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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SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 | TUESDAY
Solved! The Best Paint for Metal

Q: My metal patio chairs are starting to look a bit scuffed and rusty. Can I get good results painting them with some leftover exterior paint I have from a project? If not, what’s the bes...

AUGUST 30, 2019 | FRIDAY
15 Wainscoting Ideas with the Most Character and Charm

Nothing dresses up naked walls like wainscoting—an umbrella term for any type of decorative covering that occupies the lower one-third of a wall. First used in 16 th century England to ke...

AUGUST 29, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Most Popular Home Improvement Projects in America

Few homeowners have the money or time to quiet every noise, seal every crack, and upgrade every appliance. So how do you decide which home improvement projects to tackle? One way to start...

AUGUST 28, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Hardwood Floor Cleaners for the Home

Hardwood flooring gets acclaim for its natural beauty, but it requires varying degrees of attention to maintain its good looks. In large part, the maintenance requirements for hardwood de...

AUGUST 21, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
America's Most Colorful Small Towns

While some small towns are termed “colorful” by virtue of their eclectic residents and lively local scene, others earn the label from their eye-popping residential and commercial building...

AUGUST 20, 2019 | TUESDAY
The Best Paint Primers, According to DIYers and Pros

Whether you’re painting the living room or a patio table, applying a prep coat of primer to the surface will improve adherence, prevent peeling, and reduce the number of coats needed to o...

AUGUST 19, 2019 | MONDAY
What's the Difference? Eggshell vs. Satin

Planning on painting a room or sprucing up a piece of furniture? In addition to picking a color, base (water or oil), and formula (interior or exterior), you’ll also choose a paint finish...

AUGUST 13, 2019 | TUESDAY
Solved! How Long to Water Your Lawn

Q: The brown grass in my yard seems to indicate that I’m under-watering it. How long should I run my sprinklers when I water the lawn?A: A sprinkler system can water your lawn evenly, eff...

AUGUST 13, 2019 | TUESDAY
The Most Expensive Trailer Parks in America

If you think mobile homes are low cost—and also low on style, space, and amenities—it's time to think again. In cities across the United States, these mobile home myths couldn’t be furthe...

AUGUST 8, 2019 | THURSDAY
4 Fast (and Frugal) Fixes That Can Save a Garden Hose

When intact, your garden hose is a trusty tool for hydrating your lawn, rinsing debris from your deck, and just about every exterior task requiring water. But a bent, torn, or otherwise l...