Valuable Planning Tools

Construction Terminology

With many of our construction material experts having over 2 decades of experience here at Building Materials it only made sense to compile a list of easy to use terms to help you better understand the construction process. Find quick descriptions of hundreds of common construction terms with this easy to follow list. Construction Terminology

Remodeling Online Tools

We have put together a group of convenient links for you to help with project planning. Whether your project involves a kitchen or bath remodel project or maybe new siding or windows you will find easy to use design tools here.

Kitchen & Bath Design Tools

These kitchen and bath tools will help you sift through the hundreds of choices available so that your Building Materials design expert can better help in your product selection. Wilsonart Online Countertop ToolWorking on your new kitchen design? This remodeling online tools features Wilsonart countertop products. You have the option of selecting your kitchen cabinet colors and then the base color scheme of your kitchen. From here the tool will display a variety of top colors to compliment your choices. Once you find a color and finish you like our team at Building Materials is here to grab you full size color chips to make your final selection. Wilsonart Kitchen Top Designer “Match your cabinets, appliances, and countertops throughout your home.”Dupont My Room DesignerCorian Solid Surfaces, Zodiaq Quartz Surfaces, Granite, Laminate, Tile, Butcher Block, Concrete, Stainless Steel, and alternative Stone. From here they walk you through your choices on Style, Cleanliness, Stain Resistance, Performance, Maintenance, and Cost. The next step with this remodeling online tools is that you will be presented with at least 2 product recommendations. From here you can work with the experts at Building Materials to get an accurate estimate of your project cost. Dupont My Room Designer “Decide which countertop surface material is right for you and your home.”GE Virtual Kitchen DesignerGE Virtual Kitchen Designer lets you select a basic kitchen layout. From there you are prompted to select flooring, cabinets, tops, and wall finishes. You can then select between different appliances finishes. GE Virtual Kitchen Designer “Create your dream kitchen with our easy-to-use interior design tool.”Kohler Shower Planning ToolThis simple shower planner lets you select a shower system configuration and then change product styles and finishes. Kohler Shower Planning Tool From here your Building Materials expert will help put it all together. “Custom shower and options inspire virtually endless design possibilities.” Moen Bathroom and Kitchen Faucet SelectionMoen lets you tour by life style, price range, finish, and mount type. Moen Bathroom and Kitchen Faucet Selection “Find the faucet that blends with your lifestyle as well as your décor.”

Interior Finish Tools

Searching for new interior doors or maybe adding a door and need to match what you have, then here is the place to begin.Masonite Interior Door SelectorIf your project includes interior doors then you will want to look at this convenient tool for help in selecting the perfect door style and finish. Masonite Interior Doors All these products are available with help from the Building Materials team. "I saw a door style I love, where can I find that door for my home?"

Siding, Door and Window Design Tools

We have put together a group of easy to use tools to help you select the best window, door, and exterior finish products available.James Hardie Virtual Siding VisualizerThe James Hardie virtual siding visualizer will let you simulate how your home will look with different siding and trim color combinations. James Hardie Siding visualizer Once you find the perfect combination your Building Materials expert is here to help. "Want to see how your home can look with new James Hardie Cement Siding?"Certainteed ColorviewWith colorview from Certainteed you can explore color options for Certainteed roofing products as well as both vinyl and cement siding options. For a small refundable fee you can even upload a photo of your home to edit in colorview.Certainteed Colorview All Certainteed products are available here at Building Materials. "Combine new siding and roofing colors to see how your home will evolve"Crane Exterior Portfolio DesignerDesign your dream home with options to combine hundreds of color and style options including Bella Stone panels and Portsmouth Shakes Crane E.P. Designer You have access to Cranes entire selection of products here at Building Materials. "See your dream home with combinations of stone,horizontal siding and shakes right here."Native Custom Stone Selector If cultured stone will be part of your next project then use this easy selector site ofr help in colors and textures. Native Custom Stone You will find all these products available right here at Building Materials. "How easy is stone to install on my house?"Kolbe Window & Door PlannerIf you are searching for either new construction or replacement windows then the Kolbe residential planner is a good place to begin. Here you will find help with style considerations as well as budget planning and color options.Kolbe Residential Planner Kolbe windows and Doors have become Building Materials fastest growing product line. "I'm looking for beautiful windows that will make a statement in my home!"Anderson Room Planner for Patio Door and Window DesignThe Anderson online window and door design center lets you select a wall layout and then proceed to insert windows and doors to create you perfect wall scape.Anderson Room Planner Building Materials is your one stop source for both new products and repair parts for Andersen products. “Turn your dreams into a plan.” Masonite Exterior Door SelectorIf you are searching for an new exterior door then this is the place to begin that search. Whether looking for painted steel or stained fiberglass you are sure to find just what you are looking for here. Best part is they are all available here at Building Materials.Masonite Exterior Doors "Where do I find that perfect exterior door?"If you have discovered a great online tool that you would like to share, leave us a comment with a link or description of the site and we will add it to a future post.Watch for future post with other valuable online tools

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