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 5, 2020 | SUNDAY
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...

DECEMBER 28, 2019 | SATURDAY
The Best Paint Primers for Your Projects

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

DECEMBER 27, 2019 | FRIDAY
The Appeal of a Burnt Wood Finish

Whether you’re ready to build a new wood deck, furniture, or wood wall paneling—or aim to spruce up existing ones—you’ll ultimately want both beauty and longevity. While chemical preserva...

DECEMBER 26, 2019 | THURSDAY
Buyer's Guide: Mouse Traps

Though small in size, mice can be big trouble when they invade your home’s garbage cans, cabinets, crawlspaces, and other areas in search of food—chewing through interior structures you’d...

DECEMBER 19, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Best Home Makeover Success Stories of 2019

Let the year’s best house transformations inspire you to embark on your own renovation.

DECEMBER 16, 2019 | MONDAY
15 U.S. Towns with Wacky New Year's Traditions

Tired of the typical fireworks and champagne toasts at midnight? These American towns have their own unique way to celebrate the New Year.

DECEMBER 9, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! Why Your Fireplace Might Be Smoking Up the House

Q: I was alarmed to see smoke enter the living room when I last used my fireplace. Why was my fireplace smoking and how can I keep it from happening again?A: Whether it’s the first or las...

NOVEMBER 26, 2019 | TUESDAY
20 Surprising Stories Behind Popular Christmas Decorations

Learn the lore about your favorite festive flair.

NOVEMBER 18, 2019 | MONDAY
20 Things You Never Knew About the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Before the bird goes into the oven, some 50 million people will feast their eyes on the 93rd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this turkey day. But relatively few viewers of the three...

NOVEMBER 8, 2019 | FRIDAY
7 Bright Ideas for Dining Room Lighting

Mix and match from this menu of alluring options to achieve the perfect lighting for your dining room.