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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So, What Is Your Local Extension Office, Anyway?

I’m a novice gardener. We moved to Southern Delaware after living 20 years in New York City. I struggled there to keep a couple of potted houseplants alive in our small apartment with UV-...

JULY 9, 2012 | MONDAY
In Search of the Ultimate Garden Hose Storage

Since moving from a small NYC apartment a little over a year ago, we have been slowly acquiring all of the suburban homeowner “essentials. ” You know, garbage cans, a lawn mower, ladders ...

JULY 9, 2012 | MONDAY
Garden Hose Storage: 8 Stylish Solutions

Looking for a way to remedy kinks and knots in your garden hose? Consider one of these eight decorative hose management solutions.

JUNE 30, 2012 | SATURDAY
How To: Install Landscape Edging

A tired planting bed can be refreshed with new landscape edging, available in a range of prices and a wide variety of styles, from natural stone to pavers to molded cement. An equal assor...

The Right Time and Place for Pocket Doors

One of the reasons we chose the house plan we built was because there was a “flex” room off the breakfast nook. We thought it was the perfect location for a playroom during these early ye...

JUNE 25, 2012 | MONDAY
How To: Make a Rain Barrel

Rainwater collection has an ancient history with archeological evidence dating back at least 4,000 years. Urban demand created the centralized water systems we use today, but that doesn’t...

JUNE 21, 2012 | THURSDAY
How To: Plant a Vegetable Garden

One of the joys of summer dining is fresh, local produce. Nothing tastes better than a tomato or cucumber just off the vine. And it tastes even better if it’s from your own yard! Many fee...

JUNE 19, 2012 | TUESDAY
The Importance of Pop-Up Drain Emitters

I’ve said many times that the most important decisions we made in the construction of our home were around the things you never see: the blown-in insulation, the PEX plumbing, the argon g...

MAY 24, 2012 | THURSDAY
Top Tips for Choosing Kitchen Cabinets

The first things we chose during our eight-hour selections appointment for our new construction home were our kitchen cabinets. Cabinets are chosen first during these meetings, because th...

MAY 15, 2012 | TUESDAY
Engineered vs. Solid: Selecting Wood Flooring

There are a lot of decisions to make when constructing a new home. Having a large production builder as our contractor, the task was made somewhat easier with an all-day “selections appoi...