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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AUGUST 16, 2013 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 Tricks for Enhancing Hallways and Stairs

As conduits between the different levels and rooms of your home, staircases and hallways are self-effacing and strangely invisible, adequate for their purposes but rarely meriting a secon...

AUGUST 14, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila's Guide to Exterior Siding

The exterior of your home faces a ceaseless barrage of threats from the hot sun, strong winds, precipitation in all its forms, and the bitter winter cold. As such, your house siding must ...

AUGUST 9, 2013 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: DIY Furniture for Kids' Rooms

When it comes to designing spaces for kids, some parents are bona fide naturals. Mom has a magic touch with the paint brush; Dad knows his way around the tool shed. Somehow they make it a...

AUGUST 8, 2013 | THURSDAY
5 Things to Do with... Egg Cartons

After you’ve fried up a few Western omelettes, topped them with Tabasco, and nourished your body with nature’s best source of protein, there's a sturdy little cardboard container awaiting...

AUGUST 2, 2013 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: DIY Your Own Desk

With autumn somewhere over the horizon, it's only a matter of time before chilly weather relegates us to working indoors again. Whether you're a student or a person who works from home, b...

AUGUST 1, 2013 | THURSDAY
9 Ways to Turn Your House into a Smart Home

From self-programming thermostats to voice-activated television controls, here are 9 appliances, devices, and gadgets designed to increase your home's tech IQ.

JULY 19, 2013 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 DIY Ways to Organize Your Bedroom

At the end of another long day, doesn't everyone want—or even need—the bedroom to be a place of peace, a relaxing refuge removed from the rest of the world? And let's face it: Messes are ...

JULY 17, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Ultimate Lawn Care Guide: 12 Steps to a Prize-Winning Yard

A green lawn is the coveted prize of every homeowner. Nothing feels better than walking through the cool grass in your bare feet during summer. Though we love our own little piece of natu...

JULY 12, 2013 | FRIDAY
Send Yourself to Camp This Summer: 12 Top Learning Destinations

If you dream of building your own house, honing a craft, or taking an adventure, these top twelve learning destinations will help fill your summer calendar.

JULY 12, 2013 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: Build a Better Bookshelf

My family members are bookworms, their tastes covering the spectrum from science fiction novels to Italian fashion magazines. There's only one problem: With great heaps of reading materia...