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

Jacob Hurwith

Occupation: Writer

An active homeowner myself, I’m always on the lookout for the best home remodeling deals in town. Since 2013, I have been writing about home improvement costs and DIY projects homeowners shouldn’t be afraid to tackle. As a cost-conscientious person myself, this research doesn’t only help me save money, but provides more cost-saving solutions for our loyal ImproveNet readers. Beyond writing about home renovation costs and trends, I have interviewed contractors across the country, discussing everything from local trends, tips of the trade, how to work with a contractor, DIY pointers and much, much more. I use my research and interviews to not only write for ImproveNet, but to improve my Chicago condo. Prior to ImproveNet, I was the marketing coordinator at a non-profit marketing association in Chicago. Additionally, I worked at a real estate company for three years, seeing just how much work goes into managing a condo or apartment building. I graduated with a degree in journalism and business minor from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. When I’m not writing, you can find me at Home Depot trying to complete my next DIY project.

Jacob's Recent Articles

  • 8 Pros & Cons Of Maid Cleaning Services Home Maintenance

    8 Pros & Cons Of Maid Cleaning Services

    When you hire a maid cleaning service, you’re not just buying a clean living room, bathroom or kitchen. You’re buying piece of mind. You’re buying experts who know how to get the job done. If you’re considering hiring a maid cleaning service, be sure to review the eight pros and cons below.

    Aug 25, 2020
  • Landscape Lights You Need To Know Landscaping

    Landscape Lights You Need To Know

    Landscape lighting is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to enhance your curb appeal and illuminate your home even after the sun sets. Smart, well-designed landscape lighting will not only provide a safety element outside the home, but it will also give you and your loved ones more time outdoors.

    Aug 25, 2020
  • 5 Signs You Are A Lazy DIY Landscaper Landscaping

    5 Signs You Are A Lazy DIY Landscaper

    Landscaping is supposed to be fun and give you an outlet for a relaxing afternoon alone or a fun activity with the kids. The second landscaping turns into an actual job, much like a career, the passion starts to take a turn for the worse.

    Aug 25, 2020
  • Landscape Timbers: What You Need To Know Landscaping

    Landscape Timbers: What You Need To Know

    Landscape timbers give every homeowner the ability to turn their eyesore exterior into a landscaping masterpiece. Landscape timbers presents a challenging DIY project, but one any determined landscaper can handle.

    Aug 25, 2020
  • The 3 Styles of Lighting Fixtures Interior Design & Decorating

    The 3 Styles of Lighting Fixtures

    The flip of a switch can rarely make for a big transformation, but when you have the right lighting fixtures perfectly placed throughout the home, it actually can. That is why I have gathered the three types of lighting styles to help you choose the best and most appropriate class for your home.

    Aug 24, 2020
  • 5 Ways To Prevent Your Basement From Flooding Basement

    5 Ways To Prevent Your Basement From Flooding

    Basement flooding is one of the most stressful, yet prevalent issues homeowners face on a yearly basis. Flood damage is not only difficult and timely to remove, but it can also ruin Super Bowl parties or lifelong memories for you and your family.

    Aug 24, 2020

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