Glenda Taylor

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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 eHow.com) 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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SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 | TUESDAY
7 Ways to Get Better Curb Appeal in 60 Minutes or Less

Are you dissatisfied with your home’s less-than-fabulous first impression but too strapped for time to do anything about it? Don’t worry! You don’t have to take on time-consuming remodeli...

SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 | FRIDAY
13 Easy DIYs for Instant Autumn Curb Appeal

As the days grow shorter and the first chill of fall fills the air, you may feel inspired to update your home’s curb appeal. It's time to sweep away all memory of the sweltering dog days ...

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 | MONDAY
5 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Bathroom Renovation

While updating a bathroom ranks at the top of many a homeowner’s wish list, complete renovations can be pricey—to the tune of $18,000 or more, depending on the bathroom size and choice of...

SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 | FRIDAY
The Dos and Don'ts of Watering Plants

No matter what color your thumb, you likely already know that all plants need water to reach their full potential—after all, that basic knowledge goes back to basic middle-school science ...

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 | THURSDAY
How To: Clean Refrigerator Coils

The refrigerator is arguably the most important major appliance in the kitchen, and it’s often the most expensive one as well. Because you naturally want the best performance from your fr...

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 | THURSDAY
So, You Want to... Build an Outdoor Fireplace

It's the ultimate in backyard entertaining—an outdoor fireplace where friends and family gather to share good times and delicious food cooked over an open flame! The ambiance and dramatic...

SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 | TUESDAY
3 Steps to Remove Mildew from Your Home Exterior

Are mildew streaks tarnishing your home’s curb appeal? Houses in regions with high humidity are prone to exterior mildew, and the sooner you remove it, the better. If ignored, mildew, a w...

SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 | MONDAY
10 Things to Leave Behind the Next Time You Move

As homeowners pack moving boxes and wrap furniture in blankets, one question inevitably runs through their minds: How did I accumulate so many things? Moving is a great time to purge item...

SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 | MONDAY
7 Tricks to Test a Tool’s Quality at the Hardware Store

Buying hand tools can be a confusing—and at times a losing—proposition. When faced with aisles full of putty knives, hammers, utility knives, and other toolbox must-haves, it’s tough to k...

SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 | FRIDAY
All You Need to Know About Cedar Closets

Prized for repelling sweater-munching moths, the woodsy aroma of cedar is finding new fans in eco-savvy homeowners looking for natural alternatives to toxic pesticides and smelly mothball...