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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APRIL 23, 2020 | THURSDAY
3 Ways to Cut PVC Pipe

PVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipe is a type of plastic tubing commonly used for drains. These are the white pipes with purple primer often seen in residential basements. Ambitious DIYers atte...

APRIL 22, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Office Chairs of 2021

The ideal home-office has a comfortable chair to support you during long days of conference calls and report writing. A good office chair aids productivity alongside a functioning compute...

APRIL 20, 2020 | MONDAY
10 Tips to Avoid Getting Upsold on Your Remodel

Protect your pockets while planning your project.

APRIL 12, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Laser Levels for 2021

One of the first tools many homeowners purchase is a spirit or bubble level. Spirit levels use a small bubble in a tube to determine whether something is level or plumb. These levels are ...

APRIL 2, 2020 | THURSDAY
10 Tips for Surviving a Renovation Mess

Yes, it's possible to keep life moving forward and make progress on a home renovation project at the same time. Here's how to do it.

MARCH 26, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Tool Bags of 2021

There comes a point when collecting a complete DIY set of tools starts causing storage issues. A tool box might do the trick, but they definitely have their shortcomings. Tool boxes are t...

MARCH 5, 2020 | THURSDAY
6 Things to Know Before Installing Interior Trim

The trim installation stage of any interior project can be tremendously rewarding. Baseboard and crown molding can turn a basic drywall and paint project into a polished work of art. If y...

MARCH 2, 2017 | THURSDAY
How to Get Rid of Black Mold in Your Home

Knowing how to get rid of a black mold is a skill set every DIYer and homeowner should have in their know-how arsenal. As a naturally occurring and pervasive substance in our world, mold ...

DECEMBER 17, 2015 | THURSDAY
8 Steps You Can Take to Increase Water Pressure in Your Home

Starting or ending a long day with a weak shower is deeply unsatisfying. Still, when other around-the-house fixes rank as higher priorities, sometimes you just learn to live with poor wat...

DECEMBER 11, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
How to Fix Christmas Lights: Top Tips for Troubleshooting, Repair, and Care

If avoiding frustration and preserving your holiday spirit are at the top of the wish list this holiday season, learning how to fix Christmas lights that are on the fritz might not be wor...