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 13, 2019 | FRIDAY
A Strong Start: The Best Concrete Mix for Every DIY Project

If you have any experience with home improvement, you need no convincing about the strengths of concrete as a building material. Sleek and attractive as granite or marble but a fraction o...

SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Gardening Gloves Tested in 2023

Behind every beautiful, bountiful garden is a great deal of dirty work. Fortunately, a pair of rugged, reliable gloves makes yard tasks faster, safer, and more manageable. Whether you’re ...

SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 | TUESDAY
Solved! What's the Best Paint for Metal Surfaces?

Q: My metal patio chairs are starting to chip and rust. Will I get good results if I touch them up with exterior latex paint I have left over from another project? If not, what’s the best...

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 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 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 14, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
Replace Dated Popcorn Ceilings with This New Texture

They are cheap and easy to install, and they camouflage a host of flaws, but popcorn ceilings are also dated and tend to look dirty after just a few short years. Removing a popcorn ceilin...

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
Garden Hose Repair: 4 Fast (and Frugal) Fixes

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...