My basement was really dark when I bought the house. I’ve been fumbling around down there with a headlamp and flashlights to supplement the one light bulb that the previous owner had down there. So yesterday I decided it was time to do something about it.
I’ve never installed a complete electrical circuit before but I pretty much knew how to do it so I figured I’d give it a shot. After some reading on the internet to make sure I knew what I was doing, and a quick trip to the hardware store, I got to work. About two and a half hours later I had a slew of lights burning brightly in the basement, plus a new available outlet down there too, all on a brand new circuit.
And there’s another notch in my belt for a new construction skill. Anybody can do this stuff. It seems like the hardest part for most people is just getting to the point where you believe that you can do it. If someone else can do it there’s no reason you can’t. Watch a couple of how-to videos, read a few articles, pickup a few books on the topic, then grab your screwdriver. There are some hurdles and dangers along the way. But your fear should make you safe and cautious, not paralyzed.
Here’s a little inspiration: