Glenda Taylor

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Name: Glenda Taylor

Title: Staff Writer, BobVila.com

Glenda Taylor is a freelance writer for the residential remodeling, home building, and home improvement industries. She started writing for BobVila.com 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 eHow.com), 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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OCTOBER 26, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
All You Need to Know About Plywood Floors

Once reserved for subfloors and sheathing, construction-grade plywood is now making a splash as affordable residential finish flooring. There are two basic ways to go: Remove the existing...

OCTOBER 25, 2016 | TUESDAY
12 Things Never to Put in Your Dishwasher

The dishwasher is truly a miracle worker in the kitchen. Instead of having to wash plates, pots, and cutlery by hand, homeowners can give them a thorough cleaning in their trusty machine,...

OCTOBER 17, 2016 | MONDAY
Solved! What to Do About Cloudy Water

Q. When I fill a glass of water from my faucet, it looks cloudy. What's with all the the murkiness?  More importantly, is it safe to drink?A. Your tap water is probably fine to drink, esp...

OCTOBER 14, 2016 | FRIDAY
3 Fixes for a Stuck Key

It’s been one of those days. You caught every red light on your way home from work, your laundry wasn’t ready at the dry cleaners, and now—when you finally get home and are dying to sink ...

OCTOBER 1, 2016 | SATURDAY
The Dos and Don'ts of Clearing a Clogged Sink

Most homeowners never think about maintaining their sinks—at least, not until it starts to drain agonizingly slow and the basin fills with dirty standing water. Unfortunately, kitchen and...

SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 | FRIDAY
Thinking About Insulating Your Garage Door? Here's What You Need to Know

As the weather cools, it’s the perfect time to gird your garage against the colder temperatures on the way, especially if you’ve got your home workshop in there. Metal garage doors block ...

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 | THURSDAY
So, You Want to... Build a Ramp

Most homes have one or more exterior steps, but mobility-challenged individuals may find it difficult or impossible to navigate steps. One way to make it easier is with a wheelchair ramp ...

SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 | SATURDAY
All You Need to Know About Soil Types

Every gardener wants to grow the best-tasting tomatoes, the brightest zinnias, and the healthiest shrubs, but no one type of soil will guarantee success for each of those types of plants....

SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 | FRIDAY
How to Sharpen a Chainsaw: 7 Safe Steps to Keeping Your Tool in Good Working Order

Like any other tool in your arsenal, a chainsaw must be properly and consistently maintained in order to perform effectively. Of course, you can hire a professional to sharpen your chains...

SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 | THURSDAY
How to Install a Range Hood

Whether integrated underneath the cabinets or suspended over a kitchen island, the range hood is the unsung hero in the kitchen, rarely appreciated for the crucial role it performs in eli...