Glenda Taylor


Name: Glenda Taylor

Title: Staff Writer,

Glenda Taylor is a freelance writer for the residential remodeling, home building, and home improvement industries. She started writing for 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, 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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The Dos and Don'ts of Mixing Concrete

Concrete holds a place of honor in both the professional construction and do-it-yourself worlds. When mixed correctly, this simple combination of aggregate, cement, and water becomes stro...

JUNE 16, 2017 | FRIDAY
How To: Use a Table Saw

Anyone serious about woodworking or DIY eventually wants to add a table saw to their power tool arsenal. Named for the table that supports the material being cut, the table saw is an exce...

JUNE 16, 2017 | FRIDAY
5 Simple Fixes for Worn Concrete

Concrete is one of the most durable construction materials around, but faulty installation, everyday wear and tear, exposure to chemicals, and even the hazards of extreme temperatures can...

How to Mud Drywall

"Mudding," the process of applying multiple thin coats of drywall compound to the joints and screw indentations in newly hung drywall, sounds messy, and it is. When done correct...

MAY 23, 2017 | TUESDAY
Renew a Wood Fence in Just 3 Steps

Do you have a flaking eyesore of a fence that plagues the perimeter of your property? While there are no shortcuts to a quality prep job, using the right tools and techniques greatly redu...

MAY 23, 2017 | TUESDAY
The Right Way to Seal Concrete

This article has been brought to you by Quikrete. Its facts and opinions are those of BobVila. com. Concrete is one of the most popular construction materials around, and for good reason:...

MAY 20, 2017 | SATURDAY
All You Need to Know About German Smear

Worn-down bricks make any home look unfashionable and outdated. Instead of shelling out big bucks to repaint their exterior, homeowners can consider an affordable DIY upgrade: applying Ge...

MAY 16, 2017 | TUESDAY
Safety Check: 5 Tips to Protect Your Deck from Disaster

Whether you enjoy hosting cookouts or prefer quietly relaxing on your lounge chair, you probably think of your wood deck as a place of respite. In fact, decks are so integral to outdoor l...

MAY 15, 2017 | MONDAY
9 Signs You Need to Replace Your Fridge

The refrigerator is a major investment and an absolute necessity. If you splurge for a high-quality model, this household staple can last as many as 10 to 15 years, but eventually every f...

MAY 12, 2017 | FRIDAY
All You Need to Know About Doorway Casing

The trim around a door frame—also known as doorway casing—is installed first and foremost to conceal unsightly construction gaps left between the frame and the drywall. But while it minim...