Tom Scalisi


Tom Scalisi is a freelance writer specializing in the home design, construction, tools, and automotive industries. He has been involved in the trades for over 15 years as both a contractor and a commercial building mechanic. Tom has written for several online blogs and magazines including Next Luxury, The Drive, Car Bibles, and PowerTüls. In addition to his professional life, Tom enjoys getting outside on his mountain bike, camping, beekeeping, and fishing. Tom is also an avid racing and baseball fan. He lives in NY’s Hudson Valley with his wife, their three children, and three dogs. Connect with Tom on LinkedIn.

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JULY 26, 2021 | MONDAY
Is Your Basement Tornado-Ready? How to Prep the Space—And What to Keep on Hand

Tornadoes are violently rotating columns of air connecting a thunderstorm to the earth below, and they can occur at any time and anywhere. In fact, the National Centers for Environmental ...

JULY 19, 2021 | MONDAY
Is the DeWalt Staple Gun the King of Tacking?

Staple guns are one of those long-standing, classic tools that all DIYers can use. They aid in reupholstering furniture, hanging holiday decorations, securing housewrap during a renovatio...

JULY 19, 2021 | MONDAY
6 Things to Know Before Installing a Lean-To Shed at Home

The lean-to shed is the classic backyard garden shed design. These sheds are less expensive than other shed styles, yet they can offer the same amount of interior storage for tools and eq...

JULY 18, 2021 | SUNDAY
Clean Your Gutters a Cinch with The Gutter Cleaning Tool

When it comes to protecting your home’s foundation and keeping your basement dry, gutters play a vital role. Gutters collect all the rain and melted snow that drips from the roof and shut...

How To: Move a Shed

If you don’t know how to move a shed, it might seem like an impossible task. But, with the right information and preparation, it’s entirely possible to relocate these structures. Whether ...

JULY 9, 2021 | FRIDAY
Pitiful Patio? 5 Ways to Rescue a Deteriorating Concrete Patio

If your patio has seen better days, don’t worry; you’re not alone. While concrete is incredibly strong and durable, natural occurrences like freeze-thaw cycles and ground movement can tak...

So, You Want to… Build a Shed

A shed in a side yard or backyard can make a world of difference when it comes to organization. These stand-alone structures can hold lots of garden equipment, tools, bikes, and other sto...

JULY 6, 2021 | TUESDAY
6 Cool Ways To Use Apple AirTags Around Your Property

Apple's AirTags debuted at the end of April, and people are using them in some creative ways. These tiny devices attach to objects and allow owners to find them using Bluetooth technology...

JUNE 29, 2021 | TUESDAY
What’s the Difference? Engineered Hardwood vs. Laminate Flooring

If you have dated, worn floors, you might be considering freshening them up with new flooring. A quick search of the internet for flooring products can reveal the raging debate between en...

JUNE 29, 2021 | TUESDAY
Solved! Can You Use Regular Liquid Dish Soap in a Dishwasher?

Q: I ran out of detergent pods for my dishwasher. Can I use dish soap in a dishwasher? A: This is a really good question, and one that many folks have when they run out of the handy dishw...