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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FEBRUARY 5, 2018 | MONDAY
Solved! What Causes Bubbling Paint—and What to Do About It

Q: I re-painted my kitchen walls a month ago with great results, but woke up today to see the paint bubbling. What could have caused this effect long after my paint job and how do I elimi...

FEBRUARY 2, 2018 | FRIDAY
25 Tiny Towns to Visit for a Glimpse at How We Used to Live

With their captivating histories and unbroken ties to tradition, these small but fascinating towns bring to life the legends, the lore, and the romance of the past.

FEBRUARY 1, 2018 | THURSDAY
What's the Difference? Mineral Spirits vs Paint Thinner

You might have found the perfect color, but what about the right consistency? Paint's thickness—or, rather, thinness—is key to a perfect application. Whether you need to thin oil-base...

JANUARY 31, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
Pedestrians Only: 20 Car-Free Places in America

If you're sick of your gas guzzler, maybe it's time to head off to one of these stateside locales where cars rarely, if ever, make an appearance. Click through to hitch a virtual ride to ...

JANUARY 30, 2018 | TUESDAY
Solved! How Often You Should Actually Be Washing Your Sheets

Q: I’m a stickler for hygiene and never snack in bed, so I don’t imagine my sheets ever get that dirty. How often should you wash your sheets? What about other bedding, like the pillowcas...

JANUARY 23, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Clean a Stone Fireplace

Dust and dirt may go undetected on the lighter patina of stone fireplaces compared with brick, but your fireplace must still be cleaned regularly. Microscopic pits found on the surface of...

JANUARY 23, 2018 | TUESDAY
14 Brilliant Ideas for Removable Backsplashes

You can paint it, tile it, or cover it in wallpaper, but the day may eventually come when you’ll want to remove or redo your kitchen backsplash. While the splatter guard is traditionally ...

JANUARY 18, 2018 | THURSDAY
These 30 Places Have the Worst Weather in America

All cities experience extreme weather events every now and again, but some receive far more than their fair share. Get ready to learn which American cities have the most unbearable weathe...

JANUARY 4, 2018 | THURSDAY
14 New IKEA Hacks to Try in 2018

Unassuming looks and versatile construction make IKEA furniture the perfect foundation for creating one-of-a-kind accents that cost considerably less than you might spend at a furniture s...

JANUARY 3, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Clean Silver Plate

Silver plate platters, tea sets, and flatware—typically made of copper, brass, or nickel and topped with a thin layer of pure silver or a silver alloy through the process of electrolysis—...