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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MAY 9, 2023 | TUESDAY
Taming a Garden Hose: My Experience With the Liberty Garden Hose Reel

If you're a gardener or just someone who loves spending time outside, you know how important garden hoses are. They're perfect for watering plants, washing cars, and filling up the kiddie...

MAY 2, 2023 | TUESDAY
Goodbye, Scratched Arms: I Tested & Reviewed These Popular Gardening Sleeves

Get ready to turn your gardening game up a notch! While gardening is a fantastic way to connect with nature and grow your own produce, it can leave you with sunburned arms and scratches f...

Home Generator Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Backup Power Shipshape

Home generators come in several sizes with a range of power outputs. Having one when the power goes out can ensure family members stay warm in a winter storm or help refrigerated food sta...

APRIL 21, 2023 | FRIDAY
Can a Budget-Friendly Compact Circular Saw Get the DIY Job Done? I Put One to the Test

DIYers looking for manageability in a circular saw may want to consider buying a compact circular saw for several reasons—they’re usually less expensive, more portable, and easier to mane...

APRIL 14, 2023 | FRIDAY
We Tested a Popular Digital Tape Measure: See How Accurate It Is

As technological advances sweep through the construction and remodeling industries, a few old standards are giving way to tech-friendly tools and techniques. One such tool is the digital ...

APRIL 7, 2023 | FRIDAY
11 Retail Stores That Price Match Competitors' Prices

Price matching can be a rewarding and lucrative pursuit, but many retailers require customers to jump through hoops to score these money-saving adjustments. Most folks won’t bother haggli...

APRIL 7, 2023 | FRIDAY
The Best Samsung Dishwashers of 2023

The Samsung brand has been around for decades, and the company is well known for its electronics and appliances—but it only recently started making dishwashers. While consumers have fewer...

APRIL 3, 2023 | MONDAY
Quick Coffee Fix: Is the Keurig K-Compact Coffee Maker Worth it?

It’s hard to beat the heady aroma of freshly ground coffee beans. In the past few years, however, I’ve gone through three grind-and-brew coffee machines, and frankly, I was tired of the r...

MARCH 31, 2023 | FRIDAY
The Best Whole-House Dehumidifiers of 2023

Whole-house dehumidifiers remove humidity from indoor air, reducing uncomfortable stickiness and mitigating the likelihood of mold growth that may trigger certain illness and cause damage...

DeWalt Rotary Hammer Drill Review: Is It Worth It? We Tested it to Find Out!

Standard drill drivers can handle most hole-drilling tasks in wood, but they don’t do so well when used to drill holes in concrete. That heavy-duty drilling task requires the souped-up po...