Interior

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 …

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 …

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 …

Introducing Wall Base Moulding

In our last blog, we talked a little about casing. Let’s take it a step further. Introducing wall base moulding or baseboard trim! This style of decorative moulding is used where walls and floor meet, creating a visual foundation at the base of the wall. Install it alone or with a shoe base and base cap …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 kitchen 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, …