BuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

5 Ways To Stay Warm Without Turning Up The Heat: An Infographic

As we turn up the dial on home heating, our heating bills get dialed up, ...

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Diary of a Reno: The Guest Powder Room

The guest bathroom, or powder room, is a great place to open up a world ...

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Home Exteriors That Blend With The Surroundings

Drawing on the natural surroundings of your home is a great place to build a ...

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Color Palette of the Week: Cold As Ice

This week's monochromatic blue color palette is taken from ice and the sea. *** Further in my ...

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Home is Wherever You Are: A Story

When life changes, it might seem like nothing will ever be the same again. That's ...

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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...