Manasa Reddigari

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Manasa Reddigari is a freelance writer with a passion for the home and garden that she enjoys sharing with others. Her design philosophy is, if you can dream it, you can DIY it!

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FEBRUARY 22, 2018 | THURSDAY
All You Need to Know About Knockdown Texture

The knockdown drywall finish, an early 1990s successor to popcorn and orange peel textures, has remained a hit with homeowners for its impressive appearance and practicality. The look is ...

FEBRUARY 21, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
The 30 Best Towns to Move to for Retirement

If you're looking for the perfect place for you, your parents, or your grandparents to retire, you're probably weighing important factors like affordability, pleasant weather, and popular...

FEBRUARY 14, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Dispose of Dry Ice

Solidified carbon dioxide—better known as dry ice—is commonly used to freeze food or keep it cold longer than regular ice thanks to its frigid surface temperature of -109. 3 degrees Fahre...

FEBRUARY 13, 2018 | TUESDAY
Solved! How High to Mount a TV

Q: I'm eager to try out my new flat screen television on movie night—less so to rig it up to the wall. How high should I mount the TV? And do you have any tips for physically mounting...

FEBRUARY 5, 2018 | MONDAY
Solved! What Causes Bubbling Paint—and What to Do About It

Q: I re-painted my kitchen walls a month ago with great results, but woke up today to see the paint bubbling. What could have caused this effect long after my paint job and how do I elimi...

FEBRUARY 2, 2018 | FRIDAY
25 Tiny Towns to Visit for a Glimpse at How We Used to Live

With their captivating histories and unbroken ties to tradition, these small but fascinating towns bring to life the legends, the lore, and the romance of the past.

FEBRUARY 1, 2018 | THURSDAY
What's the Difference? Mineral Spirits vs Paint Thinner

You might have found the perfect color, but what about the right consistency? Paint's thickness—or, rather, thinness—is key to a perfect application. Whether you need to thin oil-base...

JANUARY 31, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
Pedestrians Only: 20 Car-Free Places in America

If you're sick of your gas guzzler, maybe it's time to head off to one of these stateside locales where cars rarely, if ever, make an appearance. Click through to hitch a virtual ride to ...

JANUARY 30, 2018 | TUESDAY
Solved! How Often You Should Actually Be Washing Your Sheets

Q: I’m a stickler for hygiene and never snack in bed, so I don’t imagine my sheets ever get that dirty. How often should you wash your sheets? What about other bedding, like the pillowcas...

JANUARY 23, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Clean a Stone Fireplace

Dust and dirt may go undetected on the lighter patina of stone fireplaces compared with brick, but your fireplace must still be cleaned regularly. Microscopic pits found on the surface of...