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 30, 2021 | SATURDAY
Stop and Read This Before You Dress Up Furnishings with Spray Foam

Transforming mirrors, chairs, and other furnishings from dull to dramatic is quick and easy with spray foam insulation. The quirky look is trending on social media, but while this DIY pro...

JANUARY 29, 2021 | FRIDAY
The Best Space Heaters for the Home

Ever-rising utility costs can make heating an entire house prohibitively pricey. To save money but still keep occupied areas comfortable—say, the living room during a movie marathon—many ...

JANUARY 28, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Emergency Radios for Use When the Power Goes Out

If you’ve ever lost power during a storm or lost cellphone reception while on a hike, you’ve likely felt the frustration of not being able to get news or information when you need it. Eme...

JANUARY 28, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Pants Hangers for Your Closet

Getting ready for work or school can be challenging enough, so finding creases in the pants you want to wear only adds to the morning’s chaos. When hung on hangers designed to keep them t...

JANUARY 27, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Flameless Candles for Indoors and Out

Safer than traditional candles because they don't have a real flame, flameless candles, also called “meltless” candles, look an awful lot like real candles—many even flicker like real can...

JANUARY 27, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Answering Machines for Your Landline Phone

Answering machines were much more prevalent before the advent of smartphones and voicemail technology, yet they still serve a vital purpose today for recording messages from family, frien...

JANUARY 26, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Electric Mowers for Your Lawn

If you're ready to upgrade to a new lawn mower but aren't sure you want a traditional gas-powered model, consider going electric. Not only would you be able to bid goodbye to yanking a pu...

JANUARY 23, 2021 | SATURDAY
The Best Smart Thermostats for the Home

Smart thermostats, which connect with home automation systems, go beyond their programmable predecessors to offer a whole new level of residential temperature control with the added bonus...

JANUARY 21, 2021 | THURSDAY
The One Drawback of PEX Pipe Even Plumbers Didn't See Coming

For both new construction and remodeling projects, installing a cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) water-supply system is attractive to builders and homeowners alike. Deciding factors for ch...

JANUARY 17, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Guest Beds for the Home

Apartment and small-home dwellers know how tricky it can be to come up with space—and a bed—for overnight guests. Not everyone has a spare room to designate solely as a guest bedroom, so ...