Glenda Taylor


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 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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JULY 24, 2020 | FRIDAY
6 Ways You Can Get a Better Backyard in Just One Weekend

Update your landscape and enhance your outdoor experience with these durable and long-lasting DIY concrete projects. <br> <br> <i>This content has been brought to you by Quikrete. Its...

The Best Tankless Gas Water Heater for Your Home

Traditional water heaters can be huge energy guzzlers because of the large storage tank of piping hot water they must maintain at all times. No wonder tankless or “on demand” water heater...

JULY 21, 2020 | TUESDAY
Incredible Backyard Additions — No Construction Required!

Long days and warm evenings lure families outside to enjoy the weather and spend time with friends. Make the most of your outdoor festivities with these practical and playful backyard add...

JULY 19, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Carpet Deodorizers to Freshen Your Home

Carpeting is soft, absorbent, and subjected to frequent use by adults, children, and even pets, so it's no wonder carpet becomes a catchall for stains and odors. With the traffic, spills,...

JULY 14, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Cordless Trimmer for a Perfectly Manicured Yard

To give your yard a polished look, particularly in those spots you can’t easily maintain with your lawnmower, consider using a cordless electric string trimmer. Compared to traditional, g...

JULY 10, 2020 | FRIDAY
These Trees and Shrubs Thrive in Containers

No landscape is complete without trees or shrubs. In small yards with limited space, it might not be possible to plant a towering shade tree, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy contain...

JULY 6, 2020 | MONDAY
The Simple and Mess-Free Way to Install Tile

Considered a high-end upgrade—until now—installing tile has been the domain of professional tile setters, due in large part to the complex and messy method of attaching the tiles to the w...

The Best Log Splitters for Cutting Firewood

Curling up next to a crackling fire may be comforting, but depending on where you live, it can be expensive to have split and seasoned firewood delivered by the cord (a 4-foot-by-4-foot-b...

JUNE 28, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Mailboxes for Curb Appeal

Because they’re most often located on the curb or even attached to the front of a house, mailboxes should complement a home’s style—not detract from it. Depending on the amount of mail yo...

JUNE 26, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Folding Chairs for the Lawn and Patio

While many types of patio furniture, such as benches and table-and-chair sets, are designed to remain outdoors during warm weather, folding chairs usually store away in a garage or shed w...