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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indoor herb garden window winter
Don’t let snow and 0º temperatures stop you from gardening! It is possible to grow herbs and vegetables inside for yummy, nutritious organic food all winter. The price of produce always shoots up in cold weather, but you can...
succulent houseplant top view
Think twice before turning your thermostat up as winter encroaches. Lowering the temperature in your house is an effective way to save natural resources, cut your heating bills, lower CO2 emissions, and reduce your carbon footprint. If you are...
gargoyle
Recently, we decided it’d be interesting to do a series taking a look at architectural carvings. From time to time, we’ll run stories on architectural carvings that have been done over the centuries and even millennia. This would cover everything...