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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OCTOBER 19, 2020 | MONDAY
19 Home Maintenance Mistakes That Only Take a Minute to Fix

While some home repairs certainly require a pro, these home hiccups can be resolved on your own. Easy to do and only requiring a few minutes of your time, knock off these maintenance task...

OCTOBER 19, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Gun Safes for the Home

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)...

OCTOBER 18, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Bench Grinders for the Workshop

Whether it’s mowing the lawn or chiseling some wood, many household and DIY projects require bladed tools or machines. At some point, you’ll need to sharpen those blades or remove rust an...

OCTOBER 15, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Flea Treatments for Cats and Dogs

The first signs your pet has fleas might come in the form of frequent scratching or biting at a part of its body, but in some cases, you might not discover the tiny black invaders until y...

OCTOBER 14, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Cooling Mattress Pads for a Comfortable Sleep

You won’t have a good night’s sleep if you continually wake up covered in sweat. If you become too hot during the night, you might wake up multiple times and kick off the covers, only to ...

OCTOBER 13, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Pet Cameras for Keeping Tabs on Furry Family Members

Leaving a four-pawed pal home alone can be tough, but a pet camera—similar to a nanny cam —can ease the situation. Synced with a smartphone or a tablet, these pet-friendly home devices le...

OCTOBER 12, 2020 | MONDAY
Solved! This is How Long It Takes Concrete to “Dry”

Q: I will be pouring a concrete slab as part of a landscaping renovation project and I’d like to know how long it will take for the concrete to dry. Are there any guidelines or precaution...

OCTOBER 8, 2020 | THURSDAY
10 Questions to Always Ask at an Open House

Attending an open house? Make the most of your visit by asking the right questions.

OCTOBER 8, 2020 | THURSDAY
How Amazon Prime Day Will Look Different This Year—and What’s on Sale Now

After postponing its traditional July shopping spree because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon Prime Day 2020 now kicks off at midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 13 and runs for 48 hours, giving sh...

OCTOBER 7, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
19 Red Flags to Watch Out For When Buying a Home

So, the listing makes the house sound like a steal and the property is stunning in person—but wait. Before you rush into anything you may regret, watch out for the following signs of trou...