The Tools you Need for Home Renovations

You'll need a few tools to make your life easier when it comes to DIY projects and home renovations. Discover our recommendations!
The Tools you Need for Home Renovations

Last update: 30 August, 2022

If you’re thinking about home renovations and DIY projects, there are certain tools you need to help you and make your life easier.

They’re simple to use and versatile. Moreover, having your own tools at home will save you money too.

Choosing the tools you need

In this article, we recommend six tools you need and equipment to help you complete simple DIY tasks and home refurbishments. Read our guide and get started!

Electric screwdrivers are one of the tools you need for any reform.
Electric screwdrivers are one of the tools you need for any DIY project.

1. Electric screwdriver

Screwdrivers are an essential tool and they’re even easier to use if they’re electric. Nowadays, many electric screwdrivers are also wireless and you can get them very cheaply.

They save you considerable time and effort when assembling or disassembling furniture, shelving, and wall hangings for example. Equally, you won’t need to exert much force with an electric screwdriver and you won’t have to worry about injury or pain in your hands.

2. A grinder: one of the tools you need

A grinder is a handy tool and we’d go as far as to say, it’s essential. It’s available in both electric and manual and it comes with a disk that can be changed according to the task you want to perform.

You’ll need this if you’re going to undertake projects such as cutting pieces of marble, or ceramics or removing a wall section. In addition to cutting, you can also polish certain surfaces with it, which is very useful indeed.

3. Transform your home with paintbrushes

Color changes are one of the most common and simple DIY projects that you can do on your own. The ease with which this task is executed will depend on the tools you have. 

You’ll need a decorating kit with different types of brushes for different finishes, and tapes to avoid paint bleed and crossing edges. Equally, you’ll need rollers and containers for mixing paint if necessary.

4. A drill to make your life easier

Having a drill will make your life easier, not only when you’re undertaking a certain project, but also when you want to change the position of things anchored to a wall.

For example, you’d use a drill for fixing up the television, assembling a desk, putting together floating shelves, or even shelves for your cats.

This device is available in an electric version and also as a manual tool. It uses either a battery or a cable and can be wired or wireless. Hammer drills are useful for easily breaking bricks and concrete surfaces.

5. A laser measure: tools you need

The laser measurer is a very precise tool.

Taking accurate measurements is very important as you need to be clear about the dimensions you’re working with.  This is essential so that you don’t lose money by wasting materials or, even worse, buying too few materials.

A laser measure is practical, accurate, and precise, although it requires a little more skill when using it, compared to a tape measure. In addition, the latter comes in different presentations in terms of its size, which means it has a limit to how far it’ll reach. The laser doesn’t have this disadvantage. 

6. Hammer, mallet, and pliers

We conclude our guide to the tools you need for DIY and home renovations with an infallible trio. The hammer is a basic essential to nail nails or break small objects.

For its part, the mallet works similarly to the hammer, but it’s heavier and more robust, ideal for small demolition jobs. Finally, pliers are used for bending cables and wires or to hold other elements while you’re working.

Now you know the tools you need!

Thanks to this article, you already have a much clearer picture of the tools you need if you want to undertake a home renovation or DIY project. Of course, you don’t have to buy them all, you can choose the ones you think you’ll need from this list. Another option is to buy them as you need them.