Emily Benda Gaylord

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Name: Emily Benda Gaylord

Title: Freelance writer

Emily Benda Gaylord is a freelance writer based in St. Paul, Minnesota. She joined the Bobvila.com team in 2022 and specializes in real estate, interior design, home entertaining and lifestyle categories.

Expertise & Experience

Emily’s love for home design and real estate began at a young age surrounded by her family’s real estate business. Now as a writer, she uses her background and knowledge to help others understand the complexities of real estate or the potential of interior design with clear, digestible content. She’s covered style trends and interviewed interior designers for publications like Traditional Home and investigated local real estate development for Ann Arbor Concentrate. She also works as a consultant to brokerages and agents on branding, social media, and content strategy.

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JANUARY 31, 2024 | WEDNESDAY
What Is a Keeping Room?

Q: While browsing through home listings, I saw one that said the home includes a keeping room. What is a keeping room and what is it used for?A: A keeping room may sound unfamiliar, but t...

DECEMBER 21, 2023 | THURSDAY
The Rise of Tenants’ Unions: A Game-Changer for Renters Everywhere

Along with rising home prices, the state of renting has changed dramatically over the last few years. Changes including rising rental costs and greater numbers of evictions are prompting ...

NOVEMBER 29, 2023 | WEDNESDAY
Solved! These Are the Steps to Take if You Can't Pay Your Rent or Mortgage This Month

Q: I recently lost my job and I don’t think I’ll be able to pay my rent next month. Is there somewhere I can go to for help? Should I call my landlord?A: From time to time, many people go...

NOVEMBER 29, 2023 | WEDNESDAY
How to Measure for Wallpaper in 6 Quick Steps

Wallpaper can add so much personality and texture to your space. However, wallpaper projects can seem intimidating for many homeowners, and it starts with the first question, “How much wa...

NOVEMBER 21, 2023 | TUESDAY
Green Living in the Laundry Room: The Manual Washing Machine

Washing clothes is an essential chore we all have to do, but using a washing machine to complete the task isn’t always an option if your home is off-grid, in an RV, or can’t handle high e...

NOVEMBER 7, 2023 | TUESDAY
15 Types of Tables to Consider for Your Next Interior Design Refresh

When it comes to picking the perfect table, there are important elements homeowners should consider, such as the space available, decor style, and needed functionality. Choosing among tab...

OCTOBER 31, 2023 | TUESDAY
20 Types of Chairs Every DIY Home Designer Should Know

Chairs are one of the more essential elements of the home, but their design potential shouldn’t be overlooked. When carefully selected, chairs can add personality and style to a space, in...

OCTOBER 30, 2023 | MONDAY
15 Kitchenette Ideas to Suit Every Style and Budget

The kitchenette is usually a practical solution for utilizing even the smallest of spaces, but large rooms can benefit from the kitchenette concept, too. In any sized space, built-in appl...

JULY 31, 2023 | MONDAY
14 Above-Ground Pool Landscaping Ideas You’ll Want to Copy

Above-ground pools remain a popular and budget-friendly option for creating a fun and refreshing outdoor spot. If you want to install an above-ground pool, you may be wondering how to pla...

JULY 28, 2023 | FRIDAY
16 Small Patio Ideas That Are Big on Charm

Just because your patio is petite doesn’t mean you can’t decorate it in a beautiful, welcoming way. Smart design solutions, such as creating a vertical garden or adding a striking umbrell...