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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SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 | SUNDAY
Enter Bob Vila's $4,000 Complete Outdoor Heat Giveaway with Infratech today!

Fall is here, and winter’s coming. This year, don’t feel confined to your home and indoor spaces. Enjoy a brisk evening on your porch or patio, thanks to Infratech’s C-Series and CD-Serie...

SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Solar Path Lights for Your Lawn and Garden

Many homeowners strive to enjoy their outdoor space for as long as weather permits, sitting out on the porch, cooking on the patio, or playing lawn games. Any of these activities, though,...

AUGUST 31, 2019 | SATURDAY
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Ready for a cordless revolution in house cleaning? Introducing the HOOVER® ONEPWR™ Cordless System.   This family of nine cord-free, high-performance cleaning products runs on powerful re...

AUGUST 23, 2019 | FRIDAY
Nails vs. Screws: When to Use Each Fastener

The unsung heroes of construction and carpentry, nails and screws are used to hold together everything from wooden house frames and flooring to outdoor decking and kitchen cabinetry. But ...

AUGUST 15, 2019 | THURSDAY
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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 ...

JUNE 19, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Blackout Curtains for the Bedroom

As daylight hours increase, so does the need for drapes that can darken a room in the early hours. In fact, for overall health and wellness, The National Sleep Foundation encourages the u...

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...