Manasa Reddigari

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Manasa Reddigari is a freelance writer with a passion for the home and garden that she enjoys sharing with others. Her design philosophy is, if you can dream it, you can DIY it!

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OCTOBER 13, 2017 | FRIDAY
21 Big Ideas for Small Closets

There's never enough storage. Whether they live in a tiny cottage or a sprawling estate, homeowners always seem to complain about the closets—their disappointing scarcity and frustrat...

OCTOBER 13, 2017 | FRIDAY
All You Need to Know About Venetian Plaster

The age-old surface treatment of Venetian plaster is making a comeback in modern homes.  Mostly used on interior walls or ceilings, it mimics the multi-toned, three-dimensional effect of ...

OCTOBER 11, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
How Much!? You Won't Believe the Price of These Teeny Tiny Apartments

Downsizing your digs won't always spare your wallet. For proof, look no further than this selection of amenity-rich (and richly priced) tiny apartments scattered all across the country. T...

OCTOBER 11, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
6 Ways to Stop Chimney Fires Before They Start

There are more than 25,000 chimney fires incurring $125 million-plus in property damage every year in the United States. That damage is largely due to flames in the lower chimney migratin...

OCTOBER 11, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
After Disaster: 8 U.S. Cities That Went from Ruin to Rebirth

Whether leveled by tornadoes, flooded by hurricanes, or scorched by fires, these great American cities have risen from the rubble to become revitalized burgs bearing little resemblance to...

OCTOBER 6, 2017 | FRIDAY
11 Incredible Mansions That No One Wants to Buy

Have you ever passed by a wow-worthy residence that's had a "For Sale" sign on display for what seems like an eternity and wondered why no one has scooped up the property? With real estat...

OCTOBER 5, 2017 | THURSDAY
7 Things to Know Before Installing Butcher Block Countertops

Butcher block, consisting of individual wooden strips fused together into a sleek slab, is a timeless and trendy material for kitchen countertops. But its warm tones and "country kit...

OCTOBER 5, 2017 | THURSDAY
How To: Thin Latex Paint

Thanks to its easy clean-up and short drying time, latex paint has a leg up over oil-based paint for easy weekend projects. But the water-based product also has a downside: It tends to th...

OCTOBER 3, 2017 | TUESDAY
How To: Paint Leather

If a leather sofa, armchair, ottoman, or other hide-covered furniture appears to be on its last legs, don’t kick it to the curb just yet! That's right, you can learn how to paint leat...

OCTOBER 3, 2017 | TUESDAY
How To: Rust Metal

Though unwelcome on most functional gardening tools and patio furnishings, rust isn't always something to remove. In fact, with rustic and industrial decorating schemes trending, more...