If you’ve decided to take a DIY approach to home renovation, it’s important that you have the correct tools and equipment for the job at hand. After all, there’s nothing worse than getting part way through a project and realising half way to buy something you’re missing.

There are some pieces of equipment which are universally helpful for a wide range of jobs, for example, a step ladder. Investing in a good, sturdy step ladder will give you access to the hard-to-reach places so you can make your home look beautiful! Here is a selection of jobs you can do with the help of a step ladder.

Painting ceilings and walls

On of the most effective ways to completely transform a room is to give it a new lick of paint. Of course, for most average height people, reaching the top of the walls and the ceiling can be a little tricky– unless, of course, you have a step ladder!

With platform step ladders, you’ve got a flat surface to put your paint tin and equipment on while you work. This makes the entire painting process much easier and reduces the likelihood of an accident.

Gardening

While there are a lot of low-level gardening jobs you can do without a step ladder like planting flowers and mowing the lawn, there are a whole host of things you can do with a little extra height.

Whether it’s cutting back an unruly tree, re-shaping a hedge or stringing up some outdoor LED lights for a cosier atmosphere, having a step ladder handy will make these jobs easy and enjoyable. For outdoor jobs like these we’d highly recommend choosing an aluminium step ladder, they’re lightweight, resistant to rust and very durable.

Adding new light fixtures

Sometimes, all a room needs to feel new again is a new light or lampshade. As we’ve discussed, reaching the ceiling is no easy feat, that’s where your trusty step ladder comes in. You’ll find taking down the old lampshade and fitting the new one a much easier task with this extra height.

For jobs where there’s an electrical hazard like this, we’d highly recommend choosing a glass fibre step ladder. These ladders are designed to be non-conductive, so should the worst happen, you’ll be protected from the shock. Glass fibre ladders are also lightweight and easy to use making them a perfect all-round step ladder option.

Hanging new curtains

Our fourth and final home renovation job that you can do with the help of a step ladder is hanging new curtains. Adding curtains in a new shade, texture or opacity can be a great way to change the look of a room. Letting in more or less light can really bring other features to life. The only problem, reaching the curtain pole to attach the new curtains is really difficult without a step ladder.

In this scenario, we’d recommend getting a sturdy step ladder with a high weight capacity (especially if you new curtains are heavy). You need to make sure that your ladder is not going to wobble, or tip as you lift the masses of material up to the top.

As you can see, investing in a step ladder can be really useful if you have some home renovation jobs you want to get done. Why not take a look at the selection of step ladders available at Ladders UK Direct now?