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.

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.

Outdoor Heater

For homeowners who enjoy outdoor entertaining, a patio heater may be a worthwhile investment. However, if you just want to keep guests warm for a special event, rentals are readily available through outdoor equipment or party supply companies.  Whichever route you choose, here’s how much you can expect a patio heater to cost.

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.

technician with water heater

The good news is: With any luck, after this, you won’t have to replace your water heater again for at least a decade. We suppose that makes the bad news pretty obvious: We regret to inform you that you're not gonna be able to buy yourself any more time with ye olde water heater. It’s time for a total replacement. Of course, your first question is, “How much is this gonna cost me?” And, of course — we’ve got the answer.

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