Electrical How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our electrical step-by-step tips & ideas.
Generators provide peace of mind by giving your home a backup power source in the event of a blackout. We’ve compiled this detailed buyer’s guide to give you all the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.
Scott Caron, master electrician for Ask This Old House, installs LED track lights and LED track lights with Bluetooth speaker technology to brighten up a loft bedroom
Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor helps a homeowner fix a faulty three-way switch
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor describes how to combat power outages with a standby generator
Ask This Old House lighting expert Scott Caron gives Kevin a tutorial on electrical testers to make sure you never work on live wires
Electrician Scott Caron hangs a flat-screen TV on the wall and conceals all the wiring
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor works with an electrician to help a couple add task lighting to their dark kitchen
Upgrading to a convenient front-door intercom with This Old House host Kevin O'Connor and electrician Scott Matthews
Providing an outlet for high-powered tools and appliances with master electrician Allen Gallant
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor shows how to keep the electricity flowing during power outages
Master electrician Allen Gallant shows how to install a ceiling-mounted track lighting system. We show you the costs involved and offer a step-by-step process.
Saving electricity—and loads of money—with energy efficiency expert Paul Scheckel
Hung in a front entry or a cozy corner indoors, these pendant-style fixtures cast a soft ambient light that's both charming and inviting
A few inexpensive supplies and the right connections can make an old lamp new again
Pro tips for finding—and replacing—a faulty three-way light switch
Setting up an electrical system for maximum safety and convenience
Two-thirds of all electrocutions in U.S. homes could be prevented if people installed the receptacles.
The second home wiring project in our series can make your workshop projects a lot easier. Add outlets in the garage to get the power where you need it.