Tom Scalisi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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JANUARY 2, 2021 | SATURDAY
The Best Shower Valves for Your Bathroom Plumbing

The shower valve is the component of your shower that controls water temperature, and the slightest movement one way or the other can be the difference between scalding and frigid. If you...

JANUARY 2, 2021 | SATURDAY
The Best Window Insulation Kits for Drafty Windows

Window insulation kits are an affordable solution to cut the cost of your energy bill and make your home less drafty. When you cannot afford to replace windows, they’re a good option to u...

JANUARY 1, 2021 | FRIDAY
The Best Bike Repair Stands of 2021

A bike repair stand makes it easy to maintain and repair a bike at home. By design, the bike stand keeps the bike steady and off the ground—which makes performing simple tasks, like clean...

DECEMBER 31, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Garage Door Lubricants for Silent Operation

If your garage door is starting to rumble and chatter, there’s a good chance it needs some attention. Over time, moisture and natural oxidation can cause rust and wear. The effects can ma...

DECEMBER 31, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Door Draft Stoppers for Cooler Months

The scenario is chillingly familiar: You’re walking happily and comfortably through your home when suddenly, a cold patch of air stops you in your tracks. Paranormal activity? Nope, your ...

DECEMBER 31, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Steel Toe Shoes of 2021

Work boots keep you comfortable on the job and protect your feet from dropped tools, bad weather, and grime. These shoes and boots have steel caps in the toe box, preventing a falling ite...

DECEMBER 31, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Tile Cutters for Your Retiling Project

Retiling is one of those home projects that can make a significant impact relatively quickly. Whether laying a new ceramic tile bathroom floor or installing a glass backsplash in your kit...

DECEMBER 30, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Glass Cutters for Your Projects

Whether you’re trying your hand at stained glass crafts or a pro glazier, you need the right tools for the job. And one of the most important tools in your arsenal is a glass cutter. The ...

DECEMBER 29, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Electronic Door Locks of 2021

Modern lifestyles can be so busy, with various household members all on different schedules, so it’s high time for an up-to-date approach to home security. Whether you've got an arm full ...

DECEMBER 29, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Concrete Bonding Agents for Your Project

A lot goes into tackling a concrete repair or project. Unlike a carpentry project, you can’t just grab a stack of lumber and get to work. You have to wait for the right weather conditions...