Rachel Brougham


Rachel Brougham is a former newspaper editor turned freelance writer who now spends her time writing and editing for a variety of brands, newspapers, and magazines. 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. Connect with Rachel on LinkedIn.

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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...

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 Already 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...

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...

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...

JUNE 17, 2022 | FRIDAY
The 12 Best Places to Buy Sustainable Furniture

Choosing the right furniture for your home can be a daunting task. Where is it made? What materials were used? Will it hold up to wear and tear? How much pollution did it generate between...

MAY 9, 2022 | MONDAY
These Are the 10 Best Cities for Downsizing in 2022

If your home feels empty now that your children are grown, if you have high mortgage payments, or if you're looking to sell your home and retire somewhere warm, downsizing may be your ans...

MAY 6, 2022 | FRIDAY
Everything You Need To Start Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Backyard

There are nearly 340 species of hummingbirds throughout the world, found everywhere from far northern climates to tropical forests to hot deserts. In the United States alone, you’ll find ...