Megan Baker Detloff's Recent Articles
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Before & After: This $100 Rental Kitchen Redo Has a Million-Dollar Personality
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This kitchen goes from plain to punchy — thanks to a few low-budget tweaks.
Jun 26, 2020
I Used Pantry Ingredients to Make 4 Natural Wood Stains, and Found a Surprising Favorite
Tips from The Kitchn
Guess which one I liked best: instant coffee, black tea, turmeric, or beets?
Jun 2, 2020
Before & After: This Cramped, Dated Kitchen Gets a Gorgeous DIY Redo
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The homeowner had three must-haves on her list: a large island, open shelving, and a pot filler. She got them all!
May 15, 2020
Before & After: This Rental-Friendly Patio Makeover Is a Plant-Lover’s Dream
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We want to grill up some burgers and dogs out here!
May 16, 2020
Before and After: This Dark ’90s Kitchen Turned into a Boho Dream for Less than $100
Suzy Jean wanted to give her kitchen a brighter, more open look without making any structural changes.
May 8, 2020
Before & After: A 1950s Kitchen Gets a Charming Makeover for Just $2,500
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The wallpaper is just perfect.
Apr 9, 2020
Before & After: This ’90s Kitchen Turned into a Scandi-Boho Dream for Just $2,000
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This homeowner built her own cabinets!
Apr 4, 2020
Before & After: Two Months and $6000 Later, This Kitchen Is Totally Unrecognizable
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The homeowner saved money in some smart ways.
Mar 20, 2020
Before & After: This Totally Cute Kitchen Is About to Get Way More Fun
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The after definitely packs a lot of personality!
Mar 21, 2020
Before & After: This Whole Kitchen Is Great but the Colorful Floors Will Be Your Favorite Thing
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There's also some super-fun exposed brick!
Mar 12, 2020
Before & After: This DIY Kitchen Redo Would Make Chip and Joanna Proud
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The homeowner used shiplap in the smartest way!
Mar 3, 2020
The Easy, Affordable Project That’ll Make Your Kitchen Look Way More Expensive
Tips from The Kitchn
Fancy!
Feb 25, 2020
Before & After: This Kitchen (And Its DIY Island) Is Now Better Than Ever, Thanks to a Sewage Leak
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With disaster comes the opportunity to rebuild.
Feb 23, 2020
Before & After: The Best Part of This Kitchen Renovation Is… the Ceiling
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IT'S WALLPAPERED!
Feb 22, 2020
Before & After: A Few Tiny Tweaks Gave This Kitchen a Majorly Happy New Look
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It's seriously so cheery now!
Feb 14, 2020
Before & After: A DIY Kitchen Redo Gets Rid of Two Decades Worth of Grease
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It's so much brighter now, too!
Feb 7, 2020
Before & After: This Dining Room Now Has Major “Hang Out Here” Vibes
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Fact: Dining rooms are coming back in style!
Feb 6, 2020
Before & After: This Kitchen Island Got a Stylish $50 Makeover in Just One Day
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This builder-grade island started off boring and bland. Now, it's got just the right amount of personality.
Jan 31, 2020
Before & After: This $500 French Rental Redo Is Packed with Brilliant Ideas
Before & After
There's even a smart idea for dealing with ugly pipes that you can't move!
Jan 29, 2020
Costco Will Turn Your Phone Pics into Expensive-Looking Art — On the Cheap!
Shopping
Costco for the win. Again.
Jan 8, 2020
Before & After: A $1,000 Rental Kitchen with One Luxe-Looking IKEA Hack
Before & After
It looks so fancy now!
Dec 20, 2019
Costco’s Most Underrated Kirkland Signature Item (That I Buy Every Year Around This Time)
Shopping
Somewhere between the gallon-sized peanut butter and the 500-pill bottles of ibuprofen, in that giant middle section, is Costco's most wonderful hidden gem.
Dec 24, 2019
Before & After: A Few Little Changes Made a Big Difference in This Kitchen
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A little bit goes a long way!
Dec 10, 2019
Before & After: A Useless Pantry Makes Way More Sense as an IKEA-Built Home Bar
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This transformation is just brilliant.
Dec 10, 2019