Home DIY Essentials

DIY Essentials

After years of DIY projects, these are the tools and products we consistently rely on to achieve a professionally-installed appearance. All products listed below are available on Amazon, often with free Amazon Prime 2-day shipping.
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Despite how simple a DIY project may sound, the hidden complexities are often unknown until completion. Spending time planning before starting a project can often cut the time-to-complete in half. Little things like adapters, extension cords, cable management clips, and other seemingly-optional tools can make or break an installation.

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