Homeowner Tools

One of the most commonly asked questions we get when onsite with a client is, what tools should I have here? What do I really need? Here are the basics of what you need at home to tackle the most basic projects:

Every homeowner needs a basic toolkit to tackle everyday repairs and projects. Here are 10 essentials to get you started:


  • Hammer: A 16-ounce claw hammer for pounding nails, pulling them out, and light demolition.
  • Screwdrivers: A set with both flathead and Phillips heads in various sizes for diverse screw types.
  • Tape measure: A 25-foot tape is ideal for most measuring needs.
  • Level: Ensures shelves, pictures, and furniture hang straight.
  • Pliers: Adjustable pliers provide grip and leverage for twisting, clamping, and cutting.

Safety and Precision:

  • Safety glasses and gloves: Protect your eyes and hands when working with tools.
  • Utility knife: Useful for cutting cardboard, rope, and other materials.
  • Stud finder: Locates hidden wall studs before drilling, preventing damage to electrical wires and plumbing.
  • Flashlight: Illuminates dark work areas.

Power Tools:

  • Cordless drill with drill bits: Handles various drilling and driving tasks. Upgrade your bits with a kit that contains various driver bits, nut drivers and sockets.
  • Hack saw: Cuts through wood, plastic and metal for small projects.

Remember, this is just a starting point. Tailor your toolkit to your specific needs and DIY ambitions. With these tools on hand, you'll be equipped to handle most minor home repairs and feel empowered to tackle bigger projects! And remember, for the biggest projects, HandyMark is always ready to help

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