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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JUNE 27, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
So, You Want to... Paint Your Window Trim

This content has been brought to you by Hyde Tools. Its facts and opinions are those of BobVila. com. Whether you have just installed a new window or you’re updating your home’s colors, i...

JUNE 21, 2018 | THURSDAY
The Fastest (and Most Foolproof) Way to Install Fence Posts

Good fences start with good foundations.  Installing fence posts in place with concrete is the best way to guarantee that they remain upright and unmoving, but you might not relish the id...

JUNE 18, 2018 | MONDAY
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Most lease agreements spell out exactly what a tenant can and cannot do, but some renters neglect to read the fine print. Avoid hefty fines and tedious legal issues by never doing these 1...

JUNE 13, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Garage Floor Paints of 2023

Between people, cars, bicycles, and even push mowers wheeled in for storage, a garage sees a lot of traffic. Eventually, the damage these things can cause will sully the overall appearanc...

JUNE 8, 2018 | FRIDAY
The Dos and Don'ts of Buying Plants Online

Visiting the local nursery is an annual rite of passage for avid gardeners and plant lovers who bask in the rows of sweetly scented flowers, garden vegetables, and specimen plants. Local ...

JUNE 6, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
5 Plumbing Repairs Every Homeowner Should Know

While the pleasures of homeownership are great, there will invariably be repairs along the way, especially when it comes to your hard-working plumbing. Some issues, such as fixing broken ...

JUNE 1, 2018 | FRIDAY
All You Need to Know About Keyhole Gardening

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MAY 30, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
The Dos and Don'ts of Safely Felling a Tree

Whether it's blocking your view, is diseased or damaged, or is taking up space you'd rather use for something else, felling a tree is never a task to be undertaken lightly. This is one pr...

MAY 25, 2018 | FRIDAY
Choosing a New Appliance: Electric vs. Gas Water Heaters

If you’ve had the same hot water heater for longer than 10 years—the standard lifespan—it's smart to consider replacing the appliance before it quits performing and puts you in a tough po...

MAY 17, 2018 | THURSDAY
8 One-Hour Projects That Can Make Your Home Look New Again

With today's busy schedules, it can be tough to find the time to take on lengthy home improvement projects. But you don’t have to dedicate your entire summer vacation to home maintenance ...