Megan Baker Detloff's Recent Articles
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Before & After: A “Filthy Disaster” of a Patio Gets a Stylish Refresh for Just $150
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Now, it's the perfect spot for a happy hour or a morning coffee!
May 23, 2021
Before & After: A $500 Redo Turns a “Nothing Special” Patio into the Perfect Hangout
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The painted concrete slab looks so cool now!
May 16, 2021
Before & After: A $10,000 Redo Livens Up This Brown-on-Brown-on-Brown Kitchen
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This space went from "shades of brown" to bright and cheerful.
May 7, 2021
Before & After: An $1,800 DIY Redo Brilliantly Maximizes the Space in This Tiny Dining Area
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It's so cute and so perfect for a family of four!
May 6, 2021
Before & After: A $130 DIY Project Turns Unusable Space into a Prime Family Hangout
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Any guesses what the homeowners might have done?
May 4, 2021
Before & After: This Dated Kitchen Is Now an Open-Concept Masterpiece
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It also got a LOT more storage!
Apr 11, 2021
Before & After: Just $300 Later, This Kitchen Looks Brand New
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The renter did it all in just four steps!
Apr 1, 2021
Before & After: This $500 Kitchen Redo Keeps Its Cheerful Vintage Charm
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There was so. much. blue.
Mar 25, 2021
Before & After: This Pantry Ditched Its Wire Shelves and Now It’s Way More Functional
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"Our old pantry had those builder-grade wiring shelving that everyone hates," the homeowner says.
Mar 18, 2021
Before & After: This Already-Great Kitchen Gets a Luxe Redo with Lots More Storage
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Wait until you see the cool, new ribbed cabinet faces.
Mar 12, 2021
Before & After: This Luxe Dining Room Redo Is Filled with Lots of Ideas to Copy
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You can definitely steal some of these glamorous updates!
Mar 11, 2021
Before & After: A 2-Week, $900 Redo Gives a Dated Kitchen an Incredible New Life
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The secret weapon? Paint!
Feb 19, 2021
Before & After: This Kitchen Has the Exact Same Layout, but Is Now Way More Functional
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This kitchen was stuck in the early 2000s, which doesn't FEEL like that long ago but ...
Feb 18, 2021
Before & After: This $125 Boho-Style Dining Nook Makeover Is a Thrifter’s Dream
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It's so stylish and cozy now!
Feb 9, 2021
Before & After: This DIY Kitchen Reno Now Has Nearly Double the Storage
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They got to knock down an awkward wall, too!
Feb 7, 2021
Before & After: This DIY IKEA Kitchen Now Has So Much More Natural Light
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And a lot less wood paneling!
Jan 19, 2021
Before & After: A Totally Trashed Vintage Hutch Gets a Respectful Refresh
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It was destined for the dump. And now it's a statement piece!
Jan 17, 2021
Before & After: A Dated Desk Gets Transformed into a Functional Kitchen Island
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Wait until you see the drawers!
Jan 12, 2021
Before & After: IKEA Cabinets Set the Stage for This Stunning $5,000 Kitchen Redo
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This dark, dated kitchen got a dramatic transformation.
Jan 4, 2021
Before & After: This Dated Kitchen Got a Ridiculously Amazing Makeover for Just $450
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Wait until you see what she did to the fridge!
Dec 28, 2020
Before & After: A Dated $80 Craigslist Bar Cart Turns into a Gorgeous Kitchen Island
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It's got a marble top and everything!
Dec 28, 2020
Before & After: These Dated Chairs Got Redone for Just $23 — Thanks to 2 Surprising Pantry Items
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Diet Coke and aluminum foil for the win!
Dec 22, 2020
Before & After: A $500 Kitchen Redo Shows Just How Far Little Changes Can Go
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The homeowners were quoted $50,000 for a renovation before they decided to go the DIY route.
Dec 22, 2020
Before & After: A Very Brown 1970s Kitchen Gets a Colorful Redo Full of Personal Touches
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She actually kept the old cabinets!
Dec 18, 2020
Before & After: These Thrifted Kitchen Cabinets Get an Unexpected New Life
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These kitchen cabinets were picked up at a second-hand store for just $75.
Dec 15, 2020
Before & After: This Rental Kitchen Got a $700 Vintage-Style Makeover
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Checkered floors for the win.
Dec 5, 2020
Before & After: A $1,500 Redo Brightened Up This Dining Room and Added Lots of Storage
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You've gotta see the built-in.
Nov 24, 2020
This Brilliant IKEA Hack Turns a TV Stand into Pretty and Practical Pantry Storage
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It looks so high end!
Nov 15, 2020
Before & After: This Scandi-Style Breakfast Nook Features a Smart IKEA Hack
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BESTA TV unit for the win!
Nov 5, 2020
Before & After: This Drastic Mini Bar Makeover Proves the Power of Little DIY Changes
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Paint for the win. Again.
Oct 22, 2020
Before & After: This Breakfast Nook Got a Farmhouse-Style Makeover for Just $500
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It's full of smart, money-saving ideas.
Oct 18, 2020
Before & After: This Brown Builder-Grade Kitchen Is Unrecognizable After a $3,000 Makeover
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A little paint (and a new sink!) made a huge difference.
Oct 16, 2020
Before & After: This Kitchen Layout Stayed the Same Size, but the Room Now Looks Twice as Big
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The after feels so much bigger and brighter, thanks to some smart design tricks.
Oct 9, 2020
Before & After: This $0 Tile Refresh Looks Like it Cost So Much Money
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"The plastic tile was a perfect canvas for something more interesting."
Sep 27, 2020
Before & After: This Boho-Style Breakfast Nook Is Packed with DIY Money-Saving Hacks
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Wait until you see the new light fixture. And the built-in seating. And the wallpaper ...
Sep 24, 2020
Before & After: This $100 Rental Kitchen Redo Has a Million-Dollar Personality
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Let this be a lesson for all renters.
Sep 17, 2020
Before & After: This Cheery Patio Makeover Took One Day and Cost Less than $100
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Because summer isn't over yet!
Sep 10, 2020
Before & After: A $3,000 Kitchen Redo Featuring IKEA Cabinets and a New Farmhouse Style
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There's so much storage now!
Sep 3, 2020
Before & After: A Drab 1980s Rental Kitchen Gets an Update for Just $250
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Even the flooring is better now!
Sep 1, 2020
Before & After: The $500 Kitchen Refresh of Your Modern-Scandi Dreams
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This DIY makeover is most about what the homeowners took AWAY.
Aug 28, 2020
Before & After: This Breezy Kitchen Redo Will Have You Rethinking Those Upper Cabinets
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Just wait till you see the pantry.
Aug 29, 2020
Before & After: Plain Kitchen Chairs Get a New Look for Zero Dollars
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They have so much personality now!
Aug 25, 2020
Before & After: This 100-Year-Old Converted Church Got a Stunning New Kitchen
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The kitchen used to be the altar!
Aug 21, 2020
The 7 Most Underrated Items at IKEA, According to Expert-Level DIYers
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That $3 plate is seriously clutch.
Aug 7, 2020
Before & After: A “Barren and Messy” Backyard Becomes a Fun Place to Hang and Eat
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And it was transformed on the cheap!
Jul 31, 2020
Before & After: A Sad, Run-Down Patio Becomes a Tropical Escape for $1100
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We'd like to have our morning coffee at the cute, little table!
Jul 29, 2020
Before & After: A $30, One-Day Project Totally Upgrades This Dining Room
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This trend has been all over Instagram lately!
Jul 23, 2020
Before & After: A $100 Makeover Turned This Dark Kitchen into a Fun & Colorful Spot
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Pink cabinets!
Jul 13, 2020