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 27, 2019 | THURSDAY
6 Things to Know About Living with High Ceilings

Though nine-foot ceilings are the industry standard for new construction, ceilings that soar to 10 or 12 feet and even higher certainly have their appeal, adding to the spaciousness and e...

20 Amazing Places You Aren’t Allowed to Visit

Helen Keller once said, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but just felt in the heart." That's necessarily the case now for many awe-inspiri...

JUNE 25, 2019 | TUESDAY
The Best Caulks for Showers and Tubs

While DIYers can obsess about caulking technique, the truth is that laying down the perfect bead will do little good if you don’t use the right caulk for the job. This viscous, waterproo...

JUNE 23, 2019 | SUNDAY
Buyer’s Guide: Ladders

Replacing a light bulb in your foyer, hanging a family portrait, cleaning the gutters—there are some tasks that are just plain difficult (or downright impossible) to accomplish with your ...

JUNE 20, 2019 | THURSDAY
35 Easy Ways to Protect Your Home from Break-Ins

More than 3.5 million burglaries occur each year in the United States, and in more than 1 million of those, a household member was present at the time. Statistics like these can make home...

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 14, 2019 | FRIDAY
The Big Cities with the Best Parks Hiding in Them

Sprawling metropolises from New York to San Francisco abound in impressive sights like big-league sports venues, must-see landmarks, and renowned restaurants. With so much on offer, it ca...

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...