Kathleen Corlett, Editor in Chief at Bob Vila

Kathleen Corlett

Editor in Chief


  • Specialties: Paint, furniture finishes, renter-friendly DIY, crafts, and antiques
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts in magazine journalism from Syracuse University
  • Other work: Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Cleveland Magazine, and the now-defunct publications Rodale’s Organic Life and Family Circle


Kathleen Corlett is as passionate about crafting quality how-to guides for household projects as she is cleaning, organizing, and building DIY solutions for her own home in New York. She has worked on the Bob Vila team for 9 years. Prior to rising to the role of editor in chief at BobVila.com, Kathleen has also previously contributed to Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, and Cleveland magazines.

Best DIY Advice

“Start with a practice round. I’m a big believer in paint samples and trying out new tools on scrap materials whenever possible.”

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