A Glossary of useful terminology and builders vocabulary for interested homeowners. More terms coming soon!
- Backsplash - A waterproof surface (commonly tile) that is installed behind a kitchen countertop. It is easily wiped down if food or liquids splatter on it.
- Baseboard - The trim board that goes around a room, where the wall meets the floor.
- Allowances - A portion of the construction budget that is set aside for certain items that have not yet been selected. For instance, a building contract might have an allowance for tile if the homeowner hasn't selected
a particular tile yet.