Stephanie Mickelson


Name: Stephanie Mickelson

Title: Contributing Writer

Stephanie Mickelson is a freelance writer covering a range of topics that include home improvement, design, and architecture. She started working with at the beginning of 2023 but has been writing in the industry for 5 years. When not writing, she’s juggling kids and coffee and working on creating a home full of comfort.

Expertise and Experience 

Stephanie has always been a DIYer. While she was in high school, her dad walked in on her ripping carpet out of her room to reveal the original wood floors. He shook his head and continued on his way, knowing that she had a project in mind. Her skills were sharpened when a friend hired her as his kitchen remodeling assistant and taught her how to install cabinets, flooring, countertops, trim, and more. Now she and her husband work on projects around the home, including garage reroofing and driveway seal-coating projects last year.

Writing for Apartment Therapy, HomeLight, and, Stephanie covers topics ranging from the merits of solid-surface countertops to how to choose faucets for freestanding bathtubs to the history of spiral staircases. She loves digging into the history of everyday objects and design elements like Hoosier cabinets and turret rooms as well as guiding readers through DIY projects and helping them understand how to care for their home.

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MAY 4, 2023 | THURSDAY
How Much Does It Cost to Install a Bathroom Fan?

Highlights The typical cost to install a bathroom fan ranges from $240 to $549, with a national average cost of $383. The main factors that affect the cost to install a bathroom fan inc...

How Much Does Skunk Removal Cost?

Highlights Skunk removal typically costs between $300 and $600, with homeowners across the country paying an average cost of $450. Skunk removal cost is determined by a number of factor...

How Much Does Squirrel Removal Cost?

Highlights The typical cost range for squirrel removal is between $125 and $1,500, with the national average cost at $350. The total cost of squirrel removal will depend on several fact...

MARCH 24, 2023 | FRIDAY
How Much Does a Garden Window Cost to Install?

Highlights The typical cost range to install a garden window is between $1,000 and $4,000, with homeowners across the country paying an average of $2,500. Some of the main factors that ...