Bathroom Remodeling Tools You Need

Are you looking to start a project soon?  If so, do you have all of the items that you will need?  When it comes to or just about any other home improvement project, many individuals automatically think of the materials that will be used. If you are looking to replace your bathtub, of course, you will need a replacement bathtub, but how will you get that bathtub installed without ? You can’t. That is why it is important to know what you you will need before starting your next bathroom remodeling project.

When it comes to tools, you will find that the tools used with all depend on the remodeling that is being done. For instance, if you are planning on remodeling your entire bathroom, you will likely need more tools than you would if you were just replacing your bathroom cabinets.  Despite the fact that different bathroom remodeling projects often call for different tools, you will find that some tools can be used on just about all bathroom remodeling projects.  It might be a good idea to keep these tools, which are listed below, on hand at all times.

  1. Screwdriver; The multi-tip kind is the best for the homeowner
  2. Pipe wrench; 2 sizes are best, a 6” or 8” for tight spaces and a 16” or 20”. HINT: You can always make a wrench larger by slipping a piece of pipe over the handle to give you more leverage when needed.
  3. Channel Locks; A must have, again a quality name brand pair
  4. Tape Measure: Buy a sturdy one at least 20’ long
  5. 24” Level; Again you can make it longer by attaching it to a longer straight board.
  6. Ladder;  4’ or 6’ works best around the house, or even a step stool for most projects
  7. Drill; Today you can buy a quality cordless drill for under $100 on sale. I think DeWalt is at the front of the line. If your budget will survive get the 18volt dual action drill/hammer drill
  8. Sawzall; This is one of the best tools ever invented. HINT: The blades in every sawzall I have ever seen are reversible, and the DeWalt cordless version I have allows you to also slip it in sideways
  9. Saftey glasses, respirator, gloves, and knee pads are a must.
  10. Portable work light
  11. Extension Cord; 12 gauge is a must
  12. Hammer; I recommend a 16 oz straight claw general purpose hammer
  13. Wrecking bar, or crow bar
  14. Drywall Taping Tools
  15. Painting Tools
  16. Tile tools; These will vary depending on what type and size tile you are installing
  17. Caulk gun; Buy a quality one, if you don’t buy it now you will later

I call the above list the necessities; it would also be very useful to invest in the following if you have plans to remodel anytime in the future. Remember they will cost more next year.

  1. Hole saw kit; Buy a good one that will also let you cut light metals. Rigid has a nice set with a great arbor system
  2. Jig saw; for cutting those irregular shapes
  3. Power Miter Box
  4. Cordless Nail Gun: Paslode  brand has been producing these guns for a long time, I own 2 of them, a trim gun and a framing gun

I cannot stress enough that if you buy quality name brand tools and use them for the job they were intended, they will last you a lifetime.

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One Response to “Bathroom Remodeling Tools You Need”

  1. Nice list, the hole saw definitely comes in really handy during bathroom remodels.

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