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How to Install a Dimmer Switch

Allegra Bennett, editor of Renovating Woman magazine, explains how to replace a light switch with a dimmer switch.

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Top 22 Switches Projects

  1. 1. Foot Switches

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

  2. 2. Kwikset Key Switch (00:01:15)

    Kwikset has smart locks that can be rekeyed as many times as you want.

  3. 3. 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.

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 4. Breaking the Mold (03:29)

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

  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. B. Original With Hardware (20:00)

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

  7. 7. Tub Transformed to Shower (00:02:58)

    Stephen Fanuka and crew turn this couple's tub into a modern shower stall.

  8. 8. Step 8: Install Control Switch (01:00)

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

  9. 9. Switch Plates (03:09)

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

  10. 10. Design Outlet Covers (02:31)

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

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

    Create ambiance by installing a dimmer to any light 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 ...

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    Difficulty:
    Hard
  13. 13. Controlled Chaos (20:01)

    The guys switch roles to see what they each deal with on a daily basis.

  14. 14. Updating Wall Plates

    This DIY Basic will provide tips on how to update switch and wall plate covers.

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  15. 15. Changing a Light Switch

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

    Time:
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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
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