As you are here, I hope you are ready to get into your DIY home improvement needs. It’s all about your interest, and patience. Indeed, you can save enough time and money. You don’t have to frustrate hiring a contract service and if they didn’t turn up at the right time. Let your DIY game begins with assembling a perfect tools box. Here, I have compiled a list of essential tools for DIY home improvement projects. The basic tools that every home must have for any DIY projects.
Either you are a beginner or a master who has come across many disasters on the way; having proper tools is essential. Your tools kit must hold some basic tools. Without such tools, your toolkit is incomplete.
However, there are tonnes of DIYer’s who are interested in home improvement projects sharing their experiences through their blogs. Such home improvement blogs can also get you more ideas about it.[toc]
Basic DIY Tools that Every Home Must have
In this article, let me put together the DIY tools for beginner and moderate level DIY’ers. However, these tools are essential for advanced home improvement works too. But, you can keep adding the necessary tools when the need arises. To begin with, the following list of home improvement tools can occupy your tiny tools kit.
Other than these tools, there are some common accessories required while doing any home repairing works. Let’s see about that too in this article. Anyways, every house might have those things already available for daily home needs.
Because those accessories like knives, measuring tapes, buckets, etc. are common and multipurpose items.
Let’s get started with the list of home improvement tools for DIY interests.
Necessary Tools for DIY Home Improvement Needs
We could say that hammer would be the most primary tool that every homeowner must own. You can use the hammer for multipurpose. There are two types of hammers available: claw and lump hammer. With the claw hammer, you can use its one end to drive in the nails and the other end (curved claw) to bend or to pull out the nails from wood or walls.
The lump hammer is the one that has a heavy head and mostly used for good whacking uses. It includes breaking up the plaster walls, glasses, or bricks, etc. The lump hammers can be used where more brute force is required.
You must choose a versatile hammer with a smooth head, curved claw, and smooth handle that absorbs vibration as you swing and hit on something.
Also, cordless hammer drills are there for drilling into harder surfaces like concrete, much faster.
Driller is the next common home improvement tool that you can have handy. If you are an individual who loves to decorate or renovate your house so regularly, then your toolkit must have drillers. You can use drillers for either driving holes in the walls for hanging things or screwing purposes (replacing the drill bits with screwdriver bits).
There are both corded and cordless drillers available. Cordless drillers are gaining popularity among people for building tree houses and where DIY works required for new houses (if no power supply available).
The basic saw that is used for typical cutting works like wood, plywood sheets, etc. is handsaw. The cost-effective and most typical tool one you may require for ordinary DIY works. For cutting pipes, small wooden pieces, handsaws can be used. Indeed, tenon saws (a type of hand saw) has finer teeth, and that can be used for finer cuttings.
The most potent tool for major cutting purposes is the circular saw. Using which, you can even cut bolts, metals, big woods, etc. Both corded and cordless per saws are there, and the most commonly preferable one is a circular saw.
I would advise you to handle it with great care as it has fast-spinning blades operated by the motor. When it’s about speed and flexibility to use, circular saws are the best, also rugged to resist vibrations.
#4. Screw Drivers
Most of the things and appliances in the home will have various sizes of screws. It includes furniture, electronic appliances, baby toys, lamps, cabinet doors, etc. For repairing these things, you must need screwdrivers to pull out the screws for dismantling and fixing it again. Screwdrivers are the essential home improvement tools that you might use often.
Basically, there are two types of screwdrivers like flat headed (single slot in the top) and Philips (with a small cut in the middle at the top). To save money and space, you can buy a multi-bit screwdriver. In which, you can change the bits alone to deal with various sizes of screws.
Go for a sturdy and a one having the comfortable grip to use.
Most of the common DIY home improvement jobs need pulling, tilting, turning, and twisting tiny objects like screws and nuts. You cannot do it effectively with your hands. For which, you will have to use pliers to tighten or unplug screws, pulling nails, straightening thin cables, cutting wires, etc.
I recommend buying multipurpose adjustable pliers which you can use it for pinching wires, loosening or tightening screws, plumbing fixtures, pulling nails, and so on. Sometimes, long nose pliers can also be used for repairing tiny things like jewellery.
There are various kinds of pliers available based on its applications. To have high-quality tools, better to pick one or two set of pliers that you will often use. Buy good ones always because these multipurpose home improvement DIY tools are going to stay for life-long. It won’t go to waste.
The wrenches also referred as spanners mostly used for tightening and loosening the nuts and bolts. The things that are not paired by screws and nuts are usually connected with nuts and bolts. In such applications, wrenches are the best choice to deal with it.
There are spanners with different ranges of measurements. But, nowadays adjustable wrenches are widely used instead of buying more spanners of different sizes. Particularly adjustable wrenches are available in three different sizes to say 6 inches, 8 inches and 10 inches.
You may buy an eight-inch adjustable wrench which can help you do almost the common home renovating and repairing DIY tasks.
Necessary Accessories to Access these DIY Tools
#1. Safety Gears
There are risk factors too while doing advanced DIY works. We have to have proper safety tools to prevent us. It may be dust, fumes and splinters might cause injury (especially to the eyes) or infection. It is wiser to buy safety gloves, masks, and goggles and has it handy as a part of your tools box. Indeed, before start doing any level of home DIY jobs, wear all the safety gears without fail.
#2. Handy Hardware Bits
Consider drillers, screwdrivers, or any similar tools; it is of no use without nails, screws, and drill bits. Keep these necessary accessories ready all the time. You couldn’t even complete any task if you don’t have enough accessories. For that, you cannot hold the works and run to the nearby shops to purchase every single item. Moreover, these accessories buying in bulk numbers can save you huge money.
Other Multipurpose Tools for DIY Works
The tools you might own Already for your other daily needs.
1. Voltage Testers
2. Utility Knives
4. Measurement Tapes
5. Insulation Tapes
6. Step Stool
7. Large Scrubs
8. Paint Brushes
Conclusion: DIY Home Improvement Tools
I hope you have got a clear understanding of the essential tools that you must need to do your home renovating or repairing works. You cannot make it successful without these common home improvement tools. Indeed, I have shared tools that are mandatory for generic home repairing needs. Along with these, if you are more specific, then you may add furthermore required tools. For example; paint brushes, rollers, etc. for painting related works and miter saw, stud finder, etc., for wood related works.
Moreover, you don’t require going to hardware shops to buy these products. You can buy it online anytime. Also, there is a detailed guide on handling every tool is available over the web. As far as you expand your DIY skills and tasks, you can add necessary tools. Using these tools, give a new look and breathe to your house and lead a pleasant life.