Katelin Hill


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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JULY 9, 2018 | MONDAY
Just Moved In? 11 Things to Do Right Away

You just moved into a new home—congratulations! Now that the moving truck is unloaded, you probably have a million things to do before getting settled. Prioritize your list by focusing on...

JUNE 28, 2018 | THURSDAY
15 Photos That Prove You Need a Breakfast Nook

Got some spare space in the kitchen? Consider adding a breakfast nook! These 15 photogenic options suit a range of kitchen styles and sizes—and they’re practically begging to be added to ...

MAY 17, 2018 | THURSDAY
The 15 Best Factory Tours in America

If you're hitting the road this summer, try to work one of these fun factory tours into your itinerary. There’s something on this list for everyone, from airplane enthusiasts to whiskey c...

MAY 11, 2018 | FRIDAY
What's the Difference? Wood vs. Vinyl Fence

The iconic white picket fence symbolic of the American dream? It was surely made of wood. Yet wood fences also come in warm colors and design options that go far beyond the classic picket...

MAY 4, 2018 | FRIDAY
10 Inspiring Ideas for Your Side Yard

Let’s face it: When most homeowners envision the landscaping design of their dreams, they often overlook the side yard. But with a little planning and effort, this neglected space can mak...

How To: Drain a Washing Machine

A hardworking washing machine may stop draining mid-cycle for a number of reasons, such as a kink in the drain hose, a clog of lint or fibers there, or a rogue article of clothing stuck i...

APRIL 10, 2018 | TUESDAY
12 Plants That Will Make Your Garden Smell Great

Love the sweet smell of spring? Infuse your garden with these 12 fragrant flowers, and you’ll be greeted with beguiling aromas whenever you leave the house.

MARCH 27, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Polish Wood Floors

Think about the beating your wood floors endure on a daily basis: high heels, pet nails, children’s toys, and shifting furniture, to name a few! Tough as wood floors may be, their finish ...

MARCH 20, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Remove Scratches from Plastic

Any plastic—windows, headlights, patio furniture, and more—is susceptible to scratches as a result of normal wear and tear. An occasional shallow mark can go unnoticed, but over time they...

MARCH 19, 2018 | MONDAY
10 Secret Ingredients to Make Your Garden Grow

Healthy plants don't happen by accident. To grow strong and verdant, plants need sun and water as well as soil that has sufficient nutrients... and that's where commercial fertilizer come...