Our Editorial Process | Hunker

Our Editorial Team

All of our content is thoroughly reviewed by our editorial staff. Our staff is comprised of interior designers-turned-editors and writers with expertise in design, decor, home renovations, and home products.

Expert Review

All of our content that requires plumbing, electrical or construction is reviewed by an expert who is licensed and experienced in their field, bringing us decades of knowledge to back up the accuracy of our articles. Each expert reviews articles for safety, checks that they adhere to the latest building codes (if applicable) and ensures there are no factual inaccuracies. 

Shopping Recommendations and Product Reviews

All product recommendations on Hunker are purely editorial. Our team of commerce editors — and freelance contributors — is dedicated to finding and trying the latest, greatest, and buzziest products across the home and lifestyle space and putting them to the test. Occasionally, brands will send us products for consideration or review, but we hold them to the same standard we would anything else. 

Before we publish any on-site review, we ensure each item has been thoroughly tested for the appropriate amount of time for any issues to pop up, walk through all of the major specs, and weigh out the pros and cons, so that readers can decide for themselves. We know that all shoppers have different needs and considerations and we want you to feel confident in your purchase decisions.

When recommending products we haven’t yet tried in person, we vet product reviews from real users across all relevant sites, consult brands and PR reps directly, and tap industry experts who are even smarter than us for their honest opinions. 

Whether we’re writing about cooling sheet sets, art deco coffee tables, or sofas under $500, we would never recommend a product that we ourselves wouldn’t use or purchase. 

If anything is ever sold out, too expensive, or not linked, shoot us a message at shopping@hunker.com and we’ll get back to you with options that are just as good (if not better).

Diversity and Inclusion

Hunker recognizes that design, as well as the media that celebrate it, can be bound up with structural inequities surrounding race, national origin, income, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, and other important facets of identity.

As a media brand telling stories about design, our commitment to diversity and inclusion focuses both on our subjects and on our audience: we aim not only to represent and celebrate creators and designers from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences, but to be a resource for all people interested in designing and optimizing their spaces.

Finally, we directly interrogate and explore the ways design and its associated fields may reinforce social and economic inequity and injustice.

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