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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Can You Get the Perfect Finish With the Ryobi Cordless Sander? An Honest Review After Testing

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Levoit Air Purifier Review: How Does This Budget-Friendly Air Purifier Perform in Tests?

Breathing fresh air in the home shouldn’t cost a fortune, yet some of the most popular air purifiers on the market today run hundreds of dollars. Enter the Levoit Air Purifier (LAP-C161-W...

MARCH 17, 2023 | FRIDAY
Is Yost the Best Choice for a Woodworking Vise?

All-purpose bench vises—the heavy cast-iron sort your grandfather might have had mounted on a bench in his garage—are handy for holding items such as bars, pipes, and axes. They are often...

The Best Air Purifiers Tested in 2023

As consumers become more aware of the airborne pollutants that lurk in their homes, the demand for quality air purifier reviews also increases. Technology changes quickly, even in air pur...

MARCH 10, 2023 | FRIDAY
Dyson Air Purifier Review: We Tested This Popular Air Purifier to See if It's Worth the Money

Offensive odors, fumes, dust, and pollen are common pollutants in many homes, but we don't have to accept dirty air. Air purifiers are designed to remove pollutants from indoor air, and t...

MARCH 6, 2023 | MONDAY
The Best Tiles for Shower Walls of 2023

Finding the right tile for shower walls is primarily a matter of personal taste. However, it also involves understanding the installation process and—for best results—being able to pictur...

MARCH 3, 2023 | FRIDAY
Shark Air Purifier Review: Is This the Best Air Purifier on the Market? We Tested it to Find out!

Heightened awareness of allergens and toxins in the air we breathe has boosted the popularity of air purifiers for homes and businesses. Several dozen brands have flooded the market, all ...

MARCH 3, 2023 | FRIDAY
DeWalt Cordless Brad Nailer Tested & Reviewed: How Good Is the Popular Trim Tool?

DeWalt power tools are mainstays for both pros and DIYers, and the brand name has become synonymous with high quality and dependability. I'm familiar with a wide range of DeWalt tools, bu...

MARCH 3, 2023 | FRIDAY
Bostich Brad Nailer Tested & Reviewed: See How The Smart Point Performed

If you associate the name "Bostitch" with office and home staplers, you're not alone. But the company also manufactures top-of-the-line roofing, flooring, and finish nailers. I ...

MARCH 3, 2023 | FRIDAY
HK Porter 24-Inch Bolt Cutters Review: Do They Work?

Anyone who's lost the key to a padlock and used a hacksaw to methodically saw through the steel shank has likely wished for a better way to tackle the task. The optimal solution is a good...