Milton: How much to be considering when creating a Renovation Budget.

Remodeling can be a large undertaking. There are a lot of decisions and money that goes into your project. Our team will only recommend material that we know will give reliable service. Please know, we will never recommend poor quality materials simply to get your business. Our highly trained and supervised crews deliver the craftsmanship you expect. In remodeling, prices can vary greatly on a … [Read more...]

Hingham: Why the details matter!!!

Did you know that 1 out 5 contractors are out of business in 5 years? Do you know why that is? Many carpenters are great at building things but not at budgeting and creating scopes of work. So, I’m always surprised when we find someone has decided to trust their house and tens of thousands of dollars to someone who does bother or can’t lay out the details. It’s always nice when someone comes … [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: Garage and Mudroom Addition

This 3-car garage addition with attached mudroom, half bath and laundry room was designed by Paulette O’Connell from OCO architecture::design in Hingham Mass. As part of a multi-phase renovation to this Hingham house the owners wanted to tear down the existing garage and add a large space with more modern amenities to fit the lifestyle with three small children.   The first step was to … [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...]

Whitman: Mark Celebrates 25 years with Almar

In Remodeling the survival rate is tough. 40% of contractors will fail the first year; 70% by the fifth year, and only 6% survive to reach their 10th anniversary. So to be able to mark an occasion where a single employee reaches a major milestone with a small business is important. This month Almar Building and Remodeling is proud to announce and celebrate Mark Caruso’s 25th Anniversary with … [Read more...]

Hanson: Craig Guido Wins Pro Remodeler 40 Under 40 award

It's a big day here at Almar. One our of own is being recognized for all his hard work. Remodeling is such a human business, everything is custom and special because no two remodeling projects are a like. No two homes are alike, no two yards are a like, no two homeowners, pricing is constantly changing. Unlike new home building everything is subjective from estimating, to finish choices, to how … [Read more...]

Stoughton: Blue Tooth Shower Head Speaker.

We have had a few clients recently upgrade their standard shower head to a Kohler Moxi Shower Head, so I thought this was a good time to share some information about this fun and functional upgrade to a utilitarian bath fixture. With the Moxie showerhead + wireless speaker, by Kohler you can listen for up to 7 hours of music, news and more by pairing wirelessly with your Bluetooth … [Read more...]