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 LinkedIn to find out what she's been writing about lately.

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NOVEMBER 5, 2015 | THURSDAY
10 Total Kitchen Makeovers—and What They Cost

If your budget is tight but your out-of-date kitchen needs help (and quick!), take a cue from these inspiring before-and-afters. With redos to fit almost any budget, these ingenious blogg...

OCTOBER 31, 2015 | SATURDAY
5 Things to Do with... Air-Dry Clay

Unlike its pricier, high-maintenance counterpart, polymer clay, air-dry clay requires neither baking nor extensive handling. Time is all you need to dry your designs to polished perfectio...

OCTOBER 26, 2015 | MONDAY
Quick Tip: How to Snag Shipping Pallets for Your Next Project

The foundation of many furniture projects—like crafty wine racks, whimsical swing chairs, and elegant daybeds—relies on old-fashioned elbow grease and a pile of shipping pallets. Durable,...

OCTOBER 23, 2015 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Designs for an Easy DIY Storage Bench

When you're choosing functional furniture for your indoor or outdoor spaces, an ideal piece would feature three characteristics: comfort, style, and storage. Whether placed in a small ent...

OCTOBER 22, 2015 | THURSDAY
Genius! Clean Your Gutters without a Ladder

We all start autumn bright-eyed and optimistic, eager to pick apples, gaze at the stars, or watch the leaves change color before they flutter into the wind. But fall’s beauty fades when y...

OCTOBER 19, 2015 | MONDAY
15 Lazy Ways to Make a Big Change in Your Home

You don’t have to break a sweat or break the bank to create fabulous and functional interiors. Take small steps toward style with 15 DIYs that do most of the hard work of smart design for...

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Paint a Brick Fireplace

Sometimes, even despite attentive maintenance and care, brick masonry fireplaces amass a fair amount soot, mildew, and efflorescence that cumulatively dates a modern home. While a teardow...

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 | TUESDAY
8 Other Things You Can Do with a Pumpkin

Autumn’s arrival brings with it an atmosphere of abundance. There’s plenty of family, food, and fun, a mountain of freshly fallen leaves, and more pumpkins than there are ways to use them...

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 | TUESDAY
Quick Tip: Deodorize Old Books with a Pantry Hero

No matter whether you prefer heart-warming classics or heart-pounding thrillers, your personal library of paperbacks and hardcovers runs the risk of collecting a fair amount of dust and a...

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 | TUESDAY
How To: Frame a Mirror

Done any shopping for your home recently? In perusing the aisles, you may have noticed that even a very simple mirror can be surprisingly expensive, considering it's just a piece of glass...