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How to Easily Replace or Install a New Light Fixture

If you’re in the dark about how to install a light fixture, set your worries aside—you can learn how to tackle this simple project in a flash, using just a few household tools. As long as there is the wiring in place from a pre-existing fixture, you don’t need a degree in engineering to install a new one. Just follow our simple step-by-step guide to light fixture illumination. 

How to Hide TV Wires and Cords

The way we feel about TV cords is a little like the way we used to feel about prom chaperones – we know they’ve got to hang around, but we’d really prefer not to see them. Fortunately, when it comes to cable concealment, we’ve actually got a choice in the matter. 

If Your Washing Machine is Not Rinsing Soap Out, Do This

The washer and dryer are two of the most valuable appliances we have in our homes. They save us time, valuable quarters, and give us so much convenience—that is, until they unexpectedly stop working the way they’re supposed to. 

How to Install Pendant Lighting Step-by-Step

Today's modern pendant lights come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs to fit every decor and function.

The Best IKEA Hacks to Help You Better Utilize Your Space

Everyone loves IKEA for their affordable, simplistic and stylish designs, and of course, for their famous Swedish meatballs (just us?). But the easy hackability of IKEA furniture is yet another reason why furniture lovers and DIYers of all ages and life stages love the Swedish furniture maker. 

How to Pressure Wash a House - Without Destroying Your Paint Job

It might be tempting to just slap a couple of coats of paint on your home’s exterior and call it a day. But, like rolling off the couch and grabbing a stone cold slice of pizza from the box sitting out all night on the coffee table, there are some shortcuts we just don’t take anymore. 

How Long Will My Home's Exterior and Interior Paint Job Last?

One of the best ways to freshen up your home, increase curb appeal, and even add value, is a fresh coat of paint. Adding a fresh coat of paint to both the interior and exterior of your home makes everything look clean and new, and can breathe new life into spaces that felt tired or outdated. 

Is Your Washing Machine Making a Weird Noise? Here’s What to Do

Trust us, you don’t want to wait until suds are spilling across your laundry room floor – if you hear your washing machine making noise (at least, noise it’s not supposed to be making), it’s time to get proactive. 

Best New Dishwashers of 2019 to 2020

Whether you're in the market for your first dishwasher or looking to upgrade an older model, be prepared to be amazed. Manufacturers in 2019 have outdone themselves with high-tech, high-efficiency features that astound and impress.

How to Install Blinds: A Step-by-Step Guide

Blinds on the window provide you with privacy, and they can also give you cooler temperatures inside. In fact, according to the Department of Energy, most types of window treatments will keep your home cooler and lead to a lowered energy bill, depending on the type of covering as well as the season. 

5 Carpet Care Tips That Can Double Your Carpet's Lifespan

Most carpet care experts estimate a carpet’s lifespan at around three to five years – and even less if you’ve got high foot traffic or pets. Since that’s a relatively short amount of time, we’ve put together a few carpet care tips that can help keep your carpet around longer. 

What to Do When Your Dishwasher Won't Stop Running

Do you have a love/hate relationship with your dishwasher? Have you loaded the dishes perfectly and pressed the button to start, only to come back several hours later to find it's still running?

The Right Way to Mount a TV on Metal Studs

If you want to mount your TV to the wall but know you’re working with metal studs, don’t get discouraged. It is possible to mount a television to metal studs yourself, so long as you do it properly. 

What Are the Best Single Stud TV Mounts on the Market?

Most TV wall mounts that you’ll find on the market are dual stud mounts, meaning they are designed to connect with two separate studs in the wall. They use a horizontal bracket to reach a stud on each side, with about 16 inches being the standard between studs. 

How Often Should You Clean Your Carpets? We Tell All.

If not cleaned properly, your carpet can contain four thousand times more germs than a toilet seat. Yes, that’s definitely cause for concern. 

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