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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JUNE 27, 2020 | SATURDAY
The Best Egg Grill Smokers for Outdoor Cooking

Patterned after a traditional method of Japanese cooking (komodo), ceramic egg grill smokers are popping up in backyards everywhere. Home chefs revere these charcoal-fueled cookers for th...

JUNE 26, 2020 | FRIDAY
8 Things the Exterminator Won’t Tell You for Free

Try these pest control tips before calling an exterminator.

The Best Cooling Pillows for the Bedroom

If you’ve ever woken up with a sweaty neck and damp hair wondering what’s going on, the answer is simple: traditional down or fiberfill pillows tend to trap heat—interrupting a sound nigh...

JUNE 22, 2020 | MONDAY
9 Ways You’re Ruining Your Mattress

Quality mattresses don't come cheap. Follow these mattress care tips to make sure yours stays comfy for years to come.

JUNE 22, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Automatic Plant Waterers for Your Container Garden

Because their growing medium can dry out quickly, container plants require frequent watering to remain healthy, especially if the container sits outdoors during hot, dry weather. In small...

JUNE 18, 2020 | THURSDAY
10 Things Sanitation Workers Wish You Knew

Their work shifts start in the wee hours of the morning, long before most people are awake, and their jobs are far from easy. Every day, sanitation workers have to deal with homeowners an...

JUNE 18, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Dog Houses for Pets of All Sizes

The best dog house not only shields your pooch from snow and driving rain, but it also offers him a secure space he can call his own. No matter the weather, all dogs should have a shelter...

JUNE 16, 2020 | TUESDAY
15 Little Signs Your House Has a Big Problem

Small home annoyances are sometimes indicators of a bigger structural problem. Learn to recognize the signs of these maintenance issues that need to get addressed sooner rather than later.

JUNE 16, 2020 | TUESDAY
10 Times Homeowners Should Hire a Financial Advisor

Life comes with monetary ups and downs, so if you aim to meet the financial goals you’ve established—or learn how to set such goals in the first place—a financial advisor can help. These ...

JUNE 11, 2020 | THURSDAY
10 Tips on How to (Safely) Arrange for Home Repairs During a Pandemic

The last thing any homeowner (or renter) wants is to come home to a kitchen floor flooded by a leaking dishwasher, or a house that's sweltering because the AC stopped working. While these...