No matter what type of renovation you are looking at starting, nothing gets the job done like the proper materials. The most vital materials contribute to safety, project efficiency, and overall speed up the process. However, what most people tend to forget is that the simplest materials often make the biggest difference. With that said, let’s take a look at four reliable materials that can help you get any renovation project done.
The most basic safety protections are worth repeating. Safety glasses protect your eyes from dust and debris that fill the air. Construction workers face more eye injuries than any other profession, dealing with more than 10,600 injuries every year. Safety glasses could prevent many of those injuries, but they are so basic that they’re often forgotten or ignored. If you’re going to be working on a renovation project, or even just around it, make sure that you have safety glasses on whenever work is being done.
One of the most essential steps in a renovation project is the demolition phase. Depending on the project, this may be a quick step, or it may take time and patience. While sledgehammers are fine, you want a demolition bar for this part of the project. These are simple tools, but they’re designed to bring down a lot with little effort on your part. There are many styles of demolition bars, so depending on your project, you may need more than one.
Nearly every household has a hammer. They’re basic but versatile, and they can be used on projects of all types. You’ll use this tool in nearly every step of your renovation, from the demolition to putting up gyprock plastering.
Ladders have changed a lot over the years. No longer are they unreliable and rickety. You can trust new ladders to hold you and your equipment securely while you work. Some ladders allow you change the height while others allow you to work on unsteady ground. They can also be used to store extra renovation tools while you work. While you should still take reasonable safety precautions, a new ladder will keep you secure while you work.
No matter how big or small a project is, they simply can’t get started or finished without the proper tools. The tools you need will depend on your project and budget, as well as the speed you want to finish the project in. With that in mind, take time before you begin your project to decide what tools and materials you will need to finish the project as safely and easily as possible.
Addy Reeds is a freelance writer from Eugene, Oregon. She discovered her passion for journalism while attending the University of Oregon. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @addyreeds1; https://www.facebook.com/addy.reeds