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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NOVEMBER 11, 2018 | SUNDAY
Buyer's Guide: Wood Glues

With its unique grain patterns and natural tones, wood earns praise for being a beautiful building material. And also for being relatively easy to build with. Its soft, porous surface mak...

NOVEMBER 8, 2018 | THURSDAY
How To: Paint Behind a Toilet

The cramped space behind the toilet is a difficult portion of the bathroom to maintain, posing a challenge when it comes time to dust and an even larger one when repainting.  A toilet tan...

OCTOBER 30, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Check and Dispose of Old Antifreeze

Changing your antifreeze is an important part of preparing your car for cold weather. Antifreeze (also known as coolant and radiator fluid) is a liquid agent that prevents your engine fro...

OCTOBER 24, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
Buyer's Guide: Grout Sealers

Choosing a high-quality, long-lasting grout sealer is one of the best ways to protect your tile from water, dirt, oil, and mold. However, The North American Tile Cleaning Organization war...

OCTOBER 22, 2018 | MONDAY
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...

OCTOBER 12, 2018 | FRIDAY
5 Reasons to Choose the Kitchen Peninsula

The kitchen is a home’s heartbeat, the place where family gathers and guests gravitate, and so it should be welcoming—not an obstacle course of people and appliances. To improve flow and ...

OCTOBER 12, 2018 | FRIDAY
9 Tips for Removing Scratches from Wood Floors

Wood floors bring beauty and value to a home—as long as they are well-maintained. Natural wood is at constant risk of surface wear, water marks, and deeper damage. Prevention, of course, ...

OCTOBER 2, 2018 | TUESDAY
These Are the Most Common Ways People Hurt Themselves at Home

We feel safe in our homes, yet accidents can strike any day, whether indoors, in the garage, out in the backyard, or in the pool. Using recent data from the Centers for Disease Control an...

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Get Rid of Chipmunks

Surely one of the cuter rodents you’ll ever counter, chipmunks are also among the most destructive. These small, striped natives of North America and Asia are omnivores that devour everyt...

AUGUST 28, 2018 | TUESDAY
Solved! How to Select the Best Carpet for Stairs

Q: I just moved into a two-story home, and the floors need some TLC. The stairs are carpeted, but the pile is worn down. I’ve slipped and nearly fallen several times. Do you have any tips...