Having the right tools for your DIY project is important to the success of your next project. First, you need to make sure you have a working toolbox. I am not going to lie to you - I still use the hot pink toolbox I got when I graduated high school, but it does the job. I have upgraded the items along the way. Now I have a toolbox with a nicer hammer, several screwdrivers, nails, screws, measuring tape, a crowbar, and a level. These get me through the smaller DIY projects, but if I am looking to build something or have a more advanced project, I need power tools to do this.
My favorite DIY power tools to use are tools from the Ryobi line at Home Depot. I love these because they are easy to use and the batteries are interchangeable. As my husband and I have grown our tool collection, we always pick Ryobi tools. We have a multi-battery charging station in our garage, so as we start working on projects, we never run out of battery power. It is an awesome set up. I highly recommend their products.
When you are first getting started with DIY projects, these are best tools I recommend to add to your toolbox:
A power drill is the number one power tool you need to have in your toolbox for DIY projects. This is a very versatile tool that can do anything from driving in screws or mixing concrete. As a DIYer, you will most likely use this for hanging items to walls, putting furniture together, or sanding items.
I love my impact driver. We use this tool all the time at our house. This is different than a power drill because it drives and impacts at the same time allowing you to drill into hard surfaces like wood. We use this to build furniture or hang items into wall studs. The Home Depot Blog gives a very extensive review of Impact Drivers and Drills if you are interested in learning more.