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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NOVEMBER 30, 2020 | MONDAY
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...

NOVEMBER 30, 2020 | MONDAY
The Most Comfortable Accent Chairs for the Home

If your living room or bedroom furnishings seem a little mundane and monotone, adding an accent chair or two might be all you need to spice up the space. As the name suggests, an accent c...

NOVEMBER 30, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Mailboxes for Curb Appeal

Mailboxes are most often located on the curb or even attached to the front of a house, so they should complement a home's style—not detract from it. Depending on the amount of mail receiv...

NOVEMBER 30, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Vacuum Storage Bags for Saving Space

Whether you're looking to compress guest pillows so they’ll take up less room in the linen closet or you're packing for vacation and want to fit as much clothing as possible in your suitc...

NOVEMBER 30, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Shower Curtain Rods for the Bathroom

A shower curtain takes top billing in a bathroom, but getting the best shower curtain rod to hold it is just as important. Not only must a shower curtain rod be sturdy enough to support t...

NOVEMBER 29, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Cooling Blankets for Hot Sleepers

Warm nighttime temps and hot flashes can make it challenging to get a restful night's sleep, and if you wake up covered in sweat, your bedding might be part of the problem. Fabrics that d...

NOVEMBER 29, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Carpet Deodorizers to Freshen Your Home

Carpeting is soft, absorbent, and subjected to frequent use by adults, children, and even pets, so it's no wonder carpet becomes a catchall for stains and odors. With the traffic, spills,...

NOVEMBER 29, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Wall Safes for Your Prized Possessions

If you keep precious jewelry, documents, and/or heirlooms at home, you may want to conceal these items in a wall safe. These clever devices are designed to fit recessed between wall studs...

NOVEMBER 29, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Dehumidifiers for the Home

Not only does excess humidity make you feel sticky and uncomfortable, but it also increases the risk of mold growth in a home, which can damage furniture and stored items. Some regions, e...

NOVEMBER 29, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Drill Bits for Metal

Home improvement centers often dedicate an entire aisle to drill bits, which come in a plethora of types and sizes for drilling holes in a variety of materials. Many drill bits can pierce...