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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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...

OCTOBER 26, 2017 | THURSDAY
Sanded vs. Unsanded Grout: Which Do You Need for Your DIY?

Any homeowner undertaking a DIY tiling project will work with grout, a putty-like mixture that fills the space between tiles and keeps them securely in place. But while grout is commonly ...

OCTOBER 24, 2017 | TUESDAY
How To: Clean Marble Floors

There’s nothing more elegant than marble, a timeless material available in a variety of colors and veining styles that makes fabulous flooring. This delicate, porous stone is notorious, h...

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Remove Ink from Leather

Leather goods are investment pieces that require delicate care, which is why it’s frustrating when they get stained with pervasive, tough-to-treat ink splatters.  Whether a pen burst in y...

AUGUST 16, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Get Rid of Mealybugs

At first glance, mealybugs definitely don’t look like your typical pest. Their 1/16- to 1/8-inch-long bodies are white, oval in shape, and covered with wax, which makes an infestation loo...