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 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 2, 2019 | FRIDAY
Buyer's Guide: The Best Tower Fans

Many homeowners use an electric fan to assist in circulating indoor air and increasing the comfort level of a too-warm room. Of all the different types of fans that exist on the market—wi...

JULY 16, 2019 | TUESDAY
The Best Power Hedge Trimmers for Every Landscape

The shape and tidiness of your shrubs is a crucial component of curb appeal. Whether you’ve got a densely landscaped plot with all manner of hedges and trees or a simple series of bushes ...

JUNE 30, 2019 | SUNDAY
The Best Lawn Edgers for Every 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 ...

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...

JUNE 5, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
Solved! The Standard Ceiling Height for Homes

Q: I’m in the planning stages of building my own home with the help of a trusted contractor. I want high ceilings, but I’m not sure what dimensions to ask for. Can you help?A: Congratulat...

MAY 27, 2019 | MONDAY
The Best String Trimmers for Yard Maintenance

If your property features a variety of trees, shrubs, and pathways, odds are good that you've struggled in the past to maneuver your lawn mower around these obstacles. That's where the st...

MAY 15, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Shower Curtains, According to Happy Homeowners

Shower curtains are the unsung heroes of traditional showers and tubs. In addition to providing privacy, they bring your bathroom softness and style while hiding the clutter of all those ...

MAY 13, 2019 | MONDAY
Buyer's Guide: Natural Cleaning Products

Going “all natural” to protect your family is a noble goal—and one that's not always easy to achieve. Many products claim to be “natural,” “eco-friendly,” or “non-toxic,” but the cleaning...

MAY 8, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Toilet Bowl Cleaners for the Bathroom

Upholding basic sanitary practices to ensure the health of your home calls for regular toilet bowl cleaning. While there are many great products available to help you tackle the job, the ...