Top 11 Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

Sunday, March 08, 2020

If you are into DIYs, you must have the right tools to get the job done. Whether you want to complete some projects or finally put up that frame, it will only be possible if you have the right tools. Home tools are no longer restricted to plumbers or builders. You may need to repair something in the house, and having proper tools will make it easier.  Here are the top tools that every homeowner should have.
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Gutter nail driver

A gutter nail driver is used to hang steel or aluminum gutters. You need gutter covers to protect your gutters from clogging. Invest in a good gutter cover to protect your home.

Tape measure

A tape measure is a must-have in the house. People often use it more than other tools.  This is because a tape measure is used in several projects at home that requires exact measurements. Knowing precise measurements before you start your project will help you to get the correct materials. It also comes in handy when measuring furniture and appliances.

Claw hammer

There are different hammers, but the claw hammer is the most common. It is used to pound or remove nails from wood. Opt for one with a rubber handle to prevent injuries.

Utility knife

A utility knife is an essential tool in the house. Regular knives are prone to problems such as blunt blades. A utility knife doesn’t snap off but stays in place. Choose one with a rubber handle for easy grip.


Choose a tape that matches your purpose, not a multipurpose one. Duct tape is ideal because it can be used in different areas in your home.  If you want to insulate wires, go for the pressure-sensitive insulating tape. You may also need a plumber’s tape when repairing or replacing plumbing faucets.


Pliers are commonly used around the house. There are several types of pliers, but essential ones are needle-nose pliers and short nose serrated pliers.  They are easy to use and reach difficult areas.


Although commonly overlooked, a torch is important even when you have good lighting. It helps you see clearly in dark areas around your house where light does not reach properly, like the basement. 


You need a place to store your tools for easy access. It is frustrating looking for tools in a big house because you did not store them properly. It can cause wastage of time and delay your project. Additionally, a toolbox ensures that you don’t lose any of your tools.


Hacksaws are used to cut through wood and metal. They are also used in plumbing projects. Having hacksaw saves time because you will not cut materials with blunt objects.

Adjustable wrench

This tool helps in adjusting loose nozzles. The fact that it is adjustable makes it more important to have.

Screwdriver set

A screwdriver set is crucial to have, especially when handling small projects at home. One screwdriver set is not enough. Save time and money by buying a set with flat, and Philip heads to complete different tasks.
Using the right tools can help transform your home.  Improve the feel of your home by repairing and replacing damaged parts. Make the work easier by doing small projects every day. It saves on cost and enhances your creativity.

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