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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MARCH 24, 2020 | TUESDAY
10 Things Never to Flush Down the Toilet

Save your plumbing and the sewer system by correctly disposing of these items in the trash—not your toilet.

MARCH 24, 2020 | TUESDAY
8 Real Estate Rules That May Have Changed Since You Bought Your House

If it’s been a while since you bought a house, you may be surprised to learn how things have changed. In the decade prior to the subprime mortgage crisis of 2008, buying a home was a rela...

MARCH 23, 2020 | MONDAY
Solved! Why Is My House So Dusty?

Q: I pride myself on keeping a tidy home, but I can’t seem to get a handle on the dust situation. It seems as though a layer of dust appears on my furniture mere hours after I clean. Am I...

MARCH 22, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Loppers for Pruning Trees and Shrubs

Beautiful landscapes and pruning go hand in hand. Thinning out rose bushes and trimming hedges might not be your favorite tasks, but they go more quickly if you have the right tools. Hand...

MARCH 20, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Random Orbital Sanders for Any Workshop

One of the first rules of woodworking is to sand in the direction of the woodgrain to avoid creating cross-grain marks that compromise your home project’s finished look. But when a woodgr...

MARCH 20, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Electric Chainsaw Sharpeners for the Workshop

For years, sharpening a chainsaw meant having to sharpen the individual cutters on the chain by hand. Today’s sharpeners are changing all that. An electric sharpener (also called a “grind...

Buyer's Guide: Robot Vacuums

No one enjoys vacuuming back and forth across the floor of each room, only to have to repeat the chore just a week or two later. Unfortunately, dust, dirt, and pet hair don't stop for any...

MARCH 17, 2020 | TUESDAY
What's the Difference? Gas vs. Electric Lawn Mowers

Several decades ago, you had two options when it came to mowing your lawn: a manual reel-type mower that took major muscle to push or an early gas-powered model that might or might not st...

MARCH 16, 2020 | MONDAY
The Most Expensive Mistakes a Home Buyer Can Make

Buying a house is one of the most expensive purchases most people make—the last thing you want to do is spend even more money than necessary. Find out the most expensive mistakes a home b...

MARCH 16, 2020 | MONDAY
10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Bought a Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

With our busy lives today, it’s no wonder everyone’s looking for ways to speed up—or eliminate—daily chores. Topping the list of time-saving tools is the robotic vacuum, an appliance that...