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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JUNE 26, 2020 | FRIDAY
8 Things the Exterminator Won’t Tell You for Free

Try these pest control tips before calling an exterminator.

JUNE 24, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Cooling Pillows for the Bedroom

If you’ve ever woken up with a sweaty neck and damp hair wondering what’s going on, the answer is simple: traditional down or fiberfill pillows tend to trap heat—interrupting a sound nigh...

JUNE 22, 2020 | MONDAY
9 Ways You’re Ruining Your Mattress

Quality mattresses don't come cheap. Follow these mattress care tips to make sure yours stays comfy for years to come.

JUNE 22, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Automatic Plant Waterers for Your Container Garden

Because their growing medium can dry out quickly, container plants require frequent watering to remain healthy, especially if the container sits outdoors during hot, dry weather. In small...

JUNE 21, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Hanging Planters for Indoors and Out

Very few things are as breathtaking as a basket of lush ferns or colorful begonias in full bloom. Plants are an affordable way to add a pop of color and style to update indoor and outdoor...

JUNE 21, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Oven Cleaners for Baked-On Messes

You already know baked-on messes can start oven fires or produce billows of acrid smoke the next time you bake. You might not realize, though, that a clean oven can save some energy becau...

JUNE 20, 2020 | SATURDAY
The Best Peel and Stick Backsplash for Easy Kitchen Updates

Backsplashes not only protect walls from splatters and damage, but they also add a design element that has an enormous impact on the look of the entire room. Installing a real tile backsp...

JUNE 18, 2020 | THURSDAY
10 Things Sanitation Workers Wish You Knew

Their work shifts start in the wee hours of the morning, long before most people are awake, and their jobs are far from easy. Every day, sanitation workers have to deal with homeowners an...

JUNE 18, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Dog Houses for Pets of All Sizes

The best dog house not only shields your pooch from snow and driving rain, but it also offers him a secure space he can call his own. No matter the weather, all dogs should have a shelter...

JUNE 16, 2020 | TUESDAY
15 Little Signs Your House Has a Big Problem

Small home annoyances are sometimes indicators of a bigger structural problem. Learn to recognize the signs of these maintenance issues that need to get addressed sooner rather than later.