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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JUNE 30, 2022 | THURSDAY
How Much Does a Ring Doorbell Cost?

Typical Range: $64. 99 to $349. 99 National Average: $99. 99For a variety of reasons, many homeowners and renters think they don’t want a full-blown security system. They may think it’...

JUNE 30, 2022 | THURSDAY
Renewal by Andersen Window Replacement: Is It Worth Considering?

A home’s windows are its eyes; the portals through which the home’s residents greet the world every morning. They create a fresh, welcoming gaze for those passing by outside, and the curb...

JUNE 29, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
United Van Lines Is an Outstanding Moving Company—If You Can Get Past This One Hurdle

The biggest, most insurmountable hurdle of a move is the move itself. Many people who have decided to move have a moment where they sit in their existing home, look around, and think, “Ho...

JUNE 21, 2022 | TUESDAY
How Much Does It Cost to Install Baseboard?

Typical Range: $720 to $1,300 National Average: $1,170Nothing ages the appearance of a home in quite the same way as untidy seams and joints in spaces where the walls meet the ceiling,...

JUNE 15, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
How Much Does House Siding Cost?

Typical Range: $3,250 to $14,050 National Average: $10,525When people envision their ideal home, they often see fresh landscaping, pretty or sophisticated lighting—and a crisp facade t...

JUNE 9, 2022 | THURSDAY
8 Simple Ways to Enhance Home Safety

Q: I’ve just moved into my first home, and I’ve suddenly realized how much I took for granted about home safety and security when I lived with my family. I am thrilled to be out on my own...

MAY 31, 2022 | TUESDAY
Risky Business: Angi’s Biggest Problem Is Itself—But Is It Worth Trying?

Leaky sinks. Overflowing toilets. Rotted deck boards. Anyone who owns a home or lives in a space they own and need to maintain knows the list of things to do can be endless. Even for hand...

MAY 31, 2022 | TUESDAY
How Much Does It Cost to Pressure Wash a House?

Typical Range: $100 to $650 National Average: $296Houses look so fresh and clean when their siding is new, windows are bright, and walkways are scrubbed. Over time, Mother Nature’s pow...

MAY 31, 2022 | TUESDAY
How Much Does Junk Removal Cost?

Typical Range: $50 to $361 National Average: $233Most people have a spot in their home that they’d prefer to keep the door closed on: a basement, “junk room,” or attic. Unless that jun...

MAY 31, 2022 | TUESDAY
A Leading Vacation Rental Site Catches Up With the Times—But How Does It Stack Up?

Gone are the days when travel involved an appointment with a travel agent, a professional travel booker who held the keys to the mystery of airline reservations, hotels, car reservations,...