BuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

Nooks & Crannies: Using Spaces Many Homes Waste

  Do you really need more space, or can you just use your space better? Here are some ideas to get ...

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Hardwood Flooring Product Profile: What Is Australian Acacia?

Australian Acacia is a thriving genus of species known to be tough. What are some of the things going for ...

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U.S Clean Power Plan: My Ideas

To cut pollution, improve worker health and working environment, create jobs, and boost our economy, renewable energy should be mandatory. ...

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woman smartphone bluetooth headset
Today, technology is improving in leaps and bounds. What it means at home is impressive. Here’s how you can harness Bluetooth for at-home comfort. *** Convenience is always highly sought-after by tired, huddled masses. When it comes to life at home,...
living room mahogany flooring
Mahogany wood floors bring unique lustre and durability to a space. Here’s the lowdown on mahogany as a hardwood flooring option. *** Mahogany brings to mind an old-world glamour. Although it’s a wood that was first harvested in the...
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Cob has the lowest environmental impact of all building materials. It’s natural, and non-toxic. The finished home is also energy efficient. *** Earth is the oldest building material. For thousands of years, walls have been made of mud, and...
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  You don’t need to spend lots to get the look of a luxury surface. Plenty of products reproduce the look, without the high cost. Here are some ideas. *** Ah, to have an exposed brick wall in my...
California wildfire in neighborhood
With dry weather and conditions, fires are more common. What can we do to understand them better and prevent a fire especially during dry spells? Take a look. *** With summer forest fire season raging locally, some of us...
food garden leafy vegetables
If urban development is the undoing of nature’s brilliance, then permaculture how to of bring nature back to itself. Learn more about this sustainable practice. *** Earlier this year, I wrote an intro to native and invasive species. It’s...
bright living room yellow accent wall
Whether you are downsizing to save money, or redoing a single room, you can visually expand the space with these simple ideas. *** If your living quarters make you claustrophobic, there are a few decorating ideas you can use...
Blue Australia
The driest continent on the planet needs serious water conservation in serious drought. What can we learn from their ways? Read on! *** Climate change is on my mind a lot these days, and for most folks who live...
family bike ride
Enjoying the summer doesn’t have to mean expensive trips and activities. Here are a few easy, inexpensive ways for your family to have some summer fun. *** Summer vacation is about half over and your kids may be getting...