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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JANUARY 14, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Dressers for Storing Your Clothes

Closets are optimal for hanging fabric items that might wrinkle if folded, such as skirts and dress pants. At the same time, dressers are better for storing clothing that doesn't easily f...

JANUARY 13, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Do’s and Don'ts of Ceiling Repair

Cracks appear in drywall and plaster for several reasons, from normal settling of the house, to faulty workmanship, roof truss uplift, or water leaks. While repairing cracks on walls is p...

JANUARY 13, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Stainless Steel Sinks for Your Kitchen

Browse the sink aisle of any home improvement store and you’ll find more stainless steel models than any other variety on display. That’s because this attractive metal is durable, heat- a...

JANUARY 13, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Guest Beds for the Home

Apartment and small-home dwellers know how tricky it can be to come up with space—and a bed—for overnight guests. Not everyone has a spare room to designate solely as a guest bedroom, so ...

JANUARY 13, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Beverage Fridges for Your Home Bar

Standard kitchen refrigerators are great for storing perishable foods and even a small number of canned beverages, but often the bulk of the space in a regular fridge is taken up with fre...

JANUARY 11, 2021 | MONDAY
This Common Home Heating Hack Will Waste More Energy (and Money!) Than It Saves

With the high cost of heating and cooling a home, it's understandable to think that by closing off vents in some rooms, hot air will be redirected into the rooms with open vents. Unfortun...

JANUARY 11, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Nightstands for Bedroom Storage

Most of us don’t give much thought to our nightstands until we tuck in for the night and realize how convenient it is to have an array of just-in-case items within arm's reach. Having a l...

JANUARY 10, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best EDC Knives for Everyday Use

It's rare for a farmer, DIYer, or camper to go without a small knife. A knife is essential for performing many everyday tasks, such as cutting the twine on hay bales or taking a snip from...

JANUARY 9, 2021 | SATURDAY
The Best Medicine Cabinets for Bathroom Storage

Pill bottles, swabs, toothpaste, and toothbrushes piled on a bathroom counter can make the whole room look sloppy and disorganized. A medicine cabinet goes a long way toward eradicating t...

JANUARY 2, 2021 | SATURDAY
The Best Garden Hoes for Tending to Vegetable Beds

The sharp blade of a garden hoe is an indispensable gardening tool for slicing through weed roots and breaking up heavy dirt clods. When used regularly, a hoe keeps the garden free of wee...