Phillip Tinner


Name: Phillip Tinner

Title: Assistant Editor, Service,

A lifelong homebody, Phillip Tinner now puts his preoccupations with living space touch-ups and climate justice to better use at He joined the site’s world-class team in December 2021 and has since dedicated himself to highlighting the latest home improvement trends and explaining how to do just about anything around the house for readers.

Expertise and Experience

Phillip began his journalism career directly after finishing college, where he also picked up technical writing skills. Working as a freelance contributor, staff writer, social media manager, and editor along the way, he’s covered breaking entertainment news, trade shows, and been given opportunities to speak with truly exceptional people.

Having always maintained a passion for woodworking and DIY repair—and recently discovering the joys (and challenges) of growing a pollinator garden—Phillip now combines his passions to produce excellent content for’s inventive audience. Real estate, construction, and home appliance news and how-to guides are his current fixations, and he strives to keep readers on the cutting edge of sustainable living.

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How to Use a Bissell Little Green

New owners of Bissell’s Little Green carpet cleaning appliance might be a little apprehensive to get started—at least that was my case, as I had never used a portable carpet cleaner befor...

26 Tiny Bathroom Ideas That Make a Big Impression

Not all bathrooms are built equal in terms of size, and cramped quarters can make everything from decorating to just getting ready in the morning a challenge. These tiny bathroom ideas, h...

JUNE 30, 2023 | FRIDAY
12 Rain Barrels That Make Water Conservation Stylish

Even when rain is in short supply, beautiful rain barrels are not. According to Surfrider. org, if your area gets 1 inch of rain, you can harvest about 0. 62 gallons of rain per square fo...

Bob and Tim: Together Again When "Home Improvement" Airs on Disney+

If you’re a fan of “Tool Time” and are ready for more power, you are in luck. Disney+ will soon begin streaming seasons 1 through 8 of “Home Improvement. ” Whether you tuned in to watch t...

MARCH 24, 2023 | FRIDAY
I Used This Hack to Clean My Shower Head and Here's What Happened

Can you really clean a shower head with Coca-Cola? Several head-scratching Google searches and a few too many staring contests with the mineral buildup in my shower head later, I posed th...

12 Storage Hacks for a More Organized Kitchen

It seems as though there’s never quite enough space to store all of a home's dry goods, pots and pans, and dishware. With the right DIY kitchen storage hacks, though, you can make a place...

MAY 26, 2022 | THURSDAY
30 Gaming Room Ideas for the Perfect Streaming Setup

In the age of Twitch streamers and PS5 shortages, traditional game rooms (think foosball tables and pinball machines) have been nudged aside by a new recreational space: the gaming room. ...

APRIL 29, 2022 | FRIDAY
8 Landscaping Mistakes That Make a Home Look Outdated

As with everything else, landscaping trends come and go. Staying abreast of the latest in landscaping trends—and phasing out plants or outdoor decor that are no longer en vogue—is an easy...

How to Remove Pilling From Clothes Using an Item You Probably Have in Your Bathroom

After a few washes, once-pristine wool or cotton fabric often grows visibly fuzzy. The all-too-common tragedy of pilling fabric has ruined many a favorite sweater, but it doesn’t have to ...

This Futuristic Home Appliance Is an Indoor Gardening Must-Have

The LG tiiun has been unveiled as the manufacturer’s latest home appliance, and it may impress subsistence gardeners more than the mini fridge it resembles. In Korean, tiiun means “to spr...