Tony Carrick

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tony Carrick is a freelance writer specializing in home improvement, landscaping, and design. A recipient of a degree in journalism and a Master of Arts in English, he spent ten years writing for a variety of local newspapers and business publications before becoming an English teacher. Mr. Carrick now works as a freelance writer from his home in North Carolina. When he isn’t furiously typing away on his laptop or working on his latest home improvement project, he enjoys spending time with his family and cycling through the beautiful North Carolina countryside. Connect with Tony Carrick on LinkedIn.

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Cheap Tools of 2021

Cheap tools are often the ones consumers overlook in favor of the sought-after high-end brands DIYers and pros alike have come to know and love. While there’s nothing wrong with splurging...

SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Plant Misters of 2021

Regular watering with a good plant mister is one of the best ways to keep houseplants happy and healthy. Standard watering cans simply moisten the soil of a plant with a stream of water. ...

SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Electric Scissors of 2021

Electric scissors may be one of the lesser-known power tools, but for those who spend a lot of time crafting or sewing, they’re a necessity. Cutting through yards of fabric, thick cardboa...

SEPTEMBER 29, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Places to Buy Patio Furniture in 2021

An outdoor living space can offer a much-needed respite from the daily grind, a way of communing with nature while retaining the comforts of an indoor space—but only if your deck or patio...

SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Gravel for Driveways in 2021

Gravel driveways have many advantages over a traditional paved driveway. For example, gravel driveways are cheaper to install and are also permeable—making them more environmentally frien...

SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Porch Swings of 2021

There are few better places to kick back on a lazy summer day, preferably with a glass of lemonade in hand, than a porch swing. This classic piece of porch furniture can consist of a simp...

SEPTEMBER 26, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Fireplace Grates of 2021

While you can simply place the wood on the floor of the hearth on most wood-burning fireplaces, a fireplace grate can improve the fireplace’s overall appearance, performance, and safety. ...

SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 | MONDAY
15 Surprising DIY Products You Can Have Auto-Delivered via Amazon Subscribe and Save

Think Amazon Subscribe and Save is just for household items like toothpaste, baby wipes, and laundry pods? Think again. Keep your workshop stocked with auto shipments of these DIY staples.

SEPTEMBER 9, 2021 | THURSDAY
6 Types of Fire Extinguishers Every Homeowner Should Know

While a fire extinguisher may be an essential piece of safety equipment to have at the home or workplace, not all fire extinguishers are the same. Understanding how each type works is cru...

SEPTEMBER 9, 2021 | THURSDAY
How to Hang Plants From the Ceiling

Hanging plants add appeal to a front porch or covered patio, and they can even liven up indoor spaces that may lack the floor space for earth-bound potted plants. To suspend a plant in mi...