There are dozens of reasons why you might choose to renovate your home. You may wish to update and upgrade your current property either to make it more comfortable or to prepare it for sale. It may be your job to go from house to house, fulfilling the renovation requests of others. Or you may be a real estate agent or a “fixer-upper” looking to flip homes that you do some of the work on yourself. In all these cases, you need the right tools for the job. Read on to find out which ones you should consider adding to your collection.
If you’re doing any kind of work with plastics – and most homes are full of the stuff – then you’re going to find your life is made immeasurably easier with the help of plastic welder kits. Feed a simple line of plastic into the back of a plastic welding gun, pull “the trigger”, and a hot and delicate line of plastic will emerge, which can seal and fix any two pieces of plastic together without a seam. It’s great for floor tiles and plumbing applications especially.
There can be no match for the multi-tool. It’s likely that builders will already have one of these marvelous pieces of kit – but for those who spend a little less time on the building side of the renovation dynamic, it’s still important to be able to drill, screw, hammer, and plug your way around a house. Multi-tools mean you don’t have to carry a huge assemblage of tools in your truck or car. You’ll just need one which can perform various functions to address all kinds of household issues.
Sanders and Planers
If you’re someone who likes to concentrate on the finishing touches of a home, leaving the difficult construction work to the experts, then you should look no further than the sanding machine and the manual planer. Nearly every surface of a home could feasibly require sanding: wooden floors, skirting boards, doors, window ledges, and of course, walls. Meanwhile, if you’re trying to make wooden surfaces and items even and true, a quick run over with a planer will help you make brilliantly flat surfaces for you to sand down and paint up to perfection.
In the modern home, you’ll know that half of the appliances and electrical goods won’t come with a regular plug but with a USB. That means that most plug sockets placed within the walls of homes before about 2010 will not really be fit for purpose. Instead, you should carry around with you simple replacement sockets with the option of USB charging. Not only will this help any home look and feel more modern, but it’ll provide more charging points per plug for residents to charge or power phones, tablets, lamps, or televisions.
All of these tools may require a little investment, but if you’re regularly touching up homes, each and every one of them will be vital in helping you do it without a hitch.