Theresa Clement


Theresa Coleman Clement is a freelance editor, writer, and home designer who specializes in home improvement, aging-in-place, sustainability, lifestyle, and home design. Her work has also appeared in Remodeling magazine, Architect Magazine, Builder Magazine, Professional Deck Builder magazine,, and

Theresa shares design and home improvement know-how on MyFixitUpLife, a blog she runs with her husband Mark that was formerly a syndicated radio show. She was the lead design producer for Food Network’s Save My Bakery series, a design producer for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and has been a DIY and design expert contributor to morning TV shows. As an author, she has written and co-written three books. She has been a speaker at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and is a hands-on workshop instructor for Habitat for Humanity and home shows.

After studying engineering in high school followed by architecture at the University of Cincinnati for three years, Theresa earned a degree in journalism and a minor in architecture from The University of Maryland, College Park.

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