Lumber Prices! As Scary as it Seems?

By: Allison Guido Have you seen reports on the soaring prices of lumber? Are you seeing people freak out and say no one should be doing any work? That it is crazy? Gouging? I've seen plenty of alarmist comments and it's both scary and frustrating! I think that if you are concerned about lumber, there is no reason to be. Honestly, the market is so crazy in many instances, your contractor is … [Read more...]

What is the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel?

Planning for a remodel is exciting and takes some time. You will have a lot of decisions to make and you will have a lot of questions when trying to compile all the best information. Depending on the scope of work you choose your kitchen remodel may be as simple as removing the existing cabinets and installing new ones, or it may include a lot more work from demolishing and building new walls to … [Read more...]

How do I choose the right countertop for my kitchen remodel?

You will have many choices when putting together the right kitchen design for your home and your budget. As we mentioned in the earlier article How do I choose the right cabinet? You will have to decide which style and price point you want your cabinets to be, you will have the same choices when making your countertop selections. So how do you decide which materials are best for you? Your … [Read more...]

Comparing Schrock Entra and Trademark Cabinets

Trademark When choosing kitchen cabinets many manufactures have several different lines that each offer different features and have differing base pricing. One of the popular manufactures that we work with is Schrock and although our supplier offers three lines, many of our homeowners decide between two of them. Typically, the Schrock Entra and Trademark lines. So, if you are just getting … [Read more...]

Project Spotlight: All New Kitchen and Baths, Weymouth

This Weymouth homeowner came to us after living for many years in her house.   The kids had moved out and it was time to get the kitchen and bathrooms she always wanted.  Almar helped guide her through the design, selections, and remodeling of 2 full bathrooms and a kitchen.  We started with the bathroom remodels.  Since we were remodeling both bathrooms in the house, … [Read more...]

How do I Choose the Right Cabinets?

Kitchen Remodel, Milton Ma Beth Bourque Designs Have you been cooking a lot more the last few week? I know that we have been cooking more in our house! With limited options for eating out and being home more we have seen a lot more cooking and gardening shows, videos and instructions popping up. Does spending more time working in your kitchen have you thinking that you need to make some … [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...]

Project Spotlight: Kitchen Remodel, Hanover Ma

 This past client had remodeled their kitchen in the early 2000s (with another company).   After their family continued to grow and get older their existing design and layout was starting to stress their family needs.   With the kids getting older and the family spending more time in the kitchen, they felt they needed a new design to accommodate their new needs and … [Read more...]

Milton 1st Floor Remodel:

Sometimes our favorite projects are the kind where our past clients come back to us.  It makes us feel great here at Almar that our clients trust and believe in us enough to trust us with their house twice.  This was the case for our recent Milton Kitchen and 1st floor remodel.   Two years ago, we helped these homeowners with their newly purchased house to remodel the … [Read more...]

5 Benefits of Adding an Island to Your Kitchen Design

Kitchen islands can be a wonderful way to not only add space to your kitchen but also a great opportunity to design something aesthetically pleasing. If you enjoy cooking, entertaining or just like to spend time with family and friends, an island may enhance your kitchen. I’m going to outline five benefits of having an island added or built into your kitchen design. One of the most obvious … [Read more...]