BuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

The 15 Best Architects In Central Washington

Who are the best architects in central Washington? Here are 15 candidates. Read about your favorites and tell us who ...

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Garden Decking: What To Think About When Planning Your Deck

Garden decking is a defining feature in an outdoor living space. When you're mapping out your garden deck project, here ...

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The 15 Best Architects in San Jose, CA

Who are the best architects in San Jose? Here are 15 candidates. Read about your favorites, and tell us who ...

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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,...