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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JUNE 8, 2017 | THURSDAY
How To: Mud Drywall

"Mudding," the process of applying multiple thin coats of drywall compound to the joints and screw indentations in newly hung drywall, sounds messy—and it is. But when done corr...

MAY 23, 2017 | TUESDAY
Renew a Wood Fence in Just 3 Steps

Do you have a flaking eyesore of a fence that plagues the perimeter of your property? While there are no shortcuts to a quality prep job, using the right tools and techniques greatly redu...

MAY 23, 2017 | TUESDAY
The Right Way to Seal Concrete

Concrete is one of the most popular construction materials around, and for good reason: It’s affordable, structurally sound, and versatile enough to use for everything from garage floors ...

MAY 22, 2017 | MONDAY
The 15 Smartest and Smallest DIYs You Can Do for Your Home

You don’t have to spend a lot of time and effort to keep your house in top condition. Some of the best improvement projects don’t require pulling permits or hiring pros. We’ve put togethe...

MAY 20, 2017 | SATURDAY
All You Need to Know About German Smear

Worn-down bricks make any home look unfashionable and outdated. Instead of shelling out big bucks to repaint their exterior, homeowners can consider an affordable DIY upgrade: applying Ge...

MAY 16, 2017 | TUESDAY
Safety Check: 5 Tips to Protect Your Deck from Disaster

Whether you enjoy hosting cookouts or prefer quietly relaxing on your lounge chair, you probably think of your wood deck as a place of respite. In fact, decks are so integral to outdoor l...

MAY 15, 2017 | MONDAY
9 Signs You Need to Replace Your Fridge

The refrigerator is a major investment and an absolute necessity. If you splurge for a high-quality model, this household staple can last as many as 10 to 15 years, but eventually every f...

MAY 12, 2017 | FRIDAY
All You Need to Know About Doorway Casing

The trim around a door frame—also known as doorway casing—is installed first and foremost to conceal unsightly construction gaps left between the frame and the drywall. But while it minim...

MAY 3, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
All You Need to Know About the Waterfall Countertop Trend

In the world of contemporary kitchen and bathroom design, few aesthetic innovations have stirred as much interest as the waterfall countertop. Whereas a traditional countertop has a singl...

APRIL 21, 2017 | FRIDAY
All You Need to Know About Terrazzo Floors

If you’re in the market for durable, low-maintenance flooring in a basement, on a patio, or anywhere else you have a concrete substrate, but you refuse to sacrifice style, take a closer l...