Recommended Tools For Homeowners

Most small repairs around the house can be done without calling a professional. This is often more convenient since you don’t have to take time off work to be home when the repair is carried out.

In order to get the job done right, you need the right tools.

This is why I have compiled a list of must-have tools for any homeowner who wants to get things done her/himself.

The list will be updated as I find better options. In the future, I might even compose my own tool kit since I am not really happy with what’s out there at the moment.

Basic Tool Kit

This contains the kind of tools that should be in every household.

REXBETI 217-Piece Tool Kit, General Household Hand Tool Set with Solid Carrying Tool Box, Auto Repair Tool Sets
  • 217 pieces basic tool set for household repair and car repair, nearly includs most tools for DIY-er, repairmen, construction workers, mechanics and etc
  • Forged from high-quality steel and finished in high-polish chrome,strength, durability, anti-corrosion protection
  • Includes long handle claw hammer, long nose plier, lineman's plier, adjustable wrench, adjustable water pump plier and 10-feet tape measure for household repair project. Scredriver set includes...
  • All the tools are packed in a rugged, compact carrying case for storage and portability. Each tool fits snugly into its respective place to prevent moving around and scraping.The orange buttons on the...

Power Tools

I have had the previous versions of those two ever since I bought my house(almost 10 years ago).

The power drill just died a couple of weeks ago(replaced it with another dewalt). It has drilled thousands of holes during my various projects. In my opinion, it lasted very well! For normal household use, it will last for decades. Even the batteries are fine after 10 years of use.

DEWALT 20V Max Cordless Drill Combo Kit, 2-Tool (DCK240C2),Yellow/Black Drill Driver/Impact Combo Kit
  • DCD771 in cordless drill combo kit features 2 speed transmission (0-450 / 0-1500 RPM)
  • DCD771 high performance motor of cordless tools combo kit delivers 300 unit watts out (UWO) of power ability completing a wide range of applications
  • DCD771 compact, lightweight design of the drill/ impact driver combo kit fits into tight areas
  • DCD771 1/2-inch single sleeve ratcheting chuck provides tight bit gripping strength

Miscellaneous Good to Have Items

Drill Bit Set

VonHaus 246-Piece Drill and Drive Bit Set with Titanium Coated HSS Bits and Storage Case for Drilling Metal, Masonry, Wood and Plastics
  • COMPLETE SET - Comprehensive, high quality 246pc drill bit set – made for masonry, wood, metal and plastic drilling as well as multiple screwdriving and fastening applications.
  • VARIETY - Full set includes 87 X HSS twist drill bits, 22 X wood drill bits, 21 X masonry/cement drill bits, 4 X drill stops, 66 X 1” bits, 30 X 2” bits, 6 X nut drivers, 2 X hex keys, 1 X counter...
  • UNIVERSAL - Compatible with all VonHaus drills and many other popular models. Ideal for DIY projects and household maintenance and repair – each bit is colour-coded for easy identification.
  • STRONG - Bits made from high quality heat-treated steel and coated with titanium for long-lasting strength and durability. Includes specialist accessories such as hole saws, a countersink and wood...

Assortment of Screws

Akord Screws Assortment Kit, 10 Types Popular Screws Set in 30 Size, Double-Sided Storage Box, 1500 Pieces
  • MORE SIZES AND CHOICES: Selected 10 types of popular screws in 30 sizes 1500 pieces with 3 pieces screwdriver bits & 2 pieces pilot hole drills. The set of screws meets all your household needs, just...
  • ADVANCE MATERIAL: AKORD screws kit is a collection of the most commonly used household screws and is reliable rigidity and corrosion resistance. The thread is very sharp and strong that can provide...
  • WIDE APPLICATIONS: Screws widely used in the home and office, such as furniture repair, application repair, self-made and home installation, etc. We have studied the screws and sizes commonly used in...
  • PROFESSIONAL CASE: Double-sided plastic storage case. The nested divider is detachable, you can freely adjust the size of the grid according to your needs and keep hardware from mixing. An ergonomic...

Assortment of Nails

HongWay 1500pcs Hardware Nails Assortment Kit, Galvanized Nail, Assorted 12 Size Wire and Brad Nails
  • Material: Zinc-galvanized for corrosion protection. High quality material is used to ensure straight, sturdy and durable nails.
  • Quantity: 1500 pieces per kit with 12 different sizes. A variety of nails are included, such as brads, finishing and flat nails.
  • Various sizes: 45*2.4/45*2/40*1.6/38*2.4/35*2/30*2/30*1.6/25*1.8/25*1.7/25*1.4/20*1.3/19*1.3 mm (1.8*0.09/1.8*0.08/1.6*0.06/1.5*0.09/1.4*0.08/1.2*0.08/1.2*0.06/1*0.07/1*0.066/1*0.06/0.8*0.05/0.7*0.05...
  • Functional Package: Separated by size in sturdy plastic box with 12 grids. It is easy to find the size you need among a variety of nails.