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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OCTOBER 14, 2019 | MONDAY
The Best Leaf Vacuums for Tidying Your Yard and Garden

While turning leaves are lovely, once they start to drop, the task of clearing walkways and readying your yard for winter begins. So now’s a good time to consider adding a leaf vacuum to ...

OCTOBER 11, 2019 | FRIDAY
What's the Difference? Miter Saw vs. Table Saw

Power saws have changed the woodworking industry, giving DIYers the muscle they need to create large projects in a short amount of time. Table saws and miter saws are two of today’s stand...

OCTOBER 10, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Best Leaf Blowers for Every Size Yard

In many parts of the country, ’tis the time for trees to start showing signs of crimson and gold. Yet while fall foliage is beautiful on the trees, it’s much less attractive when it’s lit...

OCTOBER 7, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! How to Tell If You Have Hard Water

Q: I thought the washing machine at our new house was on the fritz because the laundry still came out with dirt and stains.  A neighbor told me it’s probably due to the hard water in this...

OCTOBER 4, 2019 | FRIDAY
12 Hidden Costs that Come with Selling a Home

Be prepared for the financial bites that are bound to ensue when you sell your house, you can plan accordingly.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 | MONDAY
12 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Moving to a Small Town

Every year, thousands of city dwellers give up their frenetic lives and move to small towns in search of affordable housing and a more relaxed pace. They certainly find less hustle and bu...

SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 | MONDAY
The Best Bathroom Fans for Spaces Big and Small

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 ...

SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! The Recommended Humidity Level at Home

Q: My husband and I just moved from Reno, Nevada, to Baytown, Texas, and the humidity here is high, even indoors. We’re wondering what’s an acceptable humidity level at home, and is there...

SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 | THURSDAY
19 Home Maintenance Mistakes That Only Take a Minute to Fix

While some home repairs certainly require a pro, these home hiccups can be resolved on your own. Easy to do and only requiring a few minutes of your time, knock off these maintenance task...

SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Best Electric Fireplaces for an Instantly Cozy Room

If you long for the glowing warmth of a crackling fire, but installing a gas or wood-burning fireplace is impractical, consider an electric alternative. Unlike gas and wood fireplaces tha...