Experts and BHG readers answer.
Lauren Aust, Associate Editor of Better Homes & Gardens Remodel Magazine and Kitchen and Bath Ideas Magazine, cut her teeth on home improvement when she was just 7 years old as she helped her father rip down dated wallpaper in his newly-purchased rental properties. While she walked away with a few paper cuts, it sparked her passion for the remodeling and renovation process. When she's not digging up and reporting on the latest and greatest home improvement product, you'll find her tackling projects to spiff up the 1920s Tudor-style apartment she calls home (only with consent from her landlord, of course!).