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Electrical Outlet Not Working? How To Troubleshoot

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 27, 2017

One of life’s little annoyances is when you find an electrical outlet not working. But annoying as it may be, a non-functioning electrical outlet is actually fairly simple...


4 Potential Problems with Old Homes - and Why We Love Them Anyway

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 29, 2017

Either you love them to pieces or you just don’t get what all the fuss is about. We’re talking old houses – not just pre-owned, resales, or whatever they may be...

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6 Important Upgrades to Make as Soon as You Buy a Home

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 09, 2015

If you've just bought a home, now is the perfect time to take care of upgrades. Personalize your new abode by making it more beautiful, safer, and more functional before you actually...

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Spot Danger Signs When You Look at a House for Sale

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 07, 2015

Choosing a home is all too often based on emotion. New homeowners talk about "falling in love" or "feeling a connection" as soon as they walked in the door of a particular house. That...

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10 Uses for Twist Ties

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 04, 2013

Does anyone else feel like the junk drawer is exploding with twist ties? They come with every box of garbage bags, they keep your bread bags shut (if they aren't clipped with plastic),...


How to Replace a Dead Electrical Switch

Posted by S.E. Smith | Jan 10, 2013

Replacing a light switch is a very easy do it yourself project, whether you need to replace a dead switch or you want to upgrade a switch to add a dimmer or other features. As with...

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Charging an Electric Car at Home

Posted by Cris Carl | Aug 29, 2012

Several car companies (Ford, Mitsubishi, and GM to name a few) have been working to develop and market more all-electric cars. Now interested consumers can purchase a vehicle that uses...


Guide to Installing Wall Sconces

Posted by Kevin Stevens | Sep 06, 2011

Hanging a wall sconce is not that different than installing a ceiling light fixture. Here are the steps involved. Wall sconces and overhead light fixtures mostly differ in external...