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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AUGUST 23, 2019 | FRIDAY
9 Pro Tips for Building an Outdoor Kitchen

To create a functional and beautiful outdoor kitchen, you need materials that can really stand up to the elements—and few materials surpass the durability of stone and concrete. Prepare a...

AUGUST 20, 2019 | TUESDAY
Here's Why Your Plumbing Sweats in the Summer

Q: This is our first summer in our new house, and suddenly it seems like all the bathroom plumbing is sweating. I have to put a towel beneath the toilet to keep water from puddling on the...

AUGUST 16, 2019 | FRIDAY
The Best Storm Doors for Your Home

If you’re like many homeowners, when the sweltering heat of summer gives way to the golden glow of autumn, you long to throw open your doors and welcome gentle breezes. Of course, an open...

AUGUST 14, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
Replace Dated Popcorn Ceilings with This New Texture

They are cheap and easy to install, and they camouflage a host of flaws, but popcorn ceilings are also dated and tend to look dirty after just a few short years. Removing a popcorn ceilin...

AUGUST 9, 2019 | FRIDAY
The Best Driveway Sealer for Asphalt and Concrete Surfaces

A cracked or stained driveway can not only detract from curb appeal, but it can also make your entire house look dated and drab. So it makes sense to treat your hardscape—be it concrete o...

AUGUST 8, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Best Portable Air Conditioners for Any Small Window

In the ambient heat of summer, nothing beats walking inside to a blast of chilled air. But while air conditioning provides a welcome relief from high temperatures, central air or even win...

AUGUST 7, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
8 Easy Tasks That Make Less Work for Your AC

Sparing your air conditioner a little work could save you a significant amount on your energy bill over the summer months, so what are you waiting for? Start with these 8 projects.</p> ...

AUGUST 6, 2019 | TUESDAY
15 Places Water Damage May Be Hiding in Your Home

Building materials and water don’t mix. Insulation, wood studs, plywood sheathing, and subflooring can all degrade, rot, or develop mold when they’re repeatedly saturated with water. Maki...

AUGUST 5, 2019 | MONDAY
The Bug Behind Your Patchy, Brown Grass

Q: Until this year, my tall fescue lawn has always been plush and green, but a few weeks ago, some yellow spots developed next to my driveway. Within a few days, the grass in those spots ...

JULY 31, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
Repairing a Driveway? The Right Solution for Every Surface

Your driveway is the first thing passersby and visitors see, and it’s a vital element in your home’s curb appeal. If your driveway is pitted, stained, cracked, or otherwise deteriorating,...