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Basic Tools Every Homeowner Needs

You came to Bremont Homes for affordable homes in Brampton and now that you’ve purchased your first home, you’re doubtlessly feeling overwhelmed. As the leading provider of new homes in Brampton, there are a few basics we tell our customers they should know.

Calling professionals for home maintenance can prove to be a costly prospect, so you should keep a few tools on hand to perform basic tasks around the house. We tell the buyers of our new homes in Brampton to call the professionals to handle any major tasks. Remember, you can watch all the home improvement shows you want, but unless you’re an experienced do-it-yourselfer, it’s best to leave it up to the pros.

One of the first things you’re going to want to purchase once you move into our of our estate homes in Brampton is a toolbox. From there, you’ll need a hammer, a screwdriver with an assortment of heads, and wrenches of varying sizes. Your set of wrenches should also include a pipe wrench; this is the ideal tool for minor plumbing repairs. If you need information on any of these tools, the clerk at the hardware store will be able to advise you on the best tools.

A tape measure is another must-have item we recommend for anyone considering one of our affordable homes in Brampton. You should even look at buying one before you move in, since you may just need to take measurements to figure out where your furniture is going to go.

A utility knife is yet another tool that’s handy to have around. After our customers move into their new homes in Brampton, they likely have many boxes that need to be broken down, which a utility knife with a fresh blade will make short work of. Just watch your fingers, fresh blades are extremely sharp! A utility knife can also be used for a number of tasks around the house.

Utility, electrical, and Teflon tape are additional necessities for anyone who buys one of our estate homes in Brampton. These items can provide a quick fix until you can get a professional into look at any issues with your ductwork or plumbing.

Another must-have item is a level; if you want to go the high-tech route, you can download a level app for your smartphone. Of course, it goes without saying that keeping a flashlight handy, along with a backup set of batteries, is yet another item that should be at the top of your list of items to buy before or immediately after you move in.

Other items we recommend for anyone looking at one of the many new homes in Brampton or any of our other communities in Southern Ontario include a sturdy pair of pliers, a hacksaw, a pair of wire cutters, and a drill.

Having these tools might not make you the next Mike Holmes, but Bremont Homes knows you will be able to handle basic household maintenance if you keep them handy!

Source:
“Basic DIY Tools & Supplies Every Homeowner Needs,” SteveJenkins.com; http://www.stevejenkins.com/blog/2013/12/diy-tools-supplies-every-homeowner-needs/, last accessed November 3, 2014.