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Tools for building: A basic guide to home improvement tools

by Amy Serra Albright 02/06/2023

Person using a power tool

Tools for building and home improvement projects are a must-have. You may work in a field on construction sites or enjoy DIY projects at home, but if there’s one thing you know for sure, it’s that tools are a homeowner requirement. 

Safety equipment & recommendations

Safety is always a primary component when building or improving on anything. For example, before you start a new project, make sure you have a firm grasp of the tools, surfaces and best practices. Even something as small as a utility knife can be dangerous when mishandled. 

Be sure to wear protective gear, too. Safety glasses are among the top pieces of protection to keep, especially when working with fine particles and power tools. Cut gloves and aprons designed to withstand heat and potential debris should also be part of your arsenal.

If you plan to do any wood working or work with circular saws, dust-producing cordless tools or anything else capable of generating fine particles, you may want to consider wearing a mask. Fumes and chemicals may also require a mask, though these are often referred to as respirators.

For work involving electrical tools, plumbing systems, HVAC maintenance or any other in-depth foundational system, it’s best to give a professional a call if you don’t have the training and understanding needed to maintain and enhance these systems. 

Be ready for outdoor projects

Outdoor projects are a bit heftier in what they require, since many of the materials used are heftier or in a different class than those used for internal projects. Most outdoor projects require those materials to either be weather-resistant or treatable to become weather-resistant.

Make sure you have the space for concrete surfaces when dealing with hefty power tools such as lawnmowers, concrete mixers, jackhammers, electrical saws or any other tool designed to manipulate dense material.

Also consider outdoor storage for projects too large to be stored in your home. For example, if you’re building a mantle for your fireplace, but have no room in your garage, an outdoor shed or temporary popup can protect your work against the elements and keep the clutter to a minimum.

Having the right basic construction tools can lead to success with your next remodeling job. Keeping these tips in mind will help you start those projects off right. And, as always, if you have any questions while gathering your materials, ask anyone at your local home improvement store for a bit of guidance, especially when searching for a particular tool or tool set.

About the Author

Amy Serra Albright

As a top producing agent, I specialize in Oakland and S. Genesee County areas.  I work with all types of Buyers and Sellers, including first time, move up, relocation, second homes, luxury homes & investors.  I am a company top producer with Real Estate being my full time job.  Through out my over 20 years in the business, I have been actively involved in my local Board of Realtors serving as a committee chairman, a member of the Board of Directors and as past president of my local board of Realtors. I love my job and love all things real estate. My goal is to provide you with an experience above and beyond your expectations so you will want to refer me to your friends and family.  I constantly strive to build a strong working relationship with my clients.  My goal is to be “Your Realtor for Life”. Let me make you and your Real Estate needs my number 1 Priority!