- Torpedo level
- Cordless drill
- Five-in-one painter’s tool
- Speed square
- Tape measure
- And I couldn’t do what I do without my partner Bayer Aspirin.
Must-know advice for planning a home renovation:
When I work, I listen to powerful songs that keep me motivated and are loud, fast and fun, like those by Iggy Pop, Kings of Leon, the Strokes, the Velvet Underground, Led Zeppelin, Pavement and anything by a new band.
Peanuts, for the protein, and frozen grapes, to satisfy my ferocious sweet tooth.
Mistakes happen. Accept them, learn from them and go with it. Sometimes it turns out better in the end — you can make crap into craptastic. Take five deep breaths; drink a glass of water. And never work with power tools when you’re tired, stressed or angry. For me, that’s all the time!