Kate Van Pelt

Kate Van Pelt, home decor and home improvement expert for The Spruce

Kate Van Pelt

Kate Van Pelt is a contributing writer for The Spruce, based in the PNW. Kate has been a full-time digital content creator for nearly a decade, covering everything from home decor to personal finance. Her experience as a homeowner and landlord adds to her expertise in remodeling, real estate, and interior design.


  • Nearly 10 years as a professional writer and editor
  • Seven years of remodeling and real estate expertise, as a homeowner and landlord
  • Articles have appeared in MyDomaine, HomeLight, Sotheby's International Realty, and more


Kate Van Pelt began her writing career in marketing after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in English and business management. She transitioned to full-time freelance writing in 2020, and her work has expanded to include a broad range of topics, including home improvement tips and luxury real estate trends.

In addition to her work for The Spruce, Kate has contributed to sites such as MyDomaine, HomeLight, Money Under 30, as well as local and international real estate businesses in Oregon, Colorado, and Texas.


Kate Van Pelt holds a Bachelor of Science in English and business management from Corban University.

Expertise: Home Improvement, Interior Design, Home Decor, Organizing
Education: Corban University
Location: Salem, Oregon
Title: Home Improvement Expert

About The Spruce

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