Katelin Hill

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Katelin Hill is a freelance writer who channels her passion for home and garden into educational and aspirational stories and how-to guides. Before writing for Bob Vila, Katelin spent almost four years working in editorial at This Old House magazine. She has also written for The Family Handyman, Endless Vacation, Time Out New York, and multiple local news outlets. Katelin recently relocated from Brooklyn to Virginia, mostly because she needed more room for her DIY supplies, but you can find her on LinkedIn or Twitter.

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JANUARY 11, 2018 | THURSDAY
How To: Sell Your Home This Winter

Even the real estate market is susceptible to the winter blues. Once temperatures begin to dip and the holidays arrive, both home buyers and inventory drop off sharply. Yet even though th...

JANUARY 5, 2018 | FRIDAY
7 House Trends That Are on the Way Out in 2018

From finishes to furniture, there are quite a few house trends we’ve seen a lot of in 2017 that, to be honest, we could live without next year. We checked with a few designers to confirm ...

DECEMBER 20, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Caulk Baseboards

Prepping to paint your walls a new shade? While you may understand how essential priming is when it comes to hiding the imperfections in the wall, an oft-forgotten step of equal importanc...

DECEMBER 19, 2017 | TUESDAY
10 Things Your Local Fire Department Wishes You Knew

When it comes to fire safety, who is more qualified to offer up tips and reminders than firefighters themselves? Stay safe this season (and every season) by adhering to these best practic...

DECEMBER 19, 2017 | TUESDAY
How To: Remove Grease From Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets, thanks to their close proximity to the stovetop, are natural hotspots for grease. Ideally, you’re cleaning your cabinet fronts at least every other week using a damp clo...

DECEMBER 8, 2017 | FRIDAY
8 Easy Ways to Winter-Proof Your Car

You can’t stop the cold weather from coming, but you can be ready when it hits. Before the temperatures plummet, take these 8 precautions to winter-proof your car this season.

NOVEMBER 20, 2017 | MONDAY
The 20 Best Town Mottoes from East to West

A town’s motto has to check a lot of boxes. Ideally, it should accurately portray the town’s history, embody its population, and leave a lasting impression on travelers passing through. H...

NOVEMBER 6, 2017 | MONDAY
Expecting Snow? Do These 7 Things ASAP

Whether meteorologists are predicting a winter storm of epic proportions or an insignificant snow flurry, it’s wise to be prepared. Take care of these 7 tasks before the next snowpocalyps...

NOVEMBER 4, 2017 | SATURDAY
What's the Difference? Drywall vs. Plaster

If you’re thinking of taking on a wall construction project in your home, you’ll likely hear of two options: drywall and plaster. Newer homes tend to feature drywall, a material comprised...

OCTOBER 31, 2017 | TUESDAY
How To: Use a Fireplace

During the colder months, nothing beats warming the house with a crackling fire. But while wood-burning fireplaces should give you long-lasting and evenly burning flames, one simple mista...