Home Improvement

From renovating your kitchen to repairing broken floors, our guide to home improvement has the expert tips and DIY advice you need to upgrade your house.

Drill Into Glass
How to Drill a Hole in Glass
home repair
Home Repair Skill Levels Explained
Kitchen outlet with electric kettle across from mug and french press coffee maker
Basics You Must Know About Kitchen Electrical Code
Installing recessed lighting in ceiling
How to Install Recessed Lighting
The Difference Between Watts vs. Volts
voltage check
Amperage, Not Voltage, Poses the Greatest Danger With Electrical Shock
Light bulb held in hand in front of empty light fixture
How to Match Bulb Wattage to Light Fixtures
voltage tester
8 Electrical Testers Used by Electricians
Main electrical service utility box with door open and yellow wires coming from sides
Determining the Size of Your Main Electrical Service
Outlet or wall switch boxes placed in different heights
How to Set Standard Outlet and Light Switch Heights
Ground fault breaker installed inside home service panel
Install a GFCI Circuit Breaker to Protect an Entire Circuit
Recessed lighting held up by hand with light on
How to Convert a Ceiling Light to a Recessed Light
Old Work (Retrofit) Electrical Box Installed in White Wall
How to Install an Old Work Electrical Box in an Existing Wall
Green electrical strip with multiple load capacities and white and black cables being plugged in
Learn How to Calculate Safe Electrical Load Capacities
Hardwired smoke detector installed on wall
How to Install Hardwired Smoke Detectors
recessed lighting
Pros and Cons of Recessed Can Lights
replacing an outlet plate
Common Electrical Projects and How Much They Cost
recessed ceiling light
Everything You Need to Know About Recessed Lighting
electric box
A Handy Visual Guide to Electrical Boxes
Plastic and metal electrical box
When to Use a Plastic or Metal Electrical Box
Electrical junction box being nailed to wooden post for installation
Follow These Steps to Install an Electrical Junction Box
Walk-in closet with recessed and hanging lighting and white cabinets and shelving
Learn How to Select the Right Lighting for Your Closet
Electric meter on house
How an Electric Meter Is Wired
How to Calculate Subpanel Loads
Calculating Loads for Electrical Subpanel Sizing
light switch on wall
Electrical Code Rules for Every Room in the House
Electrical box with surrounding insulation
Reduce Your Energy Costs With Electrical Box Insulation
Electrical panelboard
The Difference Between Electrical Line and Load
Electrical Service Panel
Understanding Your Home's Breaker Box
bistro lighting
11 Ways to Ensure the Safety of Your Outdoor Lighting
Uses for solar energy illustration
10 Ways You Can Use Solar Energy in Your Home
electronic plugged into an extension cord
Use the Right Extension Cord Gauge for the Job
Overhead power lines near residential homes.
Underground vs. Overhead Electrical Service Feeders
Grounded adapter for an electrical outlet
This is Why You Should Never Use Plug Adapters
Plastic electrical box
6 Tips for Installing Electrical Boxes in Walls
Electric Service Drop
A Service Drops Brings Electricity to Your House
Metal countertop and electrical outlet
Difference Between Line and Load With GFCI Outlets
Illuminated pendant lights with incandescent amber bulbs hanging at home
How Does the Electricity Flow at Your House?
scraping paint off of wood
4 Natural Paint Removers
Painting Metal Door
How to Paint a Metal Front Door
Black painting tray with white paint, roller and putty knife on top
How to Keep Your Paint Rollers in Good Shape by Cleaning Them Properly
paint roller and brush
How to Calculate How Much Paint You Need
Pouring paint into tray
Paint Calculator: How Much Paint Do I Need?
Desert Midwestern white house
How to Fix Chipped, Peeling Paint Before Repainting
can of paint primer and brushes
Paint Primer: Guide to Basic Uses
Various sandpaper grit
Sandpaper Grit: What to Know Before You Buy
Painting a window frame
How to Clean Paint From Vinyl Window Frames
Fixing paint drips
Learn How to Fix Paint Drips
electric sander removing paint
How to Scrape Paint With 3 Common Tools
paint cans near a rainy window
Painting a House in Rainy Weather
Online paint visualizers on iPad with paint swatches and decorative materials
3 Best Online Paint Visualizers
Staining Brick With a Brush
How to Stain Brick
Paintbrush balancing on open tins of paint, overhead view, close-up
How to Dispose of Paint the Right Way
hands on a cellphone taking picture of sky with palm tree at sunset
Apps and Tools to Choose and Match Your Paint Colors
Rusted Metal Gate
How to Paint Rusted Metal
removing spray paint
How to Remove Spray Paint
Paint edger
How to Use a Paint Edger
Open paint cans from overhead
Everything You Should Know About Paint
Mixing can of paint
How Is Paint Made?
The art of ceramics
Refresh Your Ceramic Tile by Painting It
Painter painting a room
Hiring a Painter: Everything You Need to Know