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 her website,, or LinkedIn to find out what she's been writing about lately.

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25 DIY Projects That Don't Use Any Power Tools

While it's no big deal for a pro to grab a power drill to make a quick, precise hole, or to cut lengths of wood with a circular saw, some DIYers lack the skill, comfort level, or budget t...

The Biggest Mistakes Most People Make at Garage Sales

Garage sales are go-to destinations for bargain hunters and antiques aficionados in search of one-of-a-kind pieces to complete their home or wardrobe. But make a few missteps in navigatin...

JULY 22, 2019 | MONDAY
13 Beautiful Ways to Use a Backyard Pergola

Take your backyard to new heights with more than a dozen versatile uses for a trendy garden feature. Ahead, these pergola ideas will inspire and even guide your next outdoor project.

JULY 21, 2019 | SUNDAY
5 Garage Makeovers That Will Inspire Your Own

Check out these amazing before-and-afters to inspire you to get your own garage interior organized and looking great.

JULY 12, 2019 | FRIDAY
The 15 Best Lawn Games to Play This Summer

Summertime is the perfect time to shoot the breeze in the backyard with your family and friends. Whether your soirée of choice is a barbecue or a pool party, entertain your guests with ou...

JULY 8, 2019 | MONDAY
How Much Tile Do I Need? Solved!

Q: I plan on installing tile on my entryway floor and kitchen backsplash. How much tile do I need to buy in each case?A: You’re wise to mull over your tile needs before you go shopping fo...

Want to DIY a Stock Tank Pool? Read This First

If you've spent any time at all on social media these past few years, you've probably heard stories about homeowners who have eschewed typical swimming pools and have instead set up stock...

JUNE 27, 2019 | THURSDAY
6 Things to Know About Living with High Ceilings

Though nine-foot ceilings are the industry standard for new construction, ceilings that soar to 10 or 12 feet and even higher certainly have their appeal, adding to the spaciousness and e...

JUNE 15, 2019 | SATURDAY
Solved! The Best Paint for Furniture

Q: I want to renew a recently purchased thrift store chair with paint. What’s the best paint to use on furniture?A: Although some paint brands carry dedicated furniture paint designed to ...

JUNE 13, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Best Ways to Dress Up a Drop Ceiling

Pretty up a drab drop ceiling with any of these unexpected, inexpensive decor ideas.