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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The Best Attic Fans for Home Ventilation

No matter how well-insulated your attic might be, direct sun on your roof can result in heat radiating into the attic space. This prolonged exposure to heat can affect your shingles and s...

The Best Mulching Blades for Mowers   

You work hard to mow your lawn, yet can wind up with ugly clumps of cut grass sitting atop that manicured expanse of green. Even folks who want clippings to return to the soil as nutritio...

JUNE 8, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Lawn Sweepers for a Well-Manicured Lawn

The best lawn sweepers quickly and efficiently gather leaves, grass clippings, and even pine needles, giving your yard a pristine look. The clever machines use cylindrical brushes that re...

JUNE 7, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Solar Chargers for Cell Phones and Small Electronics

Solar chargers have come a long way in recent years, becoming more portable, lightweight, and undeniably handy. Perfect for camping, they’re also useful for emergency preparedness, or jus...

MAY 31, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Knife Sharpeners of 2021

Knives are perhaps the most essential tools for food prep—functioning more effectively and safely the sharper they are. A high-quality knife sharpener belongs in every kitchen, for home c...

MAY 29, 2020 | FRIDAY
10 Ways to Get Money Back from Home Improvement Projects

Learn how to recoup some cash from your next renovation project.

MAY 29, 2020 | FRIDAY
Buyer's Guide: Jigsaws

Jigsaws are specially designed power tools for cutting curves, but they can also be used to cut lumber to length and to create holes and other shapes in mediums such as plywood and plasti...

MAY 29, 2020 | FRIDAY
6 Things to Know About DIY Cabinet Refacing

If a full-on kitchen renovation isn’t in the cards right now, you can still give your cook space an impressive new look by refacing your existing cabinets. This affordable, relatively non...

MAY 27, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
Buyer's Guide: Ratchet Wrenches

If you’ll be doing repairs around the house or on your car, you’re likely going to need a ratchet—a wrench with a fastener component used to tighten or loosen nuts and bolts. A ratchet ha...

MAY 26, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Roofing Tools That Are Most Important for Repairs

Homeowners rarely step foot on their own roofs. When roofing issues come up, most homeowners just hire out the job to a pro. The reality is that roofing jobs don’t have to be as intimidat...