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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SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
5 Things to Know Before Buying Land to Build a House

Buying land to build a house is more complex than it might initially seem. For many, having a home built to their specifications is the culmination of many years of poring over house plan...

SEPTEMBER 13, 2021 | MONDAY
The Parts of Your Property You Can (and Can't) Rent to Tenants

Skyrocketing rent has forced some tenants out of the traditional rental market, sending them in search of less expensive living quarters. This situation provides a unique opportunity for ...

SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 | TUESDAY
How Much Does a Heat Pump Cost?

Typical Range: $4,133 to $7,294 National Average: $5,696Heat pumps are less expensive to operate than furnaces in regions where winter temps don't get bitterly cold. The price to have ...

AUGUST 31, 2021 | TUESDAY
This Calathea Care Routine Will Challenge Your Green Thumb

Featuring some of the most colorful and striking plants to be found, the calathea family comprises more than 300 cultivars, dozens of which are highly sought after as houseplants. Many ty...

AUGUST 30, 2021 | MONDAY
The OLIGHT Tactical Flashlight Is Worth Every Penny—Find Out Why

Tactical flashlights—intended to offer the same powerful light intensity as flashlights used by the military—are typically small and lightweight yet designed to be durable and dependable....

AUGUST 26, 2021 | THURSDAY
How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Bathtub?

Typical Range: $1,435 to $7,246 National Average: $4,340Are you considering a fresh look and feel for your bathroom? A dated bathtub can make a whole bathroom feel dreary and drab, so ...

AUGUST 26, 2021 | THURSDAY
How Much Does It Cost to Build a Shed?

Typical Range: $200 to $30,000 National Average: $2,500With the high cost of indoor living space, many homeowners opt to construct a shed to store overflow items. A shed can serve as a...

AUGUST 25, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Is the NITECORE Flashlight Worth the Money? See What I Found Out When I Put It Through Its Paces

Consumers can choose from a wide variety of tactical-style flashlights that are designed to offer the same benefits as those used by the military. Most are relatively small and lightweigh...

AUGUST 25, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Pruning Saws of 2021

Trees and shrubs can boost curb appeal—but not if they're overgrown or blocking windows. Keeping a landscape tidy requires more than one tool, but among the best for trimming small branch...

AUGUST 24, 2021 | TUESDAY
This Monstera Care Routine will Grow Swiss Cheese Plant to Perfection

An easy keeper, Monstera is a popular choice for houseplants because it requires minimal maintenance, resists diseases, and provides a splash of natural appeal. While there are 48 known s...