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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DECEMBER 17, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Recessed Lighting of 2022

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DECEMBER 16, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
Why This Common Reno Project Is So Controversial

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DECEMBER 15, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Low-VOC Paints of 2022

Most of us don’t think much about paint beyond its color, but there are chemicals in paint called volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can be toxic. VOCs are also found in paint strippe...

DECEMBER 12, 2020 | SATURDAY
The Best Color-Changing Light Bulbs of 2022

For decades, home interiors reflected the slightly yellowish glow of incandescent lights until LED light bulbs arrived, offering a choice of warm white, natural white, and cool white ligh...

DECEMBER 11, 2020 | FRIDAY
11 Indoor Gardening Projects Absolutely Anyone Can Do

You don’t need a degree in horticulture to pull off these easy indoor gardening projects.

DECEMBER 11, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Gas Fire Pits of 2022

Whether it takes you back to camp, the beach, or other summertime memories, there’s something special about gathering around a crackling fire. But building a fire with logs in the backyar...

DECEMBER 5, 2020 | SATURDAY
The Best Mailboxes of 2022

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DECEMBER 5, 2020 | SATURDAY
The Best Step Ladders of 2022

From tucking away totes on the highest shelf in the closet to cutting in paint edges along the top of a wall, a step ladder is the tool of choice for accessing difficult-to-reach areas. B...

DECEMBER 3, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Peel and Stick Backsplash for Easy Kitchen Updates

Backsplashes not only protect walls from splatters and damage, but they also add a design element that has an enormous impact on the look of the entire room. Installing a real tile backsp...

DECEMBER 3, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Bed Skirts for Your Bed Frame

Sometimes called a dust ruffle or valance, the bed skirt's primary function is to cover the space between the bottom of the bed frame and the floor and hide anything stowed beneath the be...