Manasa Reddigari


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

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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...

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 ...

JULY 22, 2016 | FRIDAY
New Engineered Countertops Fuse Beauty and Brawn for a No-Compromise Kitchen

In most families, the kitchen is the heart of home life. It's a space for so much more than meal prep—its countertops host casual family breakfasts, pinch-hit as desks for homework, and p...

JULY 21, 2016 | THURSDAY
14 Long-Forgotten House Trends We're Glad Are Gone

They don’t make houses like they used to—and for good reason. From popcorn ceilings to baby cages, these 14 awkward architectural accents deserve a place in our memories, but not in our h...

The Essential Guide to Summer Home Improvement

Summertime is here! Yet while school is out for the kids, for their home-owning parents, the seasonal job of maintaining and beautifying the home has only begun. Now is the time for warm-...

JULY 15, 2016 | FRIDAY
How To: Make Weed Killer

You work hard at horticulture, so the last thing you want is gnarly weeds littering your lawn or popping up smack dab in the middle of your prized petunias. Weeds can even sneak into your...

21 Brilliant Money-Saving Hacks for Your Next Move

Whether you move during peak season or in the depths of winter, you'll probably have to deal with stress and a dwindling supply of energy and funds. When it's time to depart your current ...

JULY 8, 2016 | FRIDAY
Cool Tools: A Triple-Threat to Help Your Garden Thrive

Summer teases us with warm breezes and long days just perfect for relaxation and repose. But for many homeowners, too many so-called "lazy" summer days are spent performing the ...

JUNE 30, 2016 | THURSDAY
21 Home Hacks That Are Just Crazy Enough to Work

From smartphone movie projectors to toothbrush power sanders, these 21 artful, ambitious, and affordable DIYs can only be called sheer genius! Read on to catch a glimpse of their crafty c...

JUNE 24, 2016 | FRIDAY
Beyond the Brush: 7 Other Tools You Need to Refinish Furniture

Refinishing a wooden table, chair, or dresser with paint is an economical way to breathe new life into old yet still functional furnishings. But between staging the work area and scraping...