Glenda Taylor


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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9 Ways You’re Ruining Your Mattress

To wake up rested and refreshed each morning, you need a good night’s sleep, and nothing affects quality of sleep more than a mattress. If you’re spending your nights tossing and turning,...

APRIL 21, 2017 | FRIDAY
All You Need to Know About Terrazzo Floors

If you’re in the market for durable, low-maintenance flooring in a basement, on a patio, or anywhere else you have a concrete substrate, but you refuse to sacrifice style, take a closer l...

APRIL 17, 2017 | MONDAY
11 Things Never to Keep in Your Garage

When space in your home is at a premium and you need a place to stow sports equipment or rarely used household hold items, what’s the first place that comes to mind? The garage, of course...

5 Types of Screwdrivers Every DIYer Should Get to Know

Ask any seasoned carpenter or DIYer what tools take up the most room in his or her toolbox, and the answer is probably “screwdrivers. ” Since there is no single universal screw that is su...

APRIL 11, 2017 | TUESDAY
The Right Way to Fill Nail Holes

If you’re reluctant to rearrange the pictures on your walls because you dread dealing with the nail holes left behind, you’re in good company. Filling nail holes can be challenging, parti...

APRIL 10, 2017 | MONDAY
Proceed with Caution: 10 Power Tools That Can Kill You

From circular saws to cordless drills, power tools simplify and speed up building and remodeling projects as well as general woodworking tasks. But when used incorrectly, these household ...

7 Types of Saws Every DIYer Should Get to Know

Whether you want to build a rustic bench, install trim molding, or plumb a new sink, odds are that you’ll need to cut some material to size—and there’s a saw out there waiting to help you...

So, You Want to... Install Blinds

To filter the light that enters your home and control your level of privacy, you can’t go wrong with blinds. These easy-to-adjust slatted window treatments can be pulled out of the way fo...

MARCH 31, 2017 | FRIDAY
Buyer's Guide: Bathroom Fans

Nothing beats a hot shower at the end of a long day. But while the steamy water works wonders on your nerves, it has the opposite effect on your bathroom—especially if the enclosed space ...

All You Need to Know About Insecticidal Soap

Are aphids gnawing on your heirloom roses? Are spider mites munching on your tomato plants? If garden pests are bugging you but you’re not a fan of toxic pesticides, take heart; there’s a...