Tools every homeowner should have
If you’re a homeowner, chances are you’ll have to dabble in some DIY at some point. Whether that’s because you’re trying to save money amid living cost increases or you just can’t get hold of the right tradesperson due to a lack of skilled workers available.
If you’re planning on joining the thousands of people willing to give DIY a go, you’ll need to have the right tools for the job at hand. Whether you’ve dipped your toe in the DIY waters before, are a seasoned DIY enthusiast or you’re ready to just give things a go, you’ll need an array of tools to help you carry out simple jobs.
If you’re not sure where to start, read on for our complete list of toolbox essentials.
What tools do you need in your toolbox?
Before you can start to purchase all the essentials, you’ll first need a toolbox to store all your equipment in. Once you’ve done that, you may want to invest in the following.
- A tape measures
If you’re doing any sort of DIY task, having accurate measurements is crucial if you’re going to have that uber-professional look. Whether you’re carrying out a simple task such as hanging a mirror or picture or creating a feature wall with some clever wall paneling, a tape measure is essential.
When looking for the perfect tape measure, try to choose one that feels sturdy and is preferably made out of metal. These tend to be far more user-friendly!
A screwdriver set is a must-have in your DIY arsenal. Screwdrivers can be picked up relatively cheaply and can come in handy for all matters of DIY tasks. Whether you just need to tighten up a loose cabinet door, install a light switch or open a paint can, you’ll need a screwdriver to complete the job.
- A spirit levels
Any self-respecting DIY enthusiast should own a spirit level. As they say, the devil is in the detail, and a high-quality spirit level allows you to get that super-straight finish. Handy for hanging pictures, installing kitchens or laying patios, a spirit level is your new best friend.
- A hammer
No toolbox would be complete without a hammer. As a hammer is an extremely versatile tool, you can use it for pretty much anything. No matter if you use it for demolition or building, a hammer takes on a plethora of tasks with ease.
When choosing your hammer, it’s normally good practice to give them a try before you take the plunge. A quality hammer should feel comfortable to hold and should feel robust, without feeling too heavy.
Far less intimidating (or dangerous!) than a power saw, a handsaw is a good tool for newbies to keep in their toolbox. Capable of trimming timber and other materials, you never know when a handsaw might come in handy.
- A flashlight
Whether you’re working in a damp basement, or you could simply do with a bit more light, a flashlight is a handy tool that’ll serve you well.
And there you have it! Now you know what should be in your toolbox, roll up your sleeves and get stuck in.