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.
4 Easy Ways to Open a Paint Can Like a Pro
Even seasoned DIYers might not be able to name all four. Can you?
Dec 6, 2023
54 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!
Nov 29, 2023
The $20 Home Depot Staple You'll Use in Every Room
Projects & Improvements
Want to reclaim some lost square footage? This is the answer.
Nov 28, 2023
Michaels' $320 Pre-Lit Christmas Tree Won't Stay in Stock For Long
If you couldn’t get your hands on the pre-lit Christmas tree that swept TikTok before it sold out, this is a pretty good substitute.
Nov 16, 2023
This Smart DIY Is the Perfect Space-Saving Project for Small Bedrooms
Projects & Improvements
Add some warmth to your space without sacrificing any square footage.
Nov 15, 2023
The Brilliant $15 Instagram Tool I Wish I'd Used to Paint My Bathroom
It would have saved me a lot of missed spots and day-after soreness.
Nov 10, 2023
126 Ideas for Creative & Thoughtful Housewarming Gifts
So for that new neighbor upstairs or your favorite couple who just bought their first place, here are 120+ creative ideas for new-home gifts they’ll actually love.
Nov 6, 2023
I Can’t Stop Making Disco Pumpkins (and I Kind of Don’t Want To)
Pumpkins and disco balls are a maximalist Halloween dream team.
Oct 25, 2023
Your Backyard Needs a Fire Pit — And These 8 DIY Ideas Show Why
Want to extend your outdoor entertaining season? Fire pits are the answer.
Oct 17, 2023
14 Fall Essential Oil Blends You Need to Try in Your Diffuser ASAP
These DIY scent recipes are pure autumn bliss.
Oct 12, 2023
These No-Carve Painted Pumpkins Will Convince You to Ditch Your Knife
No pumpkin guts were harmed in the making of this decor.
Oct 4, 2023
A Chic Wreath, Spooky Skull Garland, and 9 Other Easy Halloween DIYs
Home Projects
Your next favorite Halloween project is in here.
Oct 5, 2023
Fancy Scented Candles Are Easier to Make Than You Think
Learn this DIY and never light another store-bought candle again.
Sep 30, 2023
If You Have a Fireplace, You Need to Try This Easy Fall Mantel Decor
Home Projects
You don't need a working fireplace to make the most of this cozy DIY decor.
Sep 30, 2023
DIY This Fall Wreath and Never Drop Another Dollar on Fall Decor Again
You might already have everything you need on hand.
Sep 29, 2023
These 10 Backyard Transformations Will Give You Total Heart-Eyes
Home Projects
Whether your own outdoor space is a blank canvas or an overgrown jungle, we have plenty of inspiration here to jumpstart your makeover dreaming.
Sep 25, 2023
An Easy IKEA Hack Brings Statement Shelving to This Bare Wall
Only a few steps were needed to give these IKEA shelves the look of custom built-ins.
Sep 23, 2023
15 Inspiring Ideas for Small Backyards That Make Every Inch Count
These 15 beautiful spaces will inspire you to create the backyard of your dreams, no matter the size.
Sep 22, 2023
This Bathroom’s Luxurious Redo Has a Hidden IKEA Hack
Home Projects
This bathroom redo is peak “quiet luxury.”
Sep 15, 2023
22 Easy and Beautiful DIY Fall Wreaths to Get You in the Autumnal Spirit
Home Projects
These wreaths are the perfect way to welcome fall guests to your home.
Sep 14, 2023
A “Dumping Ground” Bedroom Nook Gets Dreamy New DIY Built-Ins
“What I love most about the "after" of this project is that the space is now defined. It has a purpose,” the DIYer says.
Sep 10, 2023
This $800 Laundry Room Redo Features a Hidden IKEA Hack
This hardworking space now has a home for everything.
Sep 9, 2023
The Tile Is the Star of This 1970s Bathroom Renovation
Bye, beige carpet! Hello, geometric floor tile.
Sep 3, 2023
B&A: Upcycles and DIYs Transformed a 1910 Living Room for Just $1,060
One highlight: a hand-painted floral pattern on the walls.
Sep 2, 2023
Shoppers Say This Five Below Sherpa Blanket Is a Dupe for a $150 Brand
Home Projects
At $5.55, the price is tough to beat.
Aug 28, 2023
The Back-Saving Accessory You Need If You Love Large Houseplants
Home Projects
They start at as little as $20 for a pack of three.
Aug 21, 2023
B&A: A Dated Filing Cabinet Rescued Off the Curb Gets a Fresh New Look
Home Projects
The whole project cost just $100.
Aug 9, 2023
B&A: A Scrappy Backyard Becomes a Dreamy Multi-“Room” Oasis
It’s now cleverly divided into spaces for dining, lounging, gardening, and more.
Aug 3, 2023
B&A: A Cramped White Kitchen Goes Bigger and Bolder for Under $3,200
The after is pure sunshine.
Aug 2, 2023
B&A: $100 and One Weekend Make This Old Table Look Designer
The secret: epoxy!
Jul 13, 2023
This Trendy Squiggle Mirror DIY Requires Zero Power Tools
Home Projects
All of the supplies you’ll need are super easy to find, too.
Jul 11, 2023
B&A: A Breakfast Nook Redo So Chic You Won’t Believe It’s an IKEA Hack
Home Projects
A cheery blue paint color and statement-making wallpaper came in clutch.
Jul 4, 2023
B&A: A Bold Paint Choice Brings Out the Best in This 1930s Living Room
Home Projects
This color-loving homeowner knew the neutrals had to go.
Jul 3, 2023
B&A: A 1965 Kitchen Gets an Era-Honoring Redo That Still Looks Fresh
Home Projects
The homeowners kept costs down for this full renovation by using some clever workarounds.
Jul 1, 2023
B&A: A Plain Living Room Gets a Chic Redo That’s Fit for Game Nights
Home Projects
“Our larger coffee table allows ten people to play games together (with room for cocktails or wine),” the renter says of her redesigned space.
Jun 25, 2023
B&A: A Grown-Up Office Gets a New Life as a Cheery Blue Nursery
Home Projects
Out went the dark paint, and in came a fun mural and fresh wall color.
Jun 24, 2023