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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JANUARY 14, 2022 | FRIDAY
Very Peri: How to Incorporate Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year Into Your Home’s Decor

Pantone, the global color-matching authority and developer of the Pantone Matching System used extensively by interior designers, painters, and artists, has announced its choice for the 2...

JANUARY 14, 2022 | FRIDAY
How Much Does a Basement Remodel Cost?

Typical Range: $30 and $75 per square foot National Average: $21,541With the high cost of new construction, some homeowners are looking to their basements for additional living space. ...

JANUARY 12, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
Whose Responsibility Is It: Homeowner, Town, or Utility Company?

First-time homeowners might be surprised at some of the things that they are responsible for maintaining, such as having to clear away snow from the sidewalk in front of their home or mow...

JANUARY 11, 2022 | TUESDAY
See Inside Habitat for Humanity's First 3D-Printed Home—and the Future of Construction

Founded in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has constructed hundreds of thousands of affordable homes for people who need them. Now, using automated computer technology and a patented concrete ...

DECEMBER 28, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Appliance Repair Services of 2022

Appliances serve a range of household needs, including storing perishable foods, maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature, and washing dishes and clothes. When an appliance stops work...

DECEMBER 28, 2021 | TUESDAY
Patchwork Renovating: How to Match Discontinued Tiles, Flooring, and Other Building Materials

Dropping a heavy object that shatters a couple of ceramic floor tiles or discovering rot in a hardwood floor necessitates replacing some of the material, but what if the material is no lo...

DECEMBER 27, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Soil for Avocado Trees of 2022

A popular childhood experiment involves learning how to grow an avocado seed over a jar of water. Within a few weeks, thread-like roots appear, spreading throughout the jar, then a tender...

DECEMBER 21, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Soil for Strawberries of 2022

Few fruits are quite as delectable—and desirable—as strawberries. Fortunately, these summertime favorites are relatively straightforward to grow, whether planted in a garden bed, a strawb...

DECEMBER 20, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Soil for Tomatoes of 2022

With more than a thousand varieties in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and colors, it's no wonder tomatoes are among the most popular backyard-grown produce. As soon as the weather warms i...

DECEMBER 14, 2021 | TUESDAY
With Most Eviction Moratoriums Ending in 2022, What Will 2022 Look Like for Landlords and Renters?

In 2020, emergency eviction bans came amid a rash of layoffs and pandemic-related work shutdowns that left millions of American renters without the funds to pay their rent. As a part of t...