Home Improvement 101: Top 10 Tools Every Homeowner Needs For Home Repair Projects

If you are a budding handyman and don’t have a tried and tested toolkit yet, we’ve got news for you. Every homeowner should have the basic set of tools to enable them to fix and mend certain things in and around the house. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled this list of 10 must-have tools for all you newbies out there! Let’s take a look at what you’ll need.

Storage for your Tools

If you don’t have a garage to store all your tools, a basic toolbox will go a long way in keeping all your tools in one place and organized for easy access when you’ve got to fix that leaking faucet.


A claw hammer is one of the basics every homeowner should have. If you have to hang something on the wall or fix a floorboard, you’ll always need a claw hammer to drive in or remove nails.


An adjustable wrench is a way to go as far as wrenches go. Being able to tighten or loosen nuts and bolts of any shape and size will come in very handy.


Locking pliers are ideal for gripping certain nuts, fixtures, and bolts.
Combination pliers are also ideal for gripping but can be used to pull out some stubborn nails as well.


Every house needs a flashlight for those days when the power trips or when you have to fix something in a very dark space. Make sure you get a high voltage, the high-quality flashlight to light up the darkest places.

Screwdriver Set

You will need a whole set of small and larger screwdrivers with flat or crossheads. This is used to loosen or fasten screws in certain places.

These tools should be enough to get you started. Things like ladders and electrical appliances should be considered and can come in handy as you learn and improve your home repair skills. Do you have a complete toolkit yet? Let us know what your favorite products are in the comment section below.