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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DECEMBER 20, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Countertop Microwaves for the Kitchen

Home microwaves have been around since 1946—when they were known as “radaranges”—and have only gained in popularity since. What would we do without our countertop microwave to reheat food...

DECEMBER 16, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Gas Ranges for Your Kitchen

Gas-powered ranges are popular, and for good reason. For a long time they’ve been the top choice of professional chefs—and a growing number of home cooks, too. The reason comes down to pr...

DECEMBER 9, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Soap Scum Removers for the Bathroom

It’s a nasty combination. When soap combines with hard water, it can leave a filmy, whitish residue in your tub, shower, and sink known as soap scum. It’s especially noticeable on metal f...

DECEMBER 7, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Carpet Shampoos for Deep Cleaning

Carpets can hold on to dirt and stains and become a hotbed for allergens and odors. Even if you vacuum weekly, over time and with daily use, carpets absorb dust and other organic material...

DECEMBER 3, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Shade Sails for Your Outdoor Living Area

If you’ve ever admired a sailboat on the water, you can appreciate how shade sails harness the same design for beauty and ingenuity at home. A shade sail is similar to a boat’s sail excep...

DECEMBER 3, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Air Fresheners for the Home

From funky kitchen odors to rank bathroom smells, our homes can get pretty musty, especially in the fall and winter months. Air fresheners can improve our environment’s scent through chem...

DECEMBER 3, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Fence Paints for Your Home

Protect your fence from the elements and boost your home’s curb appeal with a coat of paint. Whether water-based or oil-based, the best fence paint should prevent mold, mildew, and rot in...

DECEMBER 2, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Shower Curtain Liners for Your Bathroom

A good shower curtain liner is akin to a superhero’s cape: almost indestructible and possessing special powers that enable you to save time, money, and avoid potential slips and falls whi...

DECEMBER 2, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Curtain Rods for Your Window Treatments

Window treatments can make your home feel welcoming and add privacy. Before you select your drapes, you need to decide what kind of curtain rod you want to hang them on. Curtain rods are ...

DECEMBER 1, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Smart Light Switches for the Home

Swapping to smart switches can make a lot of sense. For one thing, you can boost your entire home’s energy efficiency since lights can be operated remotely via an app on your smartphone. ...