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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MARCH 19, 2019 | TUESDAY
20 Ways to Enjoy the Colors of the Year in Your Garden

Each year the design world eagerly awaits the announcement of the Colors of the Year by top paint brands. This year's crop of colors encompasses brilliant blues, rusty oranges, serene gra...

FEBRUARY 21, 2019 | THURSDAY
How To: Paint a Bathtub

The focal point of a full bath is often its tub, which ought to be pristine and gleaming. If yours is pitted, chipped, or scratched—or sporting an old-fashioned color that no longer suits...

FEBRUARY 20, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
15 Things Your Library Card Can Get You for Free

If you think the public library is just a place to borrow books, you are dead wrong. These days, public libraries are community spaces that not only connect people to each other but also ...

FEBRUARY 7, 2019 | THURSDAY
10 House-Hunting Lessons You Can Learn from the TV Shows

Reality TV shows that open a window onto the world of real estate have been entertaining us for years. But if you look beyond the spectacle, you can actually learn a thing or two about th...

FEBRUARY 5, 2019 | TUESDAY
Lose the Drapes: 15 Better Ways to Dress a Window

Most people choose to decorate their windows with traditional curtains, blinds, or fabric valances. But finding the perfect covering—one that blocks the sun, ensures a degree of privacy, ...

JANUARY 31, 2019 | THURSDAY
12 Reasons Hardwood Floors Might Not Be Right for Your Home

Hardwood floors have become so popular in recent years that they are now almost ubiquitous in new homes. But they're not necessarily the best choice for everyone. Check out these 12 reaso...

JANUARY 4, 2019 | FRIDAY
13 Things to Clean in Your Home After You’ve Been Sick

When cold and flu season arrives, it’s nearly inevitable that germs will invade your home. Once the siege is over, don't forget to disinfect these important germ-harboring spots in your h...

DECEMBER 18, 2018 | TUESDAY
12 Things You Never Thought to Do With Packing Peanuts

Loose-fill packaging materials like polystyrene packing peanuts do a great job of protecting fragile items during transport. But what to do with them once you’ve opened that shipping box?...

DECEMBER 4, 2018 | TUESDAY
14 Things to Do with Olive Oil Besides Cook

Olive oil is most commonly thought of as a kitchen staple, but for thousands of years it's also been used for all sorts of things that have nothing to do with food. Check out these smart ...

DECEMBER 3, 2018 | MONDAY
Solved! The Best Types of Christmas Trees for Your Living Room

Q: Every year, I look forward to picking out the Christmas tree with my family. In years past when we lived in New York City (and had to carry the tree home to our apartment), we generall...