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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DECEMBER 13, 2021 | MONDAY
Cool Tools: The Hassle-Free Way to Tile a Backsplash

Few design elements make as much visual difference in a room as the addition of a tile backsplash. Installing glass, ceramic, or stone tiles gives ordinary countertops and bathroom vaniti...

DECEMBER 10, 2021 | FRIDAY
The Best Soil for Aloe Vera of 2022

The aloe vera plant, a member of the Aloe genus, is cultivated for use in many products, such as lotions and cosmetics. Thanks to its thick, spiky leaves, it also adds an attractive, natu...

DECEMBER 10, 2021 | FRIDAY
The Best Soil for Pothos Plants of 2022

The pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is available in a variety of cultivars, including golden pothos, marble queen, and Shangri la. The plant is so resilient that it’s earned the nickname “Devi...

DECEMBER 10, 2021 | FRIDAY
The Best Soil for Fiddle Leaf Figs of 2022

The fast-growing and exotic fiddle leaf fig (Ficus lyrata) is one of the more common houseplants to grow in a large space, such as a vaulted foyer or a great room with tall ceilings. In i...

DECEMBER 9, 2021 | THURSDAY
No More "Master Bedrooms"? Real Estate Agents' Terminology is Changing with the Times

Sellers may be surprised to find real estate agents describing their homes in new ways. To comply with Fair Housing laws, agents strive to identify and eliminate terms that might be consi...

DECEMBER 3, 2021 | FRIDAY
 How to Sharpen Loppers—and Why You Should

Unlike garden shears, which are similar to scissors in design, loppers are designed for use with both hands, which allows the user to exert greater force for cutting large branches. When ...

NOVEMBER 29, 2021 | MONDAY
Why Spring 2022 Will Be a Great Time to Put Your Home on the Market

Spring is the traditional time to list a house, but the pandemic and resulting home-value surge have made the market anything but predictable. Home sales values in the U. S. rose substant...

NOVEMBER 29, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Soil for Orchids of 2022

They start appearing in stores before the winter holidays and stick around through Valentine’s Day: beautiful orchids with delicate blossoms in a variety of bright colors. A single orchid...

NOVEMBER 24, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
These 9 Handy Helpers Make the Best Stocking Stuffers

Looking for a gift they'll enjoy for years to come? Check out our gift guide to find the perfect multi-purpose accessory for that special someone. <i>This content has been brought ...

NOVEMBER 18, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Home Repair Services of 2022

All homes require regular home maintenance services, and sometimes, they need more—they need the services of home repair experts who can unclog a backed-up sewer, discover why an outlet k...