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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APRIL 18, 2019 | THURSDAY
Things I Never Knew Before Becoming a Realtor

Home buyers and home sellers often comment that real estate agents are overpaid, believing that they do little more than show potential buyers through houses, help them write contracts, a...

APRIL 18, 2019 | THURSDAY
Buyer's Guide: Deck Stains

Harsh UV rays, battering rain, and temperature extremes can take a toll on your wood deck, leaving it faded and dull. Fortunately, a quality deck stain can revive its good looks while add...

APRIL 14, 2019 | SUNDAY
All You Need to Know About Dutch Doors

Dutch doors—horizontally double-opening charmers—evoke endearing visions of quaint country cottages, thatched roofs, and freshly baked pies cooling in a summer breeze. While the design is...

APRIL 11, 2019 | THURSDAY
Buyer's Guide: Exterior Paints

Painting the outside of your house probably isn’t your idea of a good time. But if you use the right paint, you can expect the results to look fresh for a decade on a stucco surface, and ...

APRIL 10, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
These Major Retailers Will Price Match Competitors

Price-matching policies, also known as low-price guarantees, ensure that buyers get the best possible price from the store of their choosing. While each store has its own rules, many will...

APRIL 4, 2019 | THURSDAY
12 Outdoor Upgrades That Make Your Home More Valuable

Exterior upgrades enhance the look of your property and can offer recreational benefits. Not every renovation, however, produces a return on investment, and some upgrades (like swimming p...

APRIL 3, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
Don't Mess Up This First Step When Tiling a Floor

Tile floors are beautiful, durable, and a fairly DIY friendly option, but for tile’s good looks to really last, it’s vital to start with what you can’t see—the ideal underlayment. Both ce...

APRIL 2, 2019 | TUESDAY
14 Home Improvement Projects You Can Tackle with Your Tax Refund

If you’re wondering what to do with this year’s income tax refund, we’ve got some ideas. According to the IRS, the average refund is about $2,900, and what better way to spend it than on ...

APRIL 1, 2019 | MONDAY
5 Signs You Need to Start Filtering Your Home's Water

Bad-tasting drinking water and dingy clothes are just two indications that your home could benefit from a water filtration system. Here are some other signs to look for along with suggest...

MARCH 28, 2019 | THURSDAY
Buyer’s Guide: Deck Cleaners

Outdoor decks are all-time-favorite spots for entertaining and relaxing, but like all exterior structures, decks eventually get dirty. Left that way, they’re sure to become old and weathe...