BuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

The 15 Best Interior Designers in Minneapolis

Who is the best Interior designer in Minneapolis? Here is a list of 15 interior ...

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Alternative Planning: Home, Community And Alzheimer's Disease

Populations are getting older, and Alzheimer's Disease is becoming more common in older people. How ...

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5 Easy Ways To Give Your Kitchen A Coffee Shop Vibe

If you love the atmosphere of a coffee shop, there are plenty of ways to ...

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Seattle’s New No-Food-in-the-Trash Law

Are there options to Seattle's new law banning food waste from residences and businesses? What ...

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5 House Maintenance Practices To Increase Energy Efficiency

You can save money simply by performing regular maintenance around the house. Here are some ...

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How easy is it to install vinyl flooring in your home? So easy. The easiest. In this video, BuildDirect co-founder Rob Banks shares some vinyl benefits (No underlayment! Affordable! Stylish!), and talks you through the basics of your first click-lock vinyl installation....
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  Inspiration for the 2015 colors come from nature – earth, plants and flowers. What are the colors in question? Read on! *** I am not trendy. I don’t follow the latest incarnation of anything. My one-of-a-kind mother taught...
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Boomers and Millennials drive the trends, and high tech seriously moves into the food industry. Here are some food trends for 2015 and beyond. *** For several months, food analysts, and restaurant and grocery store owners have been looking...