New Staircase: Treads, Risers, Balusters

Are you building a new staircase or is the one currently in your home in need of repair? Step up! Solid wood oak stair treads are just one part of completing a stairway. Here’s a short list of stairway terms you should know and a few materials you’ll need when working on a stairway.   A New Staircase …

Decorative Moulding Accents

Moulding and millwork. They’re two simple words which encompass quite a bit in the home building and remodeling world. In our blog, we’ll show a few examples of decorative moulding accents which can transform your home. Styles of decorative moulding accents The most common profiles found in a home are crown, casing and base moulding. …

How To Install A Chair Rail

Moulding and millwork adds a personal and decorative touch to any room in your home. A chair rail not only adds interest, but also helps to protect walls from furniture. Here’s a guide on how to install a chair rail in your home.   Prep: How to install a chair rail Step 1 – How …

Benefits of Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is seeing a resurgence in popularity recently. And we’re not talking about the vintage black and white linoleum tiles your grandmother may have had in her kitchen. We’re talking luxury vinyl plank flooring!   Luxury Vinyl The luxury vinyl flooring offered at Builders Surplus is a rigid core plank style flooring. Rigid core …

Exterior Door Style

So, do you need front door curb appeal or an ordinary passage to the side or back of your home? We all know one thing doors have in common: they’re rectangular. After that, there’s quite a variety of choices for your exterior door style.   Curb appeal: Exterior door style The first impression of your …

White Kitchen Cabinets

Oh, the decisions in front of you when you decide to remodel your kitchen! For instance, you have to think about kitchen design, door styles, color, etc. And do you know one of the most popular color choices? White kitchen cabinets are still a favorite for most homeowners. Why white? Quite simply, it feels clean, …

Sliding, Gliding, Hiding Interior Doors

In addition to standard passage doors, there are other interior door styles. Barn, bifold, sliding and pocket doors all work on a track. They move side to side instead of swinging open and shut from a hinge. These are perfect when space is tight for a door to swing completely open. Listed here are a …

Let’s Talk Window Terms

If you’re ready to window shop, let’s talk window terms. Double hung or single hung? Replacement or new construction? Since these are just two basic questions when you’re looking for new windows, we thought this would be helpful information for you to check out.   Let’s Talk Window Terms Frame – Structural support for a window …

Interior Door Home Remodeling Terms

In our homes, interior doors allow us privacy in the bedroom and bathroom, keep closet and storage items out of view, and protect toddlers or pets from harm by separating a basement from a first floor. Doors are essential to every home and consist of a variety of parts. Below you’ll find a list of …

Exterior Door Home Remodeling Terms

You’ve decided it’s time to replace one of the entry doors to your home. Do you need a pre-hung door? Are you completely removing it for a larger door with sidelites, or replacing just the door and using the existing frame? Next, decide whether you want right hand or left hand. Huh? Here’s some help… …