BuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

Deck Installer Advice: 9 Things You Need To Know When Installing A Deck

When installing a deck yourself, here are 9 pieces of advice from an experienced deck installer to heed.  *** Take a moment ...

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Patio Pavers, Decking, and Natural Elements: Striking The Right Balance

Make your backyard a perfect patio experience with the right balance of pavers and natural elements like trees, gardens and ...

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The 15 Best Architects In San Francisco

Who are the best architects in San Francisco? Here are 15 candidates. Vote for your favorite and tell us who ...

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color wheel color schemes three glasses lemonade
Comprised of three colors next to each other on the color wheel, analogous color schemes create a balanced look. Here are a few rooms for inspiration. *** Whether you crave a bold, vibrant look, or something more muted and...
stylish backyard garden patio furniture
Our outdoor living spaces may still be wintry right now. But, this is the time to plan landscape and outdoor living projects. Here are some suggestions, with some product referrals to boot. *** Your outdoor living space should reflect...
outdoor living space
Sheltered from prying eyes, there’s something truly magical about frolicking freely in a private backyard. Here’s how to create more privacy outdoors. *** Naturally, you’re the kind of neighbor who lends a helping hand, and a cup of flour,...
birthstones
Discover how to decorate according to your birthstone, and bring some of your month’s energy in your home decor. *** After my popular Astrology and Decor series, I’ve been thinking about other sources of symbolism and how they relate...
cape cod style picket fencing
With so many fencing options, how can you choose the right one? Start by understanding the costs, maintenance requirements and the like of various fencing. *** “Good fences make good neighbors,” Robert Frost wrote. Good fences also make for...
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Old furniture and elements in a space are sources of home decor personality. Through colors and patterns, here are some ways to restore and preserve them. *** It’s a shame how much furniture gets tossed because people think it’s...