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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NOVEMBER 15, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
All You Need to Know About Compost Tea

Even greenhorn green thumbs know that applying compost to soil helps plants fight erosion, pests, and disease. But were you aware that you can boost compost's benefits with a natural ...

NOVEMBER 9, 2017 | 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 ...

NOVEMBER 7, 2017 | TUESDAY
How To: Remove Spray Paint

Do-it-yourselfers love spray paint as a fast, fun way to complete projects or breathe new life into tired décor. Accidents happen, though—usually when that blast of color strays outside i...

NOVEMBER 1, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
12 Destinations You Should Actually Visit During the Off-Season

During the off-season, many coveted ski towns, island oases, beach retreats, and lake communities transform from a jetsetter's paradise teeming with tourists to more serene, sparsely-popu...

OCTOBER 26, 2017 | THURSDAY
11 Tiny Towns You Can Buy—Yes, Really

Aside from being elected mayor, there's one other little-known way to get to run a town: Buy it. Think it's impossible? The “For Sale” signs on a number of great American municipalities p...

OCTOBER 23, 2017 | MONDAY
Solved! How High to Install a Light Switch

Q: Our screened-in porch is undergoing some updates, including the installation of overhead lights and addition of a small outdoor kitchen set.  Is there standard light switch height I sh...

OCTOBER 19, 2017 | THURSDAY
America's Most Indestructible Buildings

While a severe earthquake, hurricane, or nuclear disaster could easily destroy most buildings, there exists a rare breed of structures that would emerge practically unscathed and as strik...

OCTOBER 17, 2017 | TUESDAY
How To: Preserve a Pumpkin

The scariest sight on your porch on Halloween might not be the ghoulish grin on your Jack-o’-Lantern’s face, but rather the rot, mold and mildew, and creepy crawlers that inevitably invad...

OCTOBER 16, 2017 | MONDAY
14 Entryway Ideas to Steal for Your Home

First impressions are the most lasting. Ensure that your home makes a memorable one by designing an entryway that features dazzling decor, functional furnishings, bold lighting fixtures, ...

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...