Easy as 1-2-3! Our Easiest DIY Products for Beginners

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Looking to make the most of your time off around the house this summer, but not sure where to start? Why not try your hand at one of our suggested beginner DIY projects? Whether you’re looking to put a small finishing touch in a single room, or completely overhaul its look with a new floor, […]

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America(n Walnut) the Beautiful: American Black Walnut Pros and Cons

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If you’re feeling a little more patriotic than usual this Independence Day, why not take the time to learn more about one of our country’s greatest assets? The American black walnut tree is one of our most treasured natural features, not only for the rich, flavorful nuts it produces but also for its handsome, dark […]

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Cook Off: Natural Gas vs Propane BBQs

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You’ve decided you prefer a gas grill over charcoal. Great! That’s one big decision out of the way. But now that you’re shopping for barbecues, you’ll have to decide which type of gas is right for you. There are two main options: natural gas or propane. Both have their pros and cons, so it’s important […]

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What’s the Most Comfortable Flooring?

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Walking around with no socks is one of summer’s simple pleasures. However, it can be hard to work up the courage to whip those socks off if your bare feet risk coming into contact with an icy cold surface, or worse, an uncomfortable material. If you want to free all 10 of your little piggies […]

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How to Properly Light Your Landscape

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One of the joys of owning a home is being able to do anything with the landscaping you want. In order to make sure that you achieve the look you want, it pays to spend time designing the right type of lighting plan for the grounds. This is not as difficult as you may think. […]

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Guest Blogger Emily Henderson: The Story Of Our Herringbone Flooring

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The following post was contributed by the amazingly talented and resourceful Emily Henderson from her lifestyle blog https://stylebyemilyhenderson.com/ Check out her gorgeous flooring renovation below, featuring the installation of BuildDirect’s own, very stylish, Tungston Herringbone White Oak floors! ********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************* When we bought the house I had zero intention of replacing the original flooring. I have, what many might call, […]

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6 Things to Consider Before Building a Dog House

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If you’re someone who treats your canine companion as a member of the family, you want the best for your dog. This includes the food you offer, the toys you buy, and the shelter provided when your dog ventures outside. Spoiling your dog with their very own pooch palace can protect them from inclement weather and […]

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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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