Andréana Lefton


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 and follow her on Twitter.

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JULY 30, 2019 | TUESDAY
10 Things You Should Always Do When You Stay in an Airbnb

Staying in a stranger’s home on your next trip? To ensure a snag-free visit, follow these 10 rules gathered from seasoned travelers as well as Airbnb. With all that good behavior, you may...

JULY 30, 2019 | TUESDAY
10 Homeowners Who Decided to Rip Out Their Lawns—and Why

To mow or not to mow? This question is at the heart of a nationwide movement against lawns and in favor of more sustainable landscapes. These ten homeowners and garden enthusiasts created...

10 Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes Before Spending Time in the Sun

The right preparation is key before you head out into the sunshine. Just rubbing in some sunscreen isn’t enough to protect you from ultraviolet (UVA and UVB) rays that can cause irreversi...

JULY 15, 2019 | MONDAY
Enter Bob Vila's 2019 Lawn Tractor Giveaway with John Deere Today!

John Deere is synonymous with quality lawn care and engineering excellence. This summer, we are thrilled to announce Bob Vila’s 2019 Lawn Tractor Giveaway. One lucky winner will receive t...

JULY 11, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Best Power Hedge Trimmers for Every Landscape

The shape and tidiness of your shrubs is a crucial component of curb appeal. Whether you’ve got a densely landscaped plot with all manner of hedges and trees or a simple series of bushes ...

22 Water-Saving Habits to Start Right Now

In the United States, it’s pretty easy to turn on the tap and let the water flow. But according to the United Nations, 2 billion people around the world live with severe water scarcity. W...

JULY 9, 2019 | TUESDAY
These Are the 15 Antiquing Capitals of America

Summertime road trips aren’t complete without a visit to the local Antique Row. Whether it’s Civil War relics or Amish handcrafts you're after, here's a list of the cities and regions wit...

JULY 1, 2019 | MONDAY
15 Pit Stops Every Barbecue Enthusiast Should Make

We think of barbecue as an all-American cuisine, but it actually encompasses several different regional traditions, with four major styles originating in Kansas, Texas, Tennessee, and the...

JUNE 30, 2019 | SUNDAY
Enter Bob Vila's Humidity-Be-Gone Giveaway with Santa Fe!

With summer heat comes rising humidity – and rising energy bills. This month, Bob Vila is delighted to bring you our 2019 Humidity-Be-Gone Giveaway with Santa Fe. Banish humidity – and it...

JUNE 17, 2019 | MONDAY
10 Things No One Tells You About Tiny Houses

Tiny houses are on trend for many reasons—they are eco-friendly and anti-consumerist, and they offer an affordable path to homeownership. But if you are considering a tiny house, be sure ...