House and Components

A house is much more than just a collection of rooms. Here’s everything that goes into making your house a home.

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12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some big changes to your home.

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How to Fix and Replace Christmas Lights

Squeeze another season out of your strings of lights!


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How to Replace a Fluorescent Light Ballast

Stop fluorescent lights from flickering and humming with a new ballast.


Installing Recessed Lighting for Dramatic Effect

Installing recessed lighting, even in the toughest situation—by fishing wires.


Fluorescent Closet Light Fixtures

Fluorescent lights over the door solve a closet lighting problem

How to Build a Soffit Box with Recessed Lighting

Add interest to a bedroom or kitchen by building a soffit with drywall, wood trim and rope lights.


How to Replace a Fluorescent Light Bulb

First step? Check the fixture for other problems.

How to Install Elegant Cove Lighting

Soft light and rich drama for any room


How to Add a Light

Make an existing switch do double duty by adding another light fixture.


How to Find the Correct Motion-Activated Switch for Fluorescent Lights

Use switches rated for electronic ballasts with most newer fluorescent lights


Tips for Replacing Fluorescent Bulbs

They may look burned out, but don't get rid of them until the light goes bad

Save Money by Upgrading Fluorescent Fixtures

Replacing the ballast in an old fixture is a must


Fluorescent Light Problems and Repair

Cure flickering fluorescent lights in minutes