If you have recently found yourself interested in pursuing those DIY projects you have been putting off, have recently retired, are in a position whereby you would like to learn a new skill, or you simply cannot currently afford to pay a professional for a project, then the first thing you need to do is to build a basic toolbox.
When purchasing the tools showcased below, it is strongly advisable to buy from a professional, established, experienced and family-run supplier such as Tradefixdirect.com, who can not only supply you with everything you need to get started but are also more than willing to give you as much advice on your specific project as you require.
Here are the top five DIY tools you simply cannot live without, plus some easy, one-day DIY projects to get you started.
The Flathead Screwdriver
A flathead screwdriver is essentially a regular-shaped screwdriver with a round handle and a thick and chunky wedged tip and is basically the most common DIY hand tool in even the smallest of toolboxes. Such screwdrivers can be used for a variety of purposes and are designed to use to loosen or tighten screws that have a straight intrusion across the head and are a toolbox essential. These screwdrivers come in a variety of sizes.
The Pen Knife
The penknife, a quintessentially British tool, is essentially a small but incredibly sharp knife that folds in on itself and often has attachments such as a mini set of scissors, its own tape measure, a pen, or pencil and various other mini tools.
As a budding DIY enthusiast, always carry a pen knife safely folded away in your pocket, and you will be amazed at the sheer number of times you use it during a particular project.
The Humble Tape Measure
Whether a burgeoning DIY enthusiast or not, a tape measure is one of the most commonly found objects in a home and can be used for a variety of tasks entirely unrelated to DIY, particularly in dressmaking and measuring for new furniture and large home décor items.
It would be pertinent to invest in a good quality metal tape measure that can remain stationary while measuring intricate and elevated levels and rails.
The Circular Saw
Significantly more dangerous and requiring substantially more caution and skill, the circular saw is a multi-purpose tool using electricity to drive the disc or blade effectively and effortlessly through a variety of building materials, the most popular being different varieties of wood, plastic, concrete, and even certain types of metal. Is important to maintain the sharpness of the blade and always ensure you store the saw with the safety switch turned on and away from animals and small children.
Gone are the days when the only drills available on the market to people not fortunate enough to work professionally in the trades were bulky, clumsy contraptions with an annoyingly short wire to the plug. Now, the sheer range of drills is truly impressive, and you would be wise to invest in a lightweight, compact and cordless drill with a built-in charging base.
Quick and Easy DIY Tasks
If, like most people in these modern times, you are constantly on the move and away from your house and feel that those little tasks that should have been completed a year or more ago are hanging around your neck and weighing you down, now is the time to do something about it.
There is a plethora of effective, rewarding, cost-effective DIY tasks that you should be able to fit in and around your hectic schedule and can be completed in a day or less.
One of the most popular and aesthetically effective, and transformative DIY projects is to wallpaper the bathroom or another small room. A bright and vivid feature wall, even in a bathroom, can transform the entire room and, if you select the colors and textures correctly, can add a substantial amount of light, space, and simultaneously warmth.
What fixing a leaky tap lacks in flair and style, it more than makes up for in the joy you will feel when you are able to relax in bed or perch at the edge of the kitchen table without being distracted by your very own, homemade version, of Japanese water torture.
If you are lucky enough to own an outside space as well as your property, you are fortunate enough to be able to work on your DIY projects outside. There is a plethora of DIY projects ready and waiting for you in your garden, and the world really is your proverbial oyster. Why not create a bespoke bird table for your feathered visitors to the garden, a garden bench, or a staggered heigh plant pot display ladder.