BuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

Back-to-School Bedrooms: A Place to Dream

If what we surround ourselves with helps us to dream bigger and be a better ...

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Color Palette of the Week: Auditorium

Ah, back to school. The smell of new notebooks, the freshly-pressed clothes, the joyous yells ...

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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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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...