How To Put Together A Homeowners Toolkit

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 18 December 2013 05:42

If you're a homeowner, you may have realized that you need a toolkit to help you with the maintenance and repairs on your home.  Having a homeowners toolkit will make all those routine maintenance tasks much easier.  Below are three toolkits you could put together.  The one you choose will depend on your particular skill level. 

Basic Skill Level Homeowners Toolkit
•    Hammer
•    Screwdrivers - a Philips, a flathead and a multi-bit
•    Flashlight
•    Measuring tape
•    Crescent wrench
•    Needle-nose pliers
•    Level
•    Utility knife
•    Wire cutters
•    Extension cords
•    Safety goggles
•    Gloves

Intermediate Skill Level Homeowners Toolkit
•    All of the above plus the following:
•    Caulk gun
•    Square-head screwdriver
•    Vice grips
•    Electrical wire stripping pliers
•    Hack saw
•    Allen  wrench
•    Crowbar
•    Putty knife

Advanced Skill Level Homeowners Toolkit
•    Everything from the basic and intermediate toolkits plus the following:
•    Trowel for drywalling
•    Trowel for grouting
•    Trowel for cement applications
•    Tile cutter
•    Sledge hammer
•    Metal snips
•    Air compressor
•    Circular saw
•    Drill - either corded, cordless or both
•    Table saw
•    Chop saw
•    Jigsaw

As you're putting together your homeowners toolkit, you'll probably find  it necessary to add various tools from time to time.  Adding new tools will help you  accomplish the tasks for your particular home or hobbies or as your skill level advances.  Additionally, it's always important to practice basic safety habits when working around your home. 

If you're thinking about buying or selling a home, please contact your realtor for a list of available homes in your area and for a complimentary comparative market analysis of your neighborhood.   Your realtor would be happy to help you with all your real estate needs. 

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