AuthorTimmothy Dunn

8 Basic Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

As a homeowner you will need to put a lot of effort on improving your home and making it look much better to your liking, so you may find yourself browsing stores looking for household items and tools that you will use to DIY. Tools are worth investing as you will eventually save up plenty of money by doing repair work on your own instead of hiring professionals. Here are the basic tools that every homeowner should have in their kit.

Hammers
There are various types of hammers that perform diverse functions, but for DIY and small projects you definitely need one with a straight claw to use extract nails in case you need. Make sure that the hand coating will dampen or reduce vibration for the sake of avoiding injuries.

Cordless Drills
Drills are one of the most used tools by homeowners. You can use this tool to repair your broken furniture or make holes on the wall to drive bolts to install flat screen television. A cordless drill will enable you to do the project with mobility and saves money that you would otherwise spend on extension cords.

Measuring Tape
A measuring tape is always with you when you are planning to do some DIY or go out shopping for household needs. You can easily measure the size of the things you want to purchase or use it while doing small projects inside or outside your home. It is advisable to get a pocket sized tape measurer that is not too thin nor too fat as both of them will make it uncomfortable to hold and use especially when you are working on your own.

Level
It is yet another tool that you must have in your tool box as it can come in handy when installing framed pictures or kitchen cabinets on the wall. Additionally, it can be used anytime you need to fix something that should lay straight.

Screwdrivers
It is a good idea to have a set of screwdrivers that can be used to fix almost anything in your home: tiny heads will be used to open remote controls or remove light switch covers, while bigger ones come in handy to assemble furniture. Make sure that you have a set of different sizes and shapes to perform various tasks.

Ladders
Whenever you need to manage your home inside or outside of it, make sure that you have a ladder to reach the heights to grab down large boxes use them while painting or cutting the branches or top of the bushes.

Flashlight
No other thing can be as useful when you suddenly need to do repair work at night or when the light goes out because you need to see what you are doing. Besides, a flashlight is useful to do the tasks in some areas of your home that have very poor lighting.

Utility knife
This will come in handy when you are trying to open taped boxes or cutting resin or edges of carpets. High quality utility-knife will perform the functions that means you will not need to look for other tools such as a kitchen knife or scissors.

Top 10 Must Own Tools

There are different types of tools for every project you want to take on but there are some tools that every homeowner should have at the ready. Check out this video to see what this guy (and us!) think you should have in your toolbox at home! What tools do you want to buy for your home?

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