Glenda Taylor

Staff Writer


  • Expertise and interests: On-the-job building experience, general business management, real estate investment
  • Education: Associate degree in marketing from Bauder College and a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Kansas


Glenda Taylor is staff writer with a background in the residential remodeling, home building, and home improvement industries. She started writing for 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. 

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Glenda enjoys buying and renovating old houses and buildings that have seen better days. “Anyone can tear a building down,” she says, “but restoring one to its former glory while equipping it with modern-day amenities allows someone to enjoy it once again.” She focuses on retaining the building’s original charm and style while bringing it up to code, making it energy efficient and ensuring it will be around for decades to come. 

More from Glenda Taylor

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