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 7, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Ceiling Fan for Every Space in Your Home

Ceiling fans are a beloved feature of many homes, as they provide an affordable and often stylish way to make living spaces more comfortable. They don’t lower the temperature per se; they...

JULY 31, 2020 | FRIDAY
10 Tips for Soundproofing Your Home Office

Working from home saves on commute time and offers some nifty fringe benefits, such as being able to work in your sweats if you choose to do so. However, working at home can come with cha...

JULY 24, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Cordless Vacuums for Pet Hair

Today’s cordless vacuums are lighter weight and take up less storage space than traditional plug-in vacuums, and they can clean up spots where outlets aren’t available, such as in cars or...

JULY 24, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Tankless Gas Water Heater for Your Home

Traditional water heaters can be huge energy guzzlers because of the large storage tank of piping hot water they must maintain at all times. No wonder tankless or “on demand” water heater...

JULY 24, 2020 | FRIDAY
6 Ways You Can Get a Better Backyard in Just One Weekend

Update your landscape and enhance your outdoor experience with these durable and long-lasting DIY concrete projects. <br> <br> <i>This content has been brought to you by Quikrete. Its...

JULY 21, 2020 | TUESDAY
Incredible Backyard Additions — No Construction Required!

Long days and warm evenings lure families outside to enjoy the weather and spend time with friends. Make the most of your outdoor festivities with these practical and playful backyard add...

JULY 17, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Cordless Trimmers for a Manicured Yard

To give your yard a polished look, particularly in those spots you can’t easily maintain with your lawnmower, consider using a cordless electric string trimmer. Compared to traditional, g...

JULY 10, 2020 | FRIDAY
These Trees and Shrubs Thrive in Containers

No landscape is complete without trees or shrubs. In small yards with limited space, it might not be possible to plant a towering shade tree, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy contain...

JULY 6, 2020 | MONDAY
Buyer's Guide: The Best Log Splitters

Curling up next to a crackling fire may be comforting, but depending on where you live, it can be expensive to have split and seasoned firewood delivered by the cord. No wonder folks try ...

JULY 6, 2020 | MONDAY
The Simple and Mess-Free Way to Install Tile

Considered a high-end upgrade—until now—installing tile has been the domain of professional tile setters, due in large part to the complex and messy method of attaching the tiles to the w...