BuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

4 Exciting Ways to Approach Contemporary Bathroom Design

Do you have a bathroom that needs a new look? Will you be spending money ...

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Fall Clean-up and Winterizing for the Garden

Just because the gardens are slowing down doesn’t mean the season is over! There is ...

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Canning the Fruits of Our Labor: A Story

My grandmother grew up in the Great Depression. Her parents were fortunate in that they ...

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Organize Schmorganize: 7 Ways to Make Home Organization Work for You

  It’s reaching  the end of summer and you’re thinking about the rush that naturally comes ...

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Another Reason for Solar on Every Rooftop

  When Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) was developed not many years ago, I was a huge ...

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kitchen waste
  It’s the peak of harvest season, which means lots of vegetable washing, chopping, cooking, freezing and canning. That means lots of food scraps, water usage, stock making, recycling and composting. I am by nature a frugal person trying...