Electrical

New Outlets in Old Homes

New Outlets in Old Homes

ThisD*mnHouse realizes that one of the shortcomings of older homes is that when it comes to modern day living among all of our electronic appliances, televisions, and computers, old homes are ill-equipped to power this equipment. They’ve done a nice job with installing an outlet with a brass faceplate which […]

Install a Dimmer Switch

Install a Dimmer Switch

Change the atmosphere of your living or bedroom by adding a dimmer switch for the lights. Dimmers can help save electricity and prolong the life of your light bulbs. First decide what type of dimmer will work best. Your options include a dial, a touch pad, a slide and more.

5 Don’t Do-It-Yourself Projects

5 Don’t Do-It-Yourself Projects

If you visit our website you are most likely a person inclined to tackle home improvement projects on your own. But this list of 5 Don’t Do-It-Yourself Projects is a helpful reminder of tasks that often times require professional help. Calling in a professional is not about just giving up […]

Installing Speaker Wire Behind the Walls

Installing Speaker Wire Behind the Walls

When installing your home theater one of the most difficult tasks is keeping the unsightly speaker wires out of your line of sight as well as in an area where they will be disturbed as little as possible. This can be difficult considering that speaker wire must often times run […]

Off-the-grid a popular choice for secondary homes

Off-the-grid a popular choice for secondary homes

By now, you know the drill. Fuel and food and energy costs have skyrocketed. Bikes are hot. SUVs are not. Green is, most definitely, the new black. And as you grow more aware of managing energy and other expenses, don’t discount what is likely your biggest expense—your home. Sure, we […]

Extension Cord Safety

Extension Cord Safety

The DIY Maven shares her tips for using extension cords safely.

Install a GFCI Outlet

Install a GFCI Outlet

GFCI outlets are safety upgrades that every home should have. Houses built after 1993 are required to have these outlets installed in bathrooms, kitchens, and near any sink or washroom. GFCI outlets are specifically designed to shutoff the moment it detects a leak in the electrical current such as the […]

Label Your Circuit Breaker

Label Your Circuit Breaker

We all know how important circuit breakers are to keeping your appliances and lighting safe from surges, but with a bit of foresight you can make sure that the next time the power goes and you suspect it’s the breaker box you’ll know exactly what to do.