DIY Women


A married homeowner for 20 years, Lori Mitchell was struggling with home renovation projects when she learned about Tomboy Tools — a tool and DIY company that creates a full line of power tools, hand tools and specialty tools ergonomically designed to be female friendly — eight years ago.

That’s when the proverbial light bulb went off in her head.

Single women are the fastest-growing segment of homebuyers, Mitchell said yesterday.

“Back in the old days, you waited until you got married to buy a house and now, that’s all out the window,” said Mitchell, now the president and CEO of Tomboy Tools Canada. “Most women will be on their own at some point in their life.

They’re inspired by all the programs and the magazines and they want to install that floating shelf in the bedroom but they’re not sure how,” she added. “You don’t have to sign up for a class to do that.”

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