Kat Hodgins

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kat Hodgins is a freelance writer for home repair, DIY home building projects, and green living. She previously worked at OP Media Group for three of their magazines, including Cottage (a former division of OP), writing DIY articles, such as building an outhouse and insulation installation. In her tenure as a content and copywriter, Kat has written for many companies, including Perk Canada, Nest Designs, Run Wild My Child, and This Is LD. Outside of her work as a writer, Kat is an insurance benefits professional, nature enthusiast, recreational climber, and chocolate connoisseur enjoying life in the Pacific Northwest. You can view Kat’s body of work on Contently or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 | FRIDAY
8 House Flippers All DIY Fans Should Be Following on Social Media

Having trouble finding the motivation you need to start a home reno? Sounds like it’s time to add some inspiring DIYers to your social feed. We combed the internet to find house flippers ...

SEPTEMBER 13, 2022 | TUESDAY
How to Grow Coleus

There’s a reason that coleus plants have been popular since the 19th century—after all, how often are ornamental plants also low-maintenance? If you’re looking for a plant that anyone can...

SEPTEMBER 9, 2022 | FRIDAY
The 12 Most Common Renovations for Empty Nesters

When there are children at home, the house goes through a lot of wear and tear, making it hard to justify certain fixes or upgrades. From chipped paint to scuffed floors, dents to stains,...

SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
8 Things You Can Start Doing Around the House Now So You're Not Stressed for the Winter Holidays

It’s that time of year—the holiday decor is starting to fill store shelves. Though it may seem way too soon, these festive aisles serve as a great reminder to check a few items off your t...

AUGUST 30, 2022 | TUESDAY
Closing Down Your Summer Garden: 5 Tips to Make the Most of This Transition Time

What’s happening in your garden as summer shifts to fall? Whether you’re calling it quits for the year, or you’re trying to squeeze one last growing cycle in before the frost hits, there’...

AUGUST 23, 2022 | TUESDAY
Solved! The Great Debate on Using Salt to Kill Weeds

Q: I want an environmentally friendly garden and yard, but weeds keep popping up. I’ve heard of others using salt as a weed killer. Does salt kill weeds, and if so, what do I need to know...

JULY 28, 2022 | THURSDAY
9 Brilliant Ways to Upcycle Material Samples From Your Renovation Projects

Whether you’re redoing your floors, installing new counters, or reupholstering the couch, it’s likely you’ve amassed a selection of different samples as you decide which material to choos...

JULY 26, 2022 | TUESDAY
5 Things to Do With Weeds After You Pull Them

Weeds are tricky plants, aren’t they? Even when you pull them out of your lawn or garden beds by the root, they seem to find a way back. This is because many weeds are able to regrow from...

JULY 25, 2022 | MONDAY
4 Things to Know About Gardening Late in the Season

So, you missed the boat on starting your vegetable garden back in spring. Is it too late to plant a garden now that will be ready for harvest come fall or winter? Maybe not! Whether you’r...

JULY 21, 2022 | THURSDAY
Flower Power: 10 Surprising Facts About Sunflowers

Loved by people and pollinators alike, sunflowers are tall annual beauties that can grow to immense heights. Some species of sunflower tower over your head. Meanwhile, dwarf varieties can...