Simulated image of a smart garage door app being used on an iPhone

A normal garage-door opener allows for remote operation from a few feet away, but smart openers take it a step further by allowing you to open and close your garage door from wherever you are — even if you aren’t sitting in your driveway. In the market for a smart garage-door opener? Here's a price breakdown.

automatic sprinkler system watering the lawn on a background of green grass

There are several reasons a sprinkler head might need to be replaced. If the head doesn’t fully extend, retract or rotate — or if there’s a constantly leaking component — it may be time for a replacement. Read on to learn how it’s done. 

Builder laying outdoor paving slabs

Installing a patio creates an instant outdoor living, lounging and entertainment space — but how much will it cost? The price of patio installation varies widely based on factors such as how big you want your patio to be, the material you want to build it from, and whether you install the patio yourself or hire someone to install it for you.

power washing deck

A power washer is a valuable tool for maintaining the exterior of your home and your yard. While it might take ages to clean a surface by hand with soap and water, you can clean a wooden deck, your siding or a paved driveway in mere minutes with high-pressure water. Follow these simple steps to learn how to use a power washer correctly.  

Electrician working in home installing dimmer switched in wall

Most lights only come with two settings: on and off. But depending on the weather, time of day or your mood, you may need something in between. Dimmer switches give you more control over your lighting. Find out more about dimmer switches, including how much they cost to install.

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