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Changing a Light Switch

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

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Top 22 Switches Projects

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

    Create ambiance by installing a dimmer to any light switch.

  2. 2. Ceiling Fan Switches (02:08)

    Get some expert advice about installing a dimmer to a ceiling fan.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Switch Plates (03:09)

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

  9. 9. 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 ...

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    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Step 8: Install Control Switch (01:00)

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

  12. 12. Updating Wall Plates

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

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  13. 13. 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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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Controlled Chaos (20:01)

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

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