As the better weather finally instils itself in the public consciousness, people up and down the country once again consider undertaking all those DIY projects that can’t be done on a rainy day.
It’s not just the weather that is behind the uptake in DIY though. Earlier this week, Sainsbury’s Home Insurance revealed some of the cost benefits of carrying out home improvement projects without using a tradesman, noting that around £49 billion has been saved by Brits doing their own DIY.
But to make the most of any home improvement job, any DIY enthusiast will know that the right tools for the job are needed.
To this end, interior designer Danielle Proud told the Metro of her recommended purchases to make the most of any home improvement job.
Investing what many may consider to be just small change in a universal screwdriver may be a wise move for anyone who spends too much time rummaging around in search of the right-sized screwdriver.
The universal model holds a number of different heads and loading the different sizes is easy to do, Ms Proud tells the paper. And as the ends are fixed magnetically, the chance of them dropping out and getting lost is vastly reduced.
Other tools useful for different DIY tasks around the home include the Exakt Saw, which can cut through a wide range of different materials, while an auto wrench can help out in situations where there is only a limited amount of space, she added.