Three Remodeling Projects to Complete During Winter

Holidays are over… the cold and snowy weather is here… got the winter blues? Perhaps a home makeover will help to brighten the mood. Here are three remodeling projects to complete during winter. And the best thing about these home improvement projects is you control your budget. If you’ve been saving up and are ready …

Maintaining Your New Wickham Floors!

So, you’ve just installed your beautiful new Wickham Hardwood Flooring from Builders Surplus. Lucky for you, the work doesn’t stop there! You want that new flooring to stay in the best possible condition for as long as possible. Which means maintaining your new Wickham floors. Treat and clean them to keep the smooth, polished look …

Creating Your Custom Kitchen Island

At Builders Surplus, creating your custom kitchen island is an easy request. Your island can be made from almost any style of base cabinets. Would you love to add an island in your kitchen? Stop by or make an appointment with one of our kitchen designers to talk about what options you want for your …

Installing a Pre-hung Interior Door

Need help with installing a pre-hung interior door? Pre-hung doors are doors that come directly from our Door Shop and are positioned in the door frame. These doors are much easier when it comes to installing, as they are already on hinges and ready to pop right into your rough opening. At Builders Surplus, we …

Understanding Hardwood Flooring Grades

When you are picking out your hardwood flooring, you will notice it comes in different grades. Included here is a brief guide of understanding hardwood flooring grades. These grades are given to each floor to distinguish what bundle of hardwood flooring is better than another. In addition, grades are based on the different characteristics and …

Your Moulding Profile Guide

Crown, casing and baseboard mouldings can add a very simple, yet impactful touch to any room in the house. Whether you are renovating, or simply redecorating, mouldings go a long way into the style you are looking to achieve. Not sure what to use in your renovation or redecorating project? Your moulding profile guide will give …

Basic Color Concepts

Color choices. We talk about complementary or contrasting shades in interior design all the time. While color is all around us, what do you know about basic color concepts?   Basic Color Concepts: The Color Wheel It’s one of the first things learned in the field of visual arts. The color wheel is a chart …

Laminate vs. Vinyl Flooring: What is the Best Option?

Laminate and vinyl appear similar. They are priced almost the same to each other. Regarding installation, both are quite easy to install for the casual Sunday warrior. But that’s about all you’re going to find in terms of similarities between laminate vs. vinyl flooring. Laminate flooring is made up of high density fiberboard, which comes …

New Construction Windows vs. Replacement Windows

Remodeling? Starting from scratch? Or looking for a replacement? Here’s a quick guide into new construction windows vs. replacement windows and which options might best suit your situation. When shopping for new windows, there are a couple of options: new construction and/or replacement windows. It’s important to understand the difference between the two before making …

Quick Fixes: Update, Modernize, Declutter

You’d love to remodel a little before the holidays, but need to keep an eye on your wallet. Here are a few budget friendly quick fixes which will allow you to update your home in time for entertaining family and friends.   4 Quick Fixes: Update, Modernize, Declutter Decorative Moulding Quite simply, it’s one of …