Quartz vs. Granite Countertops: Pros & Cons to help find the right fit

By: Nicole Patri Installing new countertops is a big commitment and we want you to make the best selection for your needs.  You may be asking yourself what the similarities and differences of granite and quartz countertops are? Figuring out what is important to you is crucial to narrowing down your countertop search. Granite countertops are some of the most aesthetically pleasing … [Read more...]

3 Kitchen Lighting Options to Consider

When embarking on a kitchen remodel there are many selections you can make. You have looked at cabinets you like, found the counter and backsplash you love. But have you taken the time to think about the lighting in your kitchen?  Sometimes selecting the right lighting is the most overlooked part of designing and layout out your new kitchen.  Here are 3 Kitchen Lighting Options to … [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 prepare for my kitchen remodel?

Once you have done the research and made the commitment on who will be a good fit to guide you through your kitchen remodel. Now comes preparing for having everyone into your home. Making improvements is an exciting event, but soon you will probably feel like you cannot wait to have the project done and the crews gone. Here are some ways you can prepare for your upcoming kitchen … [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...]

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...]

Project Spotlight: Milton Kitchen Addition

This Kitchen Addition in Milton was a great project for a family that was looking to have a more functional and inviting kitchen.   The kitchen in their front entrance colonial house was tiny and tough for making a nightly family meal.   With the help of Beth Borque Design Studios, Almar was able to transform the existing kitchen into a ½ bathroom by building a small … [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...]