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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NOVEMBER 1, 2013 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 DIY Ways to Build a Bar at Home

As the holidays loom on the horizon, many families have begun to make plans and gather essentials. For some, that means unpacking string lights and purchasing wrapping paper. For others—i...

NOVEMBER 1, 2013 | FRIDAY
Enter to Win Bob Vila's Dream Dishwasher Give-Away

When the leaves fall and the temperature drops, we know that a table full of relatives eating turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce can't be far away — along with the mountain of d...

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 16, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Enter to Win This Week's $1,000 Lowe's Gift Card!

It's not easy keeping track of your home improvement needs. Remembering to change out filters, clean ducts, re-pot plants, or drain appliances is enough to fill a whole planner!  With the...

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 8, 2013 | TUESDAY
Win a $1,000 Lowe’s Gift Card—THIS WEEK!

To get a jump on your home improvement projects, you need the right set of tools. This fall, whether you need to get organized with tool storage systems and work benches or want a brand n...