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.

Once you’ve made the important decisions of which room and what kind, check out one or both of these sites for tips on how to install the switch. At you’ll see a video that makes the process look easy. If you run into any trouble, The Family Handyman will help you with more details. Maybe once you try it in one room you’ll go crazy and do it in all of them!
Here’s a more in-depth article about how to properly wire your dimmer switch during installation.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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