Marisa Villarreal

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marisa Villarreal is a Master's degree candidate in landscape architecture and urbanism at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where she co-chairs Women in Design, the program's largest student-run organization. Ms. Villarreal also served as the editor of the 2018 Harvard University Graduate School of Design Student Guide. As a media professional, her career has included roles at BobVila.com, Food52.com, and 20x200. Marisa Villarreal on Instagram | Google +

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MAY 12, 2016 | THURSDAY
12 Backyard Updates You Can Do in a Day

Whether you’re looking to increase storage space, expand your patio, or add interest to your garden, upgrading your backyard can be as fast and easy as an afternoon of labor. Find inspira...

AUGUST 11, 2015 | TUESDAY
Goodbye Grass: 13 Inspiring Ideas for a "No Mow" Backyard

Americans love our lawns but let's face it: Creating a perfectly manicured yard is time-consuming. Just think about all the weekend hours you've spent cutting, watering, fertilizing, and ...

MAY 3, 2015 | SUNDAY
How To: Make Concrete Garden Edging

Always affordable and at once both decorative and functional, concrete garden edging effectively defines garden beds, tree surrounds, and driveway curbs, their versatility enabling you to...

APRIL 6, 2015 | MONDAY
Quick Tip: Removing Coffee Stains from Carpet

It's not what you feared. Spilling coffee on the carpet doesn't have to mean living with an eyesore until you replace the floor covering. Besides the branded cleaners readily available in...

MARCH 8, 2015 | SUNDAY
The 12 Best Plants for Bathroom Decor

Some prefer bright light and others like low light, but all of these potted plants thrive in bathrooms’ high humidity and will add a spa-like quality to your space.

JANUARY 29, 2015 | THURSDAY
How To: Clean a Down Comforter

Just about every down comforter has a tag with care instructions that read, "Dry Clean Only. " But if you're on a budget, or reluctant to expose your bedding to the harsh chemic...

DECEMBER 23, 2014 | TUESDAY
How To: Season Cast Iron

Cast iron, properly cared for, can last a lifetime at least in the kitchen. Apart from cleaning your pan or skillet after each use, seasoning cast iron ranks as the most important step yo...

NOVEMBER 25, 2014 | TUESDAY
How To: Clean a Mattress

Wash and dry your sheets and pillowcases once a week—that's all it takes to sleep in clean comfort, right? Wrong. You're forgetting the mattress! Plenty of hair, sweat, dead skin, dandruf...

NOVEMBER 12, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
Make Your Own Shower Cleaner

There's no such thing as a truly refreshing bathing experience in a shower that looks—or even feels—dirty. To keep the tub, tile, grout, liner or door impeccably clean, laborious scrubbin...

OCTOBER 23, 2014 | THURSDAY
INFOGRAPHIC: The Terrifying Truth About Termites

What's keeping you up at night? Basement flooding? Bathroom mold? What about termites?It's possible that among the many (real and imagined) stresses of homeownership, termites top the lis...