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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MARCH 29, 2019 | FRIDAY
The Best Gardening Gloves for Every Outdoor Task

Behind every gorgeous, bountiful garden is a great deal of dirty work! Fortunately, a pair of rugged, reliable gloves makes yard tasks faster, safer, and easier, whether you’re planting s...

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...

The 30 Easiest Organizing Tasks Ever

Every homeowner wants a well-kept house, but not everyone has the energy or time to spend hours on end sprucing up their digs. Fortunately, many small tidying tasks can boost the comfort,...

MARCH 11, 2019 | MONDAY
10 Shower Tile Ideas that Make a Splash

When it comes to retiling a shower, or planning a new bathroom remodel from scratch, many homeowners are overwhelmed by the array of options for tile material, design, and placement. From...

MARCH 11, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! Does Baking Soda Really Deodorize the Fridge?

Q: I need a quick fix for my refrigerator’s funky smell. Will a box of baking soda in the fridge really get rid of the odors, or is this a myth?A: Baking soda (a. k. a. sodium bicarbonate...

MARCH 8, 2019 | FRIDAY
The 14 Freshest Kitchen Cabinet Colors

Give your kitchen an exciting new look with one of these cool, clean paint shades, perfect for cabinets.

MARCH 4, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! The Best Grass to Grow in Your Shaded Lawn

Q: We’d like to refresh our landscape but our yard doesn’t get much direct sunlight. What’s the best grass to plant in the shade?A: Shade is a key consideration whether you’re establishin...

Solved! Here's Exactly When You Should Aerate the Lawn

Q: I recently moved down south from the Northeast and want to keep my new lawn healthy. When is the best time to aerate the lawn?A: Punching holes into the soil with an aerator, a tool th...