Obviously, you don't want to play with fire—and improper wiring can lead to just that. An amateur with some basic knowledge can replace a light fixture or add a dimmer switch, but leave the bigger jobs to an electrician.
Related: 8 Warning Signs of Dangerously Outdated Electrical Wiring
Best Commercial Stainless ... $52.40
Maxcraft 60626 8-oz. Stubb... $11.95
Lutron TG-600PH-WH Toggler... $8.89
WoodBridge T-0001, Dual Fl... $279.00
BoardMate - Drywall Fittin... $9.99
Estwing MRF3LB 3-Pound Sur... $15.97
WEN 61720 3/4-Inch to 2-In... $18.51
Korky 2001BP Universal Toi... $0.79
1 X 5 X 4' SOLID WALNUT HA... $29.00
SGT KNOTS Twisted ProManil... $49.95
The latest in news, tips, & inspiration delivered right to your inbox.
We'll send you an email as soon as Bob Vila Academy launches
Enroll now and learn DIY basics from the next generation of home improvement experts