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Updating Wall Plates

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Top 22 Switches Projects

  1. 1. B. Original With Hardware (20:00)

    Create or alter drawer pulls and turn switch plates into works of art.

  2. 2. How to Install a Three-Way Switch and Wire a Circuit

    Typically used for hallways and staircases, three-way switches are used in instances where two separate switches control one. Use these...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  3. 3. Step 8: Install Control Switch (01:00)

    How to install the fan controls and adjust the fan for different seasons.

  4. 4. Changing a Light Switch

    Replacing or upgrading a light switch is a simple and inexpensive DIY project.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 5. How to Install a Lamp Cord Switch

    A cord switch makes it easy to turn hard-to-reach lamps on and off. Use these step-by-step instructions to install one in no time.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 6. Add an Electrical Switch

    Install a second switch in an existing switch box.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 7. Foot Switches

    The DIY Network shows you two products that allow you to safely control a power switch with your foot.

  8. 8. Dustless WetDry Shop Vac (01:19)

    This vac's filter system lets the operator switch easily from wet to dry.

  9. 9. Switch Plates (03:09)

    Artist Vesta Abel adds a faux copper finish to a normal light switch plate.

  10. 10. Breaking the Mold (03:29)

    The oven door's sign read Please Do Not Open. That was just the beginning.

  11. 11. Magswitch (03:33)

    These powerful magnets can be turned on and off with the flip of a switch.

  12. 12. How to Install an Electric Skylight

    Natural light from above is a beautiful enhancement to any home. This project will walk you through the complete process of installing ...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  13. 13. How to Install a Motion-Sensor Light Switch

    A motion-detector switch will automatically turn on the lights whenever anyone walks into the room. This switch is a relatively simple ...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  14. 14. Design Outlet Covers (02:31)

    Snazz up your outlets and light switches with your own decorative covers.

  15. 15. Putting in a Dimmer Switch (01:52)

    Create ambiance by installing a dimmer to any light switch.

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