Michelle Pfeiffer loves renovating her house

Updated: May 02, 2012, 11:21 AM IST

London: `I Am Sam` actress Michelle Pfeiffer often renovates her house during a break from filming.

The 54-year-old said she inherited the love for building from her contractor father and she is never happier than when she is working with her power tools, reported Femalefirst.

"I love building things. I redesigned and built the entire facade of a fireplace. I`ll just go into Home Depot and ask the guys how you do it. They`ll look at me like I have three heads.

"I built a deck. I built a playhouse for the kids out of old shutters... I`ve built all sorts. I get power tools for Christmas and birthdays. My dad had a workshop in our garage... He`d be working in there and he`d give me a piece of wood and a hammer and I would just go out there and make stuff," Pfeiffer said.