Jody Garlock Jody is a home writer from Des Moines, Iowa, and a former editor at Better Homes & Gardens. She has been writing about the home space for more than two decades, primarily with a focus on remodeling. Jody has been featured in major publications like Better Homes & Gardens, Midwest Living, and Magnolia Journal.Jody has been providing remodeling insight for over two decades, spanning a multitude of publications including Midwest Living, Homes On The Water, Flea Market Style, and Magnolia Journal. She has a degree in journalism and mass communications from Iowa State University.She owns her own business, Garlock Communications, Inc., where her focus has been bringing color ideas and remodeling spaces of all shapes and sizes, from cozy apartments to massive manors. She also focuses on DIY remodeling ideas to show that a remodel can be done on any budget. Her DIY ideas have also been featured in Flea Market Style. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.