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 29, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Hand Planes for Woodworking

Whether shaving down a wood door that’s sticking or smoothing the surface of a wavy board, no tool works quite as well as a hand plane. Although these simple hand tools have been around f...

NOVEMBER 29, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Leather Cleaners for Your Car Interiors and Furniture

Leather is one of the most durable fabrics around, so it’s often found in both car interiors and home furnishings. Leather needs care, though, to last and look good. This means it needs t...

NOVEMBER 29, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Lounge Chairs for the Patio or Pool

After a hard day’s work, nothing feels better than kicking back in a lounge chair on your patio or next to the pool. A patio lounge chair is slightly different from a regular patio chair ...

NOVEMBER 27, 2020 | FRIDAY
6 Things to Know About Small Cabin Kits—And the Best Ones You Can Buy

Small cabin kits—the sort designed to install in a backyard or on a wooded lot—serve multiple purposes: pool houses, she-sheds, man caves, home offices, and even craft studios. These cabi...

NOVEMBER 20, 2020 | FRIDAY
These 8 Contingencies Can Ruin a Real Estate Deal

Real estate contracts are binding once both parties sign on the dotted line. But when contingencies are written into the contracts, one or both of the parties can walk away, scuttling the...

NOVEMBER 10, 2020 | TUESDAY
Walmart’s New Subscription Service Rivals Amazon Prime—How Do They Compare?

At first glance, Walmart+ closely resembles Amazon Prime. Both programs offer free shipping on products purchased online, and both require a yearly (or monthly) membership fee to take adv...

NOVEMBER 10, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Smart Sprinkler Controllers for Lawn Care

If you have an inground sprinkler system and don't have a smart controller, your sprinklers could end up watering at the same time it's raining. With a smart sprinkler controller, this is...

NOVEMBER 5, 2020 | THURSDAY
Buyer's Guide: The Best Himalayan Salt Lamps

Himalayan salt lamps are a mysterious yet distinctive piece of home décor. Made from mineral-rich pink salt harvested from the Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan, Himalayan salt lamps are belie...

NOVEMBER 4, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
Walmart Will Have 3 Black Fridays This Year—Because There are No Rules in 2020

Don't bother driving to your local Walmart after Thanksgiving dinner this year—it won't open as it has in years past for early Black Friday sales. However, you won't miss any deals, becau...

NOVEMBER 3, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Gas Fire Pits for the Backyard

Whether it brings back fond memories of summer-camp evenings or clambakes on the beach, there’s just something special about gathering around a crackling fire. Building a fire in your bac...