Meghan Wentland

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Meghan Wentland joined the BobVila.com team as a writer and editor in the home finance, home security, and home improvement spaces in 2020. She is also a professor of writing and literature, where she spends her time teaching students to think critically and look for clarity.

Most of Meghan’s expertise in the home improvement area comes from research, trial, and plenty of errors. In her teaching career, she spends a lot of energy explaining to students that writing is a set of skills you can learn, and the same goes for any unfamiliar process or project. This is how she came to believe that with enough preparation, home buying and home improvement don’t have to be intimidating, and that the best companion during a home project is a clearly laid-out explanation of what to do and how to do it.

Meghan holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Irish Studies from Boston College, a Masters degree in English and Irish Literature from Southern Illinois University, and a Ph.D in English from The Catholic University of America.

Connect with Meghan Wentland on LinkedIn.

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APRIL 20, 2021 | TUESDAY
How Much Does Mold Inspection Cost?

Typical Range: $295 to $1,010 National Average: $648Any source of moisture in a home can lead to mold growth. Bathrooms, especially those without ventilation fans, are particularly sus...

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: $13,388 to $40,000 National Average: $25,656In many homes, the kitchen is a hive of daily activity: Many homeowners and families spend a good chunk of their day there, c...

MARCH 12, 2021 | FRIDAY
How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?

Typical Range: $6,152 to $16,615 National Average: $10,978Tired of aged, cracked tile and grout in a dated bathroom? A fresh remodel of the bathroom—a space where you get ready to face...

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: $1,500 to $8,000 National Average: $2,700Keeping the backyard protected from the prying eyes of neighbors—even friendly ones—can help make it a relaxing oasis. Some land...

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

  Typical Range: $12 to $20 per panel National Average: $15 per panelGlancing around a home, visitors take in the artwork, photographs, furniture, and even the paint color. The finish o...

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...