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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FEBRUARY 15, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Floor Standing Speakers for Your Media Room

Whether you’re looking to add a speaker or two to a family room for improved sound or you’re planning a media room or a home theater, floor standing speakers likely top your wish list. In...

FEBRUARY 10, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Would You Buy a 3D-Printed House? Take a Peek Inside the First of Its Kind to Hit the Real Estate Market

Three-dimensional printing isn't just for little things—SQ4D, pronounced "S-squared," a New York construction company, uses patent-pending 3D technology, known as Autonomous Rob...

FEBRUARY 6, 2021 | SATURDAY
The Best Dual Monitor Stands of 2022

Computer monitors have come a long way toward being more space saving and less cumbersome. Unlike early monitors that weighed dozens of pounds and took up nearly an entire desk, today’s f...

FEBRUARY 3, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Roof Rakes of 2022

Wet snow can weigh as much as 21 pounds per square foot, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The heavier the snow, the greater the risk of structural damage to ro...

FEBRUARY 3, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Candle-Making Kits of 2022

The convenience and superior illumination that electric lights provide can’t replace a flickering candle’s warm glow and ambience. While candles often serve as vital sources of light if t...

FEBRUARY 3, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Sit Stand Desks of 2022

Sitting at a desk for hours on end can lead to backache, slouching, leg cramps, and other issues, yet frequent breaks aren’t always possible. That’s why a growing number of busy folks pre...

FEBRUARY 3, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Gun Safes of 2022

Storing guns in a reliable safe keeps them from getting into the wrong hands and reduces the risk of theft. In some states and communities, safe storage (including locking guns in a safe)...

FEBRUARY 2, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Folding Chairs of 2022

While many types of patio furniture, such as benches and table-and-chair sets, remain outdoors during warm weather, the best folding chairs are designed to be stored in a garage or shed w...

JANUARY 30, 2021 | SATURDAY
Stop and Read This Before You Dress Up Furnishings with Spray Foam

Transforming mirrors, chairs, and other furnishings from dull to dramatic is quick and easy with spray foam insulation. The quirky look is trending on social media, but while this DIY pro...

JANUARY 29, 2021 | FRIDAY
The Best Electric Mowers of 2022

Electric mowers are quickly becoming an eco-friendly and efficient alternative to their gas-powered counterparts. Not only can you bid goodbye to yanking a pull cord, replacing fouled spa...