Steph Coelho

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Name: Steph Coelho

Title: Contributing Writer 

Steph Coelho is a freelance writer and editor whose favorite place in her home is the kitchen. She started out as a BobVila.com contributor in April 2019 and has been writing about lifestyle topics since 2017. She has an eye for design but has a particular soft spot for midcentury details. 

Expertise and Experience

Steph has been gardening for over 10 years and previously worked on educational garden-related programming for nonprofits and community centers. During the pandemic, she took up an indoor gardening hobby and now grows her favorite herbs and greens right inside her kitchen. 

In addition to writing for BobVila.com, she also has bylines with Hunker, Healthline, Greatist, WaPo, Insider, and more. She is also an experienced product tester and reviewer, specializing in kitchen goods, garden items, and smart tech.

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MAY 25, 2020 | MONDAY
10 Biggest Vegetable Gardening Mistakes

Trial-and-error is an integral part of the learning process when it comes to any hobby, including gardening. But some errors are so egregious that it’s best to avoid them right off the bat.

MAY 14, 2020 | THURSDAY
12 Little-Known Tricks to Make This Year's Vegetable Garden a Success

Whether you're cultivating a small collection of potted herbs on your balcony or you're planning an epic victory garden, we've got tried and true tips from experts to make your efforts be...

MAY 11, 2020 | MONDAY
Mosquitoes Are the Worst in These Parts of the Country

With the exception of Iceland and Antarctica, almost every place on earth has some sort of mosquito problem. While the pesky insects can be found throughout the United States, these are t...

MAY 4, 2020 | MONDAY
12 Historic Homes You Can Tour from Your Couch

Even if you're stuck inside, you can still do a bit of traveling. Take a virtual trip and pick up a little history while you're at it by exploring these fascinating historic homes.

APRIL 13, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Tips for Selling Your Stuff Online

Selling your old stuff online can be a great way to make a few bucks, but a word of caution: It takes a lot more initiative, planning, and follow-through than operating a run-of-the-mill ...

MARCH 31, 2020 | TUESDAY
The 14 Surfaces You Should Be Sanitizing More Often

Scrubbing your hands with soap and water is the first line of defense against pathogens. But what about all the other surfaces in your home?

MARCH 27, 2020 | FRIDAY
These Classic Vinyl Siding Colors Deliver Curb Appeal for Years

Boost your home’s curb appeal with one of these gorgeous vinyl siding hues, from classic neutrals to trendy bold colors.

MARCH 17, 2020 | TUESDAY
Yes, You Can Reuse Water at Home—Here's How

We waste water every day—for example, when we let the water run while we brush our teeth or wait for the shower to hit the perfect temperature. It's fairly easy to save water by cutting o...

JANUARY 31, 2020 | FRIDAY
The 8 Most Notable House Fires in History

As these famous disasters demonstrate, fire can strike without warning, destroying houses, fortunes, and lives in the process.

JANUARY 28, 2020 | TUESDAY
Here’s How Building a Cold Frame Can Extend Your Gardening Season

A cold frame is one of the most valuable accessories for the northern or mountain gardener. With a cold frame, gardening doesn’t have to be restricted to summer, even in colder climates. ...