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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SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 | THURSDAY
19 Home Maintenance Mistakes That Only Take a Minute to Fix

While some home repairs certainly require a pro, these home hiccups can be resolved on your own. Easy to do and only requiring a few minutes of your time, knock off these maintenance task...

SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The 6 Best Things You Can Do for Your Plumbing

If you take these steps to safeguard your plumbing system now, you could reduce the risk of future plumbing problems and even increase the useful life of some of your appliances! Thi...

SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 | TUESDAY
10 Ways to Lower Your Property Taxes

If your most recent property tax assessment caught you by surprise, you have options beyond simply paying it. With a little research and a lot of determination, you can get your property ...

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 | THURSDAY
What's the Difference: Renovation vs. Remodel?

The words “renovation” and “remodel” are often used interchangeably, but if you’re planning some major home improvements, it’s best to get the terminology right before you talk to a contr...

SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 | TUESDAY
Here's How Much Remodeling Any Room Really Costs

Whether you’re looking to renovate your entire kitchen, complete with new cabinetry and appliances, or you just want to update your living room with a fresh coat of paint, new furniture, ...

SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 | MONDAY
20 Cheap Home Repairs That Could Save You Thousands

If your house could talk, it would tell you that spending a little money now on small repairs could save you big bucks down the road. We’ve put together 15 of the best small updates for k...

SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! What Causes Power Outages

Q: Last night, the power went out and, luckily, came back on only an hour later—soon enough for the food in the fridge to stay fresh. What causes power outages like this one? Is there any...

SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 | FRIDAY
Here's When to Worry About a Foundation Crack

Your home’s foundation—the concrete walls surrounding a basement or crawl space—supports the entire weight of the house. So it’s natural to be concerned if you ever discover cracks in the...

SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 | TUESDAY
Your Biggest Appliance Questions, Answered

When they’re operating as intended, we take our appliances for granted. But when they betray us—when they go on the fritz and send our lives into chaos—we stop and take notice, and sudden...

AUGUST 30, 2019 | FRIDAY
Buyer's Guide: Door Locks

Good home security starts at the front door. A home burglary occurs approximately once every 18 seconds in the United States, and thieves obviously prefer homes that are easy to enter. A ...