Gift Guide for the Kitchen Remodeler

Kitchen Finishing Tools

In any remodel, finishing is where the real attention to detail (and patience) pays off big -- and even the most detail-oriented DIYer can use a little help in the way of fine tools.

Consider these options when doing your holiday shopping:

  • Finish saw (for very fine cuts)
  • Air compressor and brad nailer (for trim finishing)
  • Tile cutter (for the backsplash)
  • Floor or countertop polisher

Ultimately, choosing tools for a DIYer can be a bit like choosing shoes for a fashion lover -- it can be a little scary. If you want a gift that's truly guaranteed to please, you may want to go with a gift certificate to a home store, as your giftee will be making multiple trips there. A kitchen remodel seldom goes exactly as planned.

For more information on kitchen renovation, home design, DIY and related topics, look over the links below.

Related Articles


  • Ace Hardware: Plumbing. (Nov. 8, 2010)
  • The Family Handyman: Kitchens. (Nov. 8, 2010)
  • Snyder, Tim. "How to Plumb and Level a Cabinet." This Old House. (Nov. 8, 2010),,20220589,00.html
  • Ward, Logan. "50 Tools Everyone Should Own (With Tips!)." Popular Mechanics. April 24, 2009. (Nov. 8, 2010)