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...]

Who Does What During my Remodeling Project?

By: Nicole Patri So, you've decided to choose Almar Building & Remodeling for your home renovation... what now? There are many moving pieces that come together to see your project through from design to completion. Our admin team will receive your contract and send out more resources on what to expect next, including tutorials on how to use BuilderTrend! BuilderTrend is a great resource … [Read more...]

Best Places to Add Task Lighting into Your Kitchen

By: Nicole Patri When you flip through home magazines, you may be captivated by how bright and open the rooms feel. Maybe when you bought your home, you noted how much natural light the rooms had. Maybe better lighting is something you're looking for in your kitchen remodel. One of the best ways to optimize your space is by making sure task lighting is included. Deciding what type of … [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 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...]

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...]

Which Countertop Edging Should I Choose?

By: Nicole Patri When choosing countertops there are so many great options. One part of choosing countertops is choosing the edging you want for the slab you pick. Edging comes in a lot of different forms and the choice is very personal. Depending on how you use your kitchen, your lifestyle, or even just your preference, you will choose the best edging for you. This seemingly small detail … [Read more...]

All About Allison

By: Nicole Patri Allison officially joined the Almar team in 2002, but she's been a part of Almar for much longer. Growing up, her dad, Former Almar President, Terrance Quinn, would take her and her sister around neighborhoods on the South Shore. They would go door to door delivering flyers and really spreading the word. You could find Allison in the field working and learning about home … [Read more...]

Understanding the Remodeling Roller Coaster

By: Nicole Patri Remodeling is exciting and nothing beats the feeling of a finished project. The remodeling process is also an emotional roller coaster. Our team hopes by detailing some of the feelings associated with parts of the process, you will feel more comfortable with the emotions that come up. Emotions can range from inconvenient to downright stressful depending on your … [Read more...]