First Time Remodelers: Some Advice Before You Start

Now, the following suggestions aren’t necessarily rules, but just a bit of advice for first time remodelers. Sometimes, the best guideline when completing projects by yourself is to plan in advance and keep it simple.   Suggestions for First Time Remodelers Measure twice, cut once.  The old adage is still true! It’s just plain annoying to …

Top Summer Home Improvement Projects

Summer. The perfect season for a remodeling project, especially one that lets you work outdoors on a sunny day. What are the top summer home improvement projects? If you guessed decks, doors and windows, you’re spot on!   DECKING If summer is your favorite season, then a new deck would be a great addition to …

Specialty Fiberglass Doors: Just In!

One of my personal favorite aspects of Builders Surplus is our “surplus” sections. When you hear the word “surplus” what do you think? Warn-down? Blemished? End of the line? That’s where some people get our company completely wrong. When we say surplus, we basically mean a “limited time offer” of certain products which we currently …

We’re Expanding: Get Ready for Lunenburg, MA Location

Builders Surplus, “A Max T. Value Store” is growing! Hello Lunenburg, MA. We are excited to announce the opening of our fifth location scheduled for the Summer of 2017. Our company is here to serve New England, so Massachusetts was a perfect match for us! Lunenburg, MA We’re thrilled to introduce new customers to our brand and our company. …

Updating Rooms: Laundry, Office, Basement, and Garage

So, your kitchen and living room are already in good shape, but now you’re ready for a new home project! Well, think about updating rooms like the laundry room, office, basement, or garage. As a homeowner, there is always something which needs to be done in or around the house, but we tend to put …

Gardening 101: Love For Landscaping

Planning to work on an exterior home improvement project? When completed, it will look awesome. But the outside of your home isn’t totally finished with new vinyl siding, an entry door, or a fabulous deck. It’s time for a little love for landscaping! Now, you can go over the top with fantastic landscaping and beautiful …

The Benefits of Building With Wood

There are many reasons why you should build with wood. These days, people are starting to get more concerned about their environment and the world we live in. It’s important to start thinking about our planet and what we can do to help protect it. Building with wood is one way to help preserve this planet. …

Natural Cleaning Products That Work

While New Englanders jump for joy now that Spring is here, we homeowners know it’s time for a bit of household cleaning. With Earth Day 2017 set for Saturday, April 22, you can utilize a few natural cleaning products which you probably already have on your pantry shelves.   Natural Cleaning Products Love those first …

Paint vs Stain: Some Observations About Adding Color

With Spring and the warmer weather finally approaching, home improvement “to do” project lists start to grow. So, is this the time to add a little color to some areas around your home? Here are a few observations about paint vs stain.   Paint vs Stain Whether wood or another surface, you can choose to keep …

MDF vs Solid Wood: Pros & Cons

Many people come into our store wondering the difference between MDF vs solid wood. MDF is an abbreviation for Medium Density Fiberboard. People tend to look down on MDF and automatically assume solid wood is the better choice. MDF vs Solid Wood Of course, solid wood, like anything has its pros and cons. The benefits of …