Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Turning a circuit breaker off in an electrical service panel.

Home Wiring 101: Dealing with Circuit Breakers and Fuses

You don't have to be a master electrician to own a home, but every homeowner should know the basics of how the electrical system in their house works and what to do when it doesn't. Read on for tips on how to reset tripped circuit breakers and replace blown fuses in your home.
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Installing a Hanging Light Fixture in a Bathroom

John asks, “Is it OK to install a hanging light fixture over the tub in my bathroom?”

Only if you have enough clearance between the tub and light fixture. Read on to find out more.
Attaching wires to a wall switch.

Shockingly Simple: Home Electrical Projects Made Easy

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With a basic understanding of home wiring, even beginners can alleviate the stigma bound to electricity and make their homes safer places for their families. Read on for tips on how to replace a wall outlet, switch, and light fixture.
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How to Fix a Buzzing or Humming Dimmer Switch

You can usually solve a noisy dimmer switch by replacing the bulbs or the dimmer switch itself. Read on to find out more.
Disconnecting the wires from the receptacle.

How to Replace a 120-Volt Electrical Wall Outlet

Replacing a standard, 120-volt electrical wall outlet (receptacle) is an easy DIY project that only requires a few tools and some basic knowledge of wiring. Read on to find out how to replace an electrical outlet in your home.
Single-pole light switch on a white wall

How to Replace a Single-Pole Light Switch

Replacing a single-pole wall light switch is an easy DIY project that only requires a few tools and a little know-how. Read this article to find out how to replace a light switch.
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Installing Landscape Lighting for the Kuppersmith Project House

The exterior lighting for the Kuppersmith Project house included architectural lighting to illuminate the house itself, landscape lighting, and fixtures installed in the trees to provide the soft glow of simulated moonlight. Watch this video to find out more.

Replacing a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

The easiest way to replace a bathroom exhaust vent fan, is to buy a kit that replaces the old motor while reusing the existing housing. Watch this video to see how to replace the motor in your bathroom vent fan.

Installing a Paddle Ceiling Fan

Paddle fans are a great way to keep cool and save energy in your home. Watch this video to find out how to replace an existing light fixture with a paddle fan.