Property Workshop (PWS) sometimes recommends the best DIY tools and materials for people who want to save the time and stress of figuring out what to buy. Our recommendations are made through vigorous research and experience. Consider us a best-of list for everyday DIY tools and materials; curated lists filled with only the best products; or an expert friend with next-level research skills who tests everything they buy so you don’t have to. The point is to make buying great products quicker and easier so you can get on with the project at hand. We pride ourselves on following rigorous journalistic standards and ethics, and we maintain editorial independence. Our shortlisted recommendations are always made entirely by our editorial team, and our writers are never made aware of any business relationships before making their top picks.
Frequently Asked Questions
So Does PWS Only Focus On The Best Tools And Materials?
We look for what we think is best for most people. We don’t look for the most feature-packed tools or the finest paint finishes. We pick the products that will work best for home DIYers that offer good value for money – and that’s what takes work. The choices we’ve made here with our team took weeks or months of research and years of experience with a wide variety of DIY tools and materials. In addition to our own expertise, we include data from the best editorial sources around and other subject-matter experts. And we pore over customer reviews to find out what matters to regular home improvement enthusiasts.
Most tools we choose here aren’t top-of-the-line models that are overpriced and loaded with pointless features; we aim to recommend tools that are of high enough quality to warrant the price, but not items that cost more for extra features you’ll rarely use. These are the same tools & materials we’d recommend to our friends and family, and these are the same products we’d choose for ourselves.
Do Affiliate Commissions Make PWS Biased?
Our writers are never made aware of which companies may have established affiliate relationships with PWS prior to making their top picks. If readers choose to buy the products we recommend as a result of our research, our work is often (but not always) supported through an affiliate commission from the retailer when they make a purchase.
It’s important to note that any affiliate commissions earned by PWS do NOT affect the price our readers pay. Furthermore, if readers return their purchases because they’re dissatisfied or the recommendation is bad, we make nothing.
There’s no incentive for us to pick inferior products or respond to pressure from manufacturers – in fact, it’s quite the opposite. We think that’s a pretty fair system that keeps us committed to serving our readers first. The most important thing for us is the trust we have from our readers. If we were to recommend something because we are biased or lazy, readers like you wouldn’t support our work.
We invite you to fact-check our work, so if you find something wrong, please let us know via our Contact Page.