Even after you are equipped with the knowledge from your Strouse Home Inspection, and even after you have decided that a house is a good purchase, there are bound to be home improvement projects you’ll need/want to do throughout the years. Having the right tools can make all the difference when you are fixing and upgrading your home. That’s why we wanted to share which tools we think every homeowner should have on hand.
If you have ever assembled furniture, odds are that you have collected an assortment of allen wrenches for your toolbox. These are small L shaped wrenches that come in varying widths and can be used for various purposes, including unclogging your garbage disposal.
Screwdrivers are also tools that you will undoubtedly use often. From tightening cabinets and door frames to removing light switches, a screwdriver is essential. A multibit screwdriver might offer you the best value and convenience since you will not have to store as many tools.
A hammer is another toolbox staple, and for good reason. They are essential for hanging pictures and art while also being useful for removing unwanted nails around your home.
Digital Tape Measure
Most toolkits will include a tape measure, but if you have the choice, a digital tape measure is far more accurate and easier to use than your standard version. And you will certainly find yourself needing to measure things throughout the house or wishing you had. A digital tape measure also comes in handy since most modern models can store several measurements at a time, removing the need to keep track of your measurements manually.
You may think that you can just eyeball that picture frame, only to step back and notice that it is crooked. That’s where a level comes in handy. A level will ensure straight and even shelves and pictures and whatever else you find yourself hanging.
And finally, for your essential homeowner toolkit you should be sure to have a power drill. Cordless power drills are indispensable tools to have on hand. They make difficult or impossible jobs easy and have near limitless uses around the house.
Whether you are an avid DIYer or not, the tools in this list are sure to help you accomplish whatever you need done around the house.
By Strouse Home Inspections 10-20-2021