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

  • Reduce Mosquitoes In Your Backyard Pest Removal

    Reduce Mosquitoes In Your Backyard

    Have you ever been out enjoying a perfect summer evening when suddenly you feel a small bite? While you can’t eliminate mosquitoes from your yard completely, there are certain steps you can take to minimize the amount in your backyard. See how.

    Aug 15, 2018
  • How To Get Rid Of Weeds Landscaping

    How To Get Rid Of Weeds

    In our beautiful lawns it’s likely you also find weeds. There are a few tactics you can try when it comes to getting rid of the weeds in your lawn. Here’s how to get rid of weeds.

    Aug 8, 2018
  • 7 Ways To Improve Your Patio Decks, Patios, & Porches

    7 Ways To Improve Your Patio

    Patio maintenance is one of the first steps to creating a better outdoor living space. From there, a lot comes down to how you use your patio and what your style is. If you’re looking for a few ideas, here are ways you can improve your patio.

    Aug 5, 2018
  • July Monthly Round Up Potpourri

    July Monthly Round Up

    Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors, but let’s not forget about the home improvements that must be done. From knowing when to call a pool pro to the hottest summer décor, here’s what you may have missed this July.

    Jul 30, 2018
  • How To Be A Good Neighbor During A Remodel General Expertise

    How To Be A Good Neighbor During A Remodel

    You may not have considered it, but a remodeling project can impact your neighbors lifestyle as well. To maintain a good relationship, here are a few tips on how you can be a good neighbor during a remodel.You may not have considered it, but a remodeling project can impact your neighbors lifestyle as well. To maintain a good relationship, here are a few tips on how you can be a good neighbor during a remodel.

    Jul 29, 2018
  • What Is Geothermal Energy? HVAC

    What Is Geothermal Energy?

    If you’re ready to make some serious home improvements to help you not only make a better budget but aid in sustainability efforts, you may be considering geothermal energy. Here’s what you need to know.

    Jul 25, 2018
  • Trend Alert: Kitchen Area Rugs Interior Design & Decorating

    Trend Alert: Kitchen Area Rugs

    Are you looking for a statement piece in your kitchen? Most décor items can’t be changed easily, such as your backsplash or kitchen cabinet color. But, there’s a new trend emerging to get excited about; kitchen area rugs.

    Jul 23, 2018

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