Glenda Taylor


Name: Glenda Taylor

Title: Staff Writer,

Glenda Taylor is a freelance writer for the residential remodeling, home building, and home improvement industries. She started writing for in 2016 and covers a range of topics, including construction methods, code compliance, tool use, and the latest news in the housing and real estate industries.  

Expertise and Experience

Glenda and her husband are residential contractors. She’s written for leading media outlets including the Houston Chronicle and SFGATE. She was the manager of the former eHow Now Live Handyman Channel (a division of, and her work has appeared on This Old House and the National Association of Home Builders

In addition to her construction experience, Glenda is a master gardener, a former real estate professional, a universal design enthusiast, and an advocate for green building practices. She also serves on her county’s Planning, Zoning, and Appeals Board.

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MAY 26, 2023 | FRIDAY
So, How Good Is a Harbor Freight Air Compressor? We Tested It!

Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast, a professional mechanic, or just someone who wants to keep their car tires inflated, owning an air compressor can be a game changer. With its ability to p...

MAY 26, 2023 | FRIDAY
Is an Electric Pressure Washer Powerful? I Tested a Ryobi Pressure Washer to Find out!

Nothing beats a good pressure washer for blasting dirt and mud from sidewalks, driveways, and dirty cars. I've used several gas-powered pressure washers in the past, all of which performe...

MAY 24, 2023 | WEDNESDAY
Autonomous ErgoChair 2 Review: Is this Ergonomic Office Chair Worth It?

Those who spend hours a day sitting at a desk know the importance of a comfortable and supportive office chair. Poor posture and uncomfortable seating can lead to back pain, neck pain, an...

MAY 19, 2023 | FRIDAY
Work Hard, Play Harder: An Honest Review of Carhartt Cargo Pants

With their relaxed fit and multiple pockets, cargo-style pants are a must-have for DIYers and pros working in rugged environments. The clothing manufacturer Carhartt has a stellar reputat...

MAY 17, 2023 | WEDNESDAY
We Tested the Makita XML03 Lawn Mower: Is This Battery Powered Mower Enough for Your Yard?

Maintaining a regular mowing schedule is vital to achieving lush and healthy turfgrass. However, a battery-powered lawn mower is worth considering if you prefer a quieter and eco-friendly...

MAY 15, 2023 | MONDAY
Can You Really Save Time and Water With a Hose Timer? I Tested One to Find Out!

As a homeowner and avid gardener, I am always looking for ways to save time and ensure my plants and lawn receive adequate water. That’s why I decided to test a variety of the best hose t...

MAY 9, 2023 | TUESDAY
Taming a Garden Hose: My Experience With the Liberty Garden Hose Reel

If you're a gardener or just someone who loves spending time outside, you know how important garden hoses are. They're perfect for watering plants, washing cars, and filling up the kiddie...

MAY 2, 2023 | TUESDAY
Goodbye, Scratched Arms: I Tested & Reviewed These Popular Gardening Sleeves

Get ready to turn your gardening game up a notch! While gardening is a fantastic way to connect with nature and grow your own produce, it can leave you with sunburned arms and scratches f...

Home Generator Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Backup Power Shipshape

Home generators come in several sizes with a range of power outputs. Having one when the power goes out can ensure family members stay warm in a winter storm or help refrigerated food sta...

APRIL 21, 2023 | FRIDAY
Can a Budget-Friendly Compact Circular Saw Get the DIY Job Done? I Put One to the Test

DIYers looking for manageability in a circular saw may want to consider buying a compact circular saw for several reasons—they’re usually less expensive, more portable, and easier to mane...