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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MARCH 31, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Solved! How Long Does Caulk Take 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...

MARCH 31, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Enter Bob Vila’s $2,000 Sweet Dreams Giveaway with Amerisleep today!

Spring has sprung and new adventures await! Ready to wake each day refreshed and ready to have at ‘em? Start with a new mattress. The right mattress will ensure you get the most out of yo...

MARCH 15, 2021 | MONDAY
Enter Bob Vila's $3,000 Renew Your Window Treatments Giveaway with Stoneside today!

Nothing makes a house feel like a home quite like window treatments. It’s a great way to add protection, security, energy efficiency, and beauty to your home, inside and out. This is why ...

FEBRUARY 28, 2021 | SUNDAY
Enter Bob Vila’s $2,000 Greenest Lawn Giveaway with Artificial Turf Supply today!

 Spring is the season for sprucing up our yards, and nothing says renewal like a beautiful green lawn. But beneath that emerald surface can hide layers of pesticides, fertilizers, and oth...

FEBRUARY 28, 2021 | SUNDAY
Solved! The Best Wood for Burning in the Fireplace

Q: My wife and I just bought our first home, complete with wood-burning fireplace. We’re excited—but unsure exactly what kind of wood to stock. What do you recommend?A: Congratulations on...

FEBRUARY 15, 2021 | MONDAY
Enter Bob Vila’s $2,500 Money Pit Makeover with The Money Pit Podcast today!

Spring is the season of renewal, and if you’re ready to renew your home improvement and décor to-do list, we’ve got a great way to get you started. Today and every day until March 15, we’...

JANUARY 31, 2021 | SUNDAY
Enter Bob Vila’s 4th Annual $5,000 Bathroom Remodel Giveaway with Badeloft Today!

Bathrooms should be functional – and beautiful too. With more at-home time than ever before, our homes need to serve us in new ways. From tubs and faucets to countertops and accessories, ...

JANUARY 26, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Knife Sets for Dining at Home

Sharp kitchen knives are a must-have tool for cooking. They make tasks like ingredient prep, filleting, deboning, and paring easier and faster. Kitchen knives come in a range of types, fr...

JANUARY 18, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Silicone Spatulas for Cooking

If you cook or dabble in baking, then you’ve probably heard of silicone, which is a nontoxic, flexible material. Thanks to its molecular structure, silicone won’t leach chemicals into you...

JANUARY 15, 2021 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila’s $2,000 “Go Green” Water Heater Giveaway with A. O. Smith

Here’s to a safe, healthy, happy 2021! It’s time for resolutions that contribute to our lives and better the world. Anyone who has a home is feeling extra blessed these days, so why not e...