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 20, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
Buyer's Guide: Drain Cleaners

Nothing slows you down like a clogged, slow-draining sink, shower, tub, or toilet. Your first step should always be plunging the drain or snaking it with a drain auger if you have one, to...

FEBRUARY 18, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! The Best Paint for Front Doors

Q: I want to repaint my front door to cover up some old water stains. What is the best paint for front doors?A: A fresh coat of paint can hide minor imperfections on your front door, defe...

FEBRUARY 13, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
15 Ways Presidents Made the White House Feel Like Home

A house isn’t a home until you’ve filled it with creature comforts, decorated it to suit your taste, and customized it in ways that bring you joy—and the White House is no exception. Clic...

FEBRUARY 12, 2019 | TUESDAY
Solved! How to Coordinate the Best Kitchen Lighting Design

Q: My kitchen doesn’t get much natural light. What kitchen lighting design would you recommend?A: A well-lit kitchen is a must given the room’s many uses as a social space and transit zon...

FEBRUARY 8, 2019 | FRIDAY
Buyer’s Guide: Electric Blankets

As the temperatures drop, we crave warmth and coziness—but before you turn up the heat, consider an electric blanket. About twice as energy-efficient as a space heater, electric blankets ...

FEBRUARY 7, 2019 | THURSDAY
Winter Retreats of Presidents Past and Present

When presidents want to escape the hustle and bustle of our nation's capital, they don't check into a nearby bed-and-breakfast. Instead, they head to secluded estates in warm climates to ...

FEBRUARY 5, 2019 | TUESDAY
10 Types of Tech You and Your Home Can Do Without

It doesn’t always pay to become an early adopter of the latest and greatest technological advancements. In fact, some home tech products just aren't worth the investment, or are subject t...

JANUARY 24, 2019 | THURSDAY
10 Ways to Improve Your Garage Lighting

Whether you use it for parking your car, as a workshop, a storage hub, or all of the above, you need good lighting in your garage. Yet garages tend to be poorly lit, which makes them diff...

JANUARY 21, 2019 | MONDAY
17 Free Resources More Homeowners Should Take Advantage Of

Being a homeowner often demands more money and energy than you can spare. But a trove of local and online resources are standing by to give savvy homeowners access to free products and se...

JANUARY 17, 2019 | THURSDAY
For the Dogs: 11 Crazy Home Upgrades Made by Pet Owners

Most pet parents make a few changes to their dwelling when they welcome a new four-legged friend, maybe fencing in the yard, installing a dog door, or putting up an indoor gate. But some ...