Manasa Reddigari


Manasa Reddigari is a freelance writer with a passion for the home and garden that she enjoys sharing with others. Her design philosophy is, if you can dream it, you can DIY it!

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JUNE 22, 2017 | THURSDAY
17 Log Cabins We Love

The rugged beauty and fuss-free style of log cabins made them one of the most beloved American home archetypes of all time. Today, the wooden retreats are cropping up in neighborhoods aro...

JUNE 20, 2017 | TUESDAY
Cool Tools: The Hands-Down Easiest Way to Hang Almost Anything

However elegant the outcome, hanging art, photos, or mementos on drywall can be a painstaking process. During the balancing act required to precisely position nails, screws, or other pict...

JUNE 19, 2017 | MONDAY
Solved! How High to Hang Pictures

Q: I recently framed my son's graduation photo and want to display it in my living room. If I hang it too high, I’m afraid it will stick out like a sore thumb. But hung too low on the...

JUNE 16, 2017 | FRIDAY
10 Affordable Landscaping Projects You Can DIY in a Day

Always a day late and a dollar short of achieving the landscape of your dreams? Skip the call to the professional landscaper, and instead dedicate yourself to one of these outdoor DIY pro...

JUNE 15, 2017 | THURSDAY
15 Doable Designs for a DIY Patio Table

Adding a chic coffee table, an elegant end table, or a rustic dining table to your patio or porch is a must if you want to stretch your living space into the outdoors this summer. When yo...

Living Remotely: 12 Stunning Homes in the Middle of Nowhere

Eager to escape the hustle and bustle of urban sprawl or the cookie-cutter homes of suburbia, some house hunters pack their bags and travel to remote reaches of the country in search of s...

How To: Clean Brick

The naturally distressed patina of brick adds to its desirability indoors and out, but too much dirt accumulation can reduce the beautifully weathered blocks—not to mention the mortar bet...

5 Things to Know Before Installing a Brick Backsplash

Once a purely practical feature to guard against everyday spills and splatters, brick backsplashes are now desirable in residential kitchens and baths for their distressed glamour. But if...

How To: Wash a Sleeping Bag

Your sleeping bag is your bed away from bed during warm weather, whether during full-on camping or nights of backyard stargazing. But, set up outdoors, this essential summer accessory is ...

MAY 25, 2017 | THURSDAY
13 Creative Designs for Easy DIY Planters

From vertically sprouting succulent gardens to converted colanders that bloom with living greens, these unconventional homemade planter projects require only a can-do spirit and a few bas...