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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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...

AUGUST 13, 2019 | TUESDAY
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...

AUGUST 13, 2019 | TUESDAY
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...

AUGUST 8, 2019 | THURSDAY
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...

AUGUST 5, 2019 | MONDAY
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...

AUGUST 1, 2019 | THURSDAY
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 23, 2019 | TUESDAY
The Best Vinyl Siding Cleaners for Your Home's Exterior

Vinyl often trumps siding materials like aluminum or fiber cement for its ruggedness, color retention, and overall attractiveness as exterior décor—not to mention its reasonable price. Bu...

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.