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Top 5 Tools You’ll Need for DIY Home Renovations

DIY projects aren’t always easy—but with the right home tools under your tool belt, they’re fulfilling, affordable, and inspiring.

Plus, you could save tons of cash when it comes to projects around the house.

For example, tiling your own roof could save you in the tens of thousands of dollars. Installing drywall could save you nearly $9,000!—and these are just two of many examples.

Do you have some home repairs that need your attention? Considering doing it yourself instead of calling up the expensive pros?

Here, we’ll cover five great tools every handyperson needs. Invest in these, and you’ll be able to accomplish several home projects!

  1. Screwdrivers

A handy screwdriver can help you through almost every home project that comes up.

Take a walk around your house and you’d likely find several items held together with screws—outlets, furniture, cabinets, doorknobs, and more. If you want to uninstall and reinstall anything with screws, you’ll need a screwdriver (or two) to get the job done.

Screwdrivers come in several types, such as:

  • Flat/slotted

  • Phillips

  • Hex key

  • Torx

  • Robertson

With these in your toolbox, no fixture is safe!

  1. A Hammer

Hammers have a variety of uses, from securing nails to removing them, to being a perfect device whenever something needs a demolition.

While simple, a hammer is useful and handy, just like a screwdriver set. Hammers can help you do several things, like putting together a fence, hanging art, or clearing a space with a strong whack.

As the saying goes, “When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” You’ll be surprised at how much you can do with this simple tool.

  1. A Torque Wrench

A torque wrench allows you to apply a specific torque, or turning effect, to any fasteners, such as nuts or bolts.

The tightness of screws, nuts, bolts, and other fasteners is crucial. When faced with something that requires that tightness, something like this torque wrench can help you accomplish it.

They help reduce problems and improve accuracy every time.

  1. A Tape Measure

What good are all these tools if you’ve mismeasured something?

Accurate measurements are a must in home projects, whether small- or large-scale. Any good contractor knows that one incorrect measurement can throw an entire project off.

A locking and retracting tape measure is convenient, simple to use, and can bring accuracy to any remodel or repair you’re attempting.

Consider spending the money on a longer tape measure, such as 25 feet, to help you with several projects, both big and small.

  1. A Cordless Drill

Cordless drills are convenient and immensely useful for home projects.

A cordless drill can accomplish many tasks, such as:

  • Installing and/or removing screws

  • Drilling a pilot hole

  • Acts as a hole saw (for doorknobs, sink faucets, etc.)

  • Helps with installing drywall (you already know how much money this saves you!)

  • Driving bolts into concrete

Cordless options, when fully charged, can be used anywhere—no electrical outlet required.

Essential Home Tools for Your Tool Belt

The best part about these home tools is they can be used in a variety of ways.

From putting together furniture to hanging heavy artwork to changing electrical outlets or measuring pipes—you’re covered with these essentials.

Our page is a toolbox of useful information. Keep scrolling for more insight, advice, and tips!

About RJ Frometa

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