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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AUGUST 30, 2016 | TUESDAY
How to Find Property Lines

Good fences may make good neighbors, but accidentally erecting one on or across a neighbor’s property line can lead to hard feelings or even a lawsuit. Whether you want to build an additi...

AUGUST 24, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
So, You Want to... Build a Floating Deck

Summer isn’t summer unless you’re soaking up the sun, grilling, and chilling in your own backyard. Yet a traditional deck isn’t always feasible or permitted by local authorities, so for m...

AUGUST 24, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
8 Common Lighting Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes

A light is a light, right? Well, not quite. The truth is that when it comes to residential lighting, many homeowners mistakenly believe that any light will do the same job. Perhaps they c...

AUGUST 18, 2016 | THURSDAY
So, You Want to... Install a Screen Door

Breezes in, bugs out—functionally speaking, the screen door hasn’t changed much in the past hundred years or so. Different types, however, and their varying price points have emerged in m...

AUGUST 16, 2016 | TUESDAY
9 Energy-Saving Home Upgrades That Pay for Themselves

You want to save money on utility costs and do your part to conserve energy, but some energy upgrades are so expensive that you may never see a payback in this lifetime. Don't worry, ther...

AUGUST 10, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
All You Need to Know About Slate Floors

Natural texture, super strength, stain resistance, and blend of vibrant hues are all reasons that slate tile—the thin, uniform-cut sheets of metamorphic rock—ranks high on the wish list o...

JULY 30, 2016 | SATURDAY
10 Types of Fencing Materials All Homeowners Should Know

From the zigzag post-and-rail of the Colonial era to the elaborate molded vinyl styles of today, fences are homeowners' preferred means of ensuring privacy and deterring unwanted visitors...

JULY 27, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
12 Things Your Plumber Wishes You Knew

Why does it seem like the times you really need a plumber are late at night, early in the morning, or on weekends, when fees can cost twice as much as normal. Chances are your plumber doe...

JULY 22, 2016 | FRIDAY
Attic Ventilation 101: What Homeowners Need to Know

At first, the idea of ventilating an attic seems a little counterintuitive: You insulate your home to reduce temperature fluctuations and save on utility bills, but you also need to allow...

JULY 20, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Remove a Bathtub

Maybe you dream of upgrading to a modern jetted model, or simply want to switch to a stall shower to gain square footage—whatever your reason, that old bathtub has got to go. While a cast...