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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 …

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 …

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 …

Winter Remodeling: A Contractor’s Best Kept Secret

Want to know one of the best-kept remodeling secrets? Do winter remodeling! The advantages of remodeling during the winter might be exactly what you need. Remodeling in the winter season could be one of the best decisions you make. And I’m here to tell you why! What time of the year do most people decide to …

5 Mini-but-Mighty Remodels Around the Home

Thinking about doing some small remodels around your home? Obviously, we would all love to be able to remodel the whole house, but sometimes we have to settle for the small projects. Here are 5 mini, but mighty remodels to do around your home. Add trim or moulding to your living room You’d be surprised …

Gift Cards Available Right in Time for the Holidays

Do you hear what I hear? No, not jingle bells! Max T Value here, I’m excited to announce Builders Surplus now offers gift cards. Just in case you’re a last minute shopper like me, you can come in to grab a quick and easy gift. Most of all, it’s a perfect present for a new …

Create Handmade Holiday Decorations

After the scent of the Thanksgiving turkey and all the fixings have faded, thoughts of decorating your home for the next round of holidays begins. Wouldn’t it be nice to skip the plastic pieces found at almost every retailer or inflated characters found sadly deflated during the day?   Have Fun! Create Handmade Decorations Ever …