Nice to Meat You: An Intro BBQ Buying Guide

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Grilling is a fun experience that many people enjoy during the warmer months. It’s an easy way to cook meat and vegetables for dinner after work while enjoying the outdoors. Throwing a barbecue is also a fun way to see friends and family while cooking great food for them. If you’re going to buy a […]

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Best Bets for Non-Slip Outdoor Surfaces #SafeSwimmingWeek

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It’s #SafeSwimmingWeek, which means it’s time to think about the ways you can make your home pool secure for all swimmers. Regardless of whether it’s a play zone for the kiddos or a place for you to get in a few dozen laps each morning, it’s critical to ensure that you have the safest type […]

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5 Ways to Make Your Patio Pop

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Spring is finally here and it is time to spruce up your patio for the warm months ahead. Maybe this season you want to incorporate some patio additions that will set your space apart from everyone else’s. That can be accomplished pretty easily with a few awesome and unique ideas.   1. Step Lighting Step […]

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All About Off-Grid Mounting Systems

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Have you ever had the dream of having electricity even when the local power station was out? It’s nice to have that reassurance that you’ll be able to wash clothes, have food in the refrigerator, and keep your home at a comfortable temperature no matter what. If so, an off-grid mounting system is what you […]

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10 Tips for Creating Your Very Own “She Shed”

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Most people have heard of a man cave, which is a home-based retreat designed for men. You can find these “caves” in the basement, den, or even in the garage. But women deserve a place of their own too, hence the she shed trend. Find out what the big deal is about she sheds and […]

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Making it in the Mountains: Farmhouse Powder Room Reveal

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  The following post was contributed by the amazingly talented and resourceful Kristi Mercer from her lifestyle blog http://www.makingitinthemountains.com/ Check out her amazing powder room makeover below, featuring the stylish James Martin Furniture vanity and cabinet set from our very own BuildDirect.com ************************************************************************************************************************ It’s a beautiful day for a farmhouse powder room reveal, don’t you think? Six […]

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7 Benefits of Laminate Flooring

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Laminate flooring provides all kinds of benefits for home decor and practical concerns too. Here are 7 of them presented in this BD video. ***  So you’re ready to update the look of a room with new floors. Or maybe you’re thinking bigger, and want to change your entire home! Or office. Or business? We’re […]

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Generating Interest: Choosing an Off-Grid Generator

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An off-grid generator is a must-have in many situations. Whether you’re at a job site, hosting an outdoor event, or taking an extended camping trip, having a generator on hand can make all the difference. These machines are also used to power off-grid homes or to provide backup for homes and farms in case of […]

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Garbage Disposal Buying Guide

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Whether it’s taking care of food scraps when you’re cooking or making it easier to rinse off the dishes, a garbage disposal is a very convenient addition to your kitchen sink. If you’re thinking about buying a new garbage disposal but you’re not sure which style is right for you, keep reading to learn more […]

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30 Energy Saving Improvements to Consider This Earth Day

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1. Upgrade Windows Outdated windows, doors and skylights are vacuums of valuable heat. If you have single paned windows or vintage wooden doors, upgrade to a modern insulated model and keep the heat inside where it belongs.     2. Outdoor Solar Motion Sensors There is no need to shine floodlights on the still darkness. […]

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