Glenda Taylor


Glenda Taylor is a freelance writer for the residential remodeling, homebuilding, and commercial roofing industries. She and her husband have been general contractors for over 20 years, and Ms. Taylor has written for leading media outlets, including the Houston Chronicle, SFGate, and the eHow Now Live Handyman Channel (a division of as well as National Association of Homebuilders. In addition to her construction experience, Ms. Taylor is a Master Gardener, a former real estate professional, a universal design enthusiast, and an advocate for green building practices. The recipient of Journalism and Marketing degrees from the University of Kansas and Bauder College respectively, she enjoys life on a farm in the Midwest with her husband and their "children"—five Saint Bernards! Connect with Glenda Taylor on LinkedIn.

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JUNE 7, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Portable Air Conditioners for Your Home

Window AC units and full-blown central air conditioning systems aren’t a viable option in many homes and buildings. Fortunately, in these situations it's often possible to fall back on on...

JUNE 2, 2020 | TUESDAY
13 DIY Projects You Can Do with Supplies You Already Have

Getting your house shipshape doesn’t always mean running to the home improvement center to load up on supplies. Many DIY maintenance tasks, home repairs, and other projects can be done wi...

JUNE 1, 2020 | MONDAY
7 Reasons Not to Buy the Best House You Can Afford

There are times when buying the priciest house your lender allows could doom you financially. Many homebuyers get preapproved for a home loan before starting they seriously start shopping...

MAY 29, 2020 | FRIDAY
11 Things Never to Keep in Your Garage

The garage is a convenient place to keep a lot of your clutter—but not all of it. Look for storage somewhere else when it comes to finding a spot for these household items.

MAY 26, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Scroll Saws for the Workshop

If your projects require intricate cuts, such as those needed when you craft gingerbread trim or fashion elaborate jewelry boxes, wood signs, or birdhouses, your go-to carpentry tool may ...

MAY 25, 2020 | MONDAY
Solved! The Purpose of Weep Holes in Brick

Q: We recently bought a 25-year-old brick home. The other day I noticed that a few mortar joints along the bottom row of bricks have no mortar in them at all. At first I thought the gaps ...

MAY 20, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
So, What Exactly Is a Kitchenette?

While browsing through apartment listings, you’ve likely come across the term “kitchenette. ” If you've ever asked yourself, what is a kitchenette, the answer is actually quite simple. Th...

MAY 19, 2020 | TUESDAY
12 Tips from Suburban Homeowners Who Have Started Raising Chickens

Nothing boosts self-sufficiency quite like raising your own chickens. Not only do chicken owners claim that their home-raised eggs taste better than store-bought eggs, chickens eat a vari...

MAY 15, 2020 | FRIDAY
How to Sell Your House When There's a Pandemic

Use this vital info to find a buyer and manage all the house-selling processes as smoothly and safely as possible now.

MAY 13, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Hot Glue Guns for Crafts and DIY Projects

An eminently versatile and often overlooked tool, hot glue guns are handy for everything from kids' crafts to fabric-based interior design projects like creating homemade lampshades and h...