If you love Do It Yourself projects and like doing gradual improvements to your home to make it more suitable and comfortable for your family, you must have pondered most of the time about the ideal home improvement tools you must have.
Buying all of them at the same time can cost you a fortune and some decision can go wrong when you buy in bulk. You may end up buying a lot of tools that you would probably never use or buying cheaper versions of tools where you could have easily spent a couple of dollars more to buy a high-quality tool that with last long and serve multiple purposes.
The other question that would have bothered you time and again is whether you should buy home improvement tools or simply rent them or borrow them from others when in need. It all really depends on what your level of interest is in some of these quick handyman jobs inside your house and saving money that can be well spent on other things with the family. If you love DIY projects, we suggest you buy your own tools and create a mini workshop or a toolbox that can come in handy whenever you need it at whatever time of the day or night.
Here is a list of some of the most important home improvement tools that you must have in your toolbox that can last for long and be used for fixing minor common issues with a house.
Claw hammer: any toolbox must have a high-quality solid hammer for anytime use in the house. Using one end of a claw hammer, you can drive nails in and using the other end, you can pull nails out of a surface like a wall. Handles with rubber, vinyl or plastic are better for grip purposes.
Screwdriver set: a screwdriver set is infact one of the most important home improvement tools to have in handy at all times. It can be used for a number of purposes – to pry lids off cans, open battery compartments, etc. these often come in kits with different sizes for screws, so they can be used for many types of surfaces and materials inside the house. When buying a screwdriver set, ensure that you buy the one that comes with a Phillips head or a flat head.
Pliers: Pliers that can be locked or adjusted is another very versatile tool to have in a house toolbox. Because they can be easily locked on the surface of contact, they can be easily used as a clamp to open lids or tight screws, etc. in the house. They can also be used as a wire cutter or a spanner.
Spanner: An adjustable spanner can be a wonder tool in your toolbox. You can use it to tighten bolts and nuts or to loosen plumbing fixtures.
Measuring tape: How can one forget a measuring tape when we are talking about essential tools for a home improvement tool box in the house? A measuring tape is indeed one of the most versatile and multi-functional tool that can come in handy to measure fabric, room sizes, sizes of any furniture, size of a wall to buy paint, etc.
Torch: Every handy man needs a high-quality torch to work under emergency conditions or where light is very low. Having a torch in your portable mini tool box also means that you can use the tool box when you are out of the house, especially for camping purposes. Depending on what type of work you do in the house, you can opt for an LED light torch, a work lamp torch or a head lamp torch.
Utility knife: To open boxes, cut tapes, sharpen pencils for marking purposes, there needs to be a quality utility knife in the tool box that you can make use of while you are busy working like a handyman.
These are just some of the basic home improvement tools that we have seen people using all the time inside their houses no matter what type of a DIY project they are undertaking. The list does not end here though. There are many items that can be added to this list, such as a ranch, an electric drill, a hacksaw, a level, a stud finder, etc.
But again as each of these items cost money especially if you intend to buy high-quality branded versions that last longer and can be fully trusted, you need to make a sound investment and an informed decision on what you need the most and make your way through to an ideal home improvement tool box.