Manasa Reddigari

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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, copyhabit.com, or LinkedIn to find out what she's been writing about lately.

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FEBRUARY 3, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
All You Need to Know About Paper Bag Flooring

That humble brown kraft paper typically used for grocery bags has recently gained a surprising—and strikingly beautiful—new purpose as residential flooring. For as little as $100 in mater...

JANUARY 28, 2016 | THURSDAY
Quick Tip: The Simplest Way to Clean a Dusty TV Screen

One of life’s simplest pleasures is plopping down in front of the TV to watch your favorite show. But sometimes when you tune in to your beloved comedies, mysteries, and old westerns, you...

JANUARY 27, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
The Dos and Don'ts of Painting Laminate Cabinets

Short of committing to a more costly replacement of outdated kitchen storage, repainting laminate cabinets is an affordable way to turn the eyesore into eye-catching, modern cabinetry. Bu...

JANUARY 22, 2016 | FRIDAY
3 Fixes for Unruly Drawers

Drawer dividers are often touted as an easy way to compartmentalize and corral all those loose knickknacks you hide deep in your drawers. But because many store-bought versions are one-si...

JANUARY 20, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
18 Clever Storage Solutions You Can DIY for Free

Struggling to create order in the chaos of a full house? These 18 space-smart DIY furnishings and home accents will help you manage your humble home in an ultrafunctional new way!

JANUARY 18, 2016 | MONDAY
The Best Way to Remove Gum From Carpet

Even if you’re not a gum chewer, you can still fall victim to the sticky substance if a wad on the concrete floor outside sneaks its way onto the soles of your shoes. The gunky guest then...

JANUARY 14, 2016 | THURSDAY
3 Fixes for Ink Stains

DIYers usually welcome a sudden burst of artistic creativity—except when it means their pen goes awry, leaving a splotch of ink on nearby fabric, flooring, or upholstery. Once this colorf...

JANUARY 14, 2016 | THURSDAY
Is Varnish or Polyurethane the Right Finish for You?

A coat of durable wood finish on your hardwood floors, fine furniture, and outdoor decking can mean the difference between a long, lustrous lifespan and one cut short by the passage of ti...

JANUARY 13, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
New Start: 21 Ways to Refresh Your Home for 2016

Even as you embark on a new year, the past might still lurk in your home in the form of outdated fixtures, unsightly clutter, and ill-arranged furniture. Leave your design woes in the pas...

JANUARY 8, 2016 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Doable Designs for a DIY Firewood Rack

There’s nothing more comforting on a cold winter's night than curling up in front of a crackling fire. But it takes fuel to keep those home fires burning, so you need to make sure you hav...