TIPS FOR HIRING A CONTRACTOR

Here are a few quick tips for selecting and working with a credible, qualified contractor REFERRALS Ask friends for referrals. Also check with us at Builder Supply Outlet the National Association of the Remodeling Industry for a list of members in your area. Another great source is a local building inspector.  They’ll know solid contractors [...]

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HOW TO CREATE A SPA BATHROOM

After a long week of work, slaving to the grind, there’s nothing better for your body, mind, and spirit than a trip to the spa. But why spend all that money, when you can create a sanctuary spa in your own bathroom? So, why not take the time and simply turn your bathroom into a [...]

The U-SHAPED OR “ONE-COOK” KITCHEN DESIGN EXPLAINED

A U-shaped layout is basically an efficiency kitchen designed for one primary cook. These kitchens are the equivalent of a fairly wide galley kitchen with one end closed off. One of the benefits to a U-shaped kitchen is that it keeps people out of the main kitchen cooking area.  At the same time, this design [...]

QUICK KEYS TO A TRANSITIONAL KITCHEN

Transitional kitchens are basically a blend of contemporary chic and traditional charm. They tend to strike the perfect balance in a kitchen. Transitional kitchen are sometimes considered, “the great moderator.” Reason being, transitional kitchens feature the warmth and welcome of traditional design and the clean, simple lines of the contemporary style, creating a transitional kitchen [...]

HOW TO CORRECTLY DESIGN A BATHROOM

Remodeling a bathroom can be a huge challenge to anyone trying to do it by themselves. In fact, most people don’t know what they want or all the options available to them.  Knowing these things can help them save money, time, effort, energy, and one heck of a lot of aggravation.  In fact, we recommend [...]

COMPARING THE FRENCH COUNTRY AND ENGLISH COUNTRY KITCHEN DESIGN STYLES

The french country and english country kitchen design styles, while similar, are actually quite different. For a rustic, cozy, and traditional kitchen, you likely angle toward a country design. So it begs the question, “Is your style english country or french country? The confusion is understandable.  The two styles are similar, yet they utilize and [...]

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UNDERSTANDING THE TRADITIONAL VS. TRANSITIONAL KITCHEN DESIGN STYLE

It’s interesting to discover how many homeowners look at various pictures of kitchens without any knowledge of the kitchen design the picture is delineating. You see, when you’re a homeowner and ready to make a decision on your kitchen remodel - knowing what design style and trends you like will help narrow and focus your [...]

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RUSTIC AND COUNTRY KITCHEN STYLES EXPLAINED

Many people confuse rustic and country styles. And there’s a simple reason for this. The two styles unquestionably feature many of the same decorative motifs and themes - so there’s plenty of crossover. That said, there are still many differences between the two styles. For starters, country kitchens include a much wider span of design [...]

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR GALLEY KITCHEN LOOK AND FEEL BIGGER

It seems that in smaller homes and apartments, the galley prevails as the kitchen of choice. For those of you who are new to this style kitchen, a galley kitchen is basically the equivalent of a hallway with cupboards, appliances, and countertops on each side. Builder Supply Outlet and the Edge Showroom carry the top [...]

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DESIGNING A MEDITERRANEAN KITCHEN MADE SIMPLE

The Mediterranean style kitchen is absolutely beautiful. When designed well, this style and design transforms a kitchen into an exotic escape with its warm and soothing feeling, that even has a touch of sultriness. Here's how to get the Mediterranean look for your kitchen. Mediterranean kitchens are inviting, cozy, and warm.  This is what defines [...]

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