Andreana 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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AUGUST 15, 2019 | THURSDAY
Enter Bob Vila's $3,000 Bright Ideas Giveaway with The Grommet!

Great inventions start with bold new ideas – ideas that give us more time in our day and more joy with our families and in our homes. That’s why we’re partnering with The Grommet for our ...

APRIL 29, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! The Best Kitchen Island Size

Q: My husband and I are designing our kitchen remodel ourselves. We definitely want a multi-purpose kitchen island, but our main question is: How big should the island be in proportion to...

FEBRUARY 28, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Pros and Cons of Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl is the most popular form of resilient flooring (a category that also includes linoleum and cork) because it’s low-maintenance, water-resistant, cost-effective, and long-lasting. It ...

FEBRUARY 5, 2019 | TUESDAY
Solved! How Long Caulk Actually Takes to Dry

Q: My bathtub sealant needs a refresh, and I’ve decided to re-caulk the tub myself. How long does caulk take to dry before it’s ready for use?A: There’s nothing like fresh caulk—a waterpr...

FEBRUARY 1, 2019 | FRIDAY
Buyer's Guide: Paint Brushes

Choosing colors for your next paint project can really occupy your time, as you pore over a spectrum of shade swatches. Yet to achieve smooth, complete, precise coverage, you’ll need to p...

JANUARY 24, 2019 | THURSDAY
Buyer's Guide: Natural Cleaning Products

Going “all natural” to protect your family from unhealthy fumes and chemicals is a noble goal—and one that's not as easy as it would seem. Many products claim to be “natural,” “eco-friend...

DECEMBER 27, 2018 | THURSDAY
Buyer's Guide: Rechargeable Batteries

One of the best ways to save money and protect the environment is to buy reusable products—and batteries are one of the easiest places to start. While reusable batteries cost more than di...

DECEMBER 11, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Clean Wallpaper

Is your wallpaper looking a little tired? Over time, dust and moisture can discolor, leaving papered walls dingier than the day they were covered. Wallpaper in the kitchen can become coat...

DECEMBER 5, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
Buyer's Guide: Christmas Tree Stands

With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it can be easy to forget one of the most crucial elements of a safe, peaceful season: a secure stand for your live Christmas tree. Putting ...

NOVEMBER 16, 2018 | FRIDAY
Stylish, Stain-Resistant, or Both: Which Type of Kitchen Sink Is Right for You?

If replacing a kitchen sink, you’ll think about style, size, and—perhaps most importantly—material. Some materials are highly durable and resistant to stains, scuffs, and scratches, while...