Glenda Taylor


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 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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The Best Countertop Water Dispensers for Your Kitchen

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MARCH 23, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Dandelion Killers of 2022

A favorite of children for their delicate seeds that take flight with a single blow of breath, dandelions are among the challenges many home gardeners face in keeping their lawns lush and...

MARCH 22, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Washcloths for an All-Over Clean

Washcloths are taken for granted too often. These small squares of absorbent fabric stand ready to help bathe babies, wipe off makeup, and sop up spills. In many homes, washcloths can be ...

MARCH 19, 2021 | FRIDAY
The One Drawback of Thermal Pane Windows You Probably Didn’t See Coming

Thermal pane windows have become the standard for new construction and retrofits. In most situations, the windows excel at their job, offering improved insulation, reduced noise transfer,...

MARCH 15, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Brush Killers of 2022

Depending on which area of the country you call home, a variety of brushwood species could be waiting to spread along your fence lines or grow into impassable thickets in your yard. Left ...

MARCH 15, 2021 | MONDAY
What the First 3D-Printed House for Sale Means for the Future of New Construction, According to Home Builders

Recently, BobVila. com showcased a 3D-printed home in Riverhead, New York. Built by SQ4D, a New York construction company that specializes in 3D technology, the house is the first of its ...

MARCH 14, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Citrus Fertilizers of 2022

Like other fruit trees, citrus trees thrive when they have the nutrients they need to develop healthy root systems, strong trunks, and branches. The healthier the tree, the more large, de...

This is the Worst Paint Color for Perfectionists

Red walls are daring, bold, and energizing—all at the same time—and when combined with contrasting trim and décor elements, they are often nothing less than a work of art. Fiery-hued wall...

The Best Organic Weed Killers of 2022

Even under the best conditions and despite the most attentive gardening practices, weeds can muscle their way in—fast! While desirable flowers and vegetables can require weeks of coddling...

MARCH 8, 2021 | MONDAY
Assassin Bug: The Kind of Insect You Want in Your Garden

The insect realm is rife with creepy-crawlies, be they smelly stink bugs, sneaky weevils, or simply slimy cockroaches. Yet certain bugs are capable of wreaking havoc in the garden, destro...