Jennifer Noonan

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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FEBRUARY 6, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
13 Easy Ways to Repurpose Antique Armoires

With a little ingenuity, you can move your antique armoire into the 21st century without sacrificing any of the furniture's old-fashioned charm.

FEBRUARY 6, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Designing a Driveway with Long-Lasting Appeal

When we were building our new construction home, the driveway almost seemed like an afterthought. With everything else so close to being finished, we walked around with a can of orange sp...

JANUARY 31, 2013 | THURSDAY
The Unexpectedly Important Truth About Snow Measurement

The minute winter arrives, my kids are dying to put on their snow boots to go sledding and build snowmen. That is, as soon as we get snow. Just a couple of inches is all we need to have f...

JANUARY 30, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Clean Slate

I have a slate fireplace surround that makes my living room feel really warm and earthy, even if the fire is not lit. Slate is a popular material in homebuilding, used not only in firepla...

JANUARY 23, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Go Ductless with a Mini-Split Heat Pump

Before we built a new home, I’d never heard of mini splits. What could they be, some kind of tiny frozen dessert or something? No. Mini splits are actually ductless heating-and-cooling sy...

JANUARY 18, 2013 | FRIDAY
Ordering Custom Window Treatments Online

One of the most exciting things about building a new house was seeing how much natural light we were going to get with our windows. They are huge, and there are lots of them. In the late ...

JANUARY 17, 2013 | THURSDAY
How To: Prevent Frost on Windows

I remember waking up as a kid on wintry mornings to find frost on my bedroom window obscuring the trees and yard. Those were traditional six-over-six windows, with individual panes of gla...

JANUARY 11, 2013 | FRIDAY
Save Money with a Hybrid Furnace

We had to make so many decisions when we built our new construction home. I didn’t realize it at the time (having never built a home before), but perhaps our most important decision-makin...

JANUARY 9, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
8 Innovative Snow Shovels to Help You Clear the Path

With winter weather on the way, the hunt for the best snow shovel continues! Keep the snow—and backache—at bay this winter with one of these ten smart, ergonomically-friendly snow shovels.

JANUARY 9, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Ergonomic Snow Shoveling Tips from the Experts

As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, Old Man Winter gears up to blow squalling snow all over our decks and driveways. In our house, that means we dust off the snow shovels a...