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Must Have Tools for your New Home

Posted on 12/16/2018 in Home Tips

Owning your home can be an adventure in itself, but when something breaks you want to fix it yourself, rather than hiring someone else to take care of it. So, having your own tools is a must when you become a new homeowner and we know which ones to have. Luckily, you don't need an arsenal of tools to handle most home maintenance fixes. We at Remax at the Beach know what tools you must have for your new home in order to help keep your home in order. 


Drills & Drill Bits

Having a multipurpose drill can be handy with a multiple of tasts around your home. From hanging up curtain rods to building a project in the garage, it's nice to have a battery powered drill in the house. And when it comes to having drill bits in the house, we know that these can be important for fixing things that may need some reinforcement. Getting a quality drill and drill bits can be found at just about any hardware store and sometimes you can find a good deal on one. 

Crescent Wrench - Adjustable

While many others may suggest you have a wrench set, we don't think you need to. The reason being is getting an adjustable crescent wrench will be just perfect. If you'd like to have a few that is better than spending a lot of money on a set that you won't use often. The adjustable wrench we like because you can adjust it to the size of the nuts or bolts that you will be working with in your home repairs. Some self-adjusting wrenches are self-ratcheting which means that you won't have to remove them from the bolt to tighten. 


Having more than one hammer in your home is ideal for every homeowner. You might want to get a heavyweight one that can handle the larger nails and the lightweight one for smaller projects. For most project just a basic hammer with the claw on the back is what you will need. We have found that having one inside you home and one in the garage is all you should need to complete any home project. From haning pictures on the walls to working on a new project for your home, having the right hammer is all you need. 


Many have seen others use a hacksaw in the movies to cut trees down in the forest, but having them in your home is good too. They are a good cutting tool that you can use that is larger than a utility knight and can get one for less than $20 at the hardware store. For some home projects that are good to have around in case you'd like to cut pipes (plastic or metal), tubing, wood, brackets, and bolts. It's a great tool to have around for those home projects that you may want to do. 

Variety of Hardware

Keeping a good selection of general purpose nails and screws on hand is what you want in your home. You can get a small organizer to store them in your garage or workshop. Having a good selection on hand can come in handy when you are working on a specific project, you know where to head. Plus, if it's clear then you can see if you are running low and need to grab more from the store. 

Utility Knife

Utility knives are always good to have throughout the home but kept away from children. They can be used for all sorts of things such as opening boxes, making precision cuts, scoring and so much more. Many homeowners like to keep a small supply of them and they aren't too expensive to replace either. But if you happen to get a good quality one, then you can just purchase replacement blades and hang onto the good ones for years to come. 

Step Stool & Ladder

As a homeowner you want to get a sturdy step stool that you can keep inside your home. We know that standing on a chair can be just as simple, but what if that chair isn't high enough to reach the light in the kitchen. Having a step stool will not only help you reach those lightbulbs or cobwebs in the corners, it will help keep you safe as well. Getting a good extension ladder is ideal for any outdoor project you may have. From cleaning the gutters to putting lights up during the holidays, having one in your home is just what you need. 


Yes, you may have your drill but sometimes a drill may not be needed for a certain project. So, having a set of screwdrivers is perfect for your toolbox and home. There are many different types of screwdrivers so make sure you have a Phillips, slotted or one that has interchangeable heads will do. No matter how big or small the project is, having a good quality screwdriver is necessary in any home. 

While there are many other tools that you can keep in your home for handy projects, these are the ones we thought would help get a good start on things. Having a few other items around the home such as safety gloves and eye protection are a must in any home! If you aren't a homeowner yet but have been thinking of purchasing one or a vacation home in the Ocean Isle Beach area, we are happy to assist you. We look forward to helping you find your next dream home today!


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