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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APRIL 6, 2017 | THURSDAY
7 Types of Saws Every DIYer Should Get to Know

Whether you want to build a rustic bench, install trim molding, or plumb a new sink, odds are that you’ll need to cut some material to size—and there’s a saw out there waiting to help you...

MARCH 30, 2017 | THURSDAY
All You Need to Know About Insecticidal Soap

Are aphids gnawing on the heirloom roses? Are spider mites munching on the tomato plants? If garden pests are bugging you, but you're not a fan of toxic pesticides, take heart; there's a ...

MARCH 28, 2017 | TUESDAY
How To: Choose the Right Scraper for the Job

This content has been brought to you by Hyde Tools. Its facts and opinions are those of BobVila. com. Removing old wallpaper, filling nail holes, and prying off hardened putty all rely on...

MARCH 27, 2017 | MONDAY
The 10 Best Things You Can Do for Your Garage

Garages are much more than just a designated parking place for your car. Homeowners these days take advantage of the space as a utility room and workshop as well as a storage solution for...

MARCH 24, 2017 | FRIDAY
Driveway Cleaning: How to Remove Just About Any Kind of Stain

Nothing is quite as aggravating as discovering that the delivery guy's van leaked oil on your driveway or that the dried leaves you didn't sweep up last fall created stubborn brown stains...

MARCH 23, 2017 | THURSDAY
8 Surprising Reasons to Bring Concrete Indoors

If you thought concrete was just for sidewalks, think again. This DIY-friendly material is rapidly finding its way into homes and offices, bringing with it limitless design possibilities ...

MARCH 16, 2017 | THURSDAY
How To: Use a Jigsaw

Whether doing fine woodworking or tackling a kitchen or bathroom remodel, chances are you’ll need to create some curves—and that’s where a jigsaw comes in. While a table saw or a circular...

MARCH 16, 2017 | THURSDAY
All You Need to Know About Begonia Care

Prized for their prolific blooms in a rainbow of colors—from creamy white and soft pink to shades of deep rose and crimson red—begonias are favorites of home gardeners everywhere. Make ne...

MARCH 16, 2017 | THURSDAY
So, You Want to... Reface Your Fireplace

You can repaint the walls, re-carpet the floor, and replace all outdated furniture, but leaving that eyesore of an old fireplace untouched in a room refresh will only hold your new design...

MARCH 9, 2017 | THURSDAY
5 Types of Screws Every DIYer Should Know

Though they may not be much to look at, screws hold a place of honor in the construction, hobby, and furniture-making industries. From wall framing and cabinetmaking to everyday projects ...