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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JUNE 15, 2019 | SATURDAY
Enter Bob Vila's $3,000 Ultimate Outdoor Grill Giveaway with Delta Heat!

This summer, step into the ultimate outdoor kitchen — your own. Designed by award-winning gas engineer Dante Cantal, history, heritage and passion are built into every best-in-class Delta...

JUNE 11, 2019 | TUESDAY
12 Things You Need to Know Before Shopping at Any Warehouse Club

Wholesale superstores like Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJ’s can save you up to 55 percent on some items. If you aren’t careful, though, you can find yourself considerably out of pocket. Read ...

JUNE 9, 2019 | SUNDAY
Buyer's Guide: Toilet Bowl Cleaners

Yes, we’re going there. The humble toilet bowl must be cleaned and disinfected conscientiously. While there are great products available to tackle the job, the seemingly endless aisle of ...

JUNE 7, 2019 | FRIDAY
The Best Tower Fans, According to Reviewers

During the summer months, many homeowners use a fan to assist in circulating indoor air and increasing the comfort level of a too-warm room. Of all of the different types of fans exist on...

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 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...