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 11, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The Pros and Cons of Split Level Homes

Split level homes, with their three staggered floors, began appearing in American suburbs in the 1950s and reached peak popularity in the late ‘60s before slowly falling out of favor. Whi...

DECEMBER 9, 2019 | MONDAY
11 Holiday Mistakes That Bring Burglars to Your Door

Whether you're home for the holidays or not, this festive season is a popular time for break-ins. Find out what mistakes you might be making that leaves your house vulnerable to burglars.

DECEMBER 7, 2019 | SATURDAY
The Best Bathroom Fans for Spaces Big and Small

Nothing beats a hot shower at the end of a long day. But while steamy water may work wonders on your nerves, it has the opposite effect on your bathroom—especially if the space isn’t prop...

DECEMBER 5, 2019 | THURSDAY
13 Signs Your Home Has Good Resale Value

If you’re like many homeowners, your house is your biggest financial investment, so when it's time to sell, you’ll want to get as much money as possible from the deal. A home’s resale val...

DECEMBER 2, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! What to Do About a Broken Window Seal

Q: Until last week, I could look out my kitchen window to watch the songbirds at my backyard feeder. But something must have happened to the window because now the inside of the double pa...

NOVEMBER 29, 2019 | FRIDAY
The Best Smart Thermostats for the Home

Smart thermostats go far beyond their programmable predecessors to offer a whole new level of residential climate control with the added bonus of energy savings. Features vary from unit t...

NOVEMBER 27, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
Is Prefinished Hardwood Flooring Right for Your Project?

Hardwood floors add natural warmth to any room, but the traditional method of putting in hardwood is time consuming, messy, and exposes the installer to toxic fumes from stains and sealan...

NOVEMBER 26, 2019 | TUESDAY
Here's Why Every Bathroom Could Benefit from a Ventilation Fan

This workhorse does much more than just keep the mirrors clear. Read on to learn why a new bathroom fan should be a priority home upgrade, whether you have an upcoming renovation or not. ...

NOVEMBER 26, 2019 | TUESDAY
7 Easy Ways to Increase Your Garage Door Security

Your house is only as safe as its weakest entry point, and for many, that point is an overhead garage door. While homeowners typically install strong front entry doors, garage door securi...

NOVEMBER 25, 2019 | MONDAY
The Best Outdoor Heaters for Your Backyard Patio

Chilly weather will chase you indoors after dinner al fresco, and low temperatures in the morning keep you from reading the newspaper on your front porch. So long as conditions remain on ...