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 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...

AUGUST 31, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
Say Hello to Fall with 21 Quick and Easy DIYs

No time for fall decorating? No problem! You can finish these 21 DIYs in mere minutes—and start receiving compliments on them in no time.

AUGUST 25, 2016 | THURSDAY
3 Fixes for Sticky Tree Sap

The beauty, shade, and privacy offered by trees make them a popular environmental feature for any property. But many varieties, from pine to maple, hide a sweet but sinister cargo behind ...

AUGUST 22, 2016 | MONDAY
Genius! Double Your Grilling Space Without Spending a Dime

From searing a steak to piecing together the perfect kebabs, manning the grill is a juggling act. For BBQ-ers without a built-in top rack for buns, melting cheese, and cooking veggies, a ...

AUGUST 17, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
14 Spaces That Blur the Line Between Indoors and Out

From pampering pool houses to sublime sun lounges, these 14 enviable rooms blur the boundary between indoors and out to create bold and beautiful spaces for entertaining, dining, and pure...

AUGUST 10, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
17 Home Lessons We've Learned from Dorm Rooms

If your local university doesn’t offer “DIY 101,” it’s probably because the dorm rooms already provide all the home design inspiration anyone could want. Read on for 17 dorm-room-friendly...

AUGUST 3, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
15 Room Redos You Can Complete in a Day

Is an uninspired kitchen, bath, or living room cramping your home’s style? If you can reimagine it, you can redo it—often in very little time. Get inspired by these 15 room redos you can ...