Andreana 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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APRIL 13, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Lawn Edgers for the Yard

Whether your yard is large or small, minimally landscaped or filled with flower beds, one of the easiest ways to keep it looking sharp is to invest in a quality lawn edger to tame unruly ...

The Best Alarm Clocks for the Bedroom

The wrong alarm clock can be jarring at best, ineffective at worst. The right alarm clock, however, can help you rise and shine. For less stress and more mojo in the morning, read our gui...

APRIL 10, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Extension Cords for the Home or Workshop

An extension cord—insulated wire with a plug at one end and a socket at the other—comes in handy whenever you need to connect an appliance, power tool, or other electrical device to a pow...

The Best Leaf Rakes for Seasonal Yard Work

A rake is a sturdy, long-handled implement with a triangular, fan-shaped head that's split into multiple tines. Designed to scrape up leaves and other detritus on the lawn, around trees a...

MARCH 31, 2020 | TUESDAY
Enter Bob Vila's 360 Degrees of Spring Giveaway with Troy-Bilt today!

This April, we’re partnering with Troy-Bilt® for America’s homeowners, gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts to have a chance to win the ultimate lawn care tool: a zero-turn riding mower. Tod...

MARCH 31, 2020 | TUESDAY
Enter Bob Vila’s $3,000 Celebrate Spring Clean Giveaway with HOOVER today!

As the sun peaks through the clouds, we’re all ready for a new lease on life. So throw open your windows and get ready for spring, courtesy of HOOVER®, the cleaning experts. This April, w...

MARCH 31, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Painter’s Tape for Your Next Project

For a pro-quality paint job, you’ve got to focus on the areas you don’t want to paint as well as the ones you do. That’s where painter’s tape comes in. A special kind of masking tape desi...

MARCH 30, 2020 | MONDAY
Buyer's Guide: Grout Cleaners

Grout isn’t something we usually notice until it becomes grimy, dark, and dingy. Fortunately, with the right cleaner, it can often be restored to its former glory. Grout serves as a space...

The Best Duct Tape for Household Repairs

If you’ve heard the expression “like water off a duck’s back,” you may be surprised to learn that it was the original inspiration for duct tape. This durable, cloth-backed tape was origin...

The Best 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 th...