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

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What Is McMansion?
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Square Inches to Square Feet Conversion (sq in to sq ft)
Inches to Meters (in to m) conversion calculator
Grams to Ounces Converter (g to oz)
Meters to cm Converter
Grams to Pounds Converter
Kg to Pounds Conversion
How to Make Homemade Wood Filler
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24 Parts of a Roof You Need to Know: Terminology and Function
13 Types Of Roof Materials
What is a Roof Membrane?
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14 Cheap Building Materials for a New Home on A Budget
How Big is an Acre?
45 The Most Popular House Styles In The United States
20 Types Of Windows for a House
15 Common Roof Types
Parts of Kitchen Plumbing: A Look Under Your Sink
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10 Trending Exterior Paint Colors for 2023
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10 Exterior House Colors That Endure
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15 Tiny Houses for Sale You Can Buy Right Now
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15 Tiny House Kits Starting at $2,900
10 Best Interior Paint Brands of 2023
17 Lemon Juice Cleaning Hacks: Surprising Household Uses?
17 Brilliant Ways to Use Baking Soda Guaranteed to Make Your House Cleaner
15 Remarkable Before and After Exterior Home Renovations
The Complete Guide to Cleaning with Bleach
What is Sintered Stone? Uses, Cost, and Considerations
17 Kitchen Backsplash Ideas for Dark Cabinets
15 Practical Walk-In Shower Ideas for Small Bathrooms
How to Degrease Kitchen Cabinets
10 Pod Homes You Can Buy Right Now
19 Different Types of Wood for Home Projects
12 Best Tiny Home Communities Across the Country
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25 Good Housewarming Gifts
12 Free Bookcase Plans
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15 Epic Treehouse Rentals Across the Country
15 Free DIY Coffee Table Plans
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10 Free Swing Set Plans to Transform Your Backyard
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12 Free Picnic Table Plans
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15 Free DIY Desk Plans Anyone Can Build
The Best Pumpkin Carving Kits of 2023
40 Cool Pumpkin Carving Ideas to Try This Fall
12 Free Loft Bed Plans for Kids and Adults
10 Free DIY Bunk Bed Plans to Fit Every Style
10 Playhouse Plans to Make Your Kids’ Dreams Come True
10 Free Adirondack Chair Plans to Build Yourself
10 Do-it-Yourself Toy Box Plans
10 Free Workbench Plans
Tank Volume Calculator for Rectangular and Cylindrical Shape
Gallons Per Minute Calculator(GPM) Calculator
Pool Calculator: Determine Gallons of Water to Fill Your Pool
Calculator: How Much Pond Liner You Need
Paint Calculator: How Many Gallons of Paint You Need
Grams to Milliliters Calculator – g to ml
How To Convert Kilograms to Tons – kg to t
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How To Convert Kilograms to Grams – kg to g
How To Convert Kilograms to Gallons – kg to gal
How To Convert Pounds to Kilograms – lbs to kg
7 Best Garage Floor Paint Products
Cost of a Stamped Concrete Patio: Full Breakdown
7 Best Stud Finders For Every Job
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6 Best Mold Test Kits for at Home Testing
10 Small House Plans and Blueprints
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7 Best Grout Sealers for Showers, Stone, and More
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