Kristen Mosier, Contributing Writer

Kristen Mosier

Contributing Writer

Highlights

  • Specialties: Home improvement, homeownership, and mental health
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts in communication and a Master of Science in marriage and family therapy from the University of Scranton
  • Other work: HealthyWomen.org

About

A home design and renovation enthusiast, Kristen Mosier has worked on editorial teams and as a freelance writer for various home improvement and women’s health publications. She began writing for BobVila.com in the summer of 2020 and has covered topics ranging from her DIY projects and product reviews to shopping guides, news articles, and design pieces. Kristen’s second career as a psychotherapist gives her a unique perspective, allowing her to speak to the mental health and relational aspects of homeownership and remodeling.

Best DIY Advice

Kristen’s best DIY advice is to take your time when embarking on a renovation. After moving into a new home, it may be tempting to jump into a home renovation project, but Kristen recommends living in the space for a while to truly understand how your family utilizes each room and what changes would be most helpful. She’ll often take a year or more before deciding on a final design for a renovation. For instance, Kristen lived with a ’70s-style bar in her entryway for 2 years before tackling this mudroom renovation, and now the result is exactly what was needed to keep her household running smoothly.

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