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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MAY 29, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The Dos and Don'ts of Deadheading Flowers

Encourage beautiful blooms all summer long with this simple, essential pruning technique.

MAY 28, 2019 | TUESDAY
Solved! When to Worry About Refrigerator Noises

Q: My refrigerator has been making strange noises lately. Should I have a pro check it out?A: It’s understandable to be alarmed when your fridge starts making unfamiliar sounds, but don’t...

JANUARY 25, 2019 | FRIDAY
21 Clever Tricks to Make Your Home Look Bigger and Brighter

Some spaces feel tinier and more constricted than they have to, whether due to poorly placed windows or a lack of square footage. Luckily, short of knocking down walls, there are a few tr...

NOVEMBER 30, 2018 | FRIDAY
7 Things to Know Before Choosing Laminate Flooring

First introduced in the 1970s, laminate flooring is comprised of layers of synthetic material engineered to look like wood or stone. It quickly became a popular choice due to its durabili...

OCTOBER 30, 2018 | TUESDAY
Solved! The Right Height for Wainscoting

Q: My husband and I are thinking about installing wainscoting ourselves in a few rooms of our house, but can’t agree on the proper height for it. Is there a good rule of thumb?A: Yes, the...

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 | THURSDAY
6 Things to Know Before Installing Recessed Lighting

Unobtrusive illumination installed flush with the ceiling, recessed lighting can be found in virtually all types of homes, and for good reason. It beams light downwards, illuminating a wh...

AUGUST 30, 2018 | THURSDAY
What’s the Difference? Metal Roofs vs. Asphalt Shingles

If it’s time to install a new roof, the variety of options available can floor you. Asphalt shingles have long been known for their reliability, cost-effectiveness, and ease of maintenanc...

AUGUST 28, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Turn Off Your Home's Water

Chances are there’ll come a time when you’ll have to turn off the water supply in your home. You may need to do so for a scheduled plumbing repair or before leaving on a long trip. Then t...

AUGUST 20, 2018 | MONDAY
Solved! The Best Time to Plant a Tree

Q: I’d like to plant some new trees to boost our home’s curb appeal. Will they survive if I plant in the fall, or should I wait till spring?A: You often see landscaping companies busily p...

AUGUST 15, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
The Dos and Don'ts of Gluing PVC Pipe

Pipe made of polyvinyl chloride, commonly called PVC, is used in a variety of residential applications, from plumbing systems to a host of cool craft projects (such as DIY racks, organize...