There’s no time like Summer to get moving on all those well-intentioned home improvement ideas. Longer days, clement weather, a lighter and more agile body than the puffy one’s we generally drag around come the cooler months all make it easier to get inspired and make our home improvement dreams a reality.

Once you’ve established what needs to be done, finding the right tools is the top priority. The right tools are the essential ingredient in any home improvement undertaking. There’s nothing more frustrating than setting up for a long and productive day of painting the porch/fixing the fence/building a chook shed, only to discover the screwdriver isn’t the one you need, or the paint’s not suitable for the task at hand. The experts at Sunlite Mitre 10 can guide you toward the correct tools for the job. Perhaps most importantly, calling on the expertise of hardware professionals ensures a safe working environment. Safety should always be your first priority when embarking on a home improvement project- which is why it’s critical you seek professional advice before getting started.

Ladders are one of the primary causes of debilitating injuries around the home. Make absolutely sure yours is suitable for the task at hand and meets current safety standards.

If you don’t have the time or energy to undertake complex home improvements, but wish to spruce up the look of the place a little, there are loads of simple tricks you can employ- given the right equipment. Why not liven up window panes in old weatherboard homes with a fresh, contrasting coat of paint? You’ll be able to get the job done in less than a day, and it will go a long way to brightening and enlivening the exterior of your home.

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