Roseann Foley Henry

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Roseann Foley Henry is a writer, editor, and home improvement buff. She and her partner and their two children live in Bayside, where they are ever-so-slowly renovating a classic 1920 Dutch Colonial. Among her writing credits are The Life of a House, the story of a tiny gatekeeper’s lodge that was once home to her great-grandparents in County Clare, Ireland. Check her out on Google +!

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DECEMBER 11, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Bay and Bow Windows

If you’re looking to bring more light and air into a room, consider a bay or bow window. Both are angled to project out from the house, creating the illusion of a larger room. Listen to B...

DECEMBER 9, 2013 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Closet Lighting

If you’re lucky enough to have large walk-in closets in your home, you probably already know the importance of good lighting. After all, there’s no use having the luxury of a great storag...

DECEMBER 6, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Repurposing Gourds

Gourds come in many beautiful patterns, shapes, and textures. They can be striped or speckled, knobby or curvy, and their oranges, yellows, and greens are fall staples. Gourds can be vibr...

DECEMBER 4, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Garage Door Replacement

Garage doors may not seem like great decorating opportunities—most people treat them as functional afterthoughts that just need to open and close on command. But today’s options in garage...

NOVEMBER 13, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Metal Roofs

Thinking about putting a new roof over your head? Maybe a metal roof is right for you. Today’s metal roofing—whether made of steel, aluminum, or other metal—is more versatile than ever. I...

NOVEMBER 11, 2013 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Bath Venting

The bathroom is the most humid room in your home. Tubs, showers, and sinks all produce moisture, which can lead to peeling paint, unsightly stains, and the growth of mold and mildew. Your...

NOVEMBER 8, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Whirlpool Tub Considerations

Do you dream of reclining in a whirlpool tub as the warm water bubbles around you, washing away your cares? If so, maybe you’ll want to include a jetted tub in your next bathroom renovati...

NOVEMBER 6, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Solar Shingles

When you think about solar power, do you picture bulky panels protruding from rooftops? If so, think again. With the advent of solar shingles—photovoltaic cells designed to look like asph...

NOVEMBER 4, 2013 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Second Refrigerators

One out of four American homes has a second refrigerator in it, according to the Department of Energy—that’s 30 million extra refrigerators. That second fridge is often an old one that wa...

NOVEMBER 1, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Window Treatments

Choosing window treatments can be one of the most difficult design decisions you’ll have to make. There are so many options, and so many choices are simply a matter of personal style, tha...