BuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

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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Power Outage Preparation: Things To Have Ready

During extreme weather, power outages are common, Sometimes, it's hard to know how long they ...

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Creating A Reading Nook For Kids: 5 Steps To Consider

Encouraging children to read is sometimes just down to creating a space to do it. ...

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An American's Guide To Renting Property In London

London is one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in the English-speaking world. Here's ...

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Grown-Up Bachelor Pads: 4 Big Style Ideas In Small Spaces

Studio apartments, aka bachelor apartments, whether for downscaling, hosting tenants, or for second properties closer to ...

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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...