Most Mums have had to dabble in a little bit of DIY from time to time. And if you’re a homeowner, chances are you’re growing to love it! There are so many projects that can be done around the house. And whatever your reasons for doing it, you’re going to need the right tools for the job. There’s no need to spend a lot of money. And there’s certainly no need to call in a pro if you think you can tackle the job yourself. So what’s in your DIY toolkit?
There are so many reasons for owning a good set of tools that you feel comfortable using. There are plenty of crafting projects that could be done on a larger scale if you have the right tools. And it’s not just the hammer that we should have around the house when we’re homeowners. If you fancy getting on with some great home improvement projects, chances are you can do a lot of the things you want yourself. How about changing the kitchen cabinets? Perhaps you want a contemporary look for the living room.
One of the most important things to have is a screwdriver. Almost everything in your home has screws, and screws tend to come loose. Screwdrivers come in several sizes, but you may need to have a Phillips or cross-head, and a slot head screwdriver. Most screws are Phillips types. Small gadgets or glasses may have smaller screws, so a technical set can also be rather handy.
A workbench may seem like a big thing to take on. After all, where on earth are you going to keep it? But it can be so handy when it comes to sawing wood. And if you ever have a broken fence panel, it can be cheaper to saw a single piece to size than buying a whole new panel. Perhaps you want to replace your skirting boards? Different lengths will need to be cut to fit. And if you’re tackling the laminate flooring on your own, the workbench can be so handy!
Some saws are great for wood, but there are times when you may need to cut metal too. A replacement window handle needs to be cut to the correct length once you’ve bought it. And sometimes those flat pack items need shorter rods! When you’re working with nuts and bolts, you’ll need a spanner. Some come in packs of all the different sizes. You might prefer a mid-sized wrench that is adjustable to the width you need.
Superglues are super handy when things start to fall apart. But often we need something a little more suited to woodworking or other materials. Something like the Kenyon Adhesives you can buy online could be ideal for a range of DIY tasks. When nails and screws are no good, this may be the best approach.
There are so many great project ideas out there if you are interested in home improvements. Places like YouTube can even provide you with great tutorials to help you get started. So invest in some toolkit basics, and see what you can create today.