Heather Bien

Heather Bien is a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer whose work has appeared on MyDomaine, The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, HelloGiggles, and more. You'll often find her making pitstops for roadside antique shops, drooling over original hardwood floors, or perfecting her latte recipe.
How I Created a Champagne-Level Dining Room on a Seltzer Budget
Some DIY tricks helped me pull it off.
May 11, 2024
The Paint Color That Makes Your Home Look Instantly Dated
Avoid these hues if you’re hoping to entice new buyers or renters.
Apr 26, 2024
How Making Lunch the French Way Is Making My WFH Days Better Than Ever
This TikToker has completely transformed my lunchtime.
Apr 22, 2024
A Sad Backyard Becomes a Mid-Century Indoor-Outdoor Living Space
The “after” works for all seasons.
Mar 16, 2024
Here’s How I Organized All My Food Storage Containers (for Less than $100)
I just wanted a neatly organized cabinet that looked like it belonged to an adult.
Mar 16, 2023
Cosori Air Fryers Are Being Recalled Due to Potential Fire Risks — Here’s What to Know
More than two million air fryers are being recalled — make sure to check yours if you have one.
Feb 24, 2023
Before and After: This Dining Area Was Transformed Without Painting or Renovating
You won't believe the "after" photo!
Oct 14, 2022
8 Ideas to Help Keep Open Shelving Styled and Organized
Keep your shelves from falling into disarray.
Aug 25, 2022
6 Former City Dwellers on How Moving to the Suburbs Affected Their Budgets
Did it really save them money?
Aug 11, 2022
10 Fun Lawn Games You Could Be Enjoying This Very Weekend
These will surprise and delight your guests.
Aug 10, 2022
I Recreated the Magic of a Restaurant Tasting Menu at Home — Here’s How I Pulled It Off
Good food, good friends, what more could you want? It's not an every-weekend affair, and that's what makes it all the more memorable.
Jun 23, 2022
7 Accessories You Should Always Buy for Your Yard, According to Real Estate Pros
Tips from The Kitchn
Bistro lights are always a good idea.
Apr 1, 2022
6 Cleaning Tasks I Take on Whenever I Need a Sense of Order and Calm
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
These chores are actually BETTER than relaxing!
Mar 23, 2022
Before & After: I Revived a Trashed Dresser Using Scraps from My Kitchen Reno
Before & After
The whole thing cost me just $74.
Mar 16, 2022
6 Things These Pros Wish You Knew About Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper
Tips from The Kitchn
Here's how to get it right!
Mar 15, 2022
The Best Ways to (Safely) Get Rid of Your Old Knives
Tips from The Kitchn
Donate them? Toss them? Something else?
Mar 10, 2022
The 10 Best Ways to Save Money During a Kitchen Remodel, According to Pros
Tips from The Kitchn
Open shelving can really help keep costs down.
Mar 3, 2022
The Cold Brew Coffee Maker That Makes My Mornings a Million Times Better
It’s a ritual that feels as intentional as making a pour over.
Mar 1, 2022
Adding Just 10 More Inches of Counter Space Made My Tiny Kitchen Way More Functional — Here’s How I Did It
Before & After
"We haven't eaten a single meal on the sofa since the install!"
Nov 22, 2021
Before & After: This Cheap, One-Hour Project Turned a Bland Wall into a Vibrant Dining Nook
Before & After
It cost the renters just $70 total!
Oct 27, 2021
What Makes Something “Antique” Versus “Vintage”?
Tips from The Kitchn
Doesn’t it all just mean… old? Not exactly.
Oct 23, 2021