When you need to get the job done, and get it done right, you need to go to a HARDWARE STORE. From hammers to nails, sometimes it seems like hardware stores have all the SUPPLIES you need to build a house.

2010 was a great year for hardware supplies — and 2011 was even better. This was the year hardware supplies really shined. If you don’t believe 2011 was one of the best hardware-supply years, I don’t want anything to do with you.

Here is my list of the BEST HARDWARE SUPPLIES OF 2011:

10. Duct tape

9. Thermostats

8. Cement

7. (tie) Hammers, Rotary Saws

6. Vinyl Tubing

5. Lutron MA-R-WH Dimmer Assembly

4. Caulk Guns

3. 1/8″ Screws

2. Brackets

1. Construction Paper