Helping you plan your home improvement project, from start to finish

Jaclyn Crawford

Occupation: Staff Writer

Excited to share my love of home design and décor with readers, I started with ImproveNet in 2016. As a staff writer at ImproveNet, I enjoy writing about the latest trends and ways you can make your home the loveliest it can be. You may also find me in the ImproveNet videos, sharing tips you may not know about local contractors. As a new homeowner, I am always interested in learning more. I’ve been lucky enough to interview experts like Megan Wild, editor of Your Wild Home, and Emily Hoefler, kitchen and bath specialist at Renovations Group Inc. These interviews and more don’t only provide inspiration for my stories, but also tips on how I can improve my 1920s bungalow. Living in an older Chicago home, it seems like there’s always something new to work on. In the last year, my husband and I have updated our staircase, redecorated and fixed the flooring on our enclosed porch, and called in a pro to help with a chimney repair. Needless to say, my house keeps me busy! My favorite topics to write about include kitchen and bathroom remodeling. I’m always looking for new ways to save homeowners money and space to make their rooms the best they can be. As someone who enjoys planning and understands how important that is to homeowners, I always want to know the costs of any major project upfront. I try to include the most accurate cost information with whatever I write, so you can budget best for your next home improvement project. I also enjoy talking about landscaping and gardening topics, as I love to grow flowers and herbs at home. Prior to ImproveNet, I was the Managing Editor at Forefront Magazine. I’ve also written for companies such as Enjoy Illinois, Like A Local and Krrb (Now Apartment Therapy). I graduated with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago. When I’m not writing, I love crocheting, playing badminton and exploring Chicago with my dog Sundae.

Jaclyn's Recent Articles

  • How To Apply For A Land Survey Additions

    How To Apply For A Land Survey

    Knowing how to apply for a land survey can help you get the job done. ImproveNet connects you with up to three local surveyors who can conduct a survey on your property.

    Nov 11, 2020
  • The Best Backyard Fence For Dogs Landscaping

    The Best Backyard Fence For Dogs

    Consider backyard fence ideas for dogs to help keep your furry friend contained without taking away from the look of your home. ImproveNet is here to connect you to local fence installation professionals.

    Nov 4, 2020
  • Quartz Or Marble: What's Better? Tile & Stone

    Quartz Or Marble: What's Better?

    Natural materials like quartz and marble can enhance the appearance of your home. Learn the differences between them and how to decide which one best suits your needs.

    Nov 3, 2020
  • How To Fix A Pellet Stove HVAC

    How To Fix A Pellet Stove

    Improve the heating in your home with a pellet stove. ImproveNet is a free service that puts you in contact with local professionals to handle installation, inspection, and repair.

    Nov 3, 2020
  • Vinyl Fence Possibilities Siding & Exterior

    Vinyl Fence Possibilities

    Adding a vinyl fence to your yard adds a visually appealing privacy element to the area. ImproveNet connects you to professionals who can help you with the job.

    Oct 27, 2020
  • Closing On Your First Home General Expertise

    Closing On Your First Home

    Closing on a new home is exciting, but it comes with a lot of work. ImproveNet is ready to connect you to local professionals who can help you with your closing on a house checklist.

    Oct 26, 2020

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