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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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
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...

SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 | THURSDAY
9 Ways to Make Your Old Bathroom New Again

If a trip to the bath feels more like a trip in time to the 1960s—complete with nostalgic but now dated design choices like pastel bathtubs, plate mirrors, and garish, textured wallpaper—...

SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
9 Space-Smart Ways to Fit Two Rooms in One

The diminutive dimensions of your home may have whittled your design dreams down to size, but there’s one way to make the most of your square footage without tearing out your hair or your...

SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 | THURSDAY
Don't Make These 7 Bedroom Design Mistakes

To catch a glimpse of a homeowner’s true design sensibility, skip past the manicured lawn, through the primped foyer, and into the bedroom. This inner sanctuary is most reflective of your...

AUGUST 20, 2015 | THURSDAY
11 Ways to Elevate Your Boring Balcony

You can run, but you can’t hide from the dog days of summer. You can, however, camp out on your balcony to enjoy slightly deflected rays of sunlight while keeping all the cool comforts of...

AUGUST 20, 2015 | THURSDAY
8 "Zero Dollar" Laundry Room Hacks

Laundry rooms serve as a drop zone in the home, collecting clothes, shoes, cleaning products, and more—which can lead to a headache-inducing mess. Turn your cluttered chaos into an organi...