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

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JULY 2, 2018 | MONDAY
Solved! What to Do About Ants in the Kitchen

Q: I squashed an ant on my kitchen countertop this morning only to spot more circling the sink. Where did all of these ants in my kitchen come from? More importantly, how do I get rid of ...

Extreme Urban Makeovers: 15 Cities That Are Nothing Like They Used To Be

The old adage that the only constant is change certainly rings true for America's cities, many of which have been dramatically altered over the past 10, 20, or 30 years as a result of pop...

JUNE 25, 2018 | MONDAY
Solved! The Magic Number for Coats of Primer

Q: I’ve given in to my daughter’s request to paint her bedroom pink. Is primer required for a job like this, and if so how many coats of primer should I use?A: Although paint might initia...

JUNE 19, 2018 | TUESDAY
The Best Homemade Stainless Steel Cleaner

Longevity and luster make stainless steel a popular choice material for appliances, countertops, and other fixtures. But the metal is notoriously prone to greasy fingerprints, smudges, an...

JUNE 18, 2018 | MONDAY
Solved! The Rules for Painting Over Oil-Based Paint

Q: I’d like to repaint my kitchen cabinets, which had been done with oil-based paint. Must I use oil-based paint for the project, or can I use up some water-based paint I have left over f...

20 Amazing Places You Aren’t Allowed to Visit

Helen Keller once said, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but just felt in the heart." That's necessarily the case now for many awe-inspiri...

Buyer's Guide: Garage Floor Paints

A garage floor sees a lot of wear and tear between the traffic in and out—people, cars, bicycles, even push mowers wheeled in for storage—and the types of do-it-yourself tasks that take p...

JUNE 11, 2018 | MONDAY
Solved! The Best Paint for Trim

Q: I’m about to start a painting project and have noticed that paints labeled for use on trim seem to be pricier than other products. Why is that? Are these the best paints for trim, or d...

JUNE 5, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Paint a Radiator

Radiators have been keeping homes toasty for about 150 years. While yours probably doesn’t date back that far, it may well bear signs of age—rust, chips, or an original color that doesn’t...

MAY 30, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
15 Famous Houses You Can Rent for the Weekend

Most homes exist in relative obscurity, playing host to ordinary lives and notable only to those who reside in them. Others, however, have attained legendary status by virtue of their ill...