Megan Baker

Home Projects Director

Madison, WI

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.
This Handy Tape Measure Hack Gives You Two Tools in One
Home Projects
This secret superpower is great in a pinch — but there are exceptions.
May 23, 2023
B&A: A $200 Project Makes This Bare Patio Feel Like a Private Escape
Home Projects
This is a DIY anyone can do.
May 16, 2023
8 Little Luxuries Worth Splurging on in a New Home, as Seen on Reddit
Home Projects
Make your home more comfortable and functional.
May 16, 2023
This 30-Minute Paint Project Is a Throwback to a Vintage Staple
Home Projects
If you have a sample pot of paint, you can pull off this project.
May 15, 2023
B&A: A Muddy Lawn Gets a Full Redo with Room for Gardening, Dining, and More
Home Projects
The falling-down fence and mushy ground spots had to go.
May 13, 2023
Want a Pro-Level Kitchen Cabinet Paint Job? Never Skip These 6 Steps
Home Projects
For a smoother, more even finish on your cabinets, it’s all about prep.
May 10, 2023
B&A: I Transformed My Sad Beige Living Room TV Wall with a Budget of $160
Home Projects
The biggest-impact steps: paint and cord covers.
May 8, 2023
Before and After: This $135 Balcony Redo Is a Masterclass in Upcycling
Home Projects
This clever DIYer “shopped” free resources to turn her unwelcoming balcony into a cheery hangout.
May 6, 2023
9 Costco Buys You Need to Grab for Spring Planting, Starting at $10
Home Projects
From gardening gloves to the internet-favorite self-watering planter, these Costco picks are perfect for plant-lovers.
Apr 28, 2023
B&A: A Bland Kitchen’s Vibrant Redo Features One of 2023’s Hottest Colors
Home Projects
The color combo makes this kitchen feel extra inviting.
Apr 26, 2023
This Luxe Architectural Feature Is Surprisingly Renter-Friendly
Home Projects
You can install it anywhere you can find studs.
Apr 24, 2023
This Under-$10 Tool Is the Secret to Pro-Looking Floral Arrangements
Home Projects
It will help you find vases in strange places.
Apr 22, 2023
B&A: This Blah Bathroom’s $93 Redo Uses Paint in an Unexpected Way
Home Projects
This DIYer came up with a clever money-saving hack for getting the look of lime washed walls.
Apr 11, 2023
B&A: A Bare Dining Room Gets a Big Jolt of Energy with a Little Paint Project
Home Projects
Vintage furniture and a fresh light fixture help, too.
Apr 10, 2023
This TikToker Created a Luxurious-Looking Table Using Cheap Planters
Home Projects
Now that it’s spring, you’ll be able to easily find all the materials you need to copy this cool look.
Apr 10, 2023
The Spring 2023 One Room Challenge Is Live — Here’s What You Need to Know
Home Projects
If you’re itching to take on a home project, this is the perfect way to do it.
Apr 8, 2023
B&A: This 1955 Bathroom's $5,000 Gut Reno Reveals a Hidden Treasure
This DIYer "cried real (happy) tears" when she made the discovery during the demo process.
Mar 31, 2023
B&A: A Bland '90s Kitchen Gets a Character-Packed DIY Redo for $7,000
The new cook space isn't just beautiful — its reimagined layout makes it more functional, too.
Mar 30, 2023
B&A: Smart Layout Changes and Fresh Finishes Brighten up a Dark 1960s Home
This renovation doubled the kitchen size and made the main bathroom feel way bigger, too.
Mar 15, 2023
The $13 IKEA Product I’ve Had for 16 Years and Through 11 Homes
Home Projects
It’s been a must-have for me from college dorms all the way to home ownership.
Mar 12, 2023
B&A: A $255 Redo Transforms an Awkward Alcove into Dreamy Reading Nook
This would be the perfect spot to curl up with a book on a Saturday morning.
Mar 10, 2023
B&A: This 1912 Bedroom's Cheery Redo Gives Original Features a Brighter New Look
The homeowners thought this space looked "spooky" before, but some strategic design choices helped bring out the best in the original features.
Mar 8, 2023
This IKEA Hack Hides Your Ugly Wi-Fi Router with Only 15 Minutes and About $20
This might be one of the easiest IKEA hacks we've ever seen.
Feb 28, 2023
5 Gorgeous Kitchen Redos That Make Natural Wood Cabinets Look High-End
Get inspired by these kitchen cabinets, which range from barely-there light ash wood to rich walnut tones.
Feb 17, 2023
This Stylish and Trendy Paint Project Is Way Easier to DIY Than It Looks
You'll need a paper template, painter's tape, and a little patience.
Feb 14, 2023
This Budget Hack Can Help You Recreate the Luxe Open Shelving Trend for Way, Way Less
Whether you hate it or love it, open shelving in kitchens has proven to be a trend with staying power.
Feb 10, 2023
This $20 Renter-Friendly TikTok Hack Helps Fit More Storage into a Sneaky Spot
Want to be more organized in 2023? This project is for you.
Jan 18, 2023
How to Actually Get Started on Your Home Projects
And keep at it all year long!
Jan 17, 2023
Planning a Bathroom Reno? This Smart Homeowner's Tip Might Save You a Headache
If you only have one bathroom at home, renovating it can be stressful. This tip's worth considering.
Jan 16, 2023
The Basically Free TikTok Hack That Turns Thrifted Art from So-So to Stunning
Even better: You can pull it off in under an hour.
Jan 14, 2023
You Can Find Supplies for This Stylish DIY Home Upgrade at the Dollar Store
Even better? You won't need any fancy tools to pull this one off.
Jan 11, 2023
B&A: A Cluttered Closet Becomes a Functional "Speakeasy" for $800
The redo doesn't sacrifice practicality in the name of style.
Jan 3, 2023
The Brilliant Yet Mind-Blowingly Simple IKEA Hack Taking Over Instagram
You can pull it off for under $15.
Dec 15, 2022
121 Ideas for Creative & Thoughtful Housewarming Gifts
So for that new neighbor upstairs or your favorite couple who just bought their first place, here are 121 creative ideas for new-home gifts they’ll actually love.
Dec 8, 2022
48 of the Best Gifts for Plant Lovers and Green Thumbs
Shopping for a friend who posts more plant #shelfies than selfies? This is the list for you!
Dec 5, 2022
The One Thing Your Accent Wall is Missing — and the Easy, Under-$20 DIY Fix
This little detail is the difference between good and great.
Nov 11, 2022