Marisa Villarreal


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,, and 20x200. Marisa Villarreal on Instagram | Google +

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Trash to Treasure: 14 Creative Ways to Make Good Use of Old Stuff

These innovative projects will inspire you to dig through your discards and repurpose them into useful furnishings and interesting accents for your home.

Bob Vila's Guide to Lawn Care

Americans are not bashful when it comes to expressing their love of lawns—it has been estimated that there are more than 40 million acres of lawn in the United States. But if you really w...

Siding Roundup: 8 Options to Beautify Your Home

Learn more about the pros and cons of today’s most popular siding materials to make an informed choice on the best option for your home.

INFOGRAPHIC: DIY Pest Prevention

Fighting pests at home? The best offense is a clean, dry, and air-tight defense. The importance of sanitation cannot be overstated, but cleaning up after yourself is only half the battle....

AUGUST 30, 2013 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: 5 DIY Kids' Room Storage Solutions

LEGOs underfoot, G. I. Joes behind your seat cushions, and Beanie Babies up on the rafters? This weekend, return a semblance of order at home and restore your sanity in the process. These...

AUGUST 30, 2013 | FRIDAY
Enter to Win a New Saber Grill in Our End Of Summer Sweepstakes!

While Labor Day weekend unofficially signals the end of summer—it's not over yet! There are still several more weeks of warm weather, outdoor fun, and al fresco dining to enjoy. That's wh...

AUGUST 23, 2013 | FRIDAY
Weekend Projects: DIY Dorm Room Decor

Reading, writing, and arithmetic: These are the cornerstones of education, and they're important. You know what else is important? Things like style, storage, and seating. The weekend you...

The Gross, Scary, and Entirely Truthful House Pest Quiz

Are you an amateur exterminator? Test your knowledge of these common house pests to find out!

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 16, 2013 | FRIDAY
Enter Round 2 of Our GE Appliances Big Summer Blowout!

Ready to give your laundry room an overhaul with a new washer and dryer combo? If you like the sound of fully customizable settings and a stupendously high level of energy efficiency, the...