Manasa Reddigari


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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Solved! What to Do About Brown Grass

Q: I started seeing brown patches on my lawn at the end of spring. They seem to have grown in size and number since then. What’s causing this, and how can I correct it before it takes ove...

18 Victorian Homes We Love

Queen Victoria may have vacated the British throne long ago, but the regal and architecturally distinctive Victorian houses erected during her reign, from 1837 to 1901, remain fixtures in...

JUNE 23, 2017 | FRIDAY
How To: Prep and Paint a Wall with Only 4 Tools

Paint offers one of the lowest cost and least time-intensive ways to perk up a living space. However, all of the time, effort, and money typically spent preparing and applying that fresh ...

JUNE 23, 2017 | FRIDAY
8 Backyard Projects That Start with a Bag of Concrete

Now that the mercury's rising—but not yet too high—it's the perfect time to amp up the landscaping and spruce up the patio in preparation for a summer filled with play, relaxation, and fu...

JUNE 22, 2017 | THURSDAY
17 Log Cabins We Love

The rugged beauty and fuss-free style of log cabins made them one of the most beloved American home archetypes of all time. Today, the wooden retreats are cropping up in neighborhoods aro...

JUNE 20, 2017 | TUESDAY
Cool Tools: The Hands-Down Easiest Way to Hang Almost Anything

However elegant the outcome, hanging art, photos, or mementos on drywall can be a painstaking process. During the balancing act required to precisely position nails, screws, or other pict...

JUNE 19, 2017 | MONDAY
Solved! How High to Hang Pictures

Q: I recently framed my son's graduation photo and want to display it in my living room. If I hang it too high, I’m afraid it will stick out like a sore thumb. But hung too low on the...

JUNE 16, 2017 | FRIDAY
10 Affordable Landscaping Projects You Can DIY in a Day

Always a day late and a dollar short of achieving the landscape of your dreams? Skip the call to the professional landscaper, and instead dedicate yourself to one of these outdoor DIY pro...

JUNE 15, 2017 | THURSDAY
15 Doable Designs for a DIY Patio Table

Adding a chic coffee table, an elegant end table, or a rustic dining table to your patio or porch is a must if you want to stretch your living space into the outdoors this summer. When yo...

Living Remotely: 12 Stunning Homes in the Middle of Nowhere

Eager to escape the hustle and bustle of urban sprawl or the cookie-cutter homes of suburbia, some house hunters pack their bags and travel to remote reaches of the country in search of s...