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    14 Over Kitchen Sink Lights That Are Functional and Stylish

    From pendants to flush mounts, modern to classic, the right over kitchen sink light adds style and brightens up your workspace.

    How To Splice Wires

    Doing some DIY electrical work? Electrical circuits are only as safe as the splices you make. Learn how to splice...


    SJ Test3 The Best Amazon Prime Day 2022 Deals on Tools and Home

    Amazon Prime Day deals are finally here! We found the deepest discounts on DeWalt, Greenworks and Coleman. You have 48...


    How to Install a Window Air Conditioner

    Installing a window air conditioner is an easy way to keep your cool.


    What Is UL Listed and Why Does It Matter?

    UL is the gold standard of safety and compliance testing, but what is UL listed? Family Handyman breaks it down.

    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...


    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...

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    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.