Jennifer Noonan


A confessed DIY junkie, Jennifer Noonan writes about home improvement, gardening, and all things do-it-yourself. The recipient of degrees in International Relations and Library & Information Science from Syracuse University, Ms. Noonan has worked in media and related fields for over 15 years, including her time at MTV Networks, where she served as Manager of Digital Programming at Nickelodeon. Today, Ms. Noonan lives in Delaware with her husband and daughters, where she is ardently teaching the next generation how to use power tools.  

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MAY 25, 2017 | THURSDAY
16 New Reasons to Love Subway Tile

Subway tile made its debut in the beginning of the 20th century, in the train stations of the New York City subway system. Since then, it has become a design staple in both commercial and...

MAY 17, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Make and Use Your Own Deer Repellent

Deer are delightful romping through the forest but can wreak havoc in a garden, decimating vegetables, fruit trees, landscaping beds, even “deer-resistant” shrubs and pine and holly trees...

MAY 9, 2017 | TUESDAY
How To: Mow a Lawn

If you’ve got grass, it may feel that the more you mow, the more it grows! But keeping your lawn neatly manicured is a must for optimal enjoyment and curb appeal. So rather than go at it ...

MAY 2, 2017 | TUESDAY
10 Reasons to Buy an “Ugly” Home

Homes with great floor plans and awesome curb appeal generate loads of interest from buyers, making these properties easy sellers. By contrast, the ugly house on the block all too often g...

7 Paint Colors to Avoid in the Bedroom—and Why

Choosing paint shades for your bedroom is an extremely important task. Not only does color contribute the overall design of the room, it also affects your mood and emotions. Ensure your b...

APRIL 17, 2017 | MONDAY
Wood Filler: Your Secret Weapon for Fast and Easy Furniture Fixes

In the above photo, you're seeing what used to be a playroom for my two daughters. For years, the space contained the chaos of their picture books, art supplies, and plastic toys. But onc...

10 Outdoor Living Ideas to Steal from California

California is well loved for its sunny skies and mild year-round weather. It's the type of place where outdoor living is a given. California homes reflect that way of life, with outdoor s...

8 Weirdly Effective Ways to Treat a Bug Bite

When the weather warms up, people spend more time outside. Unfortunately, mosquitoes, flies, and other biting insects have the same idea. These winged pests see you as an all-you-can-eat ...

APRIL 7, 2017 | FRIDAY
How To: Transplant a Tree

Whether they’re deciduous or evergreen, shade or ornamental, trees add value and curb appeal to any property. But, occasionally, a tree’s placement presents some problems. Perhaps it bloc...

10 Bathroom Trends You Might Regret

Not all design trends are created equal. While many classic designs (wainscoting, for instance) will never go out of style, others have a limited half life. Which of the latest and greate...