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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SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
The Essential Guide to Fall Home Improvement

While you were on summer vacation, your home was hard at work battling the elements. After enduring intense heat or seasonal thunderstorms, your home deserves a little TLC to get it ready...

SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 | MONDAY
Genius! Hack a Bookcase for Healthier Houseplants

Millennia ago, Roman philosopher Marcus Cicero wrote, “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. ” For Willi Evans Galloway, a seasoned pro who literally wrote the...

SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 | FRIDAY
11 “Zero Dollar” Ways to Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets

You don’t need unlimited funds to put a stopper on overflowing kitchen cabinets. These 11 DIYs can transform even the most cluttered cupboard into an organizational oasis—all with near ze...

SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 | THURSDAY
20 Best Ways to Spend $20 on Your Home

How much does it cost to create a happy home? If your answer is thousands or even hundreds, think again. Each of these 20 DIY projects can transform your humble house into a perfect abode...

SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Descale a Kettle

As temperatures chill, who can resist a piping-hot cup of tea? But beware! If you fall into the tea habit, over time you'll discover that the interior of your kettle will gradually become...

SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
18 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. Whether you’re on the lookout for an old home to buy or yo...

SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 | MONDAY
Genius! The Secret to This Modern Bed Is Hiding on Your Shelf

When it's time to settle into a new home or apartment, most people face a tough trade-off: Buying all of the furniture you need calls for a big investment but saves time, while building i...

SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 | THURSDAY
12 Clever Uses for Rubbing Alcohol

Battling bacteria and treating wounds are all in a day's work for rubbing alcohol, but it might surprise you to learn that the hardworking antiseptic is as handy around the house as it is...

SEPTEMBER 7, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Crackle Paint

A coat of latex paint will add color to plain wood furniture—but not much else. To really beat the blahs, consider treating tables, chairs, picture frames, or other decorative items to a ...

AUGUST 31, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Age Metal

Today, many homeowners strive to achieve a lived-in vibe with their interior design choices. Who wants furniture that looks like it just came out of a catalog? Or a pallet project that tr...