Rachel Brougham

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rachel Brougham is a former newspaper editor who has been covering design and trend topics on BobVila.com since 2020. Her writing (including a syndicated weekly newspaper column) can also be found in several newspapers around the country. Her work also appears in Family Handyman, Minnesota Parent, Taste of Home, and Reader’s Digest.

Rachel graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in film studies and minors in English language and literature with an emphasis in journalism. When she isn’t reading news headlines, you can find Rachel in local shops looking for interesting decor pieces for her Minneapolis home and keeping up on design and decorating trends to share with readers.

Connect with Rachel on LinkedIn.

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NOVEMBER 30, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
Can Your Utility Company Control Your Home’s Thermostat?

When temperatures fluctuate, it’s easy to flip on your home’s heating and cooling system and not think much about it. But as we experience more extreme weather in the United States, and a...

NOVEMBER 23, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
With Talk of Nationwide Bans, Are We Saying Goodbye to the Gas Stove?

Indoor air pollution is at the heart of the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s proposal to ban gas stoves nationwide, according to a Bloomberg interview with an agency commissione...

NOVEMBER 22, 2022 | TUESDAY
The Turkey Shortage and Thanksgiving Meal Staples Low in Stock for 2022

The Cost of Your Thanksgiving Meal in 2022The rush is on. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to finish planning your holiday meal and checking off that list of needed in...

SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
Solved! What to Do If You Can’t (or Don’t Want to) Sell Your Flip House

This article is part of Bob Vila’s Guide to House Flipping in 2022, a month-long series dedicated to showing you the best places for house flipping, crucial steps for selecting a property...

SEPTEMBER 5, 2022 | MONDAY
Leave These 9 Things Broken When Selling a Home

If you’re planning to sell your house, you need to make it attractive to buyers, while also weighing what makes the most sense to repair before it hits the market. When it comes to fixes ...

AUGUST 29, 2022 | MONDAY
Paint Brands Are Predicting Next Year’s Hottest Hues—Here’s What We Know So Far

Painting can be one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to update the look of your space, whether it’s inside or out. But choosing a color that brings out the best in your room an...

AUGUST 25, 2022 | THURSDAY
15 Tools Every First-Time Homeowner Needs

There’s a lot of excitement surrounding the purchase of a first home. There’s also plenty of projects—jobs to tackle right away, and those that you can take care of at a later date. Wheth...

AUGUST 2, 2022 | TUESDAY
The 8 Best Sunroom Manufacturers of 2022

Sunrooms can be a major plus to your home. Sunny, full of natural light, and often equipped with heating and cooling, they’re a year-round indoor space where you can enjoy relaxing, enter...

JULY 22, 2022 | FRIDAY
Lumber Prices Are Lower, but Here's Why Your Home Projects Could Still Cost More

The skyrocketing price of lumber has dominated headlines in the residential construction world over the past couple of years. However, the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report shows t...

JUNE 28, 2022 | TUESDAY
Tim Allen and Richard Karn’s Show is Back With a New Name—and Home Improvement Fans Will Love It

 It’s Tool Time… again!It’s been more than two decades since the television series “Home Improvement” left the airwaves, but fans of the popular sitcom will be able to see two of the show...