9 Things Electricians Always Do In Their Own Homes
Before you attempt any DIY electrical work, learn the habits and best practices that are second nature to professional electricians.
Electrical Code Requirements for Islands and Peninsulas
If the title of this topic has you daydreaming about a tropical island or peninsula somewhere in the Caribbean Sea,...
How to Install Low-Profile LED Lights in Your Kitchen
Transform your kitchen into a place you’ll love to be with this innovative lighting project.
Choosing the Right Backup Power Generator for Emergencies
It just takes one downed power pole to interrupt the fragile chain of electricity connecting your house to the power...
How to Install a Ceiling Light Fixture
Nothing spoils a dinner party like a chandelier in the pasta or a sudden blackout. Here's how to hang lights...
13 Things Your Electrician Wants You to Know
Whether you're looking to add a light fixture or run rough electric for an addition, here are a few key...
What is the Correct Way to Install Electrical Outlets: Ground Up or Down?
You may see electrical outlets with the ground facing up or down. Do you know which is right?
Vintage Family Handyman Feature from 1987: Landline Phone Installation
The first issue of Family Handyman was published in 1951, so this year marks our 70th anniversary. To celebrate we're...
19 Handy Hints for DIY Electrical Work
Get to know these tricks before you tackle electrical projects at home.
Stuff We Love: Electrical Outlet Upgrades
Here are two practical outlet upgrades for a safer and more functional place to plug in.
12 Things About LED Christmas Lights You Should Know
Have you thought about upgrading your home's holiday light display? Here are some tips and tricks you should know about...
7 Things Professional Electricians Never Do in Their Own Homes
Getting ready to embark on some DIY electrical work? Think safety first and dodge these common mishaps pro electricians know...
5 Electrical Projects DIYers Should Not Take On
We know our readers love to DIY, but when it comes to electrical work there are some projects better left...
How to Use Cheap Electrical Testers
Three testers make electrical work safer and easier — and for less than $20, you can own them all.
10 Space Heater Safety Tips for Your Home
Space heaters can boost home warmth, but they can cause fires if you aren't careful. Here are 10 space heater...
Installing a Single-Pole Smart Light Switch
Make your regular light switch smart in five easy steps!
How to Fix a Cord Chewed by Your Pet
You can repair a chewed cord without calling a pro. Here's how.
Homebuilding Sector Drives Construction Employment Surge
Residential construction led the way to another positive month for construction employment.
‘Girls Garage’ Book Empowers Young Women to Build, Believe
Emily Pilloton wants her book, Girls Garage, to inspire generations of young women to become "fearless builder girls."
3 Best Ways to Protect Your Devices During a Storm
Don't let a nearby lightning strike destroy all of the high-tech gear in your home.
How to Buy and Install LED Lights
LED lighting can add a cool, modern aesthetic to any entertainment space. Here's everything you need to know to buy...
6 Best RV Solar Panels and Kits
Silent and fume-free electric power for your RV is what solar panel kits deliver. Check out these six top models...
7 Savvy Answers to Common Questions About Smart Light Switches
This overview will help you decide which smart light switches will work best with your smart home setup.
6 Electrical Outlets That Maximize Safety and Convenience
These six specialized electrical outlets can improve your home life.
Should You Do Your Own Electrical Work?
Handy homeowners do electrical work all the time. With the right tools and knowledge, you can increase your skills safely...
How to Safely Dispose of Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Safely dispose of CFL bulbs through retail stores and collection sites and safely clean up any broken bulbs.