BuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

4 Reasons To Finish Your Basement

If your basement feels more like an empty cave than a living space, it's time ...

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Dreaming of Small Homes and Simpler Lives

Most of my friends and I seem to have happened upon an “evolving consciousness.” I dig ...

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Urban Greenspace From An Old Railroad Track

My ancestors came from Holland in the mid-1600s and settled in New York City. When ...

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Outdoor Spaces For Guests in Fall: An Infographic

Technically, it's still summer. But, as of Labor Day and the beginning of a new school ...

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7 Things You DON'T Need in Your Bathroom

Don’t store what you don’t need! Whether you want to improve your guest quarters or ...

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With the cost of solar plummeting, it is more and more tempting to go off-grid. It certainly is more economical than before, and people want to live cheaply and with the planet, maybe as rebels, maybe as environmental stewards....