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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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Light Up Your Garage With Flair

A combination of showroom and task lighting does it best

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Best Garden Lights of 2021

Every outdoor space is warmer and more inviting with the right lighting. Here are our picks for the best garden...


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7 Bright Ideas For Lighting Under Your Bed

Hot and on-trend, under bed lighting adds a wow factor to your slumber spaces. Whether you're looking for LED or...


The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....

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Breaker Box Safety: How to Connect a New Circuit

Add a new circuit to your home's wiring


Install New Hard-Wired or Battery-Powered Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms wear out. Replace them before they fail.

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How to Upgrade and Replace Lightbulbs

Replacing outdated lightbulbs in your new home can create the atmosphere you want and lower your electric bill. Here are...


36 Almost Unbelievable Plumbing and Electrical Goofs

Read these DIYers' embarrassing moments stories and DIY fails from plumbing and electrical mistakes.


20 Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Home Look More Expensive

Whether you're looking to fix up your home to put it on the market or just want to bring some...


Easy-to-Read Circuit Breakers

You won't regret marking up your circuit breaker in the case of an emergency.

40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time


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9 Tool Hacks You’ll Use Time and Time Again

Tools are usually designed with one task in mind, but many can be used for all sorts of jobs.


13 Home Improvement Projects That Practically Pay for Themselves

These smart upgrades pay off big in resale value and enjoyment of your home.


10 Incredible New Light Fixtures for 2018

A new light fixture can change the look of a room, whether you're swapping out a chandelier or a classic...


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...

10 Living Room Lighting Ideas We Love

Your living room is a multi-use space, so you need to have the right lighting for the right use. The...


Best Lighting for Your Garage and Workshop

Find your way in the dark with these cool products that help light the darkest nooks and crannies of your...


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Best Off-Grid Power Systems for Your Cabin

If you're contemplating off-grid power for your cabin or summer house, start here to learn the differences between solar, wind...


Electrical Code Requirements for Islands and Peninsulas 

If the title of this topic has you daydreaming about a tropical island or peninsula somewhere in the Caribbean Sea,...


How to Install Low-Profile LED Lights in Your Kitchen

Transform your kitchen into a place you’ll love to be with this innovative lighting project.


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Severe Weather Guide: Emergency Power Generators

It just takes one downed power pole to interrupt the fragile chain of electricity connecting your house to the power...


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10 Electrical Wire Colors and What They Actually Mean

Need to do some electrical work, but don't know what those wire colors mean? Here's what you need to know...


Tips and Techniques for Pouring Self-Leveling Underlayment

We’ll show you the step-by-step process to achieve a perfectly flat and level underlayment that’s smooth as glass.

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How to Hang a Ceiling Light Fixture

Nothing spoils a dinner party like a chandelier in the pasta or a sudden blackout. Here's how to hang lights...


Home Wiring Demystified: Electrical Cable Basics You Need to Know

Before you take on your next home wiring project, arm yourself with basic information about the electrical cable and wiring...


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8 Best Home Security Lights

Don't be left in the dark! You'll know exactly what's going on around your home when you invest in top-rated...


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13 Things Your Electrician Wants You to Know

Almost every home uses electric service to one degree or another. And sooner or later, something is going to go...


12 Tips for Easier Home Electrical Wiring

Even if you have years of wiring experience, there are always a few tricks you may not know. We worked...


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Electrical Wiring: How to Run Power Anywhere

The easiest way to bring electricity to a shed, garden or lamppost