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Within the pages of our construction blog you’ll find helpful articles and interesting insights about everything that’s related to doors, cabinets, molding and hardware.

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How to keep wooden and veneer cabinets from warping

Wood and fiberboard expand as they heat up and contract as they cool. Moisture also causes deterioration to both materials. To prevent temperature and humidity fluctuations that can cause your cabinets to start warping in places, follow these steps: Turn on the hood or ceiling ventilation fan. Vent-styles fans rapidly pull hot, moist air from…
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Tips for making your cabinets less noisy

Common materials used to make kitchen and bathroom cabinets, such as metal and wood, can create annoying sounds when in use. Hinges can make squealing and creaking noises. Swing-style doors often emit a loud bang when closed even gently against cabinet frames. If you’re dealing with noisy cabinets, try one of these solutions: Spray an…
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What are hidden cabinet features?

A kitchen, bathroom or other location isn’t limited merely to cabinet shelves for storage. A skilled cabinetmaker can install hidden features that make the most of every inch of space. Consider these following options for your next remodel or total renovation: Sink tip-out tray: A false drawer front adjustment and plastic tray installation at a…
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Signs it’s time to replace your exterior door

Installing a new door in your home is a great way to increase curb appeal and secure your house. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t give much thought into their exterior doors and tend to repair them when they actually need replacement. Here are some signs that show your front door needs to be replaced. Mold and…
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Should you replace or repair your door?

Doors eventually wear and tear due to constant use over long periods. However, many homeowners don’t know whether to repair or replace their damaged doors. Here is a guide that can help you decide. When it comes to door repair, it’s a cost-effective, short-term option for minimal damages to your door. For instance, if your…
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How to choose good quality cabinetry

When you are shopping for bathroom cabinets or kitchen cabinets, you want to make sure you find those of a suitable quality. Here are some things that you should look for when shopping for bath and kitchen cabinetry. You should know the difference between frameless cabinet boxes and traditional wood cabinet boxes. Traditional wood cabinet…
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How do you transition from wall to ceiling?

You may have set yourself a redecoration project as spring approaches, or perhaps you have recently moved into a new home and are still bringing it up to the style and standard you require. One area where an extra touch can be added is where your walls meet the ceiling. Rather than leaving the contact…
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Give your cabinets a budget-friendly new look with hardware

At Builders Outlet, we often refer to cabinet hardware as “jewelry.” There’s a good reason. You can quickly and inexpensively update cabinets in your home while expressing your personality by simply changing the hardware. Consider the following: Cabinet doors that currently don’t have exterior hardware can look blank and uninviting in certain rooms depending on…
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Our top kitchen cabinet organization recommendations

At Builders Outlet, we often receive requests for advice about how homeowners can make their kitchens feel less cramped and dreary. These requests aren’t always solved easily with new cabinet doors. Instead, some people are dissatisfied because disorganization makes their kitchen space uninviting. Think about these recommendations while planning your next renovation: Tiered rotating shelves…
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Three simple options for adding a personal touch to a room

You’ve probably visited homes where everything is neat and tidy, it’s beautifully appointed and skillfully decorated. And yet, you might just feel that something is missing. Then, you realize, the style somehow seems impersonal, a place that is closer to a show house than a lived-in home. There are three terrific ways to add both…
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Your home organization project needs functional storage

The Marie Kondo method of organization shines a bright light on the importance of only keeping items that are cherished and useful. These items deserve to be stored in practical places that not only keep them handy but display them in a beautiful way. Kitchen and bathroom cabinets are the mainstays in helping to keep…
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Should I repaint or replace my kitchen cabinets?

If you’re on a budget, one of the most cost-effective home improvements is paint. Adding color to your home can add quick value to your kitchen. Painting your kitchen cabinets The cost of painting your cabinets is usually 1/3 the cost of replacing. The paint applied is durable and lasts as long as new cabinets.…
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