Best Homeowner Essential Tools 2020

Is so important having a proper toolkit at home, we actually never know when we will need them. Is not necessary to be experts to be capable of use those basic tools that can get us out of any unexpected problem. Although, sometimes it is not that easy to get them. There are some essentials to keep in mind before go shopping, such as the price or the achievement of the items.

Here we have the definitive guide to buy the main tools that every home should have. Also, we’ll give you tips like how to keep them in good condition and point out where to get these tools with the best prices.

The 10 most important Tools

Now let's talk about the ten tools that we should have present in any home that sooner or later we will need on more than one occasion:

Hammer

Hammerit is one of the most important tools in any kit. Wooden handle ones are the best choice for their durability and also they absorb some of the impact at each smash. They are made in many different models, so is appropriate to buy the universal rate. Some of them have replaceable heads of different kind of materials to avoid damaging the smacked surfaces.

View Details Stone Mason's Hammer - 6 Lb • 26.73$

Stone Mason's Hammer - 6 Lb

View Details Dewalt DWHT51366 22 Oz. Demolition Hammer NEW • 33.45$

Dewalt Dwht51366 22 Oz. Demolition Hammer New

View Details Vaughan Rage 15 In. Demolition Hand Tool, Hammer, Pry Bar • 26.89$

Vaughan Rage 15 In. Demolition Hand Tool, Hammer, Pry Bar

View Details Estwing Hard Face Sledge Hammer, Fiberglass Handle ESH-F • 48.99$

Estwing Hard Face Sledge Hammer, Fiberglass Handle Esh-f

View Details Stewart Framing Hammer Smooth Face 20 Oz.steel Construction PVC Handle Strong  • 24.50$

Stewart Framing Hammer Smooth Face 20 Oz.steel Construction Pvc Handle Strong

View Details Set Of 2 16 Oz. Fiberglass Rip Hammer And Claw Hammer • 21.70$

Set Of 2 16 Oz. Fiberglass Rip Hammer And Claw Hammer

30% OFF
View Details Stiletto FH10-C Titanium Finish Hammer With Curved Hickory Handle 10oz. • 82.99$

Stiletto Fh10-c Titanium Finish Hammer With Curved Hickory Handle 10oz.

82.99$ 119.0 €

View Details TEKTON 30903 Jacketed Fiberglass Brass Hammer, 16-Ounce • 23.99$

Tekton 30903 Jacketed Fiberglass Brass Hammer, 16-ounce

10% OFF
View Details DEWALT DWHT51385 21 Oz. Fiberglass Framing Hammer • 30.99$

Dewalt Dwht51385 21 Oz. Fiberglass Framing Hammer

30.99$ 34.44 €

Gloves and goggles

Safety is the most important thing during the process of restoration of any home, that’s why it’s necessary to invest in quality gloves and goggles to avoid any injury or inconvenience.

Screwdriver set

A diversity of screwdriver are essential. The smooth tips and star tips in different sizes are the most suggested ones.

View Details Usa Magnetic Screwdriver Bit Set For Iphone/macbook Tool Kit Set 117pcs • 17.98$

Usa Magnetic Screwdriver Bit Set For Iphone/macbook Tool Kit Set 117pcs

43% OFF
View Details Screwdriver Screw Driver Mechanics Set MASTER 20pc Flat Phillips Head Long Short • 21.99$

Screwdriver Screw Driver Mechanics Set Master 20pc Flat Phillips Head Long Short

21.99$ 38.48 €

View Details Precision Screwdriver Set Computer Repair Kit Tools Laptop PC Torx Smartphone • 2.99$

Precision Screwdriver Set Computer Repair Kit Tools Laptop Pc Torx Smartphone

View Details 117 In 1 Magnetic Precision Screwdriver Set PC Phone Electronics Repair Tool Kit • 17.98$

117 In 1 Magnetic Precision Screwdriver Set Pc Phone Electronics Repair Tool Kit

View Details 6pc 1000V Insulated Screwdriver Set Magnetic Tips Electrician Slotted Phillips • 14.99$

6pc 1000v Insulated Screwdriver Set Magnetic Tips Electrician Slotted Phillips

View Details VCT 8pc Piece Hammer Head Screwdriver Commercial Grade Set Magnetic Tip  • 15.95$

Vct 8pc Piece Hammer Head Screwdriver Commercial Grade Set Magnetic Tip

View Details 6pc Electrician's Insulated Magnetic Electrical Hand Screwdriver Tool Set New • 12.99$

6pc Electrician's Insulated Magnetic Electrical Hand Screwdriver Tool Set New

View Details US Ship 25 In 1 Screwdriver Set Mini Precision Screwdriver Tool Set For PC Glass • 6.59$

Us Ship 25 In 1 Screwdriver Set Mini Precision Screwdriver Tool Set For Pc Glass

View Details 115PC Screwdriver Set Computer Laptop Smart Watch Fitness Tracke Repair Tool Kit • 25.99$

115pc Screwdriver Set Computer Laptop Smart Watch Fitness Tracke Repair Tool Kit

Flashlight

Besides of being vital when a blackout happens. Also we will need it when we need to get into dark or inaccessible spaces.

Pliers

The best ones are those with a rubber handles, it will avoid to harm our hands throughout we are using them. A kit which offers different sizes can be really useful in any situation.

Measure Tape

This tool is ideal to take precise measurements, especially if it has a foldable mechanism with a stop to handle it better, so we can take measures by yourself.

Nails and screws

The bigger the variety of nails, screws, nuts and bolts, the better prepared we will be. Have them stored in an orderly manner and classified in a box it’s the wise way to use it, organizing it in different compartments for each piece; if it is transparent it will a plus, allowing us to access quickly and easily when we need a specific item.

Electric drill

The moment when you decide to buy this tool, the most important thing is concern about the high quality, so there won’t be unnecessary risks and it will last much longer. Those that have a rechargeable lithium batteries are ideal for a comfortably work, as it will be wireless.

View Details HITACHI FDV16VB2 1/2 Inch Electric Corded Hammer Drill VSR 2-Mode 5.0 Amp • 39.97$

Hitachi Fdv16vb2 1/2 Inch Electric Corded Hammer Drill Vsr 2-mode 5.0 Amp

View Details 20V Electric Drill Cordless Power Drill / Driver With 49pcs Bits Set & A Bag • 44.99$

20v Electric Drill Cordless Power Drill / Driver With 49pcs Bits Set & A Bag

View Details New 18V/20V Max Powerful Electric Cordless Drill Li-Ion Battery Charger 2-Speed • 37.90$

New 18v/20v Max Powerful Electric Cordless Drill Li-ion Battery Charger 2-speed

View Details 21-Volt Drill 2 Speed Electric Cordless Drill / Driver With Bits Set & Battery • 49.98$

21-volt Drill 2 Speed Electric Cordless Drill / Driver With Bits Set & Battery

View Details 3/8" Electric Cordless Drill Kit Driver Drill With Li-ion Battery Recharger 20V • 37.74$

3/8" Electric Cordless Drill Kit Driver Drill With Li-ion Battery Recharger 20v

View Details 3/8inch 20V Cordless Drill Electric Wireless Power Driver Battery Recharger NEW • 37.90$

3/8inch 20v Cordless Drill Electric Wireless Power Driver Battery Recharger New

View Details 21V Cordless Drill Electric Screwdriver Mini Wireless Power Driver Hammer&Magnet • 49.98$

21v Cordless Drill Electric Screwdriver Mini Wireless Power Driver Hammer&magnet

View Details Portable Cordless Drill Li-Ion Electric Driver Kit Tool Repair Set 18v 20v Max • 37.90$

Portable Cordless Drill Li-ion Electric Driver Kit Tool Repair Set 18v 20v Max

View Details HITACHI DV16VSS 1/2" Corded Electric Hammer Drill 5.4 Amp VSR 2-Mode • 39.97$

Hitachi Dv16vss 1/2" Corded Electric Hammer Drill 5.4 Amp Vsr 2-mode

Allen wrench and wrench

This tool allows us in a quick and easy manner to tighten or loosen whatever is needed. Have different sizes of keys will allow us to have more options to solve the task that needs it. The Allen wrench is used for specific kind of screws, so always it’s a good idea to have them.  

Toolbox

It is essential to have the right tools, although also is important to organize them so you can locate them easily. Toolboxes are perfect for this. They are available in different models, materials and sizes to suit your needs.

View Details New Portable Tool Chest Box Storage Cabinet Garage Mechanic Organizer 3 Drawers • 22.99$

New Portable Tool Chest Box Storage Cabinet Garage Mechanic Organizer 3 Drawers

View Details CONTICO 50 GALLON PRO TUFFBIN 37x21x20 TOOLBOX STORAGE BIN CONTAINER HEAVY DUTY • 39.99$

Contico 50 Gallon Pro Tuffbin 37x21x20 Toolbox Storage Bin Container Heavy Duty

45% OFF
View Details DeWALT DWST20800 Tool Equipment Mobile Work Center Box Station • 86.85$

Dewalt Dwst20800 Tool Equipment Mobile Work Center Box Station

86.85$ 157.49 €

View Details Stanley 3-in-1 Portable Rolling Detachable Storage Tool Box Organizer Chest Case • 47.99$

Stanley 3-in-1 Portable Rolling Detachable Storage Tool Box Organizer Chest Case

View Details Craftsman 1000 Series 5-Drawer Ball-Bearing Steel Tool Chest Toolbox COMBO NEW! • 184.99$

Craftsman 1000 Series 5-drawer Ball-bearing Steel Tool Chest Toolbox Combo New!

184.99$

20% OFF
View Details Milwaukee PACKOUT Large Tool Box 48-22-8425 New • 79.97$

Milwaukee Packout Large Tool Box 48-22-8425 New

79.97$ 99.99 €

View Details CRAFTSMAN 1000 5-Drawer Lockable Ball-Bearing Steel Tool Box Storage Chest Black • 114.89$

Craftsman 1000 5-drawer Lockable Ball-bearing Steel Tool Box Storage Chest Black

114.89$

View Details 22 In. Husky Portable Rolling Tool Box On Wheels Cart Part Organizer Storage Bin • 97.95$

22 In. Husky Portable Rolling Tool Box On Wheels Cart Part Organizer Storage Bin

22% OFF
View Details Milwaukee Packout Tool Box 48-22-8424 New • 69.97$

Milwaukee Packout Tool Box 48-22-8424 New

69.97$ 89.99 €

How to maintain and store them?

To store the tools the accurate places are the basement or the garage of our house. Most important reason is because they are protected from humidity and extreme heat, moreover clean them after being used to keep them in good condition.

Toolboxes are the best choice to store, the tools will be protected from the environmental conditions such as extreme temperatures changes and allow them to be stored in an clean and systematic manner. Another way to preserve them is keep them in their own original case, or wrapped in newspaper.

Taking proper care of them by maintaining them, will avoid their deterioration, as a consequence, they will last for a long time. In addition, you have to keep in mind the location and accessibility to the place where they are stored, because in case of emergency we need speed.

Where to buy at the best price?

Exactly, hardware store is the one that we think in first place because is the most common location to buy tools. The thing is that we not always find the best prices in these kind of establishments. Besides, if we don't have a lot of experience, it can be overwhelming to come to a place like this and not being aware of what to buy.

Luckily, there are other alternatives ideal for beginners. One important thing to keep in mind is that quality is better than quantity, so we must forget about those tools we buy when the emergency arises and we end up paying less than one euro to solve the problem, and focus on those ones that can be kept for life.

Online shopping is becoming more and more common in the digital age we are living in. Ebay and Amazon can be great allies for buying tools at affordable prices and high quality. There is a wide variety adapted to the needs of each person. These websites have an extra aid, which is that you can actually see the opinions of previous buyers, very useful when we are inexperienced in a topic and gives us some peace of mind and directions before we make the final purchase. An Outlet is also a good option to get unbeatable offers, any shopping will be cheaper and easier.

In case technology is not our strength point, we have are another amazing alternatives like B&Q and Homebase. These shops are specializing in DIY, construction and decoration, among other things. They have the advantages of being able to offer a huge diversity of high quality tools at good prices, and they have the staff to guide and advise us on everything we need to know. Your sales and promotions will make us want to come back again and again, so these stores will always be a good option for us.

Every home needs the basics tools which are help us to get out of any struggle. That’s why always we must count on them. It’s very important been provide with high quality tools. They will achieve their function properly and endure in good condition for a long time, but never forget about another options with lower prices that many different companies will offers.