What's your spring-break style?

Posted by DirectBuy

Feb 27, 2015 10:00:00 AM

It’s been a long winter. Does looking out at the snow-covered ground make you want to jump on the nearest plane to a tropical destination? Or is the action of a ski trip or a wine-country adventure more your style? We’ve compiled a list of the top spring-break trips to help you make a decision.

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Topics: travel

5 decorating trends for hallways and transitional spaces

Posted by DirectBuy

Feb 26, 2015 10:00:00 AM

You might think of hallways as just a passage to another room, but we encourage you to take another glance. Chances are you’ve overlooked their decorating potential. Whether it’s drab and plain or covered in shoes and clutter, these 5 decorating trends will transform your hallways and help you put the finishing touch on your home décor.

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Topics: redecorating

5 ways to lower your water bill this spring and summer

Posted by DirectBuy

Feb 25, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Spring is right around the corner and now is the perfect time to get excited about your garden and landscaping plans. Watering your lawn and various plants and flowers can really put a strain on your water bill. We’ve come up with some tips to help you save water this year, and as an added bonus, they will benefit both the environment and your wallet.

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Topics: energy savings and going green

5 ways to use blue colors in your home decor

Posted by DirectBuy

Feb 24, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The beautiful, bold color of blue is a 2015 home décor trend that adapts to any room. Whether you paint an entire wall or add in small accents, blue is the perfect color to use when updating your décor this year. Check out these seamless ways to incorporate blue into your home's color scheme.

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Topics: home decor

5 ways to make your backyard an outdoor sanctuary

Posted by DirectBuy

Feb 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM

As spring rapidly approaches, it’s time to start planning a refresh to your outdoor décor. Why not make your backyard the place to be this season? Start with these 5 easy ways to turn your backyard into a peaceful sanctuary.

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Topics: outdoor

3 common remodel headaches and how to avoid them

Posted by DirectBuy

Feb 20, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Ready to get the ball rolling on your next home improvement project? Don’t let the process turn into a nightmare for you and your family. Home renovation stress is usually caused by a combination of issues. We’ll take you through some typical sources of remodel headaches and help you avoid them.

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Topics: home improvement

DirectBuy “Backyard Dream-Over” Sweepstakes Now Underway

Posted by DirectBuy

Feb 20, 2015 9:12:37 AM

Participants have the chance to win a $15,000 backyard makeover

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Topics: outdoor

Remodel 101: How to hire a contractor

Posted by DirectBuy

Feb 19, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Ready to remodel? While we’re all for DIYs, sometimes it’s smart to go with a professional. Your home is valuable and you want to make sure you hire the best contractor for the job. Check out these tips to help you navigate the process.

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Topics: home improvement

Feng Shui 101: Add some zen to your home

Posted by DirectBuy

Feb 18, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Curious to try Feng Shui? Developed in ancient China, Feng Shui style balances the energy in a space to promote good health, fortune and chi energy in your home. Incorporating Feng Shui into your décor can be simple when you focus on color. Each element of Feng Shui takes the form of certain colors. Balance these elements to bring about harmony and positive chi.

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Topics: home decor

To DIY or not to DIY

Posted by DirectBuy

Feb 17, 2015 9:30:00 AM

The Do-It-Yourself trend is everywhere these days. DIY projects are often a smart and money-saving way to update your home, but there are drawbacks. A repair gone wrong may end up costing more in the long run, for example. Here are 3 tips on how to know when it’s time to call a pro.

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Topics: home improvement

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