Our Favorite Tools to Assist Your DIY Project

To tackle DIY home projects around the house, every homeowner is going to need to have a trusty set of tools to get the job done. But, a stroll down the aisles of any hardware store can be a bit overwhelming. With so many tools available out there, how are homeowners to know what they need and what they don’t?

As home project experts, we can offer some assistance in assembling the essentials to take on a project. Here is a list of our favorite tools that every homeowner needs to have.


Many of the DIY projects that homeowners will tackle will aim to maximize storage in the home. With that in mind, what’s the point of getting a bunch of tools in order to complete home projects, if you don’t have a storage-friendly means of stashing your tools when you’re not using them?

Enter the toolbox. No matter how many tools you have, possessing a sturdy and efficient toolbox is a huge asset for a homeowner. Try and find one that has multiple compartments so you can store more without taking up much space.

Standard Claw Hammer

Having a hammer around the house is an absolute must. One end for driving nails in and the other for pulling nails out, the claw hammer has been a toolbox mainstay since it was invented in 1840.

When picking out your claw hammer, find one that has a handle that works best for you. Some models absorb shock, while others prioritize grip.

Tape Measure

Whether you’re installing a showing door or hanging wire shelves to boost storage, having accurate measurements is essential before you break ground on your project. Therefore, every toolbox is going to need a handy tape measure.

Try and find yourself a tape measure that can measure at least 12 feet.


There are a long list of home projects that will call for a pair of locking pliers. Pliers are versatile and highly effective for clamping and tightening nuts and bolts. Pliers are extremely helpful for assembling the various sets and pieces that you may purchase that often do not come assembled.

Electric Power Drill

While a trusty screwdriver can get the job done most of the time, having an electric power drill gives you the power to get the job done at lot faster. Power drills are an essential tool when installing shelving or other items that require you to drill holes or set screws.

Additionally, with some useful drill bit accessories and creativity, your power drill can grind materials, stir paint, and even cook a rotisserie chicken!


A successful home project starts with sound planning and accurate measurements. Having a level to ensure that your measurements are going to hold up and be balanced is great asset for do-it-yourselfers.

There’s a long list of different sized and shaped levels, but to get the most out of this valuable tool, find one that can double as a straightedge and as a measuring stick.


We mentioned earlier that the hardware store can be a bit overwhelming. The saw aisle is one of those areas in particular. There are so many different types and sizes of saws, but one you can get a ton of use out of is a simple hacksaw.

A hacksaw can cut through wood, metal, and plastic piping, making it a helpful tool for a wide array of DIY projects.


There are lot of situations where you might find yourself in need of some timely light. Projects that are located in closets, basements, the garage, or a food pantry are some examples of low-lit areas where having a flashlight in the toolbox is going to come in handy.

Let Us Assist in Your Next Home Project

Whether your toolbox is a fully stocked or completely bare, we’d love to lend a helping hand in your next home project. Whether you’re looking for a new living room mirror or to convert a seldom used part of your basement into a wine cellar, Harkraft can help turn your home project idea into a reality.

Contact us today and let us know more about your next home project, and we’ll let you know how we can help.