Need help with some home renovation tips?
We know, the thought of renovating your property can be both exciting and slightly daunting. Figuring out what needs to be done is one thing, but putting your plan into action and locating the necessary tools can soon seem a bit too much.
However, it doesn’t have to be such a stressful ordeal.
Home renovation doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. If you know what you’re planning on doing, and you follow a home remodeling & renovation guide, plus only buying tools that are essential to get your plans underway and eventually completed — it doesn’t have to be that difficult.
This time, we’ll be looking at the essential tools you’ll need to help get your renovation project underway.
Surely this goes without saying but owning a hammer is absolutely essential. It’s arguably the most essential tool for your house. They are ideal for hanging up posters, knocking in nails, pulling out nails and aiding any general fixes around the house. While it’s fairly difficult to go wrong buying a hammer, there are a few things you may want to look out for. First, ensure it’s drop forged. This means it’s been made with more care and will last longer. It will be more expensive but it’s far less likely to rust.
Another household essential, owning a ladder will see you experience fewer problems when trying to reach areas that would usually prove difficult. We won’t list all the obvious advantages of owning a ladder, as there are too many. What will we say, is that owning a ladder will help you solve problems such as changing light bulbs and hanging frames with ease. Otherwise, you may try and balance yourself on a chair, table or something without the structural stability of a ladder, and this is a health and safety concern.
The Hand Saw
If you’re not too keen on spending a small fortune on a power tool, stick to a trusty handsaw, or even a tracksaw for that extra safety. At some point, it’s going to come in handy, whether it’s for a quick DIY job, or cutting wood for the fire in winter, handsaws are handy to have around the home. Additionally, they’re not that expensive to buy!
For those who see themselves as avid DIYers or remodelers for luxury, this is essential. While having a hammer is essential, a drill comes in handy whenever you need to fix loose screws and fittings, as well as making light work of new additions such as wall hangings. Drills essentially speed up your renovation process. Instead of spending time screwing nails into a new door, or stabbing your hands with screwdrivers, drills relieve that pressure and the simple hit of a button.
Pliers will come in useful when you need to pull out those nails you incorrectly drilled into your new wall! Again, pliers will come in handy in almost every DIY project. Additionally, they’re fairly inexpensive for such an important tool.
The Tape Measure
Another classic tool you’ll be needing to renovate your property is a tape measure. Easily forgotten, but incredibly important, the tape measure is your best friend when it to comes to home renovation. You’d find it pretty difficult to begin a home renovation without a tape measure, as measuring would become, well, pretty much impossible. When it comes to building projects, you’re going to need a tape measure, otherwise things are left wonky and you’ll be wasting time!
Last but not least, the level. When it comes to home renovation, there’s nothing worse than setting up a shelf, only for the leveling to be off. This doesn’t just apply to shelves, every project you undertake in your renovation may require a level at one point. Buying a level will save so much time when it comes to determining if something is level or not.
Home Renovation Tips: Tool Wrap
These are the 7 tools your home renovation cannot be completed without. While they are fairly obvious, you’d be surprised to know how many people forget to purchase such tools. The above items won’t even set you back too much, yet, their role in your home renovation project cannot be undermined. If you do require a tool that’s not on the list and you’re not keen on spending a fortune on a tool you’re only going to use once, then tool hire might be an idea for you!
Better yet, buy a toolbox to keep these in! Except for the ladder, as you may have some trouble fitting that in. If you’re a homebuyer, you will not regret owning these tools.