The essentials you need for your renovation projects

December 23, 2014

If you’re planning a home renovation project, you'll need some of these essential materials and tools to ensure it's a smooth process.

The essentials you need for your renovation projects

If you’re planning on doing a home renovation yourself, there are a few essential materials and tools you’ll likely need to have handy. Of course, the type and scope of your project will greatly impact which materials you will need. It’s a good idea to take a trip to your local hardware store for help and advice.

The following are some common renovation materials and tools:

For demolition:

  • Pry bar / crow bar
  • Safety equipment such as hardhat, goggles, face mask and gloves
  • Claw hammer and mini sledgehammer
  • San Angelo's chisel
  • Screwdrivers

For painting:

  • Scraper/putty knife
  • Drop cloths and plastic sheeting
  • Step ladder
  • Sanders and sandpaper
  • Brushes and rollers
  • Caulking
  • Patching and repair materials

For tiling:

  • Grout
  • Tile setting
  • Tile saws
  • Floats and trowels
  • Underlayment and backer board

For installation:

  • Measuring tape
  • Leveler
  • Step ladder
  • Extension cords
  • Screw drivers and other tools


  • Dry wall
  • Miter saw
  • Drill
  • Flashlight
  • Ruler
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