Install a Dimmer Switch in 7 Easy Steps

Install a Dimmer Switch in 7 Easy Steps

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Sarah Rae Smith
Feb 3, 2011

One of the greatest improvements you can make for your space is in the lighting department. Sure you can always add a few lamps — but just as easy is making your overhead lights work on a dimmer switch. Your eyes will thank you and chances are your landlord will as well!

If you're like me, you're able to wield a hammer or screwdriver, but the idea of lighting and wires is intimidating. Luckily for all of us, they really aren't and installing a dimmer switch is a great project for anyone looking to get your feet wet in the world of wiring (although taken literally, that's a quite horrible idea).

From turning off your breaker to turning it back on, there's only 5 steps in between when installing a dimmer. There's wires to match up and ends to tape up, but all in all you can tackle it in less time than it takes to read about it! Head over to Charles & Hudson and see how simple the process really is! Just think of it as mood lighting for Valentine's Day!

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