Glenda Taylor

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Name: Glenda Taylor

Title: Staff Writer, BobVila.com

Glenda Taylor is a freelance writer for the residential remodeling, home building, and home improvement industries. She started writing for BobVila.com 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 eHow.com), 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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NOVEMBER 8, 2018 | THURSDAY
How to Heat a Garage: 11 Ways to Keep Your Workshop Warm in Winter

Most garages aren't designed to stay warm inside when outdoor temperatures are frigid. Garages usually lack insulation, and their concrete floors remain chilly all year around. Even with ...

NOVEMBER 5, 2018 | MONDAY
14 Mistakes Homeowners Make Every Fall

As the days grow shorter and your thoughts turn to tailgating and football games, it’s easy to forget that your home needs a little TLC before Old Man Winter comes calling. By taking care...

NOVEMBER 2, 2018 | FRIDAY
The Easiest Way to Make an Outdoor Bar for All Seasons

Whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue or entertaining Christmas carolers around the chiminea, an outdoor bar provides a welcome surface for drinks and food and sets the scene for an ou...

OCTOBER 30, 2018 | TUESDAY
10 Things No One Tells You About Homeowner Associations

Homeowners associations (HOAs) exist to ensure visual uniformity and to protect the property rights of residents of a specific neighborhood. Most of the time they do a decent job, but bec...

OCTOBER 26, 2018 | FRIDAY
Homeowners, Beware: This Hidden Problem Could Cause Your House to Crumble

In nature, wood rot is a vital decomposition process, turning fallen logs into nutritious soil. But few things send homeowners into a panic as quickly as discovering it their homes, becau...

OCTOBER 19, 2018 | FRIDAY
All You Need to Know About Window Seats

When it comes to coziness, nothing compares to a window seat. Nestled against the glass, bordered on both sides by narrow walls, and amply supplied with cushions and pillows, these benche...

OCTOBER 18, 2018 | THURSDAY
The Dos and Don’ts of Finishing Basement Walls

With the cost of living space going up, many homeowners are looking down to expand their home’s square footage with a finished basement. These spaces can be affordable solution to cramped...

OCTOBER 10, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
6 Things to Know About Queen Anne Houses

  A number of architectural styles are associated with the reign of the British monarchy, but few compare to the impressive nature of the Queen Anne style that swept through America at th...

OCTOBER 5, 2018 | FRIDAY
All You Need to Know About the Driveway Apron

Most folks don’t give their home’s driveway apron a second thought unless they’re installing a new driveway or repairing an existing one. The apron, also known as the approach, is the par...

OCTOBER 5, 2018 | FRIDAY
The Dos and Don’ts of Taping Drywall

Professional drywall taping crews make it look so easy: They move quickly, slather compound on every joint and nail hole, and leave behind walls that are ultra-smooth. While taping drywal...