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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MAY 6, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! The Perfect Height for Your Coffee Table

Q: I host game nights in my media room and need a coffee table to lay out board games and snacks. How tall should my coffee table be?A: You’re smart to question the ideal height of a coff...

25 of the Most Unforgettable Things That Were Invented in a Garage

Your garage is useful for more than parking a car, chipping away at a home improvement project, or storing items that don’t fit in the house. In fact, ingenious inventors have been known ...

APRIL 22, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! Here's Why So Many Homeowners Paint Their Porch Ceiling Blue

Q: Why do so many homes in the south have a blue porch ceiling? And what’s the best way to recreate the look on my porch?A: Many who have strolled the streets of the South and admired the...

The 30 Best Storage Ideas for When You Have No More Floor Space

Are you fresh out of floor space for stowing your possessions? Fortunately, there are plenty of storage solutions, both store-bought and homemade, that take up little or no square footage...

20 Spectacular Lodgings in America's National Parks

Planning a trip to Yosemite, Denali, or one of the other 59 national parks in the United States? Instead of holing up at a chain hotel miles away from the action, consider bunking at one ...

Solved! How to Establish Privacy When You Have a Window in the Shower

Q: The shower in the master bath of our new home has a window. I’d never seen such a thing before! How can I maintain my privacy while enjoying the sunlight it offers?A: While finding a w...

30 Things to Remember When on the Hunt for a New Home

A home is probably the largest purchase you’ll ever make, both in size and cost, so it helps to approach the home-buying process with a solid plan, a healthy dose of skepticism, and exper...

MARCH 29, 2019 | FRIDAY
Which Window Treatment Works Best for Your House? Blinds vs. Curtains

Window treatments let you control light, privacy, and indoor temperature while complementing your décor. While you’ve got a variety of options to choose from, blinds, which feature movabl...

MARCH 25, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! The Fastest-Growing Grass Seeds for a (Nearly) Instant Lawn

Q: I want to reseed some bare patches on my lawn—and don’t want to wait too long to see results. What are the fastest-growing grass seeds?A: Waiting for typical turf grass seeds to sprout...

MARCH 25, 2019 | MONDAY
The 25 Most Walkable Cities in the United States

Roaming the streets on foot might elicit stares in some car-dependent corners of the country, but did you know that there are plenty of walkable towns, small and large, where you can rely...