Andréana Lefton

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Andréana Lefton is a writer and educator, focusing on human rights and creating spaces of refuge—in our homes and communities. As a documentary researcher, she has freelanced with The Guardian as well as NPR- and BBC-affiliates. She’s written for On Being, the United Nations, and many non-profit clients in the US, UK, Europe, and Middle East. All that she knows of garden care and interior design she learned from her artistic mother, Jacqueline. She now applies these skills to her life in Chattanooga, TN, where home is an urban art studio with books piled everywhere. Read more at www.aelefton.org and follow her on Twitter.

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JUNE 5, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
Solved! The Standard Ceiling Height for Homes

Q: I’m in the planning stages of building my own home with the help of a trusted contractor. I want high ceilings, but I’m not sure what dimensions to ask for. Can you help?A: Congratulat...

MAY 31, 2019 | FRIDAY
Enter Bob Vila's $4,500 CRAFTSMAN Yard Tools Giveaway Today!

Yard work can be a joy when power is combined with cordless technology. In fact, thanks to the powerful V60* battery technology from CRAFTSMAN, your lawn and garden will be easy to mainta...

MAY 28, 2019 | TUESDAY
The Best Camping Chairs, According to Reviewers

Americans who camp three or more times annually has increased by 72 percent in the last five years, according to the 2019 North American Camping Report. One reason for the outdoor activit...

MAY 23, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Cleanest (and Dirtiest) Cities in America

If you're looking for a new city to call home—or even just choosing a holiday destination—you’ll want to read this list first! Our collection of the cleanest and dirtiest cities in the Un...

MAY 23, 2019 | THURSDAY
10 Things the Landscaper Won’t Tell You for Free

You may trust their expertise, but even the best landscapers won’t tell you everything up front. Here are 10 pieces of insider info your landscaper may reveal only after being paid. Feel ...

MAY 17, 2019 | FRIDAY
The Best Blackout Curtains, According to Reviewers

As daylight hours increase, so does the need for drapes that can darken a room in the early hours. In fact, for overall health and wellness, The National Sleep Foundation encourages the u...

MAY 16, 2019 | THURSDAY
20 Things You Should Never Leave Out in the Yard

With warm weather comes BBQs and yard work, pool parties and garage sales. Keep this list of items in mind before you head inside at night. You will reduce safety risks and ensure a happy...

MAY 6, 2019 | MONDAY
12 Things to Do As Soon As You Check Into a Hotel

The key to safe travel is staying aware at all times. This can be difficult when you factor in jet lag, unfamiliar languages, confusing surroundings, and all those little details you need...

APRIL 24, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
16 Pro Tips for Painting Interior Doors

Give your doors a fresh coat and you’ll be surprised by the striking impact it has on a room.

APRIL 24, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
15 City Tours That TV and Movie Buffs Will Love

Are the DVD extras just not enough for you? For your next vacation, why not delve deeper by planning a trip to the setting of your favorite film? We’ve compiled the ultimate list of must-...