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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. Here's a comprehensive guide to point you in the right direction.

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...


Upgrade a Recessed Light Fixture

Simply change the trim to change the style


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.

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...


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How to Install a Ceiling Fan Mounting Bracket

The Family Handyman Senior Editor, Gary Wentz, will show you how to remove an old light and install a ceiling...