Getting a professional handyman to fix stuff around your home every time something gets broken is a luxury you could live without. Sure, no one claims that you should try to fix the city power grid or do the work around installations in your home, but you don’t need to call someone every time a screw gets loose. This especially goes today, in the era of the internet, where a short YouTube tutorial can prepare you for 9 out of 10 simple home repairs. What you will need, however, are some tools. Here are few home improvement necessities that every household should have.
Wrench, Wrench, Wrench
Speaking of loose things, what every home needs is at least several different kinds of wrenches. The first good investment in this area you can make is to get a pair of adjustable wrenches. Sometimes, you will have to loosen small nuts in extremely difficult-to-reach places and this kind of tool can make this task quite simple. The safest choice here is to go with one 6-inch and another 10-inch wrench, since these two alone will prepare you for most situations you can encounter. Furthermore, you might also need a set of Allen wrenches. If you have furniture that constantly needs assembling and reassembling, it might be a good idea to invest in a set. 6 to 12 of these cost next to nothing, but are something every home needs to have.
Set of Screwdrivers
Screwdrivers are almost synonymous for home repair tools. However, this is quite broad category which you have to get familiar with. You choose your screw drivers according to screw types and there are three most common you need to have in mind. Slot head are the most popular ones and they come in various sizes. The next major type is Philips head and the same principle also applies here. Finally, you have Allen wrench type, but this is something we already discussed. Of course, this is not all and in some cases you might even encounter Torx screwdriver set, as well as Robertson screws, but these two are much less common. Getting a few slot head, at least one Phillips screwdriver and the aforementioned Allen wrenches pretty much has you covered.
In the early 21st century, people don’t look favorably upon one-purpose tools, or items for that matter. Luckily, a claw hammer is everything but a one-purpose tool. Apart from hammering nails and pulling them out, there are many other things one can use claw hammer for. Seeing how they come in standardized lengths, one can use their hammer as a measurement unit. In case you need to dismember a furniture piece or a part of your home, a claw hammer can also be used as a wrecking tool. In extreme circumstances, one could even use it as an icebreaker or a garden hoe. However, these situations are quite unlikely in most parts of the world. The bottom line is that you absolutely need to have a claw hammer in your home.
The next thing you might want to consider buying is a few power tools. Now, these items can really make a difference in your household. Sure, not everyone needs industry-specific woodworker devices, but every home can benefit from an electric drill. In a recent conversation with people behind Sydney power tools, we learned that most of their clientele is not made of professional contractors, but ordinary homeowners. Cordless tools, lawn mowers and high pressure cleaners are amongst their most popular items, which actually comes as no surprise.
Some Additional Gear
Finally, there is some essential gear you need to have, which almost every household already possesses. For example, it is hard to imagine a home without a flashlight, yet this tool is still considered to be a part of your toolbox. The most important thing about it is that you have enough batteries and that it is always close at hand. Another thing on this list is a simple bucket for any plumbing situation you may encounter. Last, but not the least important is painter’s tape, which always comes handy.
Some of these home improvement tools are mundane items you may already have in your homes, while others may require a bit of an investment. Still, good thing about buying quality is that this will become a one-time investment that will last you a lifetime. Who knows, you might even be fortunate enough to pass some of these items down to your children and, in this way, make these simple home improvement necessities into a family heirloom. An interesting idea which is not that easy to top.
My name is Alex Williams, born and raised in beautiful Sydney. I am a journalism graduate, and a rookie blogger trying to find my luck. Blogs are the perfect opportunity for presenting yourself to wider audience, getting the chance to showcase my expertise and receiving recognition. I am a regular contributor at BizzMark Blog.