Megan Baker Detloff

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.
My Secret Fix for Sticky Drawers Costs $0 (and Works Instantly!)
Projects & Improvements
This trick is pro-approved.
3 days ago
My Favorite Houseplant Find of 2024 Is Just $25 and Works Like Magic
Plants & Yard
I can’t wait to use it for my outdoor gardening too.
Apr 5, 2024
Lowe's Just Solved the Most Annoying Part of Your DIY Projects (Try It Now!)
Projects & Improvements
There’s a discount code, but it’s only active for the next week.
Apr 4, 2024
The Secret to Finishing a Renovation, According to 100s of DIYers
Projects & Improvements
Chronic procrastinators and perfectionists, this one’s for you.
Apr 2, 2024
How to Grout Tile Like a Pro (Even If You’re a Total Tile Newbie)
Projects & Improvements
Warning: It will be messy.
Mar 29, 2024
Even a Total Beginner Can Crochet a Blanket with This Easy Guide
Projects & Improvements
You don’t need much to get started with this craft — just a crochet hook, yarn, and a place to sit.
Mar 27, 2024
18 DIY Easter Crafts to Try If You’re Totally Over Dyeing Eggs
Projects & Improvements
From bunnies to baskets, and everything in between.
Mar 20, 2024
This $1 Target Kitchen Find Is an Unexpected Organizing Superhero
Projects & Improvements
All your tiny odds and ends will finally have a home.
Mar 20, 2024
A Bare Patio Gets a Luxe Makeover That Turns It into a “Mini Vacation”
The revamped space has room for lounging, dining, and so much more.
Mar 18, 2024
My Golden Rule for Keeping Plants Alive Has a 100% Success Rate
Plants & Yard
It’s just one step, but it’s been a lifesaver — for my plants, I mean.
Mar 3, 2024
This Hygge-Inspired DIY Blanket Ladder Will Be Your New Living Room Staple
It's a totally doable beginner project.
Feb 15, 2024
This Super Easy DIY Is the Prettiest Fix for Dated Ceilings
Projects & Improvements
It’s seriously affordable, too.
Feb 11, 2024
I Love These $3 Target Cups So Much, I Bought Them in Every Color
Design Ideas
Grab them while you can.
Jan 21, 2024
Exactly What You Need to Do to Make Any Home Project Stick
January Cure
According to our Home Projects Director.
Jan 16, 2024
The "Secret Ingredient" Every Grown-Up Bedroom Needs
Projects & Improvements
If you don’t have this yet, it’s time.
Jan 9, 2024
The Counterintuitive Secret to Making Your Home Feel Twice as Big
Projects & Improvements
It’s rental-friendly, too.
Jan 8, 2024
The Coolest Way to Transform a Plain Lampshade You’ve Ever Seen
Projects & Improvements
The end product looks like a high-end designer find.
Dec 28, 2023
The One-Step Secret to Turning a $20 Christmas Tree into a $200 One
Projects & Improvements
Make your basic tree look like it belongs in a department store window.
Dec 13, 2023
Learn This Skill, and You’ll Never Have to Toss a Broken Lamp Again
You'll only need a few basic tools, plus about $15 in materials.
Dec 11, 2023
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
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
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
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