How much of a contingency fund should I plan on?

If you have never done a remodeling project before you may not have figured a contingency fund into your budget yet. A contingency fund is an amount of money you set aside to cover any unexpected costs that can arise during the project. This money is on reserve and is not allocated to any specific area of work. It acts as your “insurance” in case anything unexpected comes up or you want to add or … [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...]

How do I Select My Remodeling Team?

Addition in Pembroke Ma While many of us are home bound, dealing with children, working from home and other family obligations, you may also be starting to think about improvements you want to be making at home to improve the comfort and functionality. But finding a remodeling professional in this climate might seem daunting. It doesn't have to be a difficult task, but it might be without the … [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...]

How do I Build a Renovation Budget?

Kitchen Remodel, Hanover Remodeling can be a large undertaking. There are a lot of decisions and money that goes into your project. Our team can guide you thru the planning process. Once you have an idea of the type of project you are ready to start you need to consider how much can and want to invest in your budget.   In remodeling, prices can vary greatly on a … [Read more...]

What 5 Questions Should I Ask A Contractor?

Bathroom Remodel, Milton Ma We talk to a lot of homeowners who tell us “I wish I’d known what to ask”. So as we start of the new year, and people are thinking about what projects to tackle at home I thought now was a great time to revisit some important initial questions to ask before you consider doing business with them. Here they are: 1. Are you licensed? How many other people on your … [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...]

Introducing Build Clean

Build Clean Dust Control Remodeling can be an invasive and uncomfortable process to go through, but the finished product is always worth the aggravation. We find that dust is a major pain for any remodeling project and no matter how much you plastic and “dust protect” the reality is that 100% of dust cannot be contained. In an effort to provide an even more comfortable experience Almar is now … [Read more...]

Hanover: Allison named to the SSWBN Board of Directors

The Almar Team is pleased to announce that our General Manager Allison Q Guido has been named to the 2018 Board of Directors for the South Shore Women’s Business Network. Founded over 26 years ago by six women whose needs were not being met by existing organizations, today’s SSWBN is a thriving network that strives to empower and support members seeking business and business resources; … [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...]