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 LinkedIn to find out what she's been writing about lately.

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MAY 23, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
All You Need to Know About Waxing Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors add classic elegance to your home—but not when they’re dull, dinted, or dingy. Fortunately, waxing hardwood floors is an economical, tried-and-true way to restore their gl...

MAY 23, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
6 Things to Know About Lawn Striping

Ever wondered how those striking stripes wound up on the turf of your favorite ballpark or golf course? They aren’t the work of lawn paint or an exotic grass species but, rather, a mowing...

MAY 21, 2018 | MONDAY
Solved! What’s the Best Wood for Outdoor Furniture?

Q: I love the warm look of wood for outdoor furniture, but I’m not sure which of the many species will look and perform best out on my patio. How can I pick the right one?A: Whether you p...

MAY 18, 2018 | FRIDAY
5 Great Options for Laundry Room Flooring (and 3 to Skip)

Replacing torn, worn, or outmoded flooring is a surefire way to lend a fresh look to your laundry room. But this particular space has traditionally been challenging to outfit since it’s v...

MAY 14, 2018 | MONDAY
Solved! Dealing with a Carpeted Bathroom

Q: We recently moved into a home with wall-to-wall carpeting in the bathroom. We’d like to replace it, but that really isn’t in our budget now, so we’re wondering how to cope. What should...

Solved! How to Find the Correct Upper Cabinet Height

Q: We’re remodeling our kitchen and need to install upper cabinets that are low enough to comfortably reach the shelves but high enough so that the countertop doesn't feel cramped. What’s...

MAY 3, 2018 | THURSDAY
20 American Treasures to See Now—Before They Disappear

If national treasures like the Grand Canyon or the Statue of Liberty are on your must-visit bucket list, consider moving them to the top. A host of forces, from rising sea levels to wind ...

How To: Paint Textured Walls

While an attractive way to update a knockdown, skip trowel, or orange peel finish, attempting to paint a textured wall can be a trying task. Traditional paint brushes tend to skip the pea...

The 14 Best Governor’s Mansions in America

Landing the plum position of governor comes with the added perk of living rent-free in what is often one of the ritziest residences in the state: the governor's mansion. But some gubernat...

What's the Difference? Painting vs. Staining the Deck

Finishing a newly installed wooden deck or refinishing an older one will protect it from moisture- and weather-related damage and prolong its lifespan. While both exterior paint and wood ...