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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JANUARY 14, 2016 | THURSDAY
3 Fixes for Ink Stains

DIYers usually welcome a sudden burst of artistic creativity—except when it means their pen goes awry, leaving a splotch of ink on nearby fabric, flooring, or upholstery. Once this colorf...

JANUARY 14, 2016 | THURSDAY
Is Varnish or Polyurethane the Right Finish for You?

A coat of durable wood finish on your hardwood floors, fine furniture, and outdoor decking can mean the difference between a long, lustrous lifespan and one cut short by the passage of ti...

JANUARY 13, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
New Start: 21 Ways to Refresh Your Home for 2016

Even as you embark on a new year, the past might still lurk in your home in the form of outdated fixtures, unsightly clutter, and ill-arranged furniture. Leave your design woes in the pas...

JANUARY 8, 2016 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Doable Designs for a DIY Firewood Rack

There’s nothing more comforting on a cold winter's night than curling up in front of a crackling fire. But it takes fuel to keep those home fires burning, so you need to make sure you hav...

JANUARY 4, 2016 | MONDAY
Quick Tip: An Easy Refresh for Stinky Bath Towels

It's been a long day, but it's not you who needs a hot bath—it's your towels.  When wet towels dry in open air, they accumulate mildew only to greet you later on with a foul scent and din...

JANUARY 1, 2016 | FRIDAY
3 Fixes for an Icy Walk and Driveway

Snow days may be cause for celebration, but the party comes to a screeching halt when you shovel your snowy walkway only to discover a treacherous layer of ice beneath it—an accident just...

DECEMBER 24, 2015 | THURSDAY
3 Easy Fixes for Carpet Dents

In preparation for an evening of fun, food, and merriment with family and friends, you’ve planned and cooked and cleaned. You've even rearranged the furniture to improve the flow of foot ...

DECEMBER 23, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
The Do's and Don'ts of Open Shelving

Open shelving provides a unique opportunity to showcase your dishware (and your personality) in the kitchen. You might believe that the storage and organization options it offers are as w...

DECEMBER 18, 2015 | FRIDAY
3 Fixes for a Grimy Sponge

It’s often said that we tend to neglect those nearest to us, and this is especially true of our closest cleaning confidant: the sponge. This porous powerhouse stays by our side during lif...

DECEMBER 17, 2015 | THURSDAY
Before and After: The 13 Best Home Makeovers of 2015

It’s not too late to start on that 2015 New Year’s resolution to spice up the kitchen, refresh an old bath, or give your garage a new lease on life. So get going! But first take some insp...