Sprucing up your home will take forever if you run to the hardware store every time you want to hang a picture or assemble a bookcase. You also might not want to pay a contractor and wait around for an opening in their schedule for a quick job you can do yourself. Instructions on how to construct things can be found in manuals and YouTube videos, but there are certain tools you inevitably need, whether you live in an apartment or a single-family home. We’ve rounded up all the best tools you should have to handle all but the biggest DIY jobs.
Updated for August: We’ve added a few new items, swapped out others, and updated pricing and availability.