Miranda Siwak

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Miranda Siwak is an Associate Editor for Acton Media’s Special Projects team where she writes and edits licensed content for BobVila.com. After graduating with a degree in journalism, Miranda pursued a career as a lifestyle writer and editor, covering news and features for several publications, including Moms.com, Dr. Oz The Good Life, Zimbio, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. Additionally, she loved fusing her professional editorial experience with her personal interest in all things interiors and DIY when she wrote for Good Housekeeping and Interior Design magazines. When she’s not covering the latest news and trends, Miranda can usually be found reading a good book, searching for her next DIY project, or reorganizing her apartment to make the small space more efficient.

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MAY 4, 2021 | TUESDAY
This LinkedIn Hack Makes it a Breeze to Work Outside in the Sun

After a year of working from home, it’s easy to go a bit stir-crazy staring at the same office or living room walls. Setting up shop outside in your backyard or on your patio is an easy w...

APRIL 30, 2021 | FRIDAY
11 Deck Lighting Ideas for Illuminating Your Outdoor Space

Using deck lighting is a chic yet practical way to light up your backyard space for added safety and a touch of style.

APRIL 29, 2021 | THURSDAY
This is How the Pandemic has Changed What Renters Really Want

The events of the past year or so have shifted our priorities and livelihoods tremendously, including how we use our living spaces. Real estate rental company Zumper conducted a survey to...

APRIL 16, 2021 | FRIDAY
7 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Pillow

One of the most important parts of your bedding is a pillow that can support your head and neck throughout the night to ensure you don’t wake up with pain or stiffness. However, most pill...

APRIL 15, 2021 | THURSDAY
How To: Build a Pool

Wondering how to build a pool in your backyard but have no clue where to start? If you’ve never excavated or constructed an in-ground pool before, it can be a daunting task that takes sev...

APRIL 15, 2021 | THURSDAY
How To: Get Rid of Possums in Your Home or Yard

Possums and opossums, while both marsupials, are different animals. While opossums (with an “o”) are native to North America, the word is often shortened to possum, though these animals a...

APRIL 13, 2021 | TUESDAY
This Home-Buying Strategy Increases Your Chances of Winning a Bidding War in Today’s Hot Market

Buying a home can be a lengthy and stressful process. First, you have to find a dream home that ticks all the boxes. Then you need to put in an offer and hope the seller accepts it before...

APRIL 2, 2021 | FRIDAY
7 Subscription Boxes You Didn't Know You Needed for Your Home Projects

Subscription box services are very trendy now, especially since a majority of individuals are staying home and ordering online more frequently. There are services for virtually every cate...

MARCH 26, 2021 | FRIDAY
This New App Is Designed to Predict Which Reno Projects Will Improve Your Home’s Value

Are you hoping to make some home improvements soon, but don't know what projects will actually increase your home’s value when it comes time to sell? We understand that conundrum, and so ...

MARCH 18, 2021 | THURSDAY
Survey Finds 57% of Homeowners Plan to Use Stimulus Check on Home Improvements—and These are the Top 2 Projects

Now that the American Rescue Plan has cleared Congress and the President, you are closer than ever to receiving a $1,400 stimulus check (if you haven’t already). Many Americans will be us...