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What’s a Bladeless Ceiling Fan and Does It Really Work?

Ever hear of a bladeless ceiling fan?  Neither had I.  So we tried one out, and I have to say I'm still a bit confused.

What to Know About Tubular Skylights

Tubular skylights can provide natural light in rooms where it wasn't possible before. Learn more here.


What to Know About Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting, or canned lights, add a clean, minimalistic look to any room. It can be used to illuminate whole...


How to Build Beautiful Faux Ceiling Beams

Build these faux beams to finish the industrial, farmhouse, rustic or modern style of your home's interior.


5 Best Bathroom Shower Lights

These are the best shower light deals on the market.

If You See a Blue Porch Ceiling, This Is What It Means

There's a long history behind this tradition.


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8 Ceiling Fan Parts and Accessories

Whether you’re installing a new fan or fixing an old one, these are the parts you need to know.

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Why Is My Ceiling Fan Making Noise?

Is your ceiling fan making noise? If so and it's one of these five noises, the fixes are simple. Here's...



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6 Best Ceiling Paints

Painting a ceiling isn't as difficult as you might think. With the right paint and a few helpful hints, you...


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9 Best Ceiling Paint Colors to Consider

Put down the white paint! Go bold with these ceiling paint color ideas that will take your room to the...

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34 Silent Signs That Your House is Failing

Your house can't talk, but it can give you hints of failure, if you pay attention. Learn what your house...


Add Value to Your Home With These 12 Easy Upgrades

Outfit your abode with these high-impact, low-budget projects.


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10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $250

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $250 you can make some...


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Your Guide to Winterizing Everything

From cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. Here's how to winterize everything around your home.


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Ceiling Fan Buying Guide

Keep a cool head with these tips for selecting and buying ceiling fans.

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Which Direction Should My Ceiling Fan Spin?

Help your home stay cool in summer or warm in winter just by flipping a switch.


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8 Styles of Ceiling Fans to Beat the Heat

Considering a ceiling fan to help with your summer cooling? Check out your options before making your selection with help...


Fluorescent Light Covers to Transform Your Drop Ceiling

Fluorescent light has been linked to migraines, sleep disruption, increased stress and more. Fortunately, there are many beautiful ways to...


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What to Know About Attic Ladders

Do you have unused storage space in your attic? Install an attic ladder to reclaim it.


How to Lay Mosaic Tiles

A handy guide to laying and setting mosaic tile from one of our most trusted tile experts. Plus, a quick...


13 ‘Cutting Edge’ Table Saw Tips

Straight from top pro woodworkers—ultra-clever tips for getting the most from your table saw.


Patch a Water-Stained Ceiling or Textured Ceiling

Repair sprayed ceilings with aerosol spray texture patch.


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11 Tips on How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling Faster and Easier

Popcorn ceilings were all the rage back in the '60s and '70s. Applying the texture to drywall and plaster ceilings...

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How to Paint Popcorn Ceilings

Renew that old acoustical ceiling with a coat of paint


What to Do When Your Ceiling Has Water Damage

There are few feelings worse than being confronted with water damage. If you have a ceiling that's water stained, peeling...


How to Install a Tongue and Groove Ceiling

Installing tongue-and-groove (aka T&G) boards is a fast, inexpensive way to panel any ceiling or wall. You can install T&G...


Our 10 Favorite Fresh-Look Ceiling Fans

There's the standard ceiling fan, and then there are these beautiful, bold and unique options. Which one is right for...


How to Apply Knock Down Texture

Wall texture works for ceilings, too. Knock down texture is a fast fix for problem ceilings


How to Balance a Wobbly Ceiling Fan

Stop the wobble and make your fan run smoothly in 15 minutes.