Rochel Maday

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Name: Rochel Maday

Title: Contributing Writer

Rochel Maday is a freelance writer who has been creating content for BobVila.com since May of 2022. She’s been writing for the home improvement industry since 2015 and enjoys covering articles on gardening, remodeling, and homeowner finances. 

Expertise and Experience 

As a freelancer, Rochel has covered multiple industries but found a home (pun intended) writing content for homeowners. While renovating her own home, Rochel discovered a passion for home improvement, both aesthetically and financially. From replacing trim to peeling away wallpaper and full bathroom and kitchen overhauls, she’s seen the good and bad sides of remodeling. She also quickly learned that every DIY and contractor job has an impact on a homeowner’s bottom line. 

Passionate about helping other homeowners, Rochel built her freelance business around helping leaders in the construction and mortgage industries share tips and guides for their readers that help make sense (and cents) out of homeownership and home improvement. 

When not writing, Rochel helps her husband manage his woodworking business by handling the administrative tasks (though she’s been known to operate a power tool now and again).

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OCTOBER 20, 2022 | THURSDAY
How Much Does Water Heater Repair Cost?

Typical Range: $221 to $964 National Average: $591A water heater does exactly what its name suggests: It heats water. This water can be used in a home for showering, cooking, and clean...

OCTOBER 17, 2022 | MONDAY
How Much Does a Gas Furnace Cost to Install?

Typical Range: $700 to $10,000 National Average: $2,175A furnace is an essential feature of a home. It not only keeps the temperature comfortable for its residents but ensures the inne...

SEPTEMBER 26, 2022 | MONDAY
How Much Does a Fireplace Remodel Cost?

Typical Range: $400 to $2,000 National Average: $1,200There’s nothing quite like curling up to a cozy fire on a cool evening, but an old and drab fireplace can dampen the ambience and ...

SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 | FRIDAY
How Much Does It Cost to Finish an Attic?

Typical Range: $4,600 to $70,000 National Average: $25,250Finishing an attic means transforming unused space beneath the roof of a home into usable living space. The design process usu...

SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 | FRIDAY
Every Factor Influencing Chimney Repair Cost

Highlights The typical range for chimney repair costs is $160 to $750, with a national average of $455. Cost factors for chimney repairs include repair type, chimney type, repair method...

SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 | FRIDAY
How Much Does a Whole-House Humidifier Cost to Install?

Typical Range: $395 to $753 National Average: $575A whole-house humidifier can dramatically improve the level of moisture in a home’s air, making hot, dry days much more comfortable. A...

SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 | FRIDAY
How Much Does a Roof Inspection Cost?

Typical Range: $120 to $321 National Average: $215A roof inspection is a visual examination of a roof’s materials and structure and should be considered a crucial part of any home main...

SEPTEMBER 8, 2022 | THURSDAY
How Much Does It Cost to Flip a House?

Typical Range: $17,920 to $78,082 National Average: $47,903Optimistic real estate investors often enter a house flip with the hope of making a ton of cash in just a short time. When do...

SEPTEMBER 8, 2022 | THURSDAY
How Much Does Sewer Line Replacement Cost?

Typical Range: $1,253 to $4,701 National Average: $2,914Repairing or replacing a sewer line isn’t usually at the top of a homeowner’s renovation plans. But it’s sometimes a necessary p...

AUGUST 29, 2022 | MONDAY
How Much Does Septic Tank Pumping Cost?

Typical Range: $287 to $555 National Average: $409A small homestead may sound like a dream for many homeowners interested in off-grid living, but such a lifestyle comes with its challe...