Install a New Lighting Fixture

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How to Sell Your House - Grand Prairie TX:  Living your house a new look before you put it on the market can involve several repairs and remodels to get the house into top condition. One of the easier things you can do is to replace your outdated and dingy light fixtures with updated and modern ones.

Install a New Lighting FixtureYou can buy inexpensive light fixtures at most large discount stores and home improvement centers. Pick a neutral looking, but attractive fixture and don’t spend too much on it. The buyers may have a very different idea of what they want in the house, but giving them a nice fixture to use until they get their remodeling done will do the trick for you. Your objective is to present the house in a modern and well cared for light.You’ll need a new light fixture, a ladder, wire nuts, electrical tape, and a Philips head screwdriver. It’s essential that you also use a circuit tester.

If you don’t have one, borrow one and make sure you know how to use it to test the wiring. Always use caution where electricity is concerned.The basic electrical wiring uses a black wire for the ‘hot’ or charged wire, white for the neutral wire, and a bare wire for the ground. If you find other colors or all the same color, test them to see which is which before you start. Touch the tester to one wire’s bare end and the other tester probe to the ground. Whichever wire lights the tester up is the live or ‘hot’ wire. Wrap that one with a piece of electrical tape to identify it while you work.

Now, a very important step! Turn off the power at the breaker box. Remove the old light fixture observing how it was wired in. Now install the bracket used for mounting the new fixture. You can use the screws from the old one for the new one unless the new fixture came with its own.Connect the wires with their coordinated counterparts in the ceiling. White with white, black with black and bare copper with bare copper if the wires are in those colors, and secure each matching wire set with a wire nut.

Screw the fixture into place using the long screws. Mount the fixture according to the specific directions that came with it. Some are a bit different, so use the instructions that are appropriate for your fixture. Secure the fixture but not too tight. Replace the bulb, turn on the power, and turn on the new light.


 Install a New Lighting FixtureYour Texas Home Buyers is a real estate investment company in Fort Worth and the surrounding suburbs of Tarrant County Texas.  Your Texas Home Buyers was established by John Pribble, a ten year veteran in the investing world as well as a Real Estate Broker.  Our expertise in the real estate business has been fine tuned through hundreds of transactions.  We deal with houses in all price ranges, both ugly and pretty, in all areas.

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