10 Tools for Homeowners

Tools Every Homeowner Needs

Repairs around the house may seem daunting, but with the right tools, they can be easy fixes! As a homeowner, you won’t have a landlord to call about repairs because they’ll be your repairs to make! Here are ten tools that every homeowner needs for work around the house:

Tools to hang shelves

1. Hammer

This may seem like an obvious one, but nonetheless, hammers are essential for every homeowner. There are multiple types of hammers that range in shapes and sizes, but even a basic hammer will be good enough for projects around the house. 

2. Utility Knife

Utility knives are perfect for both those moving into a new home and current homeowners as well. They are useful for opening boxes after a move, or any other task around the house.

3. Adjustable Wrench

If you have a leaky faucet or need to tighten other pipes around the house, an adjustable wrench is ideal for the job. Wrenches are handy tools for any at-home projects and provide an easy DIY alternative to calling a handy-man or plumber. 

Tools to hang light fixture

4. Stud Finder

Stud finders are helpful for when you’re looking to hang things up in your home. When you are trying to find a good place to hang a picture or television, a stud finder can help you locate a stud, which is an upright wooden beam supporting the walls of a home, to make for the most sturdy installation. 

5. Wire Cutters

Wire cutters are very important to keep around the house. They can cut most types of wire, including brass, copper, and steel. Wire cutters also protect you from being shocked when cutting wire and are easy to use. 

6. Tape Measure

Tape measures are one of the most important tools for any homeowner. Instead of eyeballing a measurement, just use the tape measure to find out what size furniture can fit in your home or to center artwork. Tape measures are cheap and easy to find and a necessary tool for homeowners. 

7. Level

Ensure that your pictures are set perfectly on the wall with a level. Levels can be used in a variety of ways and come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. They make hanging picture frames stress-free and help to ensure that your decorations aren’t crooked or tilted. 

8. Drill

Drills are one of the most helpful items used around the house. They are important for repairs, hanging, general construction, and more. There are a variety of options to choose from, but even the most basic drill set will be handy.

9. Screwdriver Set

Screwdrivers will be needed for most tasks in your home. They will most likely be required in most repairs, furniture construction, and other projects. Screws come in many different sizes so it is best to get a wide-ranging set of screwdrivers so you are prepared for any size screw.

10. Extension Cords

Most construction tools come with relatively short cords, so an extension cord may be required. Extension cords are cheap and easy to find and can also help with simply plugging in any electronics that are far away from outlets. 

Long Ridge Construction understands the difficulties of owning a home  and is here to help. We have new semi-custom homes for sale that are ready to become your new forever home. Find your new community and make sure you have the all the tools for homeowners for all your projects you are planning to do yourself.


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