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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 which bundle of hardwood flooring is better than another. In addition, grades are based on the different characteristics of …

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 showing …

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 the …

5 Trends Still Going Strong in 2017

So, what were some of the home design trends making headlines early in 2017? And which ones are still going strong at year’s end? Here are 5 trends still in the news. 5 Trends … Still Hot! White kitchens. From pure to snowy to ivory cabinets, white in the kitchen is still one of the …

Max Shares 5 Reasons: Shop, Save, Smile

Here’s 5 reasons to shop, save, smile at Builders Surplus. Budgets can be a main concern for today’s homeowners. As a result, Max T. Value sharpens his pencil, looks for the best deals, and keeps the prices low for our customers. Max is always searching for a great selection of first quality building materials. And he loves when he …

Surplus Cabinets: Great for Storage and Organization

What places in your home could use a little more organization? Where is storage an issue? Our surplus cabinets are a perfect solution! These cabinets, sold at a fraction of the cost of custom cabinets, would be a great addition to a laundry room, office, basement or garage for extra storage and organizing just about …

Largest Moulding Selection in New England

With a combined inventory of 400,000 feet, Builders Surplus offers the largest moulding selection in New England. What’s moulding and why should I use it when remodeling? As a dictionary states, moulding (or molding) is “an ornamentally shaped outline as an architectural feature…” It’s a decorative detail or embellishment. And to complete your new home …

First Time Remodelers: Some Advice Before You Start

Now, the following suggestions aren’t necessarily rules, but just a bit of advice for first time remodelers. Sometimes, the best guideline when completing projects by yourself is to plan in advance and keep it simple. Suggestions for First Time Remodelers Measure twice, cut once.  The old adage is still true! It’s just plain annoying to realize …

Top Summer Home Improvement Projects

Summer. The perfect season for a remodeling project, especially one that lets you work outdoors on a sunny day. What are the top summer home improvement projects? If you guessed decks, doors and windows, you’re spot on!   DECKING If summer is your favorite season, then a new deck would be a great addition to …