Whether you have just
bought your first home or have been a homeowner for some time, chances are that
at some point you will be faced with home repairs. While you can always call the local repairman
to fix minor plumbing or structural problems, doing the repairs yourself can
save you time and money, and with a few tools you'll have everything you need
to make most home repairs. So what do
you need to create a Homeowner's Toolkit, and to give you the know-how to make
the simple repairs yourself? Here's a list
that includes everything you'll need!
Home Repair Book
know nothing about home repairs, this may be the most important tool you will
purchase for your home. There are a
number of great books to choose from, including those in the “For Dummies”
series that will not only give you step-by-step guidance, but also tell you the
tools you'll need for each job.
Hammer-This is a basic
tool that you will no doubt use dozens of time for everything from hanging
pictures to more major repairs.
another basic tool that you will use over and over. Be sure you get a set with quality grips, and
that includes a number of different heads.
The ones with magnetic heads can make getting into tight spaces easier
and less frustrating.
tool is a must for any basic electrical work you may want to do.
Be sure you
choose one that has sufficient length to cover most spaces in your home, a good
quality one with a lock.
model is one of the handiest tools any homeowner will ever have. Be sure you pick up a cordless model so you
can also easily use it outdoors as well.
Purchase one that
is hexagonal steel rather than spring steel to avoid bounce back when using it
with a hammer.
This handy tool
is especially useful for any plumbing you may do.
tool is mostly used for electrical work, but is also useful for getting into
tight spaces, and even for crafts.
another one of those multi-purpose tools that is a homeowner essential. Be sure to pick one up with replaceable
While a circular
saw may seem like the better investment, there are a number of cases where a
handsaw is the better choice. They are
also much less expensive.
Getting started with home
repairs can seem like a daunting task, especially if you have no experience,
but with the right tools and a little knowledge you can save a fortune while
keeping your home in good repair.
There are also many on-line options to search out like HouseLogic
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