Handy Items All Homeowners Should Own

At Energy Smart New Homes, one of our main goals is to build houses that are affordable to buy and to own. Your home should be built to last. And while careful construction does make a difference, normal wear and tear is still bound to occur. If you are a first-time home buyer, it can be difficult to think of all the handy things you may need to have down the road. That is why we have put together a small list of handy items that all homeowners should have on deck so that you do not have to stress about it.

Emergency Kit

This item is not going to help you repair or maintain your home, but it is an invaluable item that many do not think to have around. And it is one that you will be thankful that you had. Every region is prone to their own kinds of disasters. It will be worth your while to search and think of which ones your area is most likely to face and keep that in mind when creating your emergency kit. Creating a bag of essential items that is easy to grab should you need to leave home quickly is a wise choice. FEMA has a thorough list of things you should include in your bag on their site. All things ranging from 72 hours’ worth of water to money and medication.


Having tools around seems like a no brainer. But what are the ones you should start with? Stud finders are excellent tools for homeowners. Certainly, you want to get started decorating, that’s part of the fun of having a house! And a stud finder will help you to hang your pictures and art properly. In addition to that, a pry bar is useful for all sorts of things. You can use it to remove nails and pry away drywall and trim for more involved home projects. Lastly, we recommend having a ratchet set on hand. Being able to tighten or loosen any bolt in your home is surely going to make your life easier.


Ladders are incredibly versatile in their uses in the home. Things like changing a lightbulb or dusting the ceiling fan become far easier when you have a little extra height to work with. Not to mention that you may need a ladder for certain tasks like inspecting your roof or cleaning your gutters. The next time you go to hang some curtains, you will be glad you have a ladder in the house.

Fire Extinguisher

When renting, landlords are required to keep fire extinguishers in every unit. When you are used to them just being around, it may slip your mind to buy one for yourself when you move into your own home. Well, here is your reminder to buy one because accidents do happen. Kitchen and electrical fires are more common than you might think and having a fire extinguisher around can mean the difference between a cosmetic blemish or disaster.

We hope you found some items that you can add to your shopping list the next time you are at the home improvement store. No doubt they will make your life easier! If you are still on the hunt for a place to call your own, do not hesitate to contact Energy Smart New Homes today.

By Energy Smart New Homes 7-23-2020