Kristina McGuirk

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Kristina McGuirk is a Milwaukee-based freelance writer and editor who covers kitchens, bathrooms, home improvement, decorating, and more for Previously, she worked for five Better Homes & Gardens special interest magazines over seven years. During her final year of undergraduate studies at Drake University, she began working on product-focused stories for titles including Renovation Style and Kitchen + Bath Makeovers and later added feature articles focusing on homeowner and designer stories to her workload. She joined the staff of Better Homes & Gardens special interest media as part of the kitchen and bath magazine portfolio, where she wrote, edited, and produced content around style, how-to, advice, and trends. 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. Bolstering her connections in the home design industry, she attended trade shows, product launches, press junkets, and manufacturing tours. She left the editorial staff for graduate school, and after earning her degrees and keeping with the industry, she's back to writing for the brand and covering a variety of home-related topics.

In addition to holding 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.

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.

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