Cody Calamaio

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

With a background in newspaper reporting, and with editorial stints at This Old House and Contract magazines, Cody Calamaio now freelances as a designer and writer, in addition to working as a marketing professional. She holds Bachelor's degrees in Journalism and Sociology from the University of Arizona, as well as a Master's degree in Industrial Design from the Pratt Institute. Cody Calamaio on LinkedIn

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JUNE 19, 2018 | TUESDAY
10 Sprinklers to Quench Your Garden's Thirst

When it comes to buying lawn sprinklers, homeowners are spoiled for choice. But which sprinklers are worth your money and which should you skip? The answer depends on your needs and the t...

MAY 29, 2018 | TUESDAY
10 Gardening Mistakes That Are Killing Your Plants

Gardening is a rewarding pastime that gets you out in the fresh air to cultivate beautiful greenery. But even those gifted with a green thumb can fumble from time to time—and that's when ...

MAY 16, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
The Very Best Campgrounds from Coast to Coast

From Atlantic to Pacific, America abounds with breathtaking scenery—and what better way to explore our nation's beauty than a summertime camping trip? Sleeping under the stars renews the ...

APRIL 19, 2018 | THURSDAY
20 Places You Need to See If You Love Plants

The term "tourist attraction" usually evokes visions of long lines, inflated prices, and man-made marvels. But for those who prefer to walk on the wild side, some of the best vacation des...

APRIL 3, 2018 | TUESDAY
10 Ways You're Killing Your Curb Appeal

Never underestimate the importance of curb appeal. Not only does your home exterior give a first impression to guests, it can also influence real estate transactions by attracting potenti...

MARCH 8, 2018 | THURSDAY
America’s 50 Favorite Streets

Every state in the union has a unique culture that is reflected in the streets of its communities. The homes and businesses that line these avenues tell a story about the fabric of our co...

MARCH 8, 2018 | THURSDAY
13 Striking House Styles from Around the World

They say that home is where the heart is, but in a world of wildly divergent landscapes and cultures, “home” looks different for everyone. Here are 13 interesting house styles from around...

FEBRUARY 27, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Shellac Wood

Shellac is a versatile, non-toxic wood finish that enhances the natural grain while adding smoothness without the plastic-like qualities of polyurethane or lacquer. Made from flakes of re...

FEBRUARY 23, 2018 | FRIDAY
9 Inspiring Ideas for Basement Flooring

The basement is one of the most versatile areas in the home. It can function as work space, storage space, or even as an extension of your living space. But basements present some unique ...

FEBRUARY 7, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
15 Classic Roadside Motels You Can Visit Along America's Highways

Who doesn’t love an all-American road trip? As automobile travel gained popularity in the early 20th century, a slew of kitschy roadside motels popped up along the country's brand-new hig...