Katie Barton

Katie Barton is a freelance writer specializing in home improvement, home decor, cleaning, and organizing. She lives in an 1800s-style log cabin with her husband and three kids in Ohio. When not writing or catching up on the latest in home decor trends, you can find her with a paintbrush in hand, searching for her next project.


Katie has loved making homes beautiful for as long as she can remember. She started her home improvement journey over a decade ago when she bought an old house to fix up and sell. Since then, she’s worked on hundreds of projects, often chronicling her journey as she goes.


Katie started freelance writing in 2012. In addition to writing for Homedit, she has written for other large publications, including Bob Vila and Cabin Life Magazine.

She has over 15 years of hands-on experience in the flower and home improvement industry working in her family’s greenhouse and hardware stores in southern Ohio.

  • EXPERTISE: Home improvement, home decor, cleaning, and organizing
  • LOCATION: Ohio, US
  • TITLE: Home Improvement Expert

Katie Barton's Latest Stories

How to Clean Fabric Chairs
What is the Metric System?
What is the United States Customary System?
Square Meters to Acres – m² to ac
Hectares to Acres – ha to ac
Closet Cleanout 101: How to Transform a Messy Closet
How to Clean Couch Cushions and Remove Stains
Inches to Millimeters – in to mm
Centimeters to Inches – cm to in
Square Feet to Acres – ft² to ac
Square Yards to Square Meters – yd² to m²
Square Meters to Square Feet – m² to ft²
Square Inches to Square Feet – in² to ft²
Free Printable Cleaning Schedules: Daily, Weekly, and Monthly
How to Clean Paint Rollers Like a Pro
How to Clean Paintbrushes: Latex and Oil-Based
How to Clean a Wall Before Painting
10 Genius Oven Cleaning Hacks for Quick, Easy Results
How to Clean Window Screens (With and Without Removing)
How to Clean a Brick Fireplace and Remove Soot
15 Spring Cleaning Tips and Tasks for 2023
How to Clean a Duster
How to Clean a Stained Dry-Erase Board
The History and Architecture of Cabins
10 Best Toilet Bowl Cleaners, Ranked by Category
Townhouse Architecture: A Guide to Styles and Design Features
How to Clean a Couch without Ruining It
How to Clean Leather Furniture Like a Pro
How to Clean a Mattress: Step by Step
Barn Houses Are Perfect for Family Homes and Getaways
How to Clean a Humidifier
How to Clean Your Baseboards
Tudor Architecture, Explained: History and Characteristics
Mediterranean Architecture: Connecting Indoor And Outdoor
What is Tuscan-Style Architecture?
Ranch Style Houses Have Iconic, Modern Appeal
10 Pet Odor Removal Tactics that Work
How to Clean a Lampshade
How to Clean a Dryer Vent
Victorian Architecture: The History of the Style and Characteristics
Contemporary Architecture: A Present-Day Approach to Design and Function
45 US House Styles That Shaped the Country
Dutch Colonial House Architecture Stands The Test Of Time
English Cottage Architecture: History and 8 Common Styles 
How to Build a Deck
How Install Concrete Deck Footings
How to Install a Deck Floor
How to Mount a Deck Frame to Concrete Foundation
Deck Framing – Step By Step Guide
How to Trim a Redwood Deck
How to Install Curved Decking
How to Install Deck Joists
How Remove Concrete Slabs
How to Stain and Seal a Deck
Celebration Of Georgian Style Home Architecture
Italianate Architecture Style – The Picturesque Aesthetic
How to Install Pergola Posts
How to Stain and Seal a Wood Pergola
How to Wall-Mount a Pergola Frame
How to Install Modern Pergola Rafters Without Brackets
How to Install Pergola Post Brackets
How to Frame a Modern Pergola
How to Cap Pergola Posts for Longevity & Weather Protection
How to Build a Pergola
Bungalow House Style Enjoys Renewed Interest From Millennial Homebuyers
Adobe Architecture Style and History
Neoclassical Architecture Perseveres In The US Landscape
Bauhaus Architecture Enters A New Centennial
McMansion Styles Slowly Fade From The Suburban Landscape
Baroque Architecture: Defining This Ornate and Elaborate Style
Brutalist Architecture: A Global Revival Is Underway
Palladian Architecture: Characteristics and History
How to Clean Vinyl Siding
How to Wash an Electric Blanket
How to Get Blood Stains Out of Clothes
How to Wash a Comforter
How to Wash Pillows
What are Cleaning Agents?
What is Cleanliness?
What is Homemaking?
Stripping Laundry: Your Guide to Extra Clean Clothes
How to Clean a Front Load Washer
Your Guide to Windows with Built-in Blinds
What to Know About Replacing Mobile Home Windows
Window Maintenance Guide: Tips for Long-Lasting
Your Window Warranty, Explained
What is Housekeeping?
How to Get Ink Out of Clothes
How Does Dry Cleaning Work?
8 Ways to Use Baking Soda in Laundry
How to Use Vinegar in Laundry: Top 10 Uses
3 Effective Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipes
How to Unshrink Clothes
How to Shrink Clothes
How to Wash Tennis Shoes
How to Clean Stuffed Animals 
Standard Window Width: Choosing The Right Style For Your Home
Bathroom Window Curtains For Privacy and Style
How to Clean Butcher Block In 3 Steps