Manasa Reddigari

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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NOVEMBER 9, 2017 | THURSDAY
Winter Retreats of Presidents Past and Present

When presidents want to escape the hustle and bustle of our nation's capital, they don't check into a nearby bed-and-breakfast. Instead, they head to secluded estates in warm climates to ...

NOVEMBER 7, 2017 | TUESDAY
How To: Remove Spray Paint

Do-it-yourselfers love spray paint as a fast, fun way to complete projects or breathe new life into tired décor. Accidents happen, though—usually when that blast of color strays outside i...

NOVEMBER 1, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
12 Destinations You Should Actually Visit During the Off-Season

During the off-season, many coveted ski towns, island oases, beach retreats, and lake communities transform from a jetsetter's paradise teeming with tourists to more serene, sparsely-popu...

OCTOBER 26, 2017 | THURSDAY
11 Tiny Towns You Can Buy—Yes, Really

Aside from being elected mayor, there's one other little-known way to get to run a town: Buy it. Think it's impossible? The “For Sale” signs on a number of great American municipalities p...

OCTOBER 23, 2017 | MONDAY
Solved! How High to Install a Light Switch

Q: Our screened-in porch is undergoing some updates, including the installation of overhead lights and addition of a small outdoor kitchen set.  Is there standard light switch height I sh...

OCTOBER 19, 2017 | THURSDAY
America's Most Indestructible Buildings

While a severe earthquake, hurricane, or nuclear disaster could easily destroy most buildings, there exists a rare breed of structures that would emerge practically unscathed and as strik...

OCTOBER 17, 2017 | TUESDAY
How To: Preserve a Pumpkin

The scariest sight on your porch on Halloween might not be the ghoulish grin on your Jack-o’-Lantern’s face, but rather the rot, mold and mildew, and creepy crawlers that inevitably invad...

OCTOBER 16, 2017 | MONDAY
14 Entryway Ideas to Steal for Your Home

First impressions are the most lasting. Ensure that your home makes a memorable one by designing an entryway that features dazzling decor, functional furnishings, bold lighting fixtures, ...

OCTOBER 13, 2017 | FRIDAY
21 Big Ideas for Small Closets

There's never enough storage. Whether they live in a tiny cottage or a sprawling estate, homeowners always seem to complain about the closets—their disappointing scarcity and frustrat...

OCTOBER 13, 2017 | FRIDAY
All You Need to Know About Venetian Plaster

The age-old surface treatment of Venetian plaster is making a comeback in modern homes.  Mostly used on interior walls or ceilings, it mimics the multi-toned, three-dimensional effect of ...