Megan Baker Detloff

Home Projects Editor

New York, NY

Megan is a writer and editor who specializes in home upgrades, DIY projects, hacks, and design. Before Apartment Therapy, she was an editor at HGTV Magazine and This Old House Magazine. Megan has a degree in Magazine Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She is a self-taught weighted blanket connoisseur.
Before and After: A $30 Redo Turns a Boring White Door into a Work of Art
Imagine the "after" as the door to a kid's bedroom!
May 9, 2024
Before and After: Getting Rid of The Wire Shelves Made This Pantry Way More Functional
Custom DIY shelving maximizes the organization potential of this pantry - a win for cooks and eaters alike!
Apr 12, 2024
Before and After: This Stylish $2,232 Deck Redo Will Have You Dreaming of Spring
This DIYer shows off some smart ideas for hiding weird design quirks.
Feb 22, 2024
Before and After: A Few Small Changes Kicked This Cluttered Laundry Closet Into High Gear
It didn't take much to turn this dumping ground into a more practical, usable space.
Feb 9, 2024
Before and After: A $30 Redo Turns a Boring White Door into a Work of Art
Imagine the "after" as the door to a kid's bedroom!
Jan 27, 2024
Before and After: An $800 Redo Takes This Windowless Bathroom from Dim to Dazzling
No natural light? No problem.
Nov 28, 2023
Before and After: Getting Rid of The Wire Shelves Made This Pantry Way More Functional
Custom DIY shelving maximizes the organization potential of this pantry - a win for cooks and eaters alike!
Nov 25, 2023
Before and After: How I Transformed My Sad Beige Living Room TV Wall with a Budget of $160
The biggest-impact steps: paint and cord covers.
Nov 9, 2023
Before and After: This DIY IKEA Kitchen Now Has So Much More Natural Light
With six kids, a functioning kitchen was a must for the family.
Nov 6, 2023
Before and After: This Bold Living Room Fireplace Redo Features Zero White Paint
It's seriously impressive.
Sep 13, 2023
Before and After: A Stylish and Practical DIY Transforms this Drab IKEA KALLAX
It looks entirely brand new.
Sep 12, 2023
Before and After: A $30 Redo Turns a Boring White Door into a Work of Art
Imagine the "after" as the door to a kid's bedroom!
Jul 24, 2023
Before and After: A Grown-Up Office Gets a New Life as a Lovely, Cheery Nursery
Out went the dark paint, and in came a fun mural and fresh wall color.
Jun 29, 2023
Before and After: A Few Small Changes Kicked This Cluttered Laundry Closet Into High Gear
It didn't take much to turn this dumping ground into a more practical, usable space.
May 18, 2023
Before and After: A Musty Attic Is Transformed into a Dreamy Bedroom
It features hidden storage, vintage treasures, and more.
Apr 17, 2023
The Most Underrated Items at IKEA, According to Expert DIYers
Go beyond the BILLY bookcase.
Mar 11, 2023
Before and After: A $260 Makeover Turns a Bland Hallway into a Dreamy Design Feature
Hallways might be pass-throughs, but they deserve love, too.
Feb 17, 2023
Before and After: A Smart IKEA Hack Makes This Laundry Room Look Custom-Built
It has a high-end look without the high-end price.
Jan 18, 2023
My Plumber Told Me This 30-Second Home Task Would Have Saved Me Hundreds of Dollars
This is among the easiest chores you can do at home to help save you time and money in the future.
Oct 9, 2022
Before and After: A $500 Project Creates a Family Entryway with a Place for Everything
And the best part? It's all DIY.
Oct 8, 2022
Before and After: A Beige-on-Beige Living Room Gets an Energizing Transformation
They incorporated their kids' favorite color into the new built-ins!
Oct 7, 2022
This $5 Paint Project is So Quick and Easy, But the Payoff Is Huge
It would look especially great in a kid's room.
May 14, 2022
Before and After: A Boring Basement Gets a Treehouse-Inspired Makeover
The after is an explosion of color, pattern, and imagination.
Apr 24, 2022
Before & After: This Teen’s Blah Bedroom Now Has the Coolest Industrial Look
The once childish space is now unrecognizable — and very, very cool.
Apr 10, 2022
Before and After: This Nursery Gets a Bold, Pattern-Mixing Look for $1,000
This in-between space is now reaching its full potential.
Apr 9, 2022
Before and After: An Under-$10 Project Transforms This IKEA Dresser for a Kid’s Room
If you need inspiration for an easy, done-in-a-day furniture refresh, read on.
Apr 5, 2022
Before and After: This Family of Five’s $600 Laundry Room Makeover Features a Brilliant Sink Hack
If you have an ugly utility sink at home, bookmark this redo.
Apr 4, 2022
Before & After: A Very Quick $725 Redo Transformed a Literal Mud Pit into a Stylish Outdoor Space
The whole family pitched in to make this cozy outdoor living room.
Mar 11, 2022
Before and After: A $20 Yard Sale Dresser Gets Two Fabulous Redos
Solid pieces of furniture like this one can be made over again and again.
Feb 28, 2022
Before and After: A $700 Project Doubles This Family’s Laundry Room’s Storage
Aside from being ultra practical, this redo is gorgeous to boot.
Feb 14, 2022
Before and After: It Only Took 2 Days to Give This Camper Room a Brand-New Spin
The teeny space just needed a little pick-me-up.
Feb 13, 2022
Before and After: An IKEA Cabinet Gets a High-End DIY for Under $40
This IKEA classic shows its versatility once again with a gorgeous, expensive-looking transformation.
Dec 30, 2021
3 Fabulous Ways to Decorate Mini Christmas Trees for Under $15
Whether you're decorating a big tree or a small one, let these affordable redos inspire you.
Dec 11, 2021
Before and After: A Holly, Jolly DIY Playhouse Makeover
This little fairytale house will make you want to be a kid again.
Dec 1, 2021
Before & After: A $190 Kids Bedroom Refresh Celebrates All the Natural Light
You've gotta see the smart closet hack in this room.
Nov 25, 2021
Before & After: A Cluttered Laundry Zone Becomes an Organizational Haven in Just a Few Steps
It didn't take much to turn this dump spot into a more practical, usable space.
Nov 2, 2021