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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 Recessed Lighting

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


5 Best Bathroom Shower Lights

These are the best shower light deals on the market.


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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....


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.


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...

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...


13 ‘Cutting Edge’ Table Saw Tips

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


Upgrade a Recessed Light Fixture

Simply change the trim to change the style


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.


Install a Super-Easy USB Outlet

Adding a USB outlet is easy enough for a first-time electrician.


How to Balance a Wobbly Ceiling Fan

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


How to Install Ceiling Fans

It's easier than you think, even on an angled ceiling.


How to Install a Ceiling Fan Remote

Upgrade your fan with a ceiling fan remote.

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Fishing Electrical Wire Through Walls

Run electrical cable through walls and across ceilings without tearing them apart by fishing wire


How To Strip Wire the Safe Way

When stripping insulation from wiring, you might be tempted to use the cutting jaws on lineman’s pliers instead use a...


Easy Knob-and-Tube Insulation Fix

The insulation on knob-and-tube wiring gets brittle with age. When you’re working with it, the insulation may just crumble in...


With Ceiling Fans, You Get What You Pay For

If you’ve ever shopped for ceiling fans, you've probably been struck by the huge price variations. Fans with the same...


How Liquid Electrical Tape Can Rescue Your Broken Phone Charger

Charger cables for cell phones usually last only a few years before the insulation starts fraying on the ends. Replacement cables...


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5 Brilliant Ways to Hide Wires in a Room Without Going Into the Walls

Conceal that unsightly wire without hard labor!


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How to Install a Ceiling Fan Mounting Bracket

Here, we'll show you how to remove an old light and install a ceiling fan mounting bracket so you can...


How to Run Wire Through a Wall to Avoid Water Leaks

Tips for a trouble-free installation

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