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    Outdoor Hot Tub Wiring Tips

    If you're considering installing the wiring for an outdoor hot tub, we're here to help you understand the scope of the project.

    Doughnut Lamps May Be 2023’s Next Big Decor Trend

    These unexpected lamps are on their way to becoming the hottest decor trend of 2023. Meet doughnut lamps—sculptural, utilitarian art.


    If You Hate Harsh Overhead Lighting, You’ll Want to Try This Viral Lighting Hack

    You'll love the ambient light this trick creates in your living space.


    How to Build Faux Basement Windows That Provide Real Light

    This project uses a slim LED light panel mounted in a simple frame to give you light and the illusion...


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    8 Ways To Add More Natural Light In Your Basement

    Does your gloomy basement have you feeling down in the dumps? Here are some ways to cheer things up with...

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    Rewiring a House: Why It Matters When Your House Was Built

    The age of your home determines a rewiring project's scope and scale. Here are the four key eras to consider.


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    Rewiring a House: How To Manage the Project

    Take charge of your home rewiring project. Follow these tips to ensure a positive outcome.

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    12 Home Office Lighting Ideas

    Create a work environment that's beautiful and functional, too, with inspiration taken from these lighting ideas.


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    Rewiring a House: How To Hire a Pro

    Rewiring a house is a major undertaking. An electrical inspector offers tips on hiring the right pro for the...


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    How To Light a Living Room With No Overhead Lighting

    The key to brightening up a living room without overhead lighting is layers. Here are our 13 picks, from top...


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    LED Christmas Lights Are Best. Here’s Why.

    When it comes to holiday lights, there can be only one choice.

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    Why Are My Christmas Lights Not Working?

    The good news is that there are only a few things can go wrong with holiday lights, and they're relatively...


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    8 Best Basement Lighting Ideas for a Remodel

    Brighten a dark basement with these lighting ideas for every budget.


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    What to Know About Upgrading Your Light Fixtures

    Old light fixtures can be real eye-catchers, but their incandescent bulbs aren't energy efficient. Here's how to fix that.


    8 Hallway Lighting Ideas for Your Home

    Find out how to make your hallway brighter and more welcoming with these stylish lighting ideas.


    Underground Wiring: A Pro Answers Your Key Questions

    Here are some important things you need to know about underground wiring so it's safe and provides many years of...

    3 Types of Kitchen Track Lighting

    Tired of cooking in the dark? Kitchen track lighting provides multiple light sources, without the hassle of installing multiple fixtures.


    Light Bulb Recycling Guide

    You can recycle those old light bulbs, but there are a few important things to know before you toss them...


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    How To Wire a Four-Way Switch

    Did you know slips, trips and falls are some of the most common home safety hazards? Say goodbye to stubbed...


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    Does Bulb Wattage Determine Brightness?

    It's a common misconception that a bulb's wattage is the only factor in its brightness. So if you've been buying...


    What To Know About Burying Underground Electrical Cable

    Running electric power to a garage or garden pond? Learn about code requirements, trench depth options, conduit material and types...


    Solar Panel Maintenance Guide

    From droughts to blizzards, here's how to keep your residential solar panels performing at their peak.


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    What To Know About Solar Batteries

    Solar battery technology has advanced in leaps and bounds in recent years. Here's what makes a battery a solar battery.


    14 Over Kitchen Sink Lights That Are Functional and Stylish

    From pendants to flush mounts, modern to classic, the right over kitchen sink light adds style and brightens up your...


    Does Lighting Your Property Actually Make It Safer?

    A well-lit perimeter might feel reassuring. But excess security lighting can actually foster crime, annoy your neighbors and mess with...

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    The Headlamp I Never Knew I Needed

    This top-notch Fenix HM65r headlamp showed me the light when I thought my old headlamp was fine.


    How to Build an Infrared Sauna

    Get all the benefits of a sauna without the expensive health club membership.


    How To Fix a Circuit Breaker That Keeps Tripping

    Circuit breaker keeps tripping? Don't just reset and forget. Circuit breakers protect your home and family, so fix that situation...


    How To Splice Wires

    Doing some DIY electrical work? Electrical circuits are only as safe as the splices you make. Learn how to splice...


    Living Your Best Off-Grid Life: How to Get Your Remote Home Equipped with Power

    Off-grid living is supposed to be about simplifying life. Here’s how to make sure it actually ends up that way,...


    5 Types of Circuit Breakers

    Circuit breakers protect our lives and property from dangerous electrical situations. Here's what you need to know about these critical...