Katie Flannery


Name: Katie Flannery

Title: Contributing Writer

Katie Flannery is a writer and editor for BobVila.com. Since September 2020, she has been offering readers advice about general home improvement, kitchen renovation, service and product costs, and repairs, as well as editing buyer’s guides for household goods. With over 20 years of professional writing experience, she’s successfully generated hundreds of news articles, blog posts, interviews, concert reviews, album reviews, press releases, proposals, essays, and academic papers. 

Expertise and Experience

Branching out from her strong academic and music history background, Katie enjoys putting together articles and blog posts about various topics. Preferring to not have one specific writing niche, she’s been featured in home improvement, law, business, health, education, fire and safety, automotive, music, and gardening websites, such as Pure Home Improvement, Boyer Law Firm, Price It Here, B-Lann Equipment, Money Task Force, UroTuning, Colorado Music Buzz, Boulder Weekly, and many more. 

Through her years as a university professor, Katie has honed her writing style to balance the interests of professionals in the field and the curious reader who wants to make their way as a DIYer. She has produced numerous articles for BobVila.com, including product reviews, buyer’s guides, how to find and hire the best professional for the job, “best of” pieces, and the cost of repairs and products. Katie strives to make her writing clear and beneficial to homeowners who want to complete a home renovation job on their own or find the perfect professional to remodel their space.

In her free time, Katie is a vinyl record and screen-printed poster collector, a voracious reader, a vintage clothing aficionado, and a passionate furniture refinisher. 

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How Much Does Tile Installation Cost?

Highlights Tile installation costs between $400 and $6,500, with the national average cost at $2,006. The final cost depends on numerous factors, including the project size, type of til...

JUNE 7, 2021 | MONDAY
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How Much Does Carpet Installation Cost?

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MAY 28, 2021 | FRIDAY
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MAY 28, 2021 | FRIDAY
Toilet Installation: DIY or Hire a Professional?

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MAY 21, 2021 | FRIDAY
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MAY 21, 2021 | FRIDAY
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MAY 14, 2021 | FRIDAY
How Much Does Termite Treatment Cost?

Highlights The typical range for termite treatment costs is $229 to $967, with many homeowners paying a national average of $598. Cost factors for termite treatment costs include the te...

MAY 12, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
What Is the Cost of Solar Panels?

Highlights The typical price range for solar panels is from $18,100 to $35,064, with a national average cost of $26,579. The cost to install solar panels depends on the size, shape, and...