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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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How To Protect Your Home From Lightning Strikes

Installing preventative measures that provide lightning protection will save you money in the long run.

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Solar Panels: What To Know Before You Buy

From initial cost to maintenance concerns, here's a primer on solar panels to help you decide if they're right for...


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10 Best Pergola Lighting Ideas

Add some sparkle and glow to your outdoor space with these creative pergola lighting ideas.


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New Homeowner’s Guide To Solar Power

Is solar technology a good fit for the 21st century homeowner? Here's an overview of traditional and DIY solar options.


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We Tried It: Kasa Smart Light Switches

Looking to add smart home functionality to your home without breaking the bank? Kasa smart switches by TP-Link may be...

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12 Outdoor Fire Pit Lighting Ideas

Adding to the fire's glow, these fire pit lighting ideas help transform your outdoor living space into a welcoming and...


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How to Design and Install Whole Home Lighting

Complement natural light with a flexible design.

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If Your Lights Are Flickering, This Is What It Could Mean

Flickering lights are annoying, but are they a big deal? We've got the details about why bulbs sometimes flicker, and...


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Homeowner’s Guide to the Best Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lights add warmth, safety and style to your home's overall look. Learn about eight great outdoor lights to consider...


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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...


Troubleshooting: How to Fix a Light

Have a broken light but don't know why it doesn't work? Get to the bottom of it! Follow these tips...

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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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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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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.

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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...


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,...