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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JANUARY 25, 2022 | TUESDAY
The Best Artificial Grass for Dogs of 2022

While a beautiful natural lawn is certainly a wonderful asset to a home, it’s not easy to attain. Lawns require constant mowing during the growing season, regular weed treatments year-rou...

JANUARY 25, 2022 | TUESDAY
The Best Above-Ground Pool Steps of 2022

Above-ground pools can rise 4 feet or more off the ground, so installing a good set of pool steps to safely get in and out of the pool is a necessity. Stairs specially designed for above-...

JANUARY 18, 2022 | TUESDAY
These 5 Home Inventory Apps Can Help You Streamline Home Insurance Claims

Given that the average American home contains some 300,000 individual items, it is no wonder that most people have a hard time keeping track of their belongings. Many of the things packed...

JANUARY 12, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
9 Retailers You Never Knew Would Recycle Your Old Stuff

As consumers, we create a massive amount of waste, filling up landfills with all of the products we’ve used and thrown away. While most people have a recycling bin along with their trash ...

JANUARY 11, 2022 | TUESDAY
11 Snow Blower Mistakes to Avoid This Winter

A snow blower is a vital machine for homeowners who live in regions prone to heavy snowfall—it makes all the difference when clearing a snow-packed driveway. Operating a snow blower isn’t...

JANUARY 11, 2022 | TUESDAY
The Best Bar Sink Faucets of 2022

A sink is a great addition to a home bar as it eliminates the need to make trips back and forth to the kitchen to rinse and clean barware and drink shakers. When adding running water to a...

JANUARY 6, 2022 | THURSDAY
The Best Walk-In Tubs of 2022

Getting in and out of a standard bathtub can be dangerous if not impossible for those with mobility issues. Walk-in tubs, which have doors that swing open and low thresholds, are a safe a...

JANUARY 6, 2022 | THURSDAY
The Best Squirrel Traps of 2022

People and squirrels usually live in peace, with squirrels minding their business in the trees while we go about the daily grind in our homes. But on occasion, squirrels might take an int...

DECEMBER 29, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Barn Doors of 2022

You don’t have to have been “raised in a barn” to appreciate the aesthetics of a barn door. Once reserved as the main entryway to a barn, these doors are now a way to add rustic charm to ...

DECEMBER 23, 2021 | THURSDAY
7 Things That Might Surprise You About Your Home's Alarm System

Investing in an alarm system is one of the best ways to prevent break-ins, protect cars sitting in the driveway, and monitor packages left on the doorstep. But, like most technology, even...