5 Tools For Managing Home Building Projects

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When the current house gets too small to fit everyone comfortably, the facade too shabby, and the rooms scream for a do-over, it is high time to get dirty and freshen up that residence. In fact, sometimes it may be necessary to place the foundation stone for a new house. Whether minor tweaks are needed to make the place perfect or high goals have been set, the home building or renovation project becomes a smooth business when armed with the right tools. The following are 5 essential tools to help successfully finish any type of home building project:

Tape Measure

Measuring and marking is essential for any Do it Yourself (DYI) project regardless of the size of the project. Therefore, the measuring tape is a must-have tool in any tool kit. A sturdy one with at least 25 feet long and 1 inch wide is recommended, especially when relying on a single tool of this type. The 12-inch may be too small for measuring the rooms, pillars or house structure items, while the 100 feet may be too bulky and uncomfortable to use. The auto-locking mechanism is useful for making the measuring process easier and for enabling accurate measuring without an assistant. Sturdiness is important when buying a measure tape, so it is essential to choose one that will not wear out easily and resist in rough conditions.

Screwdriver

The traditional screwdrivers are handy and cheap; they shouldn’t therefore miss in any tool kit. While the electric version is faster and stronger, traditional screwdrivers do their job pretty well in any circumstance. They come in different shapes such as flat head or cross head. Some of them have magnetic head which keeps the screw in place and eases the process. Also, you can use the magnetic head for picking up fallen screws without bending or crawling on the floor.

Circular Saw

Wood is used in different parts of the house – from inner pillars and roofing structure to furniture and mantel pieces. Therefore, having a tool for wood cutting is always a good investment. A circular saw with a powerful engine and sturdy, well sharpen blades will shape up those wood parts in a matter of minutes. The saw is one of those tools which need to be electric to ease the work. While the handsaw may be helpful in certain conditions, it is also time and effort consuming making the wood cutting business harder than it should be.

Power Drill

Versatile and relatively easy to use, the power drill is a must-have for any handyman. It can be used to drill holes of different sizes, but with the right accessories, it can also be turned into a polishing machine or a reversible drill. Furthermore, there is always a painting to hang, so the power drill will have a role to play even after the home project is done.

Ladder

Fixing high windows or installing the ceiling fan is almost impossible without a ladder. In fact, many of the things which need to be done when managing a home building business require a ladder. The two sided ladders are recommended for safety measures as they tend to be more stable and comfortable. Furthermore, they can also be used when there are no supporting walls. Each ladder has a specific maximum load, so choosing an appropriate one is essential for damage prevention. Timber and aluminum ladders are available, each with specific advantages.

Any project can be successful when working with professionals items. However, you should remember never to sacrifice the quality of your tools over the price. It will certainly be a bad business to make.

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Joshua Turner is a writer who creates informative articles in relation to business. In this article, he describes basic tools for home project management and aims to encourage further study with an online project management degree.

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