Glenda Taylor

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Glenda Taylor is a contractor and a construction-industry writer. She enjoys life on a farm in the Midwest with her husband and their five Saint Bernard "children."

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JUNE 18, 2018 | MONDAY
10 Things You Should Never Do in a Rental Home

Most lease agreements spell out exactly what a tenant can and cannot do, but some renters neglect to read the fine print. Avoid hefty fines and tedious legal issues by never doing these 1...

JUNE 8, 2018 | FRIDAY
All You Need to Know About Shoe Molding

Paired with baseboard and stained or painted to match your trim, shoe molding (also known as “base shoe”) is a small, thin strip of molding that gives your room a finished look. Shoe mold...

JUNE 8, 2018 | FRIDAY
The Dos and Don'ts of Buying Plants Online

Visiting the local nursery is an annual rite of passage for avid gardeners and plant lovers who bask in the rows of sweetly scented flowers, garden vegetables, and specimen plants. Local ...

JUNE 6, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
5 Plumbing Repairs Every Homeowner Should Know

While the pleasures of homeownership are great, there will invariably be repairs along the way, especially when it comes to your hard-working plumbing. Some issues, such as fixing broken ...

JUNE 5, 2018 | TUESDAY
9 Things Not to Say in Your Real Estate Listing

If you're putting your house on the market, you're probably anxious to sell it quickly and move on—but you also want to get the best possible price. Today’s real estate listing venues, ma...

JUNE 1, 2018 | FRIDAY
All You Need to Know About Keyhole Gardening

Keyhole gardens, so named because they’re shaped like an old-fashioned skeleton-key lock, were developed to help folks with less-than-super soil grow nutritious produce. They were first e...

MAY 29, 2018 | TUESDAY
Built to Last: 4 Ways to Make Your Shed More Durable

Homeowners typically use sheds to stash stuff—everything from off-season sporting equipment and unused furniture to appliances and power tools. Some even convert their sheds into gardenin...

MAY 25, 2018 | FRIDAY
Choosing a New Appliance: Electric vs. Gas Water Heaters

If you’ve had the same hot water heater for longer than 10 years—the standard lifespan—it's smart to consider replacing the appliance before it quits performing and puts you in a toug...

MAY 25, 2018 | FRIDAY
10 Little Signs Your House Has a Big Problem

Some house problems are obvious from the get-go—for instance, you know you’re in trouble when raw sewage starts backing up in your basement shower. Other problems, however, are not as app...

MAY 17, 2018 | THURSDAY
8 One-Hour Projects That Can Make Your Home Look New Again

With today's busy schedules, it can be tough to find the time to take on lengthy home improvement projects. But you don’t have to dedicate your entire summer vacation to home maintenance ...