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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When you hear the phrase ‘alternative housing’, what do you think of? Energy efficient? Solar? Water catchment? Green building and energy saving properties should be mainstream, but what else constitutes ‘alternative’? Out-of-the-box thinkers, rebels, recyclers, frugalistas and those who...