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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