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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DECEMBER 7, 2017 | THURSDAY
4 Trees to Plant for a Beautiful Landscape All Year

Often, trees are selected and grown for their foliage, fruit, or flowers—seasonal features that blossom and fade over the course of several months—but it's not impossible to find deciduou...

DECEMBER 7, 2017 | THURSDAY
All You Need to Know About Vaulted Ceilings

Drawing the eye upward to create a sense of volume and spaciousness, vaulted ceilings add drama to otherwise ordinary rooms. As with other architectural design elements, vaulted ceilings ...

DECEMBER 5, 2017 | TUESDAY
How To: Hang Christmas Lights Outside

'Tis the season for all things twinkling and bright. In countless communities nationwide, hanging outdoor Christmas lights is an annual event, and neighbors vie for the best-lit house on ...

DECEMBER 4, 2017 | MONDAY
15 Tips for Growing Kitchen Herb Gardens

The use of fresh herbs can mean the difference between decent food and truly vibrant, delicious cuisine. But purchasing such greenery at the market can get pricey, especially if you only ...

NOVEMBER 21, 2017 | TUESDAY
How To: Dispose of Cooking Oil

Love cooking those French fries, donuts, and other delicious treats but stumped by what to do with the oil when you’re done? Hopefully, you’ve stopped short of dumping it down the sink! D...

NOVEMBER 20, 2017 | MONDAY
All You Need to Know About Winterizing Concrete Surfaces

If you’re a homeowner in the process of winterizing your property, by late fall you’ve probably already replaced the old weather stripping on the exterior doors, cleaned your home’s gutte...

NOVEMBER 20, 2017 | MONDAY
Solved! 8 Flowers Sure to Bloom in Winter

Q: I’m dreading the coming winter months because my yard always looks so bare and brown when all the summer blooming plants die or go dormant. Are there any flowers that bloom in the wint...

NOVEMBER 14, 2017 | TUESDAY
7 Surprising Items Burglars Want to Steal from You

An estimated 3.7 million burglaries occur every year in the United States, each resulting in an average loss of more than $2,000. You can minimize your loss, should you become the victim ...

NOVEMBER 13, 2017 | MONDAY
Solved! What to Do When the Dishwasher Stops Draining

Q: I opened the dishwasher door to find the bottom of the unit filled with dingy water! My first thought was that the cycle didn’t complete so I ran the dishwasher again—but that didn’t d...

NOVEMBER 7, 2017 | TUESDAY
10 Things You Never Thought to Do with Nail Polish

Open your medicine cabinet and you'll probably find several half-filled bottles of fingernail polish. Before tossing the containers, try one of these 10 unusual household uses for the bea...