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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JUNE 15, 2019 | SATURDAY
Solved! The Best Paint for Furniture

Q: I want to renew a recently purchased thrift store chair with paint. What’s the best paint to use on furniture?A: Although some paint brands carry dedicated furniture paint designed to ...

JUNE 13, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Best Ways to Dress Up a Drop Ceiling

Pretty up a drab drop ceiling with any of these unexpected, inexpensive decor ideas.

JUNE 10, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! The Best Drought-Resistant Grass for Dry Summers

Q: I want to reseed my lawn with a grass that can tolerate the scarce rainfall my region has been getting in recent summers. What’s the best drought-resistant grass?A: You’re wise to fact...

JUNE 3, 2019 | MONDAY
10 Reasons to Mind Your Gutters Year-Round

Gutters, those unsung heroes of home exteriors, collect rainwater from the roof and divert it away from the house, thereby staving off water damage to the structure and landscaping. But a...

JUNE 3, 2019 | MONDAY
9 Ideas for a Beautiful Brick Patio

Perk up your patio with great-looking, long-wearing brick with one of these ideas.

MAY 29, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
20 Private Islands You Can Rent

Why head to a crowded public beach when you can get your fix of fun and sun at your own private island? While it may seem like a pipe dream, many of the world’s most visually spectacula...

MAY 24, 2019 | FRIDAY
The Best Flea Markets in Every State

For pennywise shoppers, perhaps nothing comes closer to paradise on earth than a flea market stocked with the secondhand wares you always wanted or never knew you needed. But where are th...

MAY 22, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Trim Colors for the Home, Inside and Out

Bring out your home’s best features—and hide its flaws—with these trendy trim colors.

MAY 13, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! Why Do Painters Wear White?

Q: Every professional painter I’ve ever encountered has worn a white uniform. Why do painters wear white? And should I be wearing white during DIY paint jobs?A: White has become so synony...

The Most Scenic Hiking Trails in Every State

While your local trail may amount to a dirt path and a few mile markers, America’s most scenic trails put you face-to-face with rushing waterfalls, mesmerizing wildlife, soaring mountains...