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...]

Sound Proofing Your Remodel

By: Craig Guido From time to time, we get homeowners asking us to put more insulation in the walls or do something additional to help soundproof a room. There are many ways that we can soundproof a space depending on what you are trying to achieve. If you're looking to just help deaden the sound in a particular room (make the noise less intense), standard fiberglass insulation in the … [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...]

Almar Q & A #1: Warm Light Switch

By: Nicole Patri Why is my light switch warm? Recently, we had a homeowner ask us why the dimmer for their chandelier was warn. Being concerned about this is something that is completely understandable. Light switches that seem warm can be alarming- however, it's sometimes completely normal! One of our great trade partners from Puopolo Electric answered this question in detail for … [Read more...]

Winter Renovations: How to Prepare your Home for the Holidays

By: Nicole Patri Winter renovations are great if your goals are for your home to be ready for Summer. Winter renovations can also be hard because remodeling is happening during the holidays. As we are quickly heading into the holidays, I wanted to share my best tips on how to prepare your home for the holidays. Remodeling during the holidays doesn't have to be stressful if you prepare … [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...]

Everything You Should Know About Plumbing Traps

By, Nicole Patri Plumbing troubles are something we all loathe, being knowledgeable on the use of plumbing traps in our homes can help us avoid a lot of problems. Recently, a homeowner called us with some plumbing trap troubles, they noticed some water in the cabinet under their sink. Like any other pipe in our homes, plumbing traps can develop holes over time. If you notice a hole like these … [Read more...]

How Perspective Can Change Your View

By: Nicole Patri When remodeling we always mention the Remodeling Emotional Rollercoaster. This diagram explains the many different emotions that will come up when remodeling. We want you to know that we understand this rollercoaster. We are prepared to support you and are empathetic to the emotions that come with remodeling. Huge changes are always jarring, but your perspective could help … [Read more...]

All About Craig

By: Nicole Patri https://youtu.be/dbpEGJAZbyk Craig Guido is one of the first people our homeowners talk to once they inquire with Almar. He is the face of our sales department and is someone a lot of you know before you even meet him. Do you know Craig? Craig Guido is the Sales Manager and Owner of Almar Building and Remodeling. Craig helps with the sales process through design all the … [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...]