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Essential Tools for Home Repair

Depending on your project, you may need some specialty tools designed specifically for your task at hand. We’ll cover those specific tools as they apply to each project. But the list at left is a good place to start when stocking your own work shop, even if your “shop” has to fit in a metal toolbox in your pantry.

—NICE TO HAVE—

If you want to step it up a notch, you can always find great and useful additions to your basic tools. If your budget will allow, it’s always a good idea to invest in a better-made, more reputable tool manufacturer that will stand by their products.

There are some knock-off brands out there that might save you some coin right now, but in the long run you may pay double, if not more, when it needs to be replaced in one or two years. My suggestion is to always read up on a tool before you take the leap. The internet is a rare friend; one that likes to be used! So do it! Research, research, and then research some more.

Try to avoid impulsively buying big ticket tools as you pass the tool section in your hardware store. I have to fight this, too, so I know how it goes. I could go on and on with a list of power tools that are fun to have.

If you are going to do more than your fair share of projects around the house, then of course, power is better: i.e. powered nailers, bigger power saws, heavy-duty power drills and sanders. At left is a good jumping off point in the power tool direction that will help make even your basic to intermediate home repair projects go faster and more efficiently.

—HIRING A CONTRACTOR—

Sometimes a project, no matter how badly you would like to take it on, is just too time consuming or daunting for you to do yourself. And you know what? That’s okay!

Doing home improvement is not a contest that you have to win to prove your mettle to your spouse, your neighbor, or the person down at your local hardware store. The bottom line is that you have got to be confident before you rip out that sink or shut off that break switch that you are up to the “hassle” of home improvement.

I have never heard a DIYer say their projects went off completely without a hitch. Even the pros race down to the hardware store two or three times in one day to get that part they need to finish the job.

Just remember this: it is home improvement. If it doesn’t improve your mental wellbeing to start and finish a project, no matter how small, then I say don’t put yourself through it. Call a licensed contractor.

Nothing would make me sadder than to know that you jumped in unsure and half way through had to call someone to finish it up. They will know that you are” desperate” now and they just might take you for a bigger financial ride than if you had them quote the project in the first place.

I know doing it yourself can save you the labor charges involved in a project, but again, if the stress is too much for you or your family, it’s not worth it. And your sanity is priceless.

Bottom line – if you think you need a contractor or a professional, CALL THEM!

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