Manasa Reddigari


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,, or LinkedIn to find out what she's been writing about lately.

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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...

Solved! How Long to Water Your Lawn

Q: The brown grass in my yard seems to indicate that I’m under-watering it. How long should I run my sprinklers when I water the lawn?A: A sprinkler system can water your lawn evenly, eff...

The Most Expensive Trailer Parks in America

If you think mobile homes are low cost—and also low on style, space, and amenities—it's time to think again. In cities across the United States, these mobile home myths couldn’t be furthe...

4 Fast (and Frugal) Fixes That Can Save a Garden Hose

When intact, your garden hose is a trusty tool for hydrating your lawn, rinsing debris from your deck, and just about every exterior task requiring water. But a bent, torn, or otherwise l...

25 DIY Projects That Don't Use Any Power Tools

While it's no big deal for a pro to grab a power drill to make a quick, precise hole, or to cut lengths of wood with a circular saw, some DIYers lack the skill, comfort level, or budget t...

The Biggest Mistakes Most People Make at Garage Sales

Garage sales are go-to destinations for bargain hunters and antiques aficionados in search of one-of-a-kind pieces to complete their home or wardrobe. But make a few missteps in navigatin...

JULY 22, 2019 | MONDAY
13 Beautiful Ways to Use a Backyard Pergola

Take your backyard to new heights with more than a dozen versatile uses for a trendy garden feature. Ahead, these pergola ideas will inspire and even guide your next outdoor project.

JULY 21, 2019 | SUNDAY
5 Garage Makeovers That Will Inspire Your Own

Check out these amazing before-and-afters to inspire you to get your own garage interior organized and looking great.

JULY 12, 2019 | FRIDAY
The 15 Best Lawn Games to Play This Summer

Summertime is the perfect time to shoot the breeze in the backyard with your family and friends. Whether your soirée of choice is a barbecue or a pool party, entertain your guests with ou...

JULY 9, 2019 | TUESDAY
The 20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities in America

These days there are more reasons than ever to don a helmet and hop on a bike, whether your goal is to reduce your carbon footprint, cut down on gas costs, get fit, or simply relive the c...