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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OCTOBER 8, 2019 | TUESDAY
12 Good Reasons to Move to a College Town

College towns are't just for students, faculty, and college sports fanatics. In fact, these educational enclaves attract many residents who have no affiliation with the school. Just what ...

OCTOBER 7, 2019 | MONDAY
The 10 Biggest Security Risks in Today's Smart Home

High-tech appliances and state-of-the-art home gadgets shouldn't come at the cost of safety and security. Learn the risks of upgrading to smart-home systems and find out how to protect yo...

OCTOBER 2, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
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 1, 2019 | TUESDAY
20 Supposedly Haunted Hotels You Can Visit Overnight

This Halloween, skip the fleeting frights on offer at local haunted houses and instead spend the entire night in a legendary hotel whose dark past, foreboding atmosphere, and otherworldly...

SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 | FRIDAY
10 Incredible Updates That are Totally Reversible

Trying out new decor trends has never been easier. Thanks to new innovations and clever hacks, homeowners and renters alike can easily make updates to their house and just as swiftly reve...

SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
Buyer's Guide: Paint Strippers

Some paint prep is easier than others.  On a piece of furniture with only a few isolated peeling patches, you can simply scrape, sand, and prime before repainting. But if tackling a proje...

SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 | TUESDAY
Solved! What to Do About Yellowing Paintwork

Q: The white oil-based paint coat on my office cabinet has yellowed in recent months. Is it possible to reverse the yellowing, and if so, how?A: If that once-white cabinet, door, or wall ...

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 | MONDAY
20 Towns That Used to Run America

While some cities rose to prominence early in our nation’s history and stayed there, others sat in the driver’s seat of progress for a narrow window of time, yet had an indelible impact o...

SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 | FRIDAY
A Strong Start: The Best Concrete Mix for Every DIY Project

If you have any experience with home improvement, you need no convincing about the strengths of concrete as a building material. Sleek and attractive as granite or marble but a fraction o...

SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 | THURSDAY
31 Ways to Fake a Clean House

Don’t let lingering dust, dirt, and clutter set your last minute entertaining plans awash. Use these 31 cleaning shortcuts to turn the grimiest estate into a prime estate in minutes.