BuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

Storm Shelters: The Basics

Storm shelters can provide safety during severe weather, but other benefits besides that. Here are some storm shelter basics to ...

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Subtle Shine: The Beauty Of Pearl

Considered unfashionable since the 1950s, pearl is making a strong comeback with tiles and home accessories. *** In French, we have a ...

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Outdoor Living: The Joys of the Andalusian Patio

On Spain's south coast, they take their patios seriously, and will usually have more than one. One will always be ...

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eiffel tower sunny morning tree
France is getting big news this spring with radical laws for everything from food waste to solar roofs, and even giving the Eiffel Tower an enviro-makeover. *** It’d be nice to think the whole world will just up and become...