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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APRIL 5, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Kitchen Cabinets for Budget-Minded DIYers

Remodeling a kitchen is one of the best ways to breathe life into a home. A new kitchen design means fresh surfaces, better workflow, and oftentimes a return on your investment. A few pie...

10 Types of Knots All DIYers Should Know

Whether you’re tying down a large item to your vehicle in a store parking lot or relying on a rope in a survival situation, knowing which knot to use can make a big difference. But with s...

MARCH 30, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Smart Garage Door Openers for Monitoring and Access

Whether you use your garage as a home workshop or as a place to get your vehicle out of the elements, the best smart garage door opener can be a convenient addition. These devices make wi...

MARCH 29, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Wireless Home Security Systems to Keep Your Home Secure Remotely

Your home should be the place where you feel the safest; one of the best ways to achieve this peace of mind is by installing a security system. But having a contractor come to your home m...

MARCH 28, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Rolling Tool Bags to Easily Transport Your Tools

Carrying around a heavy tool box might’ve been a badge of honor in generations past, but it can take a toll on your back and affect your workflow. Factor in that those long, lunchbox-styl...

MARCH 28, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Router Lifts for Your Workshop

If you take woodworking seriously, a router can be one of the most valuable tools you can own. Routers offer the ability to cut complex molding profiles and joinery. Paired with one of th...

MARCH 28, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Water Heater Blankets to Maintain the Efficiency of Your Tank

Traditional tank-style water heaters typically store between 40 and 60 gallons of water, heating and reheating them as they cool. This isn’t a highly efficient way to supply a home with h...

MARCH 28, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Low Profile Floor Jacks for Extra Lift

If you’re a hot rodder at heart or simply prefer not to pay for vehicle work that can be done yourself, having the right equipment is a necessity. But, if your chosen ride has a lower hei...

The Best Screen Tents for Enjoying the Outdoors Pest Free

When the weather is nice, it can be a shame to let pesky bugs, harsh sunlight, or even a passing rain shower drive you into your home or camping shelter. If you prefer to take in the sun ...

MARCH 23, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Weed Eater Heads to Repair Your Tool

Weed eater heads see a lot of abuse. Spinning at thousands of RPMs, bumping against the pavement, and plunging deep into damp, inhospitable terrain all take a toll. If yours just won’t cu...