Tools You Need For DIY Tasks At Home

Being a homeowner comes with a lot or responsibilities which you must meet if you want to lead a sober lifestyle. There are a lot of tasks that you have to handle as a homeowner which calls for a DIY toolbox. A well-equipped toolbox is essential to do jobs around the home-from hanging a picture frame to the furniture assembly or significant home upgrades. Here are the tools that everybody should possess, from the basic ones to those deemed somewhat professional. The following are some of the tools you need on top of your DIY toolbox to make handling of tasks easier in your home.

 

 

Claw Hammer

Without a solid hammer, no toolbox would be complete. On the one hand, it is used to knock nails in, and on the other hand, we use it to pull nails out of wood or wall (usually bent). We recommend a hammer weighing about a pound with a 16-inch handle. Plastic, vinyl, or rubber handles have better grip and shock absorption.

 

Screwdriver set

From ripping the lids off paint cans to opening battery compartments that are childproof, you need to have the screwdrivers. You can often buy these in kits; look for Phillips and flat head screwdrivers in different sizes. To make screwing and unscrewing easy, look out for magnetic tips and comfortable grips.

 

Level

No more crappy pictures! A level makes sure that nothing is less than horizontally perfect (including your flat-screen TV and shelves). One of the numerous mobile apps that are a practical level can be used in a pinch, but a more extended level of metals (3 to 4 feet) can go a long way. This level can double as a straight line. A laser level will be your bosom buddy for hands-free leveling.

 

Tape Measure

Well, you need to get a tape measure to make sure the furniture fits in the space and measure windows for blinds. Tape measures are available in different widths (from 1⁄2 to 1 inches) and are easy to support with one hand if extended. A 16-foot-long length with a 3/4 inch width is a great size for many jobs.

 

Electric Drill

Even if you may go without a drill for a while or borrow one if you want, many handy people will require a drill sooner or later— and consider it necessary once you get it. Cordless drills work anywhere, but corded types cost less and do need costly battery replacements.