Must-Have Tools for DIY Projects

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

If you are planning to take on a DIY project in your home, then one of the most important things is to have the right tools in place to help you. There are so many projects and ideas that you could undertake, with many ideas and inspiration that you can find online and on social media. But what you don’t get told is what tools you need, especially if you are new to it all. 

There are some really basic things that you will need for redecorating and renovating, as well as for upcycling. Some of those things can include scissors, paint, varnish, sandpaper, and glue. Many of which you are likely to already have in, or get a specific kind for when you know what your renovation project is. These things are all pretty versatile and are simple and easy to use. As a result, if you don’t already have some, then it can be a good thing to invest in. They can be useful for some specific projects, as well as repairs and things on a larger scale. But what else should you have in your DIY project arsenal? Here are some of the top items to add and invest in.

Staple Gun

Staple guns are really versatile, though not many people have them. They come in a variety of different sizes, so you should pick one according to the needs that you have. What you need at the end of the day, though, is a staple gun as it can help you with a variety of different projects. It can help with upholstering materials and fabrics, as well as making them secure to where you want them to be. For chair cushions, window valances, changing sofas and ottomans are made simple with a staple gun. You could also look to use it for something like using burlap on a wooden pallet to make a herb garden for your yard, for example. When you don’t need nails or screws, a staple gun will work great. 

Hammer drill

A hammer drill, which can also be known as a percussion drill or an impact drill, is a power tool that you need in your life. Is it mainly used for drilling in materials that are tough and hard, so can be used for some of your tougher projects. If you want to hang shelves or change kitchen cabinets, then a hammer drill can help with that. A hammer drill is different to other kinds of drills because it has a rotary motion, alongside a high impact mechanism that works like a hammer. So it is a must for tough materials. You can get more info about hammer drills and the different types online, but they could be worth the investment for the projects that you have planned.

Glue gun

If you are a little more into crafty DIY, rather than a hammer and nails, then a glue gun is an essential piece. Something like a staple gun will generally be more durable, but obviously, it will only work for a few materials. If you are looking to decorate things like mirrors or photo frames, then a glue gun will be just what you need. The good news is that they are so inexpensive, and the glue sticks are really affordable too. If you’re into decorating and the finer details when it comes to your redecorating and renovating, then getting a glue gun is a must. 


The good news with this is that you probably have an iron already in the house. But have you thought about using it for your DIY and decorating before? An iron can help with a lot of upcycling and DIY projects, as long as you have the heat settings on the correct one for the project and the materials involved. You should also pay close attention to the settings of things. You don't want to have the steam setting coming on when trying to iron on transfer for cushions, for example. Something like that could ruin it. 


A screwdriver is a must in your tool kit and DIY kit as it is surprisingly more versatile than you might think. You can make things tighter with a screwdriver, as well as repair pieces of furniture, and create your own furniture with wood and some screws. So for any repairs of furniture, or redecorating and renovating projects, a screwdriver is something that is important to have in. If you can, look for a multi-tool version, where you can easily change the sizes of the heads, rather than needing a range of them.

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