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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NOVEMBER 18, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Soil for Snake Plants of 2022

The snake plant is sometimes recommended as the perfect plant for gardeners with “brown thumbs” because it’s tough to kill, even if neglected occasionally. However, snake plants can’t rea...

NOVEMBER 8, 2021 | MONDAY
How Much Does a Tiny House Cost?

Typical Range: $30,000 to $60,000 National Average: $45,000Those looking to downsize their living space or drop out of a fast-paced life are turning their focus to tiny houses. Whether...

NOVEMBER 3, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Grass Seed for Overseeding of 2022

The best grass seed for overseeding a lawn will depend on the existing type of grass, the prevailing climate, and the soil type. After a few years, even the best-kept lawns can start to l...

OCTOBER 28, 2021 | THURSDAY
The Best Home Renovation Contractors of 2022

With the per square foot cost of houses on the upswing, being able to afford a new house is beyond the financial scope of many current homeowners who would like to move up. The next best ...

OCTOBER 28, 2021 | THURSDAY
Why It's a Really Bad Idea to Hire an Unlicensed Tree Trimmer

Whether you just spotted a broken limb dangling precariously over the family room, or you’re worried that the dead branches on the old oak could become dangerous projectiles in high winds...

OCTOBER 27, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Feit Electric String Lights Review: Do They Work?

String lights are a traditional part of outdoor holiday decorating, but their appeal extends beyond a holiday season. Today’s outdoor string lights feature an array of bulb sizes, brightn...

OCTOBER 26, 2021 | TUESDAY
How Much Does Crawl Space Encapsulation Cost?

Typical Range: $1,500 to $15,000 National Average: $5,500For decades, homeowners were told crawl spaces had to be vented to encourage fresh air to circulate beneath the home and keep h...

OCTOBER 26, 2021 | TUESDAY
Buying an Old House? Be Prepared to Live With These 12 Quirks

Newly built houses must comply with strict design and construction codes, but most of those rules didn't exist decades ago, which is why older homes often have unique features that can be...

OCTOBER 21, 2021 | THURSDAY
14 Things You Absolutely Must Get Rid of if Your Home Floods

Some flood damage is immediately visible—cars, trash cans, and even trees swept away by strong currents. When the water recedes and flooded homes are once again above water level, the tim...

OCTOBER 20, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
How Much Does Blown-In Insulation Cost to Install?

Typical Range: $930 to $2,085 National Average: $1,507Like other types of insulation, such as fiberglass batts and spray foam, blown-in insulation reduces thermal transfer from outside...