Tony Carrick


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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The Best Fire Pit Covers of 2022

The metal fire pit that serves as the focal point of your backyard on brisk evenings won’t last long if it’s not protected from the elements by a cover. Most fire pits have a powder-coate...

MARCH 29, 2022 | TUESDAY
The Best Handyman Services of 2022

Those who own a home know that they require various repairs, upgrades, and maintenance. While there’s occasionally a spare weekend to tackle some of these jobs on your own, that honey-do ...

MARCH 28, 2022 | MONDAY
The Best Skunk Repellents of 2022

Although skunks may be a less common nuisance to homeowners than other pests, when they do come calling, they bring with them a unique threat—the ability to spray a foul-smelling liquid t...

MARCH 25, 2022 | FRIDAY
The Best Window Air Conditioners of 2022

A window air conditioner is the only way to beat the heat for those who lack the comforts of central air conditioning, especially during a mid-summer heatwave. Advancements in technology ...

MARCH 25, 2022 | FRIDAY
The Best DeWalt Impact Drivers of 2022

DeWalt is one of the most well-respected power tool brands in the business, so it’s no wonder that the company makes some of the best impact drivers on the market. Its impact drivers boas...

MARCH 25, 2022 | FRIDAY
The Best DeWalt Drills of 2022

As one of the best-known and best-regarded names in power tools, DeWalt has a collection of drills that are highly respected by professionals and DIYers alike. One of the company’s most p...

The Best Dart Boards of 2022

Few pub games are as popular as darts, which has been around in some form or another since medieval times. A man cave or a basement rec room can’t really be considered complete without th...

MARCH 15, 2022 | TUESDAY
The Best Outdoor Faucets of 2022

Whether washing the car, watering the lawn, or giving the potted plants on the back patio a much-needed drink, an outdoor faucet is a vital plumbing receptacle for a home. But, unlike fau...

MARCH 15, 2022 | TUESDAY
The Best Gutter Guards for Pine Needles of 2022

Pine trees typically shed about one-third of their needles from late summer to early winter. If that tree flanks a house, those needles can quickly find their way into the gutters, causin...

MARCH 14, 2022 | MONDAY
10 DIY Bar Plans for Building Indoor and Outdoor Home Bars

Adding a wine or coffee bar to an indoor or outdoor living space is a great way to enhance your ability to entertain. While you can purchase a prefab bar or even hire someone else to buil...