Once you own a home, it’s a fact of life that things can break or need repairs throughout. Having some basic tools on hand can help you when it comes time to fix things that end up needing repairs around your house.
The following are 10 basic tools that every homeowner should have:
Drill & Drill Bits:
Having a drill with a set of various-sized bits on hand can help you with a whole variety of home improvement or DIY projects.
Adjustable Crescent Wrench:
An adjustable wrench is a great investment as it saves you from having to own a wide variety of different wrenches when you only need one or two wrenches in your set to get a job done.
Having a heavyweight and a lightweight hammer on hand will help you take care of most tasks around the house.
A decent hacksaw can be used for cutting through a variety of things from metal piping to cutting thick, heavy plastic, brackets, bolts, and wood.
25-Foot Tape Measure:
A tape measure can be used for a variety of home improvement projects. A tape measure that is 25 feet long should be adequate for most home improvement or DIY projects.
A Variety of Pliers:
Pliers are great for holding things in place when you have to hold something steady to complete a project around your house.
A level is a great way to help you do anything that needs to be done in a straight line, whether you’re out to hang a picture or installing a new cabinet.
A putty knife is a great tool for helping spread and even out many of your home improvement projects, from helping re-glaze a window to spreading spackling compound. A 2-inch, flat putty knife can be a vital tool to help your project turn out as well as it possibly can.
A stepladder can help you with any basic around the house projects that are just otherwise out of your reach. It can be used for fixing the track of a closet door, painting that area of your home just out of your reach, or even reaching the top shelf of your pantry.
An 8-to-20-foot extension ladder can be used for projects that are further out of your reach than just your basic stepladder. This can help with anything from fixing shingles on your roof to changing a lightbulb.