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Making sure you know everything there is to know about the electrical, heating and cooling systems in your home.

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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.

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....


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...


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26 Things That Changed DIY Forever

Innovations that improved home improvement.


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


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...

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...


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

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