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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JANUARY 27, 2020 | MONDAY
Where Utility Bills Are Highest (and Lowest) in the United States

Leaving the lights on and blasting the furnace will cost you more in some states than others.

JANUARY 27, 2020 | MONDAY
10 Energy-Saving Myths You Shouldn't Believe

Don’t believe all the tips and tricks that promise to reduce your energy consumption.

NOVEMBER 5, 2019 | TUESDAY
These 10 Towns Celebrate Christmas Year-Round

Charming, picturesque, quaint—that's how you'd no doubt describe the quintessential small-town Christmas. In the perfect scene, snow is falling gently, icicles dangle from the eaves, and ...

OCTOBER 10, 2019 | THURSDAY
12 Reasons Fall Is the Best Time to Have a Garage Sale

Although fall traditionally marks the return to school and to regular routines, it's also a fine time to churn things up a bit by sifting through your clutter, unneeded housewares, old bo...

OCTOBER 3, 2019 | THURSDAY
15 Off-the-Grid Homes for Sale Right Now

Ever want to get away from the hustle and grind of life on the grid? These off-the-grid houses could give you just the retreat you're hoping to find. Read on for a look at some of the mos...

SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 | FRIDAY
15 Abandoned Places That You Can See Only in Pictures

Long before the advent of the internet and Google Maps, vast reaches of the world were cloaked in mystery. Though today there's little uncharted territory left to discover, there are stil...

AUGUST 29, 2019 | THURSDAY
8 Historic Homes That Were Light-Years Ahead of Their Time

Today, with home buyers on the lookout for extras like heated floors, professionally equipped kitchens, and water filtration systems, it's hard to imagine living in a house without basic ...

MAY 30, 2019 | THURSDAY
13 Exotic Ideas to Transform a Basic Backyard

Don’t bother booking that summer vacation in the tropics, because with a few well-chosen touches, you can enjoy a verdant oasis right in your own backyard. In fact, it doesn’t take much t...

SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 | THURSDAY
Fall Mums: How to Care for Autumn’s Hardy, Colorful Blooms

Boldly colored fall mums on porches or planted in garden beds are wonderful harbingers of fall, going hand in hand with that nip in the air, the turning leaves, and the children in their ...