Your house is a considerable investment, possibly the biggest you will ever make. It just makes sense to keep it in working condition. But how can you do that without the right tools and accessories?
If you think you can just call someone every time you need to hammer a nail or level a shelf, think again. When you’re changing things in your home, sometimes DIY is the only way. Tap or click for five ways to boost your home’s value.
Not sure where to start? Here are 15 products every homeowner needs for their projects.
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Promising review: "I would have bought them a long time ago if I knew how powerful these drills are! I have built many things with them, and they have never disappointed. I didn't experience any fatigue from using the drills for long periods like I have experienced working with other drills. ... I would highly recommend it."
Promising review: "A great tool to have around the house. I originally purchased this to hang my large TV but have since then used it to hang pictures frames, mirrors, planters. There's endless things I use this for. I've had it for about a year and it's never failed me."
Promising review: "Perfect ladder for a builder. Small enough to fit in the back of a truck. Light enough to carry around. Great to use as an A frame ladder to reach the ceiling and convert to an extension ladder to get on a single story roof. It meets all my needs."
Promising review: "Love everything all in one carry bag. Its great having everything at your fingertips when you need it organized and easy access. Love it. Thank you. Would make a great gift for someone. Good value, nice quality as well."
Promising review: "Used it to cut light tile for a new backsplash and it handled the job flawlessly. I also bought a bit accessory set to go with it ... But the tool has more punch than you think! Highly recommend!"
Promising review: "Very nicely put together! Has a nice weight and feel to it. Seems durable and will most likely be able to handle some abuse. Definitely worth the money!"
Promising review: "I bought this thinking if it works reasonably well I will be happy. Well I have to say I am more than a little impressed. This thing has suction like my big shop vacuum has. It does everything the big one will do just on a smaller scale. I bought the Stanley because the hose screws on and doesn't fall off during use. I would not hesitate to buy another one if needed."
Promising review: "Works great! I’ve been using it to hang photos in my apartment and also for my bullet journal, hand lettering and calligraphy. Great alternative to drawing pencil lines and then erasing them afterwards."
Promising review: "This product is so easy to use. I am awful at hanging things up and have avoided decorating because of it. I was able to hang all my pictures up quickly with this thing. Definitely recommend. It is handy and also comes with a nice variety of hanging materials!"
Promising review: "Applied water sealer perfectly - way better than when I did it with a brush! Also it doubles as a way to clean my MacBooks keyboard - works better than any can of air I’ve tried! They should almost sell it just for that alone - though you’d have to make sure it’s super clean before giving that a try."
Promising review: "I’m 77 and hesitant to use the wobbly wooden steps I’ve had for years. So I bought these. They are wonderful — sturdy, light weight and unfold easily. My kitchen cabinets go all the way up to the 9’ ceiling, so I needed something that could get me to the top shelf safely. I like having a sturdy handle to grab."
Promising review: "This little saw is worth it's weight in gold. I thought I made a mistake buying a smaller saw for the projects I was taking on, but it did much more than I anticipated. I used a Dewalt table saw as well as this saw to complete a full built in closet. I didn't have to adjust much out of the box."
Promising review: "This is the first electric pressure washer I have owned. I found it very easy to use and it does the job! For my purposes (smaller house, interior cleaning) it completely fit the bill. The electric cord is long enough to extend throughout the room but not too long. It is powerful enough to provide the cleaning of group between tiles in the lanai."
Promising review: "This hammer is well built and seems like it will last for a very long time. The handle is well ergonomically designed and is well balanced. I also appreciate the rubber on the grip. Good value and highly recommended."
Promising review: "I bought these for my son who started working as a mechanic and needs his own tools. He recommended this brand/set and has been happy with them for a few months now. He hasn't needed to use the warranty yet since they hold up well. After speaking to other mechanics he is confident the warranty would be honored if he needs to use it.