Kat Hodgins


Name: Kat Hodgins

Title: Contributing Writer

Kat Hodgins is a freelance copy and content writer based out of Vancouver, Canada. This lifelong DIYer and hands-on learner has been a freelance writer for over a decade and a BobVila.com contributor since 2020. With an affinity for jumping headfirst into home projects and finding products that make home life easier, Kat’s major contributions to the Bob Vila team are in DIY ventures and home goods. 

Expertise and Experience

In her tenure as a professional writer, Kat has written for many companies, including BobVila.com, Dentex, Good Digital, Interesting Things, MarketOne, Nest Designs, Perk.com Canada, Run Wild My Child, This is LD, and more. 

Prior to freelancing, Kat was the copy editor at Canadian Aviator Magazine and a member on staff at OP Publishing Media Group. Proficient in writing SEO content, social media content, landing pages, sales letters, newsletters, brand statements, and more, Kat can take a complex idea and turn it into a digestible, enjoyable read for the target audience. 

Kat primarily writes content for home goods, DIY projects, health care, and luxury clothing. She’s also experienced in writing about tech, finance, high-end real estate development, outdoor living, and several trades.

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JUNE 17, 2022 | FRIDAY
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APRIL 29, 2022 | FRIDAY
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Many folks consider the perfect lawn to be beautifully manicured turf without a weed in sight, but what about clover? Clover is a dense ground cover recognized by its shamrock-shaped leav...

12 Ways to Rewild Your Suburban Plot

Rethink Your Definition of a Beautiful YardIt’s time to leave manicured, neat, and tidy lawns in the past and get back to nature:"Rewilding" is a trend that allows areas of land...

25 Shade-Loving Plants for Where the Sun Don't Shine

No, not every plant wants all sunshine, all the time. Many lovely, low-maintenance options exist for those miscellaneous low-light areas of your landscape. These 25 sensational shade plan...