Manasa Reddigari

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Manasa Reddigari has tackled topics ranging from computer software to home remodeling in her more-than-a-decade-long career as a writer and editor. During her stint as a scribe, she's been featured by leading outlets in the real estate, home improvement, and lifestyle niches such as Trulia, Stikwood, and Brit + Co. Her design philosophy is, if you can dream it, you can DIY it! Connect with her on her website, copyhabit.com, or LinkedIn to find out what she's been writing about lately.

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 | TUESDAY
Solved! What to Do About Yellowing Paintwork

Q: The white oil-based paint coat on my office cabinet has yellowed in recent months. Is it possible to reverse the yellowing, and if so, how?A: If that once-white cabinet, door, or wall ...

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 | MONDAY
20 Towns That Used to Run America

While some cities rose to prominence early in our nation’s history and stayed there, others sat in the driver’s seat of progress for a narrow window of time, yet had an indelible impact o...

SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 | FRIDAY
A Strong Start: The Best Concrete Mix for Every DIY Project

If you have any experience with home improvement, you need no convincing about the strengths of concrete as a building material. Sleek and attractive as granite or marble but a fraction o...

SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 | THURSDAY
31 Ways to Fake a Clean House

Don’t let lingering dust, dirt, and clutter set your last minute entertaining plans awash. Use these 31 cleaning shortcuts to turn the grimiest estate into a prime estate in minutes.

SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 | TUESDAY
Solved! The Best Paint for Metal

Q: My metal patio chairs are starting to look a bit scuffed and rusty. Can I get good results painting them with some leftover exterior paint I have from a project? If not, what’s the bes...

AUGUST 30, 2019 | FRIDAY
15 Wainscoting Ideas with the Most Character and Charm

Nothing dresses up naked walls like wainscoting—an umbrella term for any type of decorative covering that occupies the lower one-third of a wall. First used in 16 th century England to ke...

AUGUST 29, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Most Popular Home Improvement Projects in America

Few homeowners have the money or time to quiet every noise, seal every crack, and upgrade every appliance. So how do you decide which home improvement projects to tackle? One way to start...

AUGUST 22, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Best Bathroom Cleaners for Every Surface

If there’s one room in the house you can’t “forget” to clean, it’s the bathroom. Showers, tubs, and countertops collect soap scum; toilets gather grime and bacteria; tiled surfaces can fa...

AUGUST 21, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
America's Most Colorful Small Towns

While some small towns are termed “colorful” by virtue of their eclectic residents and lively local scene, others earn the label from their eye-popping residential and commercial building...

AUGUST 19, 2019 | MONDAY
What's the Difference? Eggshell vs. Satin

Planning on painting a room or sprucing up a piece of furniture? In addition to picking a color, base (water or oil), and formula (interior or exterior), you’ll also choose a paint finish...