From Spotlight: Homeowner’s Guide for People Who Live in the Real World

Home Upkeep Tips for People With Better Things to Do Than Chores

Kick back, relax. Just keep an eye (and ear) out for these 7 things.

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Image: Andrés Nieto Porras
Elizabeth Lilly

Elizabeth Lilly

Elizabeth Lilly is the site editor for “This Old House," where she’s written about paint colors, chicken coops, and nearly every home improvement project in between. She uses her New York City apartment as a laboratory for executing her latest DIY ideas.