BuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

Successful Garage Sale Secrets Revealed!

Garage sales are a great way to clear out the clutter, meet the neighbors, and make a little coin. Here ...

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A Guide To Lawn Mowers: Comparing the Popular Styles

Springtime can mean growing grass, depending where you live. And with that, spring means seeing to the need to mow ...

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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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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,...