BuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

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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Patio Furniture: How It's Getting Better And Better

Patio furniture has evolved from the little plastic chairs and tables of yesteryear. Here are some of the ways that ...

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Hickory is tough, beautiful, and long-lasting. Here are some of hickory hardwood flooring’s best attributes for your consideration.  *** Known as one of the hardest woods native to North America, hickory has versatile applications for home décor, including distinctive...
Saint Patricks Day
Saint Patrick’s day is characterized by the color green. So, today is the perfect day to talk about another permutation of what green can mean to home improvment – eco-friendly products! *** A lot of people will be wearing...
Thor Kitchen Tool Chest
Kitchen storage is a big issue in every home, so functional storage solutions that can serve in multiple duties are great! Especially when they look this good. *** When it comes to ideas, there’s no better spot to get...
Yanchi Area Rugs - Recycled Paper Shag
Want to give your home a richer look and feel, but don’t have the money to spend? Here are a few surprisingly easy and inexpensive ways to do so. *** Did you realize it IS possible to make your...
Silver Matte cabot metal mosaic tile
Metal is fashionable right now, and what better to display that amazing material than with wall tiles? *** When you think about metal in your home, you’re probably visualizing kitchen appliances, bathroom hardware, and maybe a piece of furniture...
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Eminently elegant, monochromatic color schemes are the go-to choice for many designers these days. With these stunning designs? It’s easy to see why. *** From country cabins to lavish lofts, monochromatic color schemes are surprisingly simple and versatile. With...
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Made up of one color in various shades and tones, monochromatic color schemes are simple, sophisticated, and elegant. Need inspiration? Here are a few ideas. *** From urban dwellings to lofty living rooms, a monochromatic color scheme is the...
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A fiber cement board’s qualities as an exterior siding make it good for interior applications, too.  Here are 10 ideas to try yourself. *** Fiber cement board is almost the perfect exterior siding. Made of wood pulp and cement,...
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Looking after your children and parents under the same roof? Here are some easy floor and decor home improvements to make your life simpler in multigenerational homes! *** The ‘sandwich generation’; that’s what it’s called when you still have...