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You may need to revamp your house to add more space or simply to give it a new look. Even if you are a budget-conscious homeowner, you can still try out a DIY home remodeling project considering you have the right renovation ideas and tools in your arsenal.

Here we will share 3 simple yet amazing home renovation projects so you can bring about that lost charm of your lovely home again! What’s more, we will also introduce you to some of the essential    tools required to accomplish those projects.


Tools You Might Need:

  1. Miter Saw
  2. Driver
  3. Oscillating Tool
  4. Pliers
  5. Nail Gun
  6. Reciprocating Saw
  7. Jig Saw


  1. Miter saw

A miter saw helps you make angled cuts needed to make different types of furniture. Even if you want to make a simple picture frame, a miter saw will help you to make regular cross cuts for the frame.

These types of saws are heavy, powerful, and stable. It is highly unlikely that they won’t be able to cut through boards of any thickness. You can securely place your miter saw on a workbench for optimum stability.  With this tool, you can easily aim at the position of the cut line on the board where the blade will cut through the work piece.

Some units even come with lasers that clearly show you where cutting will take place on the work piece. Get the best miter saw out there for you after going through the reviews of the top models.


  1. Driver

This tool usually is used to insert screws. There are different types of drivers, the most common two types being:

            Lithium-Ion Driver: 

It is a lightweight tool that can hold charge for up to 18 months. It can drive 100 screws on a single charge.


            12V Cordless Screwdriver

Equipped with a lightweight motor and powered by a compact 12V lithium-ion battery, you can operate this device with one hand and place it in an upright position.


  1. Oscillating Tool

This is a multi-purpose tool that comes with a sanding head that is triangle and features several sanding pads. You can use it to cut wood, metal, PVC plastic, and other materials. Check to see how much oscillation rate the tool has before you get your own oscillating tool. The higher the oscillation rate, the superior the cutting power.


  1. Pliers

They are pretty common and essential to cut electric cables and wire. You probably already have them that you use to set up different electrical appliances.


  1. Reciprocating Saw  

These types of saws can easily cut through walls, wood, metal, and tubes. You will need one for your home remodeling project because you will destroy dilapidated items in your house and rebuild something new there


  1. Nail Gun 

Nail guns make nailing very fast, making them a useful tool to repair furniture. In your renovation project, you will want to retain many old and worn furniture pieces by repairing them in order to save money. A nail gun will come in handy in such a situation.


  1. Jig Saw

Jig saws are also known as sabre saws. Equip them with the appropriate blade, and they will be ready to make precision cuts in a range of materials, including wood, plywood, particleboards, metal, plastic, and even in ceramic tiles.

Jigsaws have many parts e.g. a handle, a motor, and a straight, narrow blade that moves up and down to make an intricate cut. They are a great tool for novice woodworkers since they are less intimidating and easier to handle.


Home Renovation Projects: 3 Great Ideas

Now it’s time to check out our cool home improvement ideas. See which one suits your taste!


 Idea 1: Coat Your House with A Fresh Paint 

A fresh coat of paint on the walls makes the room look new instantly, making you feel revitalized as a result. Even if you don’t like the new color, no problem. You can change it easily since painting is not a permanent change that you can alter without much hassle. This is  relatively inexpensive too.

The most attractive aspect of painting is that you don’t need heavy tools and training to get the job done. All you’ll need is a couple cans of paints, paintbrushes, a paint tray, painter’s tape, and a paint roller. Use the paint roller when your painting surface is large, such as on the ceiling or the walls while a paintbrush will be handy to paint difficult-to-reach areas and trim around windows and doors.  Even if you’ve never painted before, you can handle this job yourself!


Idea 2: Refurbish Your Window Treatment


There is no doubt that the availability of natural light inside a room has a subtle impact on the residents. However, too much lighting – whether natural or artificial – hampers the privacy of the occupants and makes them uncomfortable.

A simple solution to both of these problems is upgrade your window treatments so they allow enough light inside the room while still providing the desired amount of privacy. There are many ways to upgrade your windows, the simplest way being changing the curtains of the windows. Curtains can give any room in your house an elegant look and when properly sized and hung they will make your room look spacious and taller. When installing curtains, you will need tools like drills, hammers, screws, measure tapes, curtain rods and wall anchors.

Blinds are another window treatment to consider. They may be a bit more costly (in some cases) and bit more challenging to install, but the look will be totally different.  It’s all a matter of choice.


Idea 3: Decorate Your Home with Molding 

Decorating a home with molding is an ancient practice. Although molding was made from plaster or wood in the past, today we have other materials such as reclaimed wood or plaster.  One of the decorative features of molding is it creates a nice pattern on a plain surface.

If you place molding around a fireplace, for example, it would instantly change the appearance of the whole space. Crown molding near the deiling or a chair rail around the room are other examples of how molding can transform a space. Installing molding does not have to be difficult and you can do that on your own. Below is a list of tools you will need for this purpose:


  • Miter saw
  • Tape measure
  • Level
  • Hammer
  • Coping saw
  • Stud finder
  • Drill
  • Clamps
  • Caulk gun
  • Nails
  • Molding
  • Caulk
  • Wood putty
  • Finish nailer


If you love DIY projects, you will surely enjoy installing molding around your closet door, kitchen cabinet, light switches, or fireplace to make your home more elegant.