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bathroom projects

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How To Install A Bathroom Faucet

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Turning off the tap when brushing your teeth can save up to 3,000 gallons of water a year.

How To Install A New Shower Head

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Faucets and shower heads with the WaterSense label conserve more water than standard faucets, reducing your environmental impact and monthly utility bills.

How To Repair A Leaky Toilet

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A broken flush valve prevents your toilet tank from forming a seal to hold water in the tank. If you hear your tank leaking, first try replacing the flapper.

How To Install A Bath Fan

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A bath fan improves air circulation, which reduces moisture buildup and lessens mold growth.

Affordable Bath Updates

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Make small updates such as installing new cabinet hardware, faucets and lighting fixtures to give your bathroom an inexpensive makeover.

kitchen projects

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Measuring For A Refrigerator

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Measure the width and height of your allotted refrigerator space to ensure you don’t have to remove any cabinets before installation. Remember to measure depth so you don’t buy a unit that juts out into your walking path.

How To Install A Smoke Detector

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Install a smoke detector on every level of your home, including one in each bedroom. Change the batteries twice a year and test the alarm monthly.

Buying Fire Extinguishers

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When operating fire extinguishers, remember to PASS: Pull the pin, Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire, Squeeze the handle and Sweep side-to-side.

How To Install A Kitchen Faucet

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If you start to notice the space under your sink is damp, first check for a faulty seal around the sink strainer.

How To Install A Garbage Disposer

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Turn off the power to your kitchen appliances when installing a disposer to ensure your safety. Remember to turn it back on immediately after installation is complete so as to avoid affecting the temperature of your fridge.

Living Room Projects

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LED Products For Your Whole Home

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LED bulbs can last 20 times longer than traditional incandescents – a typical LED can last over 20 years before it needs to be changed.

Home Security Systems

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Upgrade the deadbolt on your home to upgrade curb appeal and improve home security.

How to Install a Ceiling Fan

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Set your fan to rotate clockwise during the winter and counterclockwise during the summer to improve dispersal of hot and cold air.

How to Install a Thermostat

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Smart thermostats learn your preferences and lower your energy costs by reducing your A/C or heat usage when you’re away from home.

Weatherize Your Home

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Prepare your home for extreme weather by making sure you have portable heating or air conditioning units handy and applying weather stripping around doors and windows.

Home Automation Basics

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Increase your home’s IQ – find automated solutions to save you time and money.

Bedroom Projects

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Installing a Carbon Monoxide Detector

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Carbon monoxide is an extremely dangerous gas that is colorless and odorless. Install a CO detector on every level of your home.

Whole Home Smart Energy Guide

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The typical household spends more than $2,000 a year on energy bills. Look for ENERGY STAR labeled products to save up to 35% on those bills. 

Garage Projects

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Install Garage Door Opener

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Install a new garage door opener to keep your home’s most frequently-used entrance safe and secure.

Garage Door Maintenance

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Improve your garage door’s performance by adjusting chain tension, adjusting the limit screws, realigning the safety door reverse sensors and lubricating the drive chain.

The way we live is changing. Make your home more comfortable, efficient and secure with the next generation of appliances and décor. Upgrade your bathroom with eco-friendly faucets and shower heads and stay safe with new smoke and CO detectors. Smart thermostats learn your comfort preferences and automatically adjust to meet them, and garage door openers can be operated from your smart home so you can be sure your home is secure when away. Let smart appliances and projects give you greater peace of mind.

Save money on utility bills while reducing your home's use of valuable resources.

Find peace of mind by keeping your home and family safe.

Improve daily life and help your home run smoothly and efficiently.

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