Kristina McGuirk

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Title: Freelance Writer
Education: Drake University, University Of British Columbia
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Expertise: Kitchens, Baths, Home Improvement, Decorating, Trends

Kristina McGuirk worked as a writer and editor for five Better Homes and Gardens special interest magazines over seven years. Leaving to peruse graduate school, and she began writing for the brand again after earning her degrees. In addition to being an experienced writer and editor with degrees in Journalism and English, Kristina is an educated information professional with training in research practices and evaluating information sources. She looks for a variety of experiences to provide relatable, reliable, and diverse insight and advice in her writings.


  • Associate Editor at BHG’s Kitchen + Bath Makeovers, 1.5 years
  • Assistant Editor at BHG’s Beautiful Kitchens and Baths, 1.5 years
  • Assistant Editor at BHG’s Kitchen and Bath Ideas, 2.5 years
  • Writer for for Better Homes & Gardens SIM publications like Kitchen + Bath Makeovers and Renovation Style, 3 years
  • Attended trade shows such as Coverings, Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, International Builders Show
  • Writer for BHG’s web presence, including home, garden, Stylemaker, and news stories, 2+ years (ongoing)


Kristina McGuirk started freelancing with the Better Homes and Gardens special interest media magazines when she was in her final year of undergrad at Drake University. She began working on product-focused stories for titles like Renovation Style and Kitchen + Bath Makeovers—later adding feature articles focusing on homeowner and designer stories to her workload as well. She joined the staff of BH&G special interest media as part of the then-robust kitchen and bath magazine portfolio. As an editor, she not only continued to write and edit product and features content, but she produced style, how-to, advice and trend content as well. She also coordinated budget-friendly kitchen and bath makeovers to be featured in the magazines, working with corporate sponsors and DIY homeowners to design hardworking and stylish updates to meet their needs. Kristina was very connected to the home design industry, and attended trade shows, product launches, press junkets and manufacturing tours. When she left BH&G for graduate school, she stayed closely connected with the many people and associations in the industry. After earning her degrees, she accepted a full-time position as a corporate archivist but quickly returned to freelancing for the brand and the home-centric topics she’s always loved.


Kristina has a BAJ and BA in Magazines and English from Drake University and a Master's degree in Archival Studies; Library and Information Studies from The University of British Columbia.

About Better Homes & Gardens

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