A TV carpenter has revealed his top tips for home improvers looking to get stuck into some renovation work.
Speaking to Men’s Health, Brett Tutor, the newest member of the Trading Spaces show which is being rebooted in spring, revealed two things everybody should try to remember that will make home improvement that bit more straightforward.
Learning to use a drill
A drill is a serious bit of kit and it is important DIY-ers know how to use it correctly. But the drill itself has to be of decent quality to ensure you drill steadily and safely in the first place.
“I can’t tell you how many times I go to somebody’s house and there’s a guy there and he’s like, ‘Oh, I have a drill,’ and it looks like he got it from Toys R Us or something,” Tutor joked.
Keep your DIY junk
Tutor also advised people to not throw away small bits like screws and extra brackets, because as you do up your house, it is likely at some point you might just need these bits and bobs again, saving you a trip to the hardware shop.
“Keep one drawer for them because you’re going to be doing something someday in the future and need one,” he said.
Householders working on a major project such as re-doing their hallways should remember Wood and Wisdom for bespoke wooden staircases – just make sure the professionals lend their skills to the technical jobs, while you focus on getting the rest of the space up to your standard.