Manasa Reddigari

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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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MAY 18, 2018 | FRIDAY
5 Great Options for Laundry Room Flooring (and 3 to Skip)

Replacing torn, worn, or outmoded flooring is a surefire way to lend a fresh look to your laundry room. But this particular space has traditionally been challenging to outfit since it’s v...

MAY 9, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
Solved! How to Find the Correct Upper Cabinet Height

Q: We’re remodeling our kitchen and need to install upper cabinets that are low enough to comfortably reach the shelves but high enough so that the countertop doesn't feel cramped. Wh...

MAY 3, 2018 | THURSDAY
20 American Treasures to See Now Before They Disappear

If national treasures like the Grand Canyon or the Statue of Liberty are on your must-visit bucket list, consider moving them to the top. A host of forces, from rising sea levels to wind ...

MAY 2, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Paint Textured Walls

While an attractive way to update a knockdown, skip trowel, or orange peel finish, attempting to paint a textured wall can be a trying task. Traditional paint brushes tend to skip the pea...

APRIL 26, 2018 | THURSDAY
The 14 Best Governor’s Mansions in America

Landing the plum position of governor comes with the added perk of living rent-free in what is often one of the ritziest residences in the state: the governor's mansion. But some gubernat...

APRIL 26, 2018 | THURSDAY
What's the Difference? Painting vs. Staining the Deck

Finishing a newly installed wooden deck or refinishing an older one will protect it from moisture- and weather-related damage and prolong its lifespan. While both exterior paint and wood ...

APRIL 26, 2018 | THURSDAY
6 Things to Know Before Painting Rust

Elegant and durable, metal makes an appearance on furnishings and decor in and out of the house, from entryway benches to patio chairs and fence posts. But the strong material has an Achi...

APRIL 20, 2018 | FRIDAY
6 Things to Know Before Painting Bathroom Tile

Gone are the days when your only option for refreshing dingy, dated, or plain-Jane bathroom tile was to rip it out and replace it. Today, commercial paints formulated for use on tile make...

APRIL 19, 2018 | THURSDAY
The 18 Most Infamous Hotels in America

Most hotels guard their secrets like the keys to their VIP guest rooms. But some accommodations have stories so spooky or scandalous that they've burst out of their walls, spilled over th...

APRIL 17, 2018 | TUESDAY
All You Need to Know About Cerused Wood

While some prefer to disguise the patina of their wood furniture with paint or contact paper, a growing number of homeowners and renters are choosing to play it up through the age-old fin...