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    How To Light Your Home: 10 Types of Light Fixtures

    Upgrading or choosing new light fixtures for your home? This guide will give you the rundown of all of the basic types to light your home.

    What is Fiber Internet?

    Feel the need for speed? Learn more about the fastest tech in home internet.


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    7 Best Robot Lawn Mowers for Hands Free Lawn Maintenance

    Do you enjoy a freshly mown lawn but hate to do the mowing? A robot lawn mower may be the...


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    Breathe Easier with the Family Handyman Approved Honeywell True HEPA Air Purifier

    Concerned about indoor air quality? We tried this Honeywell air purifier and had excellent results.


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    What Is a P-Trap?

    Curious about P-traps, how they function and what to look for when you buy one? Here's what you need to...

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    What To Know About Rerouting a Water Shutoff Valve

    Where's that water shutoff valve when you need it? Avoid flooding disasters and make repairs easier by putting it where...


    13 Flashlight Tips and Tricks

    Flashlights do more than brighten up a dark room. Here are some brilliant flashlight tips and tricks that just might...

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    7 Types of Ceiling Lights To Upgrade Your Home

    Upgrade your ceiling lights and see what an impact it has on the overall look and feel of your home.


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    Why You Shouldn’t Get Rid of Your Old TV Cables

    There are some benefits to keeping those old coaxial and ethernet cables.


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    Tips for Choosing the Best Lighting for Your Bedroom

    Make your bedroom a sanctuary — one that has functional, useful and decorative lighting — with these nine expert tips.


    How Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating Works

    If you want to add an addition but your furnace can't handle the additional load, think about installing hydronic radiant...

    How to Build a DIY Radiator Cover

    Give your old-fashioned radiators some style. It's really not that hard, even if you're new to DIY. We'll show you...


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    5 Best Smart Smoke Detectors

    Even if you're not too into smart-home tech, consider one of these smart smoke detectors for safety. Here's how to...


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    9 Best Kitchen Light Fixtures

    Make your kitchen warm, inviting and tailored to the tasks at hand with these best-of kitchen light fixtures.


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    The Best Bedroom Ceiling Lights

    The bedroom of your dreams awaits. Set the mood with just the right light.


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    Family Handyman Approved: Wago Lever Nuts

    Wary of cheap, twist-on wire nuts? Then try these from Wago.

    We Tried This Endoscope and Were Surprised How Useful It Is for DIYers

    Have you ever wanted to see behind a wall or into a difficult-to-reach small space? Then you’ll want an endoscope.


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    What To Know About Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems

    To better protect your home and family from the devastation of a fire, consider investing in a residential fire sprinkler...


    How to Choose Dining Room Light Fixtures

    Want to give your dining room a new look? Something simple like a new light fixture can make a huge...


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    Bathroom Light Fixtures Buying Guide

    Bathroom lighting merits as much attention as in any other room. For safety, utility and relaxation, choose bathroom light fixtures...


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    Have You Heard of IFTTT? Here’s What to Know

    If This Then That, or IFTTT for short, puts the internet to work for you. We gave it a try...


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    We Tried It: Flo By Moen Smart Water Valve

    Ready to learn about your water usage and save money? The Flo by Moen smart water valve might be just...


    Why Smart Homes May Be Getting a Lot Smarter in 2022

    "Smart" devices can often seem more frustrating than revolutionary, but a new technology could soon change that.


    How To Clean a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

    Here’s the plan — don’t neglect the fan.

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    What Is a Sump Pump?

    Standing water in your home can lead to structural problems and health hazards. One solution is a sump pump.


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    10 Best Pendant Light Fixtures for Your Home

    From a Mobius loop of acrylic to pastel matte metal, the latest in lighting is here. Check out these 10...


    A Pet Camera To Keep an Eye on Your Furry Friends

    Miss your dog while you're away? The Furbo Dog Camera keeps you connected with real-time video, a treat dispenser and...


    How to Clean a Keyboard

    Computer keyboards collect dirt, dust and grime fast. Here's how to keep them clean.


    If Your Car Has No Heat, This Is What It Could Mean

    Driving a car on a cold day with no heat is annoying and a safety hazard. If it's because of...


    New Homeowner’s Guide To Water Heaters

    A water heater accounts for almost 20 percent of a home's energy use! Keep energy efficiency and your hot water...