan to remodel their home within the next two years.  91% of younger homeowners say they want to do some remodeling to their home, while just 82% of owners over 65 say the same. Though renovations can certainly help improve a home’s value on the open market, most remodeling homeowners don’t … [Read more...]

Project Spotlight: Milton Kitchen Addition

This Kitchen Addition in Milton was a great project for a family that was looking to have a more functional and inviting kitchen.   The kitchen in their front entrance colonial house was tiny and tough for making a nightly family meal.   With the help of Beth Borque Design Studios, Almar was able to transform the existing kitchen into a ½ bathroom by building a small … [Read more...]

Getting to know Craig Guido

Craig H Guido I joined the Almar team in 2004 as a Carpenter and have held several different positions in the company since that time to get a well-rounded view of Remodeling and Sales. In 2002 I moved to Massachusetts from West Virginia where I was born and raised, having studied Communications and Theatrical Lighting Design at West Virginia Wesleyan College. I worked for several years in … [Read more...]