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Easy Home Improvement Projects

Owning a home and home improvement go hand in hand. Some jobs call for a professional, but others can be completed by doing it yourself. Here’s a few easy home improvement projects to give your home a fresh look.   DIY Easy Home Improvement Projects Moulding – Adding decorative moulding and millwork is one of the …

Autumn Home Improvements

September’s here with cooler weather in the forecast, apple picking at local orchards, and long drives to check out the colorful New England foliage. It’s also a time to think about autumn home improvements. Taking care of a few things around your house now will help keep it in prime condition throughout the coming seasons. …

Shop Manager Specials

We know remodeling your home takes time and money. In addition to our everyday low pricing, shop for store manager specials and discounts, as-is items, and surplus deals available at all our stores. Whether you’re building a new home or renovating a room or two, Builders Surplus is your place to shop and save on …

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 …

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 …

Tools Every New Homeowner Should Own

You’ve just bought your first home… congratulations! It’s exciting and a little mind boggling at the same time. After all the furniture is placed and the dishes are tucked away, there may be a few things around the house which need minor improvements. Got tools? If not, here’s a list of tools every new homeowner …

Consider Vinyl Siding For Your Home

Once you own a home, doesn’t it seem like there’s always something around the house which needs to be done? A window gets broken, the roof springs a small leak, the kitchen is too small, or the floors just need replacing. It never seems to end! And then there’s upkeep of the exterior of the …

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 spruce up a wall and take it from flat to fabulous. Moulding & Millwork Moulding …

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, this …

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 …