5 Tools You Need for Your Bathroom Improvement Project

Bathroom contractors in Brentwood will all agree that bathroom remodeling projects are one of the best investments you can choose for your home because of the high rate of return. However, they are also one of the more difficult and stressful projects you can undertake, especially if you lack the correct tools. Before you begin, make sure you have the following.

The Basics

Regardless of what project you will be attempting throughout your home, you will want a set of high quality basics, which includes:

  • Claw hammer
  • A set of screwdrivers, both Phillips and standard
  • A set of pliers
  • Drill
  • Hand saw
  • Measure tape
  • Level

Special Tools

You always want to double check to make sure you have the right tools for each project in the bathroom that you undertake. Depending on the project, you may also require:

  1. Adjustable Pliers – Also known as channel locks, this tool allows you to adjust the size of the jaws to fit around multiple items regardless of size or shape. The jaws normally sit at about a 45° angle from the handle.
  2. Tile Cutters – Vital if your project requires title work as this will allow you to easily cut tiles to the space’s specifications. Depending on the type of tile you use, there are hand snips, larger manual cutters, and special tile saws.
  3. Hole Saw – From the drainage pipe for the toilet, to the overhead light, nearly every aspect of a bathroom remodel will require cutting holes. This special saw allows you to quickly produce even holes with a clean, neat appearance, effectively reducing clean up and effort required.
  4. Basin Wrench – Specially designed to reach into the cramped space under the sink area, a basin wrench is used mainly to repair or replace the actual sink and drain components. A drain key may be necessary as well. Without one, these tasks may be nearly impossible.
  5. Pipe Wrench – A type of adjustable wrench used for soft metal pipes and fittings. Unlike the adjustable wrench mentioned above, this type of wrench works best with only rounded surfaces.

Bathroom improvement projects that often require specialized tools are one of the more complicated tasks a homeowner could undertake. Instead, consider saving yourself time and stress and let the bathroom contractors in Brentwood at K2GC handle your remodeling project. For more information, please contact the experts at K2GC at 925-754-5232 today!