This post has been on my mind for a long time and I am happy to finally take the time to sit and write it. Since I was 14, I’ve been involved in some way shape or form with building or installing in residential homes. It’s something I have a deep passion for and constantly push myself to lear and perfect my craft.
When it comes to interior projects the requirements vary. But I’ve pulled together a list, a general rule of thumb if you will, that will equip you to tackle most anything inside your home and I’ve broken it down below by task. From hanging a mirror or piece of art, to building that bookshelf you ordered off of Wayfair or lugged home from Ikea, I’ve got you covered.
For organization purposes, I absolutely recommend investing in a nice quality tool box for your home as well as a bucket or two. I use the buckets to carry around my tools from space to space on smaller install projects.
This category includes but is not limited to mirrors, art, lighting, switch/outlet plate covers, window treatments, etc. Essentially we’re talking about anything that can hang on a wall or ceiling.
Aside from the tools, I have an install kit that has different types of mounting and hanging hardware as well as clean up supplies. Having this on hand is great if you have a lot to hang or install, or if you just like to add to the decor frequently
I would assume nearly everyone reading this post has tackled at least one paint project in their home, or for their home. And you probably have a general idea on what it takes to take on a paint project. But being prepared with the proper tools, and quality tools, will ensure you produce an even better result you’ll be proud to show off and enjoy.
Ok so perhaps this isn’t for everyone and I’m certain a majority don’t see “Install mudroom and door casing” on their weekend to do list. But I figured why not prepare you for any scenario that may or may not ever happen in your home. At least consider this some conversation fodder the next time you find yourself stuck in a group of people with nothing to talk about.
That pretty much does it when it comes to being prepared for every day interior projects. I could go on and on about how to best accomplish any task in your home. Perhaps I will get started on writing and sharing those sooner than later?
Let me know what you think! Did you gain some knowledge from this, did it help you get prepared for your next project, was it worthless to read? Anything…seriously let us know.
Michael + Danielle