BuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

The 15 Best Architects in Kansas City

Kansas City is home to a vibrant design community, made up of individuals who remain open to and informed by a ...

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The 15 Best Architects in Boston

As one of the oldest cities in America, Boston boasts a legacy of important historic institutions, buildings, and landmarks. Yet ...

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Wood vs Moisture

If wood were to describe its relationship with moisture on Facebook, it would inevitably choose the status "It's complicated." Too ...

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Kansas City is home to a vibrant design community, made up of individuals who remain open to and informed by a multidisciplinary approach. This collaborative mindset and unique creative culture brings together art, manufacturing, graphic design and other fields to create impactful...
Basement Remodeling
If your family needs more space to spread out, remodeling your basement is the ideal solution. This underground space has the potential to be much more than a storage room. But what does it take to transform a basement...
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Feeling a bit intimidated by wall tiles and mosaics? Don’t be! Here are some suggestions on wall tile mosaic designs and some selected varieties from which to choose! *** If you are looking for something a little different than the norm...
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Powder rooms have tons of design potential, if only you’d give them a little attention! Take a look at these small bathroom ideas to ignite your imagination. *** Powder rooms must be the most unloved room in a home....
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Get your deck ready for the warm weather with comfortable, functional, outdoor furniture! Here’s a guide to help you decide what will fit your outdoor needs. *** I bet you’re looking longingly at your deck and dreaming about the...
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The new methods that today’s leading wood and tile floor producers use to create a worn, rustic appearance and a warm texture for distressed flooring. What makes these effects so appealing? *** When it comes to the floors of...
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If you enjoy the more luxurious side of home decor, try the neoclassical style. It’s easy to achieve and has very simple rules. Try on these home decorating ideas for size. *** In the mid 18th century, philosophers, writers...
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Tidying is an inevitability of owning a home. But cleaning doesn’t have to be a hassle. Follow these tips for a home that’s easier to keep spotless. *** Neat freaks, I salute you. You wouldn’t be caught dead with...
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Forget garden tools and storage. Let’s talk about all the possibilities that exist in the world of creative shed-planning. Here are 11 shed ideas beyond the norm. *** In the old days, you’d have to block off a few...
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Waking up your walls means so much more than paint and/or wallpaper. Here are a few unique ideas you can – and should – incorporate onto your walls! *** You’ve hung all types of art, you’re tired of wallpaper,...