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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OCTOBER 16, 2018 | TUESDAY
Solved! The Best Bathroom Lighting

Q: I’m redoing my master bath and am overwhelmed by illumination options. How do I decide on the best bathroom lighting design for my needs?A: Lighting design that enhances décor and aids...

OCTOBER 4, 2018 | THURSDAY
14 Places in America Where the Usual Laws Don't Apply

While some states, towns, and regions impose stringent statutes on residents, others are more lax and opt to limit personal freedoms as little as possible. Click through for a list of loc...

OCTOBER 3, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
Buyer's Guide: Closet Systems

Whether your closet is cramped but navigable or in such disarray that you waste precious time rummaging through it just to find an outfit, a closet system can help you clear the clutter a...

OCTOBER 2, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Make Your Own Degreaser

The oil kicked up by cooking can cling to surfaces throughout your kitchen, defying your everyday swipes with a sponge. Virtually overnight, grease can turn to stubborn grime on counterto...

OCTOBER 1, 2018 | MONDAY
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...

SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 | SUNDAY
10 Creative Designs for Classic Subway Tile

First used in New York City mass transit tunnels in the early twentieth century, subway tile has evolved from its humble beginnings to become one of the most sought-after materials for ba...

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 | THURSDAY
The Big Bathroom Remodeling Design Decision: Tub vs. Shower

Of all the considerations that go into a bathroom remodel, perhaps none will impact the overall look and layout—not to mention the budget—like the choice between installing a tub or a sho...

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
Buyer’s Guide: Wood Filler

Cracks, divots, holes, or rot can crop up on wooden surfaces due to ordinary wear-and-tear, accidents, and during do-it-yourself projects. Fortunately, wood fillers—which come in water- a...

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 | THURSDAY
The Most Charming College Towns to Visit This Fall

Eager young freshmen aren't the only ones bound for college towns across the country at this time of year. Recent graduates as well as those whose college years are long behind (or well a...

SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 | MONDAY
Solved! The Best Paint for Ceilings

Q: I’d like to repaint the gray drywall ceiling in my study a fresh white to brighten up the room. Are the pricier products labeled “ceiling paint” really the best paint for ceilings, or ...