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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8 Tips for Remodeling a Tiny Bathroom

Stuck with a small bathroom? Simple remodeling strategies, including a fresh color, flooring, and custom countertops, can help you enlarge the space without knocking down any walls. <br/...

All You Need to Know About Insulating Paint

What if you could simply roll a layer of paint onto your walls and increase the thermal insulating property (R-value) of your home? What if a can of paint could makeover a room on a budge...

AUGUST 13, 2018 | MONDAY
14 Cardinal Sins of Staging Your Home to Sell

By now everyone's heard about the importance of staging a home. Real estate agents have made it clear that potential buyers want to see your house looking its best, warmly welcoming a new...

AUGUST 10, 2018 | FRIDAY
8 Things to Know When Pulling Weeds

Ask any group of gardeners to cite their least favorite task is and you’re bound to hear a chorus of “Weeding!” Rampant weeds steal water and valuable nutrients from the soil that benefic...

8 Pro Tips for Extending the Life of Your Countertops

Preserve one of your biggest kitchen investments—those luxurious-looking countertops—by following the advice from the pros who put them in. <br/> <br/> <em>This post has been brought t...

5 Common Yard-Care Challenges, Solved

Beautiful yards and lush landscapes don’t happen by chance. They require frequent hands-on attention to keep the grass at an optimal height, the hedges neatly trimmed, and the lawn from o...

Solved! What to Do When You Find Ticks in the House

Q: Just yesterday I spotted a tick on my bathroom floor and last week I found one on my clothing. Is it possible that I have a tick infestation in my house? Or, maybe in my yard? I know t...

Dos and Don'ts of Building Retaining Walls 

Reducing soil erosion, turning steep slopes into terraced backdrops, creating focal points in the landscape—retaining walls serve many purposes. Indeed, they are some of the most common w...

JULY 31, 2018 | TUESDAY
5 Signs Your Home Needs a Dehumidifier—and How to Select the Right One

Does your bread seem to go stale after a day or two? Do your crackers and cookies lose their crispness soon after you open the box? These aren&#39;t just minor quirks that homeowners lear...

JULY 30, 2018 | MONDAY
7 HVAC Mistakes That Drive Up Summer Cooling Costs

If you’re interested in getting your air-conditioning costs under control, keep reading. You may be surprised to learn that a few of your bad habits may be sabotaging your savings plan. ...