Must-Have Home Tools
Whether you like working on home projects or wouldn’t have a clue where to start, there are a few essential tools that no home should be without. It’s a smart idea to put together a tool kit (or buy one premade) for spontaneous projects and unpredictable fix-ups. If you’re having trouble identifying the essentials, we’ve got you covered. Here are our 8 must-have tools to keep handy around the house.
The standard, 16-ounce claw hammer is a classic for good reason. You’ll never know when you might need one, whether it’s the smooth face for driving down nails or the angeled claw better for pulling them out. Whenever you’re breaking something down or building something new, you’ll be grateful for your claw hammer.
Another go-to tool you’ll be reaching for often is a cordless drill. Cordless drills double as power screwdrivers, and most come with an assortment of driving bits best suited for different jobs. What used to be a heavy-duty tool has become more accessible over the years, with smaller, lighter, and more affordable drills on the market than ever before. Thanks to the various attachments and drill bits available for cordless drills, this is a versatile and essential addition to any growing toolkit that you’ll find yourself using for nearly every job.
If choosing a drill feels overwhelming, check out this buying guide from This Old House.
Tapes (duct, electrical, masking, etc)