Helping you plan your home improvement project, from start to finish

  • The Difference Between LED And Regular Lights

    Whether you're lighting an interior space or adding illumination to the exterior of your home, you have a choice between LED and incandescent lights. If you're wondering, "What is the difference between LED lights and regular lights?" here is a basic guide to LED lighting so you can choose the right kind for your space.

    By Jaclyn Crawford Sep 21, 2020
  • How To Replace A Breaker

    While every homeowner is familiar with their circuit breaker box to some extent, you might not know how to wire one from scratch. This can be a dangerous task, so unless you're 100% confident, we'd recommend hiring a contractor to assist you.

    By Jill Scheer Sep 14, 2020
  • Landscape Lights You Need To Know

    Landscape lighting is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to enhance your curb appeal and illuminate your home even after the sun sets. Smart, well-designed landscape lighting will not only provide a safety element outside the home, but it will also give you and your loved ones more time outdoors.

    By Jacob Hurwith Aug 25, 2020
  • 2018 Lighting Trends

    Light fixtures are a great and budget-friendly way to dress up a room. See 2018 lighting trends that are sure to stand out.

    By Jaclyn Crawford Aug 24, 2020
  • 2019 Lighting Trends

    Have you ever changed out a light fixture just to see that it redefined how the space looked? If you haven’t, now might be the year to do so. An affordable light fixture update can be just what you need update the look of any room in the home.

    By Jaclyn Crawford Aug 24, 2020
  • Home Inventions: Who Actually Invented The Light Bulb?

    At least one item can be reliably found in just about any modern home the world over. The light bulb is so ubiquitous that it's easy to take it completely for granted.

    By Andrea Davis Aug 24, 2020
  • 10 Steps You Need To Take When Your Power Goes Out

    Power outages are never fun, but they are a fact of life and every homeowner will have to deal with a power outage sooner rather than later. Whether it’s a blown fuse, a power outage across the block or inclement weather, your home’s power is not 100% immune to natural causes or every day wear and tear.

    By Jill Scheer Aug 13, 2019
  • DIY Security Light Installation Tips & Tricks

    If you've ever had your home broken into, you know the sense of violation it leaves behind. Homes are private spaces, and they're supposed to be free of public intrusion.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author Jul 1, 2019
  • How Can I Stop My Fluorescent Lights From Buzzing?

    Fluorescent lights sometimes buzz, flicker or hum. This is not something that has to stay the same or be replaced with a whole new light or with a phone call to an electrician.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author Nov 12, 2018
  • How To Brighten A Dark Room

    Even for rooms that have the smallest of windows, there are ways you can boost the sunshine in the space. Here are a few ways to brighten up a dark room.

    By Jaclyn Crawford Oct 14, 2018
  • The Best Lighting For Your Kitchen

    There are many choices when it comes to kitchen lighting. You’ll often need more than one source to highlight specific areas of the room. Here are a few ideas to help you choose the best lighting for your kitchen.

    By Jaclyn Crawford Jun 25, 2018
  • What Is A Switch Loop & How Does It Work?

    See how you use switch loops every day and how switch loop wiring works. Once you see how electrical switch wiring works, use ImproveNet to find electricians nearby.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author May 9, 2018