Glenda Taylor


Name: Glenda Taylor

Title: Staff Writer,

Glenda Taylor is a freelance writer for the residential remodeling, home building, and home improvement industries. She started writing for in 2016 and covers a range of topics, including construction methods, code compliance, tool use, and the latest news in the housing and real estate industries.  

Expertise and Experience

Glenda and her husband are residential contractors. She’s written for leading media outlets including the Houston Chronicle and SFGATE. She was the manager of the former eHow Now Live Handyman Channel (a division of, and her work has appeared on This Old House and the National Association of Home Builders

In addition to her construction experience, Glenda is a master gardener, a former real estate professional, a universal design enthusiast, and an advocate for green building practices. She also serves on her county’s Planning, Zoning, and Appeals Board.

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JUNE 26, 2023 | MONDAY
14 Telltale Signs That a House Will Be Going on the Market

There’s no easy way to say it: if you’re hunting for your next home, you’ll have a lot to contend with in this summer’s real estate market. Mortgage rates are slowly rising, reaching 6. 7...

JUNE 16, 2023 | FRIDAY
Nature’s Serenade: My Experience With the Smart Solar Bird Bath Fountain

For 3 weeks, I put seven of the best solar bird bath fountains to the test, and while there were many good ones, one took top honors—the Smart Solar Acadia. This durably made bird bath fo...

JUNE 9, 2023 | FRIDAY
The Best Gardening Hats of 2023

Gardening is our way of connecting with nature, growing healthy produce, and cultivating beautiful landscapes. However, spending as little as half an hour outdoors under the sun's intense...

JUNE 9, 2023 | FRIDAY
The Best Gardening Stools of 2023

Gardeners have to balance their passion for growing beautiful flowers and tasty veggies with the physical toll that repetitive bending, lifting, and kneeling can take on their bodies. Add...

MAY 26, 2023 | FRIDAY
So, How Good Is a Harbor Freight Air Compressor? We Tested It!

Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast, a professional mechanic, or just someone who wants to keep their car tires inflated, owning an air compressor can be a game changer. With its ability to p...

MAY 26, 2023 | FRIDAY
Is an Electric Pressure Washer Powerful? I Tested a Ryobi Pressure Washer to Find out!

Nothing beats a good pressure washer for blasting dirt and mud from sidewalks, driveways, and dirty cars. I've used several gas-powered pressure washers in the past, all of which performe...

MAY 24, 2023 | WEDNESDAY
Autonomous ErgoChair 2 Review: Is this Ergonomic Office Chair Worth It?

Those who spend hours a day sitting at a desk know the importance of a comfortable and supportive office chair. Poor posture and uncomfortable seating can lead to back pain, neck pain, an...

MAY 19, 2023 | FRIDAY
Work Hard, Play Harder: An Honest Review of Carhartt Cargo Pants

With their relaxed fit and multiple pockets, cargo-style pants are a must-have for DIYers and pros working in rugged environments. The clothing manufacturer Carhartt has a stellar reputat...

MAY 17, 2023 | WEDNESDAY
We Tested the Makita XML03 Lawn Mower: Is This Battery Powered Mower Enough for Your Yard?

Maintaining a regular mowing schedule is vital to achieving lush and healthy turfgrass. However, a battery-powered lawn mower is worth considering if you prefer a quieter and eco-friendly...

MAY 15, 2023 | MONDAY
Can You Really Save Time and Water With a Hose Timer? I Tested One to Find Out!

As a homeowner and avid gardener, I am always looking for ways to save time and ensure my plants and lawn receive adequate water. That’s why I decided to test a variety of the best hose t...