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 …

Grey Shades: Popular Home Color Trend

Hot & Cool: Grey Is All That! What’s hot? In and around the home and home design, grey shades are leading the pack. Whether kitchen, bath, flooring or paint: tints, tones and hues of grey are a popular choice in 2017.   Grey Shades: Very Versatile A growing trend for kitchens is to include a splash of color as …

Home Show: Visit Builders Surplus

Whether you’ve been in your home for years or you just moved in, a home show is a one stop shop for all your home improvement or project needs. The 2017 Rhode Island Home Show is right around the corner and guess what? Builders Surplus will be there! This will be the second year Builders …

Hardwood Floors: Cleaning Tips To Remember

Did you recently get hardwood floors installed? Or have you had them for awhile? Either way it’s important to know how to clean your hardwood floors. Here are a few tips to help make the process a little easier. How to Clean your Hardwood Floors: Preventive Maintenance: Cut down on some hardwood floor cleaning by …

Spring Cleaning Tips To Remember

Guess what time it is? Spring cleaning! It’s time to get your home prepared for the warm weather. Spring is the perfect point to do all those cleaning projects you wanted to do during winter, but didn’t have the time. Your Cabinets: Over time, build-up can form and collect on your kitchen cabinets. If you don’t …

Cabinet Accessories: The Endless Options

Is your kitchen in need of a little upgrade? Can’t afford an entire remodel right now? Here are some cabinet accessories you might be able to add to your current kitchen. These are also great options to keep in mind when you do decide to do a complete kitchen remodel. There are endless possibilities nowadays when it …

Bathroom Remodel: 4 Tips To Help You Save Money

When it comes to a bathroom remodel, you want to try and spend as little money as possible if you’re on a budget. Not always easy to do, but it can be done. Here’s how: Stick to a Plan: A bathroom remodel is no place for improvisation. Before you start the remodel, make a solid …