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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AUGUST 17, 2017 | THURSDAY
All You Need to Know About Starting Seeds Indoors

If you’re itching to get your garden going, don’t wait until the weather outdoors is agreeable—get a jump on the growing season by starting your plants from seeds indoors. Not only will y...

AUGUST 16, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
9 Ways to Make Your Kitchen Look and Feel Bigger

Those who say "good things come in small packages" probably don't have to contend with small-kitchen challenges like crammed cupboards and limited counter space. If your kitchen seems mor...

AUGUST 14, 2017 | MONDAY
Solved! What Cracks in the Ceiling Really Mean

Q: I just noticed a crack in my ceiling, but I’m not sure how long it’s been there. Is it a normal symptom of an aging house? Or is it an indication that something is dangerously wrong? S...

AUGUST 10, 2017 | THURSDAY
New Floors? The Types of Hardwood Flooring Every Homeowner Should Consider

One of the oldest flooring materials is still among the most desirable. Whether your style is classic, contemporary, or eclectic, a hardwood surface can complement your décor and add valu...

AUGUST 8, 2017 | TUESDAY
14 Ways You Never Thought to Use Q-Tips

Introduced in the 1920s, the original Q-tips were merely wooden sticks with cotton wrapped around one end. Today, the improved two-sided version with its flexible paper applicator has bec...

AUGUST 8, 2017 | TUESDAY
Cool Tools: An Easier Way to Repair and Finish Drywall

Drywall taping has always been a notoriously messy, imprecise undertaking. In the past, no matter the size of the job, this repair and construction work typically involved buying large qu...

AUGUST 4, 2017 | FRIDAY
The Best (and Weirdest) Things You Can Do with a Tree Stump

Their majestic boughs offer shade on a hot day and their leaves turn brilliant colors in the autumn months, and they become so much a part of our home that we wish our favorite trees coul...

JULY 28, 2017 | FRIDAY
The 4 Messiest DIY Projects—And How to Make Cleanup a Breeze

Do-it-yourself projects around the house can be very rewarding, not least because they give you greater control over the final product and save you money on labor costs. Sometimes, though...

JULY 28, 2017 | FRIDAY
7 Signs Your HVAC System Is Wasting Energy—And What to Do About It

As far as your HVAC system (cooling and heating system) goes, what's out of sight is out of mind. But don't always assume your system is running at peak performance. As units age, they be...

JULY 28, 2017 | FRIDAY
Buyer's Guide: Door Locks

Good home security starts at your front door. A home burglary occurs approximately once every 18 seconds in the United States, and thieves prefer homes that are easy to enter. A deadbolt—...