Great Home Apps

There are so many great apps available now to help you with everything. So I thought it would be great to share a few that can help make your home more stylish and efficient. Home Design 3D Free: While not nearly as comprehensive as our Chief Architect. This Home Design 3D Free (iOS only) can help you layout your room. Just Input a room’s dimensions and floor plan, select furniture icons to … [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...]

Hanover: Almar Celebrates 55 Years!

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What is insulated siding?

By: Allison Q Guido, CS (Almar Building & Remodeling, Hanover Mass) Installing new siding on your house is a big investment. It can really As you consider your vinyl siding options to should think about not just the basic options like what style siding you want but also should you invest in Insulated Vinyl Siding panels or not. All vinyl siding opting will provide a low maintenance … [Read more...]

Scituate: 5 Tips for Managing your Renovation during the Holidays.

by: Allison Q Guido, CS I always tell clients before we get started on their renovation that it will be an emotional roller coaster an very quickly many clients realize I am right. And there is no harder time to have your Renovation underway than during the holidays. There are times when you are very excited and then times when you are just ready for it to be done and over with. Emotions … [Read more...]

Scituate: Preparing Your Home for Winter: Exterior Home Maintenance.

By: Allison Q Guido (Almar Building & Remodeling Co. Hanover Ma) Summer quickly turned to fall here in New England, and as I sit on my porch on this gorgeous fall afternoon making my own to-do list. I am very aware of how fast fall will turn to winter and that there may not be enough time to get everything done on my list. One of the big tasks I want to tackle is Preparing Your Home for … [Read more...]

5 Tips to keep your kids safe during a home renovation

By: Allison Q Guido (Almar Building & Remodeling Co. Hanover Ma) A home improvement project can be fun and exciting for parents but also dangerous for your little ones if you aren’t careful. Just like when your baby started moving and you “baby proofed” when you start a renovation you also need to “kid proof” the work area to keep them safe. When there is something new and exciting … [Read more...]

It’s coming!!! You better remodel soon!

As the economy continues to strengthen the fear of inflation to weighs heavy on the building industry.  Many economist were predicting that it would have started by now, but we are still holding steady with standard 3%-6% change in costs, but as house values start to get stronger and interest rates rise what effect will that have on the costs of goods and labor.  Are we just buying time until we … [Read more...]

Hanover: Creating Perfect Study Conditions for Your Student

By: Allison Q Guido (Almar Building & Remodeling Co. Hanover Ma) As the kids are starting back to school now is a great time to think about their learning environment. The classroom is so important, but have you given any thought to the environment where homework and at home learning is done? As a parent we all want to do whatever e can to enhance our children’s ability to learn. We all … [Read more...]