Meghan Wentland

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Meghan Wentland is a fearless and committed (but untrained) DIY home renovator and improver who has spent most of her professional life as a (highly trained) college professor researching and teaching students how to write well and think critically. She has combined those skill sets in her work as a freelance writer, editor, and ghost editor, focusing on a range of home and lifestyle topics. Her creed is “research it well, make sure it won’t kill you or blow up your house, get the correct tools, then try it.” In a world where video instruction is taking over, she is a proponent of informative but engaging text that gives readers a strong foundation of knowledge and the confidence to take on new tasks. Connect with Meghan on LinkedIn.

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APRIL 8, 2021 | THURSDAY
How To: Get Rid of Cicadas

Cicadas are loud, large, and look like they popped out of a science fiction movie with their bulging eyes and veined wings. Annual cicadas provide the humming background of warmer months....

MARCH 23, 2021 | TUESDAY
How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Cost?

Typical Range: $13,333 to $37,681 National Average: $25,499In many homes, the kitchen is a hive of daily activity: Many homeowners and families spend a good chunk of their day there, c...

MARCH 10, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
How Much Does It Cost to Build a House?

Typical Range: $158,572 to $478,600 National Average: $303,373Shopping for a new home based on existing inventory can be hit or miss: One house might have many features a buyer loves b...

MARCH 8, 2021 | MONDAY
How Much Does a Chain Link Fence Cost?

Typical Range: $1,159 to $3,022 National Average: $2,090Whether you’re looking to contain pets or children, create privacy from passersby, or provide protection around a pool or garden...

FEBRUARY 22, 2021 | MONDAY
How Much Does a Privacy Fence Cost?

Typical Range: $1,666 - $4,056 National Average: $2,791Keeping the backyard protected from the prying eyes of neighbors—even neighbors you love—can help make it a relaxing oasis. Some ...

FEBRUARY 16, 2021 | TUESDAY
How Much Does Drywall Cost?

Typical Range: $12 to $90 per 4-foot-by-8-foot panel for materials National Average: $15 per 4-foot-by-8-foot panelGlancing around a home, visitors take in the artwork, photographs, fu...

FEBRUARY 16, 2021 | TUESDAY
Propane Price Per Gallon: How Much Does Propane Cost?

Typical Range: $3 to $5 per gallonMaybe you’ve noticed the tall, narrow, side-by-side tanks tucked against the side of a neighbor’s house and wondered what they were. Perhaps you’ve bee...

JANUARY 22, 2021 | FRIDAY
The Best Handyman Near Me: How to Hire the Best Handyman Near Me Based on Cost, Issue, and Other Considerations

Hiring the Best Handyman Near MeMany household repairs and upgrades aren’t huge jobs, but in the business of everyday life, they can stack up when there’s just not enough time to tackle t...

OCTOBER 22, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Lowe’s Black Friday Deals 2020: the Best Deals and Sales on Appliances, Tools, Home Decor, and More

Black Friday 2020 is just a couple of days away, coming up on Friday, November 27, followed closely by Cyber Monday on November 30. This year, because of COVID-19 precautions and concerns...

OCTOBER 22, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Home Depot Black Friday Deals 2020: The Best Deals and Sales on Appliances, Furniture, Kitchenware, and More

Holiday shopping will look very different this year: instead of lining up overnight and packing the stores, shoppers will be lining up browser tabs and clicking through the deals to order...