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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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 ...

JANUARY 27, 2017 | FRIDAY
How to Install a Shower Pan

In cramped bathing quarters that rely on a walk-in shower instead of a full-size bathtub, the shower pan can be an unsung hero. Its role? Protecting your subfloor from water damage by aid...

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 pretty unsatisfying, if not downright frustrating. When other around-the-house fixes rank as higher priorities, sometimes you just lear...

MARCH 3, 2015 | TUESDAY
How to Remove Tile From Floors, Backsplashes, and Other Surfaces

A lot of DIY demolition and renovation can be fun. It provides stress relief, excitement, and fast results. One of those fun activities is learning how to remove tile—said no one, ever. R...

NOVEMBER 11, 2014 | TUESDAY
How to Wire an Outlet

Simply put, electrical work is dangerous. If you're contemplating a project that requires any complexity or sophistication, we wholeheartedly recommend hiring a licensed electrician. Ther...

JULY 1, 2014 | TUESDAY
How to Install a Medicine Cabinet

Add storage to your bathroom—and in the process, give the space a jolt of fresh style—by installing a medicine cabinet. Even if you’re new to home improvement, installing a medicine cabin...

JANUARY 26, 2014 | SUNDAY
How to Install a Vinyl Window

Learning how to install a vinyl window is something most DIYers can do, and it can save them a lot of money. For starters, they’ll save money by not having to hire a vinyl window installe...

JANUARY 6, 2014 | MONDAY
13 Things All DIYers Should Know About Plywood

A manmade material prized for its great versatility, plywood appears in elements of the home as varied as flooring, walls, doors, and furniture. Strong and lightweight—the product of seve...

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...

SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 | TUESDAY
Low Water Pressure in the House? Here's What's Wrong and How to Fix It

Low water pressure in the house can be a real annoyance—the shower subsides to a trickle, the washing machine takes eons to fill, and the dribble from the faucet can’t even manage to rins...