Manasa Reddigari

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Manasa Reddigari is a freelance writer with a passion for the home and garden that she enjoys sharing with others. Her design philosophy is, if you can dream it, you can DIY it!

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DECEMBER 11, 2017 | MONDAY
Solved! When to Use Your Oven's Confusing "Self-Clean" Function

Q: The oven in my new house has a self-clean feature, but I’ve heard there are pros and cons to using it. Should I try it, and is it a viable replacement for manually cleaning my oven?A: ...

DECEMBER 6, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
11 Easy Ways to Be the Best Holiday Host

From fuss-free party invitations to insanely easy-to-assemble guest goodies, these holiday hosting ideas are sure to earn you the title of "host with the most." The best part? No one will...

DECEMBER 6, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Make Your Own All-Natural Granite Cleaner

Homeowners gush over granite for kitchen counters, bathroom vanity tops, and other surfaces for its ability to handle heat, resist everyday scratches, and—of course—look great. But granit...

DECEMBER 5, 2017 | TUESDAY
A Dozen Clever Hacks for Your DIY Holiday Home

You don't have to shop 'til you drop to make things merry and bright this season. We've scoured the Web for 18 resourceful hacks to make your home—and your holiday—magical and memorable, ...

DECEMBER 5, 2017 | TUESDAY
Solved! What to Do About a Stinky Sink

Q: There's a rancid scent in my kitchen that makes meal prep and cleanup miserable—and I've traced it to my stinky sink. What’s causing this offensive odor and how do I get rid of...

NOVEMBER 28, 2017 | TUESDAY
Solved! What to Do About a Leaking Garbage Disposal

Q: Lately, the cabinet under my kitchen sink has been getting mysteriously soggy. Could this be a symptom of a leaking garbage disposal? If so, how can I repair it myself?A: A leaking gar...

NOVEMBER 17, 2017 | FRIDAY
10 Vintage Decorating Ideas We Were Wrong to Abandon

What's in vogue today is often gone tomorrow, but some elements of home decor have undeservedly gone the way of the dodo. Though seldom seen today, features such as vintage wallpaper and ...

NOVEMBER 15, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
All You Need to Know About Compost Tea

Even greenhorn green thumbs know that applying compost to soil helps plants fight erosion, pests, and disease. But were you aware that you can boost compost's benefits with a natural ...

NOVEMBER 9, 2017 | THURSDAY
Winter Retreats of Presidents Past and Present

When presidents want to escape the hustle and bustle of our nation's capital, they don't check into a nearby bed-and-breakfast. Instead, they head to secluded estates in warm climates to ...

NOVEMBER 7, 2017 | TUESDAY
How To: Remove Spray Paint

Do-it-yourselfers love spray paint as a fast, fun way to complete projects or breathe new life into tired décor. Accidents happen, though—usually when that blast of color strays outside i...