BuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

Beyond Granite: 21st Century Kitchen Countertop Options

Granite kitchen countertops are a popular choice for obvious reasons. But there are other kitchen surfaces out there that also ...

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5 Home Decor Tips For Senior Citizens

When you're a senior, home decor can be as stylish as it is practical. Here are some ways to strike ...

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6 Easy DIY Home Staging Tips To Help Sell Your Home

Home staging is a key strategy when presenting your home to prospective home buyers. Here are 6 easy ways to ...

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bright hemp cloth
  Cotton and synthetic fabrics are not environmentally friendly. There are alternatives with smaller carbon footprints. Here are 3 of them. *** It’s important to consider the environmental impact of the fabrics you use. Energy, water and chemicals to...
dried flowers chrysanthemum
Growing flowers to dry is easy, inexpensive and rewarding. Here are some tips on what to grow and how to dry what you grow later. *** Have you inadvertently left a bouquet of flowers in a vase and forgotten...
glass of water
Water is our planet’s most important resource. Here are some ways to keep water conservation a down-to-earth activity. *** As World Water Day approached on March 22nd, this tidbit came across my desk. I didn’t think much of it,...