Let’s set up the scene:
You are thinking about renovating your home, you got excited about the idea. Asking yourself do I have building materials near me, after some looking you found one half an hour away. Running to the store to get your tool set and start your DIY project.
Once you start, you find yourself short of one tool, mostly more than one. Just thinking about taking another trip to the hardware store looks horrible.
You want my advice? We are in 2024 already! Just get your phone and check online, buying hardware online helps you stay focused on your list and checking real time needs.
You can’t forget you require a hammer because you can see the hammer missing just in front of you.
So now, let’s make the list together of what you may need when working on your DIY project:
The top priority is your safety. Working in big renovation projects is not the safest thing out there. You need t
o make sure you are equipped and following all safety rules. So get your safety gear on:
- Safety glasses
- Safety gloves
- Dust masks
- Ear protection
- Work gloves
Basic Hand Tools:
You will find all the tools you may need when buying a tool box set. If you can buy separately, if you have some of them already:
- (both flathead and Phillips)
- Tape measure
- Utility knife
- Adjustable wrench
This one is for the hardcore ones out there, if you like to do the dirty work by yourself. You need to buy what is necessary from this list, depending on what kind of renovation you want.
Please keep in mind that some of these power tools are really dangerous and meant to be used by a professional.
- Cordless drill and drill bits
- Circular saw or jigsaw
- Power sander
- Nail gun (optional but can be handy)
The fun artistic part, put your last touches and finish up with some artistic vibes. Choose your favourites colours and head to the renovated area. Go crazy.. Just make sure you will still like it after a while.
- Paintbrushes and rollers
- Painter’s tape
- Drop cloths
- Paint trays and liners
This depends on the work you would be doing, just make sure you got what you need for the job, and here are some suggestions from us to help you think:
- Lumber (2x4s, plywood, etc.)
- Drywall and drywall screws
- Insulation (if needed)
- Flooring materials (tiles, laminate, etc.)
- Nails and screws
- Adhesives and glues
- Patching compound
Some highly recommended materials to help you with your endeavour:
- Trash bags
- Broom and dustpan
- Shop vacuum
- Cleaning cloths and sponges
Storage and Organization:
- Tool storage (toolbox, pegboard, or shelves)
- Plastic bins for organizing small items
- Labels for storage bins
Project Planning and Documentation:
- Graph paper or home design software
- Notebook for project notes
- Camera or smartphone for documentation
In the end, always remember how important it is to plan for the home renovation. Make a thorough plan beforehand, get everything you require just next to you. And Always check regulations in your building on local laws in your area. Make sure if you are planning on being noisy to work in suitable hours and let your neighbours know beforehand.