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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...

      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...


      How To Replace the Heating Element in an Electric Oven

      Electric oven heating element replacement is a surprisingly simply DIY fix. Here's everything you need to know.


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      7 Best Color Changing Light Bulbs to Upgrade Your Home Lighting

      The right light color and temperature can help you wake up, fall asleep or set a mood. These light bulbs...

      10 Kitchen Lighting Design Ideas

      Add brightness and style to your kitchen with these lighting ideas from Instagram.


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      Buyer’s Guide To LED Bedroom Lights

      The right LED lighting in the bedroom can create an inviting atmosphere that promotes calm, relaxation and, of course, sleep.


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      Hot Water Recirculating Pump: What To Know Before You Buy

      Say goodbye to waiting for hot water. A hot water recirculating pump provides a warm shower on demand.


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      We Tried It: Aura Air Purifier

      Monitor and clean you air with one device. The Aura Air does it all!


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      10 Best Recessed Lights to Buy for Your Home

      Recessed lights can be used to provide ambiance or accent illumination. If you're in the market, here's a roundup of...


      5 Best Ways to Unclog A Drain Without Chemicals

      Need to clear up a clog but don't want to mess with any chemicals? Here's how.


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      Light Bulb Buyer’s Guide

      LEDs are in. Incandescents are out. Here's everything else you need to know about choosing light bulb types for your...


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      10 Best Under Cabinet Lighting Options

      Under cabinet lights are perfect for illuminating countertop workspaces and setting an ambient mood. Here are 10 noteworthy options.

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      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.


      The Best Smart Humidifiers For Your Home

      This winter, swap your old humidifier with one of these high-tech smart humidifiers at every price point and preference.


      22 Simple Heating and Air Conditioning Fixes

      Even a beginner can solve common furnace and air conditioning problems — and save money!


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      Track Lighting Buyer’s Guide

      If you think track lighting is an ugly strip of spotlights attached to the ceiling, think again! Here's what you...


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      10 Bedroom Lighting Ideas

      Bedroom lighting is often overlooked. These lighting ideas provide the visibility you need from dawn to dusk.


      3 Simple Ways to Automate Your Christmas Lights

      Get more control over your Christmas lights using one of these three convenient methods.