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 Older Articles

  • Video: Trend Talk - What's Hot In 2019 Videos

    Video: Trend Talk - What's Hot In 2019

    Have you been keeping an eye on what’s hot this year? We sure have. From kitchens to living rooms, there are new trends that can be incorporated into every area each season. That’s why we’re bringing you a new video series “Trend Talk.”

    Jan 17, 2019
  • Change Your Kitchen Cabinet Knobs & Pulls Kitchen

    Change Your Kitchen Cabinet Knobs & Pulls

    As an affordable kitchen upgrade, you can easily change your kitchen cabinet hardware. But beware, there are many options that exist! To help, here are a few tips to find new cabinet knobs and pulls.

    Jan 13, 2019
  • Video: New Year's Resolutions Videos

    Video: New Year's Resolutions

    Did you set some New Year's resolutions this year? Here are a few ideas to help you update your home in 2019 from the ImproveNet editorial team.

    Jan 10, 2019
  • Home Improvement Resolutions To Make In 2019 Potpourri

    Home Improvement Resolutions To Make In 2019

    Every year, people start to make resolutions to hopefully change their habits or achieve a goal to better themselves. But, how often do you sit down and make home improvement resolutions? Here are a few ideas to get you started and some steps you can take to reach your new year’s goals.

    Jan 7, 2019
  • 2019 Basement Trends Basement

    2019 Basement Trends

    It’s a new year and time to rediscover unused space in your home. The basement can often be a great way to add that room you’ve been dreaming of because the possibilities are endless. Here are the top basement trends for 2019.

    Jan 6, 2019
  • Video: Top 5 Cleaning Projects Videos

    Video: Top 5 Cleaning Projects

    There are different services available to alleviate the trouble it takes and get the job done in no time at all. See some of the top cleaning projects to help you plan ahead.

    Jan 3, 2019
  • January Home Maintenance Checklist Home Maintenance

    January Home Maintenance Checklist

    When it comes to home maintenance, the top tasks in January involve making sure your home is clean and organized, ready for the new year ahead. Here are some January home maintenance tasks to start your year off right.

    Jan 2, 2019
  • December 2018 Monthly Roundup Potpourri

    December 2018 Monthly Roundup

    From what will be hot in home décor to the must-have remodeling items in your kitchen, see what you may have missed this December in this monthly roundup.

    Dec 30, 2018
  • 2019 Flooring Trends Flooring & Tiles

    2019 Flooring Trends

    Are you considering replacing or installing new floors in the new year? See our list of popular flooring trends for the new year and consider how you may be able to utilize them in your home

    Dec 23, 2018
  • Video: Winter Home Projects Videos

    Video: Winter Home Projects

    Is your home ready for the winter season? See a few home improvement tasks you can do this winter to keep you warm and cozy inside.

    Dec 20, 2018
  • Hot Home Remodeling Trends 2019 Home Maintenance

    Hot Home Remodeling Trends 2019

    Have you been procrastinating a bathroom update? What about finishing that basement you started a few years back. This is the year to make the changes you’ve been waiting for.

    Dec 17, 2018

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