Upgraded Home is a home aficionado brand, serving 1,000,000+ homeowners each month with expert advice about home imporvement, housekeeping, interior design, and more.

Home Services

You can't fix everything by yourself. We work with home service professionals in various industries, from contractors, to movers, plumbers, landscapers, and more. Our detailed cost guides will help you determine pricing for services ahead of time.

Decorating

Whether you're changing your curtains or looking to spruce up the look of your living room, we can help you determine the right size, color, and placement for furniture and decorations. We bring expert advice from interior designers with years of experience.

Home Improvement

Learn how to fix anything in the home. Our DIY guides provide step-by-step instructions that help you troubleshoot just about any task. From installing new tile flooring, to fixing the garbage disposal in your kitchen, we have solutions for even the most complex projects.

Housekeeping

Housekeeping isn't easy. Many issues can arise around the home. Maintaining your pool in the summer, getting stains out of carpets, and troubleshooting issues with your dryer are just a few. We have 500+ housekeeping guides for specific tasks.

Our Team

Laura Chrest

Lead Copyeditor

As the Lead Copyeditor, Laura oversees the content production of our talented writers. Laura reviews and publishes content daily, while ensuring proper organization and accuracy. Laura's strong background and approach is invaluable, helping Upgraded Home push beyond our objectives. Laura is also a proud Midwest homeowner. When she isn't spending time with her husband and kids, you can find her cleaning the house or tackling a DIY home improvement project.

Ossiana Tepfenhart

Lead Writer & Growth Strategist

Ossiana is our longest-standing writer, with tremendous experience writing about interior design, real estate, and housekeeping topics. Ossiana uses her 20+ years experience as a writer to enhance our brand and organic reach. Having worked with large teams, she brings fresh ideas to the table that help Upgraded Home achieve its goal for rapid growth. When she's not writing, Ossiana enjoys art and dabbling in real estate investments.

Jessica Stone

Lead Writer & Editor

Jessica considers herself a home improvement and design enthusiast. Her specialty in detailed, long-form content is second to none. She grew up surrounded by constant home improvement projects and owes most of what she knows to helping her dad renovate her childhood home. Being a Los Angeles resident, Jessica spends a lot of her time looking for her next DIY project and sharing her love for home design.

Stacy Randall

Lead Writer & Visual Graphics

Stacy Randall is an expert writer from NOLA that has always had a love for DIY projects, home organization, and making spaces beautiful. Stacy's knowledge of home improvement is immense. She takes on some of our most complex projects involving floor plans, dimensions, and other construction-related articles. Together with her husband, she has been spending the last several years lovingly renovating her grandparent’s former home.

Gary Evans

Conversion Copywriter

Gary Evans is passionate about home improvement. He writes many of our most- technical home improvement guides. His goal is to fix things around the home in the most practical and affordable ways. Upgrading his home kitchen is one of his ongoing hobbies. Gary writes copy aimed at not only educating our readers, but also converting the traffic into highly-value leads for our partners. When not writing, Gary tends to his hydroponic vegetable garden.

Kerry Souder

Lead Copywriter & Editor

Kerry Souder is one of our leading copywriters and editors. She has nearly a decade of experience under her belt writing landing pages, cost guides, and blog posts. Kerry has a degree in Strategic Communication and has experience working in both the account and creative spheres. Her expertise is creating home remodeling content that resonates. When's she's not writing, Kerry is a rock climber, an adventurer, a thinker, and a doer.

OUR MISSION

Upgraded Home helps homeowners improve their living space beyond the typical do-it-yourself fix. We help you design and modernize your home at a higher standard.

PARTNERSHIPS

Your brand, our homeowners.

Our loyal audience can really love and appreciate the right brand, as long as it fits their specific needs. We'd love to partner up with you and present our readers with your awesome products and services. With premium/sponsored content and a custom display experience, we have a lot to offer. To inquire about advertising opportunities, please contact us.

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