Best of Sydney

Best Hardware Shop

THE HARDWARE STORE, BALMAIN

If reality TV is to be believed (which it nearly always is), your cramped, slightly ramshackle home is a lick of paint and a bucket of foam filler away from being real estate gold. For the practical side of this transformation, you’ll need a hardware store. The Hardware Store in Rozelle is a lazy three kilometres from the CBD and between its unassuming walls you’ll find every manner of screw, nail, hammer, brush and do-hicky under the sun. And, helpfully, along with the paint and power tools they also offer friendly advice – always welcome when you aren’t a DIY expert…

50 Evans Street, Balmain, 9810 2388, www.thehardwarestore.com.au/contact_us.asp