New Fixtures 01:02

Here are the DIY Basics for new fixtures.

Watch an Overview Video

Step 1

Tools & Materials

power drill
electrical tape
plumber’s tape
wood putty stick
bench knife
fine sandpaper
kick plate
wireless doorbell
exterior light fixture with rotating heads
recessed light fixtures
kitchen or bath faucet
cabinet pulls
switch plates

Step 2

Outdoor Upgrades

TIP: Making your home your own can be as easy as installing new fixtures.

Install new lockset and kick plate on front door.

Install new wireless doorbell.

Install new porch light.

For changeable outdoor accent lighting, install fixtures with rotating heads.

Step 3

Indoor Upgrades

Install softly glowing, recessed lights in any room.

Install a new faucet in a kitchen or bath.

TIP: Washer-less faucets have fewer leaks than conventional faucets.

TIP: When tightening the supply tubing to the valve, hold the valve in a second wrench to keep it from turning.

Install new cabinet pulls in a kitchen or bath.

TIP: If new screw alignments don’t match the old, fill original holes with wood filler the color of cabinets.

Install new switch plates.