Thinking about fixing things up before you put that house for sale? You have a couple of different options. The first is to hire a contractor or other handy type to make the changes for you. That means saving time, but if you are inclined to work with your hands then it might mean wasting money. Many home repairs just need a basic knowledge and time to do them right.
Of course, in order to really get the job done you need a few different tools. We have put together a bit of a list so you can make sure you have what you need before you start working on the projects.
Before going on, it's worth saying that you should buy second hand whenever possible. Used woodworking machinery costs a lot less than used items, and it is the same story for any types of tools. So, if you take a look at this list and find that you don't have what you might need, don't run out to a retail store. See if your friends or family have these tools first, and if they don't, buy second hand rather than brand new.
Your best friend during almost any home repair is going to be a good hammer drill. Up until a couple of years ago, cordless drivers were the best thing going for the handy person. Hammer drills have blown them right out of the water. They take less time to put a screw in place, and a lot less messing around with angles and keeping the pressure on the screw as well.
Wrench and socket sets are the next up. When you are fixing that old mill Toronto home for sale, you will not believe just how many fixtures and other parts in the house are fixed in with bolts. And those bolts come in many different sizes and types. A wrench can be made to fit most of the bolt sizes, but a socket set can help things along quite a bit. Companies like Housemaster Home Inspectors of Boca Raton can attest to this.
Nothing beats a good old fashion hammer for many of the jobs that need to be done in home repair, particularly when it comes to taking down old pieces. That claw on the end can be useful for everything from panelling to doors and windows. Handymen can still be seen with a hammer on every belt, and that multi-purpose use is why.
If you want to fix up your home, you might want to try doing things yourself. Just make sure you have the right tools!