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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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...

20 Summer Life Hacks Everyone Needs

As the mercury rises, so does the cost and effort of staying cool and comfortable indoors and out. This summer, escape the heat—and the high energy bills—with these 20 hacks for a cooler ...

JUNE 17, 2016 | FRIDAY
14 Jaw-Dropping Remodeling Ideas You Can Copy for Less Than $1,000

You don’t have to break the bank to break up with outdated home design. These 14 pretty, practical, and penny-wise renovations of rooms all over the house prove that you can steal the loo...

JUNE 11, 2016 | SATURDAY
Genius! Kill Off Fruit Flies with 3 Kitchen Basics

When you get back from the grocery store with bags full of juicy strawberries, peaches, and cherries, your kids won’t be the only ones who want the fresh pickings. The season’s most persi...