Glenda Taylor


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 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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AUGUST 21, 2020 | FRIDAY
This is What No One Tells You About Downsizing

When it comes to downsizing your home, less can be more. Less debt, less maintenance, and less to clean translates into more cash flow and more free time. If you're planning to downsize, ...

15 Ways to Clean Your House Like a Pro

It’s Saturday morning and you’re in a hurry to finish the cleaning chores so you can get on with your weekend. Pro cleaning techniques will help get your house sparkling clean in short or...

AUGUST 14, 2020 | FRIDAY
8 Steps for Making Your Sad Patio Look Brand New Again

If your less-than-perfect patio is an eyesore—take heart—a simple resurfacing project can restore it to its original good looks in a single weekend. <br> <i>This content is paid adverti...

The Best Heated Gloves to Warm Your Frigid Fingers

If your hands feel like blocks of ice when you ski or enjoy other outdoor sports, shovel snow, have an arthritic flare-up, or work in a chilly office, consider a pair of heated gloves. Th...

AUGUST 10, 2020 | MONDAY
10 Things I Learned from Moving During a Pandemic

Buying or selling a home at any time is complex and potentially confusing, but during a pandemic the transaction becomes subject to a whole new set of rules. To find out how the process h...

What to Know About Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

You’ve probably heard that no debt is good debt, and if you have the ability to pay off your home mortgage (perhaps you lucked into an inheritance), your first thought might be to get rid...

The Best Framing Hammers for DIYers and Pros

A household hammer—the type that weighs an average of 12 to 15 ounces—is great for simple tasks like tapping a nail into a wall to hang a piece of artwork. But it’s not the best choice fo...

The Best Ceiling Fan for Every Space in Your Home

Ceiling fans are a beloved feature of many homes, as they provide an affordable and often stylish way to make living spaces more comfortable. They don’t lower the temperature per se; they...

JULY 31, 2020 | FRIDAY
10 Tips for Soundproofing Your Home Office

Working from home saves on commute time and offers some nifty fringe benefits, such as being able to work in your sweats if you choose to do so. However, working at home can come with cha...

JULY 24, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Cordless Vacuums for Pet Hair

Today’s cordless vacuums are lighter weight and take up less storage space than traditional plug-in vacuums, and they can clean up spots where outlets aren’t available, such as in cars or...