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...]

I Filled out the Request for an Estimate Now What?

By: Craig Guido We are so glad that you are checking out our website, and even more glad that you are thinking about filling out our form. This form will give us information so we can contact you about the remodel you're considering for your home. We know selecting a contractor can feel stressful and we want to help you and give you the tools necessary for a successful renovation. Your home … [Read more...]

Almar Q & A #1: Warm Light Switch

By: Nicole Patri Why is my light switch warm? Recently, we had a homeowner ask us why the dimmer for their chandelier was warn. Being concerned about this is something that is completely understandable. Light switches that seem warm can be alarming- however, it's sometimes completely normal! One of our great trade partners from Puopolo Electric answered this question in detail for … [Read more...]

Winter Renovations: How to Prepare your Home for the Holidays

By: Nicole Patri Winter renovations are great if your goals are for your home to be ready for Summer. Winter renovations can also be hard because remodeling is happening during the holidays. As we are quickly heading into the holidays, I wanted to share my best tips on how to prepare your home for the holidays. Remodeling during the holidays doesn't have to be stressful if you prepare … [Read more...]

How Perspective Can Change Your View

By: Nicole Patri When remodeling we always mention the Remodeling Emotional Rollercoaster. This diagram explains the many different emotions that will come up when remodeling. We want you to know that we understand this rollercoaster. We are prepared to support you and are empathetic to the emotions that come with remodeling. Huge changes are always jarring, but your perspective could help … [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...]

Should I Add an Interior Designer to my Home Renovation?

By: Nicole Patri Some of our greatest projects come from great partnerships. Including an interior designer as part of the team is a great way to bring your home remodeling project to the next level. Selections are a huge part of the remodeling process. You need to pick everything you want from color, tile, down to the handles. Designers do a great job of taking your ideas on how you want … [Read more...]

Should I Act as my own General Contractor?

By: Nicole Patri When thinking about remodeling your home, a lot of homeowners wonder if they can do it themselves? Can I be my own general contractor? The answer is yes, you can be... but it's a little more complicated than that. We recommend that you always go through a general contractor when remodeling. We have included a more in-depth analysis of what a general contractor is. We hope this … [Read more...]

A Happy Home Addition

By: Nicole Patri One of the most recent additions we completed was in Milton. We collaborated with Beth Bourque Designs to create this beautiful space for our homeowners. This client was looking to add on a master suite for their home. They asked us for the best way to create a new master suite and add on to their bedroom space. We created an elegant master bathroom equipped with a his … [Read more...]

7 Steps to Planning a Remodeling Project

By: Nicole Patri The task of taking on a remodeling project can feel daunting. Breaking up the planning process into steps is something you can do to save a lot of time and energy. Figure out what you want your remodeled space to look like.Something that we love to recommend is to have a rough idea of what the finished project will look like. Sometimes browsing Houzz or creating a Pinterest … [Read more...]