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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JUNE 11, 2017 | SUNDAY
10 Types of Insulation All Homeowners Should Know

Insulation is a vital component in any home that is energy efficient. Typically placed in areas where air escapes, such as between the stud cavities inside the walls and in the attic, it ...

MARCH 25, 2017 | SATURDAY
How to Install a Doorbell

Ever since we’ve had doors, we’ve been reinventing ways to be alerted to a visitor’s arrival. Hefty iron knockers gave way to tinkling bells that chimed at the turn of the handle, and tod...

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...