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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OCTOBER 31, 2013 | THURSDAY
5 Things to Do with... Legos

Thought you were too old for toys? Think again. Adults have ample reason to revisit Legos, if not for sheer amusement, then to adapt these childhood classics for practical uses at home. E...

OCTOBER 25, 2013 | FRIDAY
11 Crazy Jack-o'-Lanterns to Really Give You the Creeps

Sculpted into notorious villains, ghastly creatures, and macabre scenes, these 11 pumpkins are cut out to be terrifying this Halloween!

OCTOBER 25, 2013 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 DIY Closet Organizers

Many new homes boast spacious walk-in closets, but apartment renters and old-house dwellers must often contend with closets that are diminutive by comparison. Those who survive with so li...

OCTOBER 18, 2013 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Cool DIY Stools

Too many places to sit? Never! Almost any room can benefit from one more seat, so long as it's sized in proportion to the dimensions of the space. Among the panoply of seating options ava...

OCTOBER 14, 2013 | MONDAY
Bob Vila's Guide to Home Security

It wasn't so long ago that when an intruder broke into a house, the home security system would sound an alarm and, if monitored, alert the police. Today, advances in video surveillance, m...

OCTOBER 11, 2013 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Ways to Make Your Own Shoe Rack

Don't miss 8 Smart Shoe Racks You Can Make TodayIt's October. The time has come to put away the sandals and break out the boots! If only it were easier to organize and store footwear. Unl...

OCTOBER 4, 2013 | FRIDAY
Wow-Worthy Window Films: 11 Top Picks

Drop the drapes, bump the blinds, and shirk the shutters. Instead, check out these wow-worthy adhesive window films that bring style, comfort, and privacy to your home.

OCTOBER 4, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila's Guide to Kitchen Appliance Care

Your kitchen contains more appliances than any other room in the house. When the units are in good condition, there's not a single meal that can't be mixed, baked, fried, frozen, or dispo...

OCTOBER 4, 2013 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 "Strong" Ideas for Home Gyms

Now that we're nearing the end of summer, you may be looking for ways to bring your exercise routine indoors. Have you considered a DIY gym? After all, you can't beat the location (your h...

SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila's Guide to Kitchen Countertops

Kitchen makeovers are among the most popular of home improvements. They can be costly—a mid-range minor kitchen remodel that includes new countertops, appliances, cabinet fronts, and hard...