Casing, Trim, or Moulding: No Need For Confusion

Casing, trim, or moulding? Are you confused? No need to be. These terms are used interchangeably by contractors, remodelers and home pros. What is casing? Quite simply, it’s a moulding profile which frames (or trims) a door or window. Casing is functional as well as decorative. The main purpose of casing is to surround all doors …

Trends In Kitchen Home Improvements

Here we are, a few months into 2018. We took a look at the local trends in kitchen home improvements which our customers are planning and completing. Are they similar to the national trends forecasted earlier in the year? Yes, in quite a few areas!   Trends in Kitchen Home Improvements Remodeling a kitchen is …

Adding Curb Appeal with a New Door

When you drive by the front of your home, are you pleased with what you see? If the lawn is neatly trimmed, the flower garden is in bloom, but something doesn’t feel quite right, perhaps it’s time for a new front entry door. An exterior door is a simple way of adding curb appeal and …

Doors: Measuring Rough Openings

When you’re ready to purchase a new door, you’ll need to have an idea of what size door you’ll need. Therefore, measuring rough openings for doors prior to purchasing is an important step in your home remodeling. Also, do you want a pre-hung door? This is where the door jamb (or frame) is already attached …

Outdoor Projects For Warmer Weather

Well, it’s about time! It’s May and the weather is finally getting warmer here in southern New England. And that means it’s time to go outside and work on those outdoor projects. Perhaps you’re thinking about adding a deck to your home? Building a new deck is one of the first projects that comes to …

Decorative Wall Options

Is there a room in your house with one wall that’s just plain boring? No amount of pictures or photographs seem to be able to give it any interest. Well, we’ve got a few suggestions for decorative wall options to help spruce up a wall and take it from flat to fabulous.   Moulding & …

The Kitchen You’ve Always Wanted

A kitchen makeover. It’s probably something you’ve been thinking about for awhile. And you might have even collected photos of favorite styles from magazines or browsing online. Now that you’re ready to remodel, visit Builders Surplus to sit down and talk with one of our kitchen designers to create the kitchen you’ve always wanted. It’s …

Introducing Another New Product: Subway Tile

We are very excited to introduce another new product: subway tile is now available at Builders Surplus, a Max T. Value store.  Subway tile is a timeless classic for a backsplash or sections of wall. Originating way back in the early 1900’s, from you guessed it, a New York City subway station. Right now, the …

Understanding the Basics of Interior Doors

When selecting new doors for your home, you will quickly realize there is a wide variety of options and it can get a little overwhelming. Let’s go over the basics of interior doors before you’re planning to remodel your home.   Basics of Interior Doors – Molded or Flush First, let’s start with style. The …

Introducing New Stacked Ledger Stones

Introducing new stacked ledger stones! This product has just arrived and is available at four of our locations. It has been drawing praise and gaining popularity among HGTV® and many home improvement shows. The stone panels will be available in two colors: Golden Honey Quartzite and Silver Travertine.   All About Stacked Ledger Stones So you …