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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JANUARY 14, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Beverage Fridges for Your Home Bar

Standard kitchen refrigerators are great for storing perishable foods and even a small number of canned beverages, but often the bulk of the space in a regular fridge is taken up with fre...

JANUARY 14, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Dressers of 2022

Closets are optimal for hanging easily wrinkled fabric items such as skirts and dress pants. Alternatively, dressers are better for storing clothing that doesn't easily fit on a hanger—or...

JANUARY 14, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Nightstands of 2022

Most of us don't give much thought to our nightstands until we tuck in for the night and realize how convenient it is to have an array of just-in-case items within arm's reach. Having a l...

JANUARY 13, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Do’s and Don'ts of Ceiling Repair

Cracks appear in drywall and plaster for several reasons, from normal settling of the house, to faulty workmanship, roof truss uplift, or water leaks. While repairing cracks on walls is p...

JANUARY 11, 2021 | MONDAY
This Common Home Heating Hack Will Waste More Energy (and Money!) Than It Saves

With the high cost of heating and cooling a home, it's understandable to think that by closing off vents in some rooms, hot air will be redirected into the rooms with open vents. Unfortun...

JANUARY 10, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best EDC Knives for Everyday Use

It's rare for a farmer, DIYer, or camper to go without a small knife. A knife is essential for performing many everyday tasks, such as cutting the twine on hay bales or taking a snip from...

JANUARY 5, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Garden Hoes of 2022

The sharp blade of a garden hoe is an indispensable gardening tool for slicing through weed roots and breaking up heavy dirt clods, and we field-tested some of the top hoes to find out ho...

JANUARY 3, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Solar Flood Lights of 2022

It’s well known that a bright light deters would-be thieves and ne’er-do-wells, but home dwellers either had to have wiring experience or pay a professional electrician to install outdoor...

JANUARY 3, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Spotlights for Working in the Dark

Historically, the use of powerful spotlights often was limited to theatrical productions or for mounting atop the tall walls of high-security prisons, where it was vital to see what was h...

DECEMBER 31, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Oven Thermometers for Calibrating Your Cooker

Producing heavenly baked goods and mouth-watering roasted fare is a combination of culinary skill and food science. For the tastiest—and most consistent—results, cook food at the temperat...