Amy Anderson

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amy Anderson is an Emmy Award-winning writer who currently serves as Senior Editor of News and Features at BobVila.com after previous editorial leadership roles at Success. Connect with Amy Anderson here.

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FEBRUARY 29, 2024 | THURSDAY
Is My Plant Dead or Dormant?

As the days get longer with spring’s imminent arrival, gardeners look for indications that their beloved plants are beginning to break dormancy. With roots or rhizomes safely snug undergr...

JANUARY 31, 2024 | WEDNESDAY
Jacuzzi: A History of the Famous Hot Tub

Jacuzzis—also known as hot tubs, jetted tubs, spa tubs, and whirlpools—are a familiar sight in gyms, hotels, resorts, suburban backyards, and even stretch limousines. The bubbly baths are...

JANUARY 12, 2024 | FRIDAY
Forget Keeping Up With the Joneses: The 15 States Where Homeowners Spend the Most on Home Improvement Projects

Some projects require elbow grease and DIY guides from Bob Vila. Others require home improvement loans and professional crews. Turns out, people in some states are going all-in when it co...

DECEMBER 31, 2023 | SUNDAY
16 Best Surprising Uses for Household Items in 2023

The year 2023 has been busy for the Bob Vila team, and several of the articles we shared with our readers focused on making the most of the household items you likely have in your home ri...

DECEMBER 22, 2023 | FRIDAY
Attention Last-Minute Shoppers: Here Are 6 Bob Vila Editors' Go-To Gifts

There’s nothing like wandering through a picked-over store at the holidays to make you realize you are done shopping. Not actually done, as in all the gifts bought and wrapped. But mental...

NOVEMBER 30, 2023 | THURSDAY
These Are the Easy Sustainable Swaps Bob Vila Editors Are Making at Home

Living green isn’t always easy. Years ago when recycling first came to homes, it seemed like a lot of trouble to sort the garbage into two separate bins. Now, for most families, it’s auto...

OCTOBER 31, 2023 | TUESDAY
8 of Our Favorite Bob Vila Quotes of All Time

1. “The purpose of our series is to show you the many steps involved in taking an old house that’s fallen on really hard times and saving it, turning it back into a home the family can be...

APRIL 21, 2023 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila's 11 Ideas to Invest in Our Planet

Earth Day has come and gone for over 50 years now (yep, it started in 1970), but it’s not always easy to commemorate. If you’ve found yourself at a loss for how you can celebrate and cont...

MARCH 1, 2023 | WEDNESDAY
The Top Projects Bob Vila Editors Have Planned for 2023

If your home improvement project list is overwhelming, you’re not alone. Here at Bob Vila, we editors are right there with you. In fact, imagine spending all day reading about the creativ...

DECEMBER 30, 2022 | FRIDAY
Bye 2022: Home Design Trends to Ditch in 2023

If your home decor is due for a glow-up, don’t just add the most popular items from 2022 into your online shopping cart. Before you buy, consider sifting through your space and leaving ti...