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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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...

FEBRUARY 14, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Patch an Air Mattress

Though invaluable for slumber parties, camping trips, and out-of-town visitors, an air mattress can be rendered useless by a tiny pin-sized hole. Disposing of an inflatable bed would not ...

JANUARY 30, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Clean a Dishwasher Filter

A well-maintained dishwasher filter can mean the difference between sparkling clean tableware and items marred by unsightly, unsanitary stuck-on food. It’s the filter’s purpose to prevent...

JANUARY 19, 2018 | FRIDAY
7 Bad Reasons to Renovate Your Home

There are plenty of good reasons to take on a home renovation, from increasing property value to upgrading outdated fixtures. But renovations can go awry, and you could end up with a bad ...

JANUARY 17, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Remove Carpet Glue

Ripping up old carpeting is no small task, but removing the glue used to secure it to the subfloor is a major job all on its own. Creating a clean, smooth surface is critical, however, if...

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...