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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APRIL 25, 2023 | TUESDAY
25 Bad Habits That Could Burn Down Your House

House fires are more common than you probably realize: The U. S. Fire Administration reports that, in 2020, at least 372,000 home fires occurred. These fires resulted in more than 2,600 d...

FEBRUARY 13, 2023 | MONDAY
The 16 Smartest Places to Hide a Safe in Your Home

Many homeowners rely on a secure home safe to keep important documents and small amounts of money or jewelry under lock and key. This precaution is more than warranted, since property cri...

JANUARY 18, 2023 | WEDNESDAY
The Most Affordable Ways to Fence in a Yard

A fence that keeps out nosy neighbors and possible intruders can also boost your home’s curb appeal without breaking the bank. While fencing materials such as aluminum ($45 to $65 per lin...

DECEMBER 29, 2022 | THURSDAY
7 Awesome Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Your Backyard

Darkness needn’t put a damper on backyard activities like swimming and barbecuing. By installing backyard lighting, you can keep the party going long after dusk, boost outdoor ambiance, a...

DECEMBER 21, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
19 Kit Homes You Can Buy and Build Yourself

Kit homes, also called catalog or mail-order homes, come shipped to your door in flat-packs with precut (and often partially assembled) materials you can assemble yourself on your propert...

MARCH 16, 2021 | TUESDAY
Solved! What Is the Best Paint for Front Doors?

Q: I want to repaint my front door to add curb appeal and cover up some old water stains. How do I choose between oil- and water-based paints, combination paint-primers, and all the other...

NOVEMBER 30, 2020 | MONDAY
How Long Does a Christmas Tree Last?

While there are many advantages to putting up an artificial Christmas trees, purists will say that there’s nothing like the real thing (and nothing that smells quite as good). In fact, th...

NOVEMBER 25, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
25 Things You Never Knew About the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Learn about the magic (and lots of hard work) that goes into putting on this holiday tradition.

OCTOBER 22, 2020 | THURSDAY
Never Make These 13 Mistakes with a Ladder

Avoid these dangerous errors when using a ladder, and you can safely complete your home maintenance projects without any surprise trips to the emergency room.

OCTOBER 20, 2020 | TUESDAY
16 American Towns Every Old-House Lover Needs to See

For old house enthusiasts, the historic charm of a vintage home can outweigh even the most tempting of today's modern amenities.