BuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

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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The 15 Best Architects in Atlanta

After an 1864 fire raged through the city, which destroyed most of the Antebellum era buildings, Atlanta rebuilt and embraced ...

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Basement Remodeling: Practicality and Style Below Ground

If your family needs more space to spread out, remodeling your basement is the ideal solution. This underground space has ...

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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...
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Your kitchen backsplash can become a true design asset for your space. Take a look at these kitchen backsplash ideas from tile to mesh-backed mosiacs. *** Kitchen backsplashes are practical, no doubt. They protect your walls against water damage. Often,...
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When you’re looking to avoid cliches when it comes to kids room decor, here are some kids room ideas based on the ancient question “which princess are you”? *** Every girl wants to be a princess these days. The...
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A gorgeous front door makes a grand entrance in any home. But not all entry doors were created equally. Here’s a comparison to help you choose the right one. *** We open them, we close them, and sometimes we...
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  Cork is an amazingly versatile material. Here is why cork underlayment in particular is such a benefit to so many flooring installations. Take a look. *** Homeowners often spend weeks choosing the flooring they’ll use in their home....
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From engineered wood flooring to wood decking, wood detailing creates beauty and warmth in any home. With these natural décor must-haves, you’ll follow in Mother Nature’s footsteps. *** Maybe you dream of escaping the hustle-and-bustle of it all, shrouding yourself...
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Smaller spaces have their challenges. Here are some ways to make them more efficient, including floor plan creators, wall space, and plain old vigilance. *** Recent news stories show that some early proponents of the “tiny house” lifestyle seem...
Pravol Composite Decking - Comfort Plus PVC Decking
To get a jump on those prime outdoor months, now’s the time to start thinking about choosing your decking material. Here’s a look at wood vs. composite. *** Bacon-wrapped shrimp. Baby-back ribs. Corn on the cob. (Mmmmm.) We all...