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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MAY 6, 2016 | FRIDAY
7 Painting Tools You Never Knew You Needed

When you're after a polished-looking paint finish, it's tempting to call in the pros—after all, that's one way of eliminating those DIY “oops” moments that lead to dropped brushes, spills...

MAY 4, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
20 Tiny Backyards We Love

From woodland wonderlands to no-mow lawns, these 20 small backyard ideas showcase the countless fun and functional possibilities that lie on your home turf—no matter its size.

APRIL 21, 2016 | THURSDAY
3 Fixes for a Lawn Mower That Won't Start

Lawn care can be a tedious chore, but once the grass starts growing in the spring, mowing becomes an inevitable fact of life. When you finally muster the strength to tackle that first cut...

APRIL 20, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
21 Money-Saving Tricks That Every Homeowner Needs to Know

Putting a dent in your home improvement to-do list can often put an even bigger dent in your wallet. But these 21 humble DIY projects reduce, reuse, and reimagine what’s already under you...

APRIL 18, 2016 | MONDAY
Cool Tools: The Ultimate Accessory for Any Paint Job

Whether you’re refreshing your living room wall color or priming the porch for perfection, when it comes to paint jobs, even DIYers with a can-do spirit can’t do it all on their own. Afte...

APRIL 13, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
18 Tiny Kitchens We Love

If you’re craving a new DIY project, look no further than the kitchen. These 18 small kitchen ideas will help you cook up design success regardless of the dimensions of your space!

APRIL 1, 2016 | FRIDAY
Cool Tools: A No-Hassle Cure for Tough Cleaning Dilemmas

April showers keep many DIYers indoors working on home maintenance projects large and small, from pepping up interiors with paint to recaulking showers and tubs. Though these home project...

APRIL 1, 2016 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Ways to DIY a Fence Gate

Adding a fence to your property provides a simple solution for shutting out unwanted animals and nosy neighbors from either front- or backyard. But designing a fence gate that balances th...

MARCH 31, 2016 | THURSDAY
3 Fixes for Cracked Concrete

Despite its reputation as one of the most rugged building materials ever conceived, even concrete has a sensitive side. Drying shrinkage, chemical or environmental corrosion, or even just...

MARCH 30, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
21 Clever Little Things to Do with Scrap Wood

Don't toss all that scrap wood left over from your last DIY adventure! Instead, put it to good use building one of these fun and functional projects for your home.