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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DECEMBER 15, 2017 | FRIDAY
4 Reasons Why Homeowners Choose Fiberglass Doors

While a front door's primary job is to provide security and protection from the elements, a great entry is one that balances function with form. A memorable entry makes a statement—an...

DECEMBER 15, 2017 | FRIDAY
All You Need to Know About Limewashed Brick

Despite being one of the most durable materials around, brick very visibly ages.  Its crisp square edges can soften, and joint repairs on brick siding can leave noticeable imperfections. ...

DECEMBER 14, 2017 | THURSDAY
Choosing a New Appliance: Gas vs Electric Dryers

As you no doubt know, dryers operate by either electricity or gas. An electric dryer (which has a lifespan of about 14 years) employs an inner coil to generate heat, which is then circula...

DECEMBER 12, 2017 | TUESDAY
11 Holiday Mistakes That Bring Burglars to Your Home

While you’re busy shopping, decorating, and getting ready for holiday festivities, burglars are preparing for one of their busiest times of the year as well. According to some sources, re...

DECEMBER 7, 2017 | THURSDAY
8 Things the Exterminator Won’t Tell You for Free

Bugs got you down? No one wants to swat gnats away from their food or stomp roaches as they scurry across the floor, so it’s no wonder exterminators always seem to stay busy. While bugs c...

DECEMBER 7, 2017 | THURSDAY
All You Need to Know About Vaulted Ceilings

Drawing the eye upward to create a sense of volume and spaciousness, vaulted ceilings add drama to otherwise ordinary rooms. As with other architectural design elements, vaulted ceilings ...

DECEMBER 7, 2017 | THURSDAY
4 Trees to Plant for a Beautiful Landscape All Year

Often, trees are selected and grown for their foliage, fruit, or flowers—seasonal features that blossom and fade over the course of several months—but it's not impossible to find deci...

DECEMBER 5, 2017 | TUESDAY
How To: Hang Christmas Lights Outside

'Tis the season for all things twinkling and bright. In countless communities nationwide, hanging outdoor Christmas lights is annual event, and neighbors vie for the best-lit house on...

DECEMBER 4, 2017 | MONDAY
15 Tips for Growing Kitchen Herb Gardens

The use of fresh herbs can mean the difference between decent food and truly vibrant, delicious cuisine. But purchasing such greenery at the market can get pricey, especially if you only ...

NOVEMBER 30, 2017 | THURSDAY
Buyer's Guide: Kitchen Trash Cans

The best kitchen trash cans not only hold garbage, they do so in a sanitary, unobtrusive manner. If you have a too-small can that regularly overflows, or if the liners keep slipping down ...