If you’re interested in DIY whether you’re a novice or you’ve been fixing things around your house for years then to make this whole process easier you definitely need to create yourself a home workshop. If you’ve been into your DIY for a long time then a home workshop is really long overdue, once you have one you’ll wonder how you ever completed tasks around the house without it.
If you’re a newbie to home DIY then creating yourself a home workshop will make getting into it and learning all about the different jobs that may arise around the house and the different processes to deal with them will be much easier if your house is kitted out with a home workshop. Or if you do a lot of handy work for your job and don’t want to spend loads of time working overtime at work then a home workshop is a great addition because it means you can come home and finish up all your work in the comfort of your own home. Everyone’s home workshop will look different and it should as people have different needs for their own workshop, if you create it then it is completely tailored to you and your needs.
There are some things to consider when creating a home workshop, size is a big factor, you should try and find as much space as possible for your home workshop as if it’s too small you may struggle with some of the tasks you intended to complete in there. You also need to make sure that in the area that you’re going to create your home workshop you have enough light as during the winter months you won’t be able to work late in your home workshop if there is not sufficient lighting, it is also important that there are enough electrical outlets for you to plug in anything that you may need to use. Once you’ve found the perfect space for your home workshop then you need to get all the best kit to fill it with, keep on reading to find out what we would recommend kitting your home workshop out with.
A power drill is a staple tool in every home workshop, most projects that are undertaken in a home workshop require holes and screws and a drill can create these much quicker than you can by hand. Purchasing a high-quality power drill that suits your needs is one of the best investments that you can make for your home workshop. There are many different drills you can get that all suit different jobs and vary in price so figure out your budget, figure out your needs and do your research and purchase a drill based on this. Cordless drills are currently the most popular and there are usually cordless drills that will suit any budget.
When you start to store all your kit in your garage you’ll want to keep the floor space as empty as possible meaning organizers that hang off the wall are usually the best choice for storage in a home workshop. A stud finder will be really helpful to you here as they have a metal sensing function, this will allow you to see where the nails are that are holding up your drywall. Again there range in price but from looking at reviews even the $15 stud finders generally work pretty well on drywall, ceilings, and on thick plastered walls.
A hammer is just as important as a drill, a hammer has two functions and one of these is removing screws with the claw-shaped end, this is another vital function within a home workshop so make sure you get a good at least 16-ounce hammer.
There are many other things that you will need to kit out your home workshop, including but not limited to, a 25-foot tape measure will meet all your measuring needs, screwdrivers, a four in one screwdriver is ideal, a multimeter, and to find the right one you can use the multimeter guide. Finally, one of the most important pieces of kit you need is safety glasses which you should wear the whole time you’re in your workshop to prevent any damage to your eyes.