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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OCTOBER 30, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Hose Repair

If your garden hose has seen better days, don’t just send it to the landfill. There are some simple, inexpensive ways to extend the life of a leaky hose. Listen to BOB VILA ON HOSE REPAIR...

OCTOBER 28, 2013 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Small Bath Sinks

Choosing a sink for a small bath can be challenging. Choices are limited, and even if you find a sink that physically fits a space, it can still visually dominate a tiny room. Here’s a ru...

OCTOBER 25, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Finding the Right Insulation R-Value

Autumn’s falling temperatures get many of us thinking about apple cider, trick-or-treating, and… R-values. If your home isn’t well insulated, these chilly nights may remind you to start t...

OCTOBER 23, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Gutter Cleaning

Cleaning the gutters tends to be a relatively inexpensive task to hand off to a professional, who has the equipment and the experience to get this messy job done quickly and correctly. Bu...

OCTOBER 21, 2013 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Raking Tips

This time of year, those of us who are lucky enough to have trees that provide summer shade have to pay for that privilege by raking up their fallen leaves. I’ve got a few tips for you th...

OCTOBER 18, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Small Closet Solutions

A big walk-in closet is a luxury that some people can only dream of, especially if they live in an older home. Homes built more than 50 years or so ago tend to have modest closets and sho...

OCTOBER 16, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Ripping Up Carpet

Pulling up old wall-to-wall carpeting can be a tough, dirty job. Start by getting all the furniture out of the room and giving the carpet a thorough vacuuming. Then open up some windows, ...

OCTOBER 14, 2013 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Patio Heaters

Fall is a lovely time of year to enjoy your outdoor spaces. With the worst of summer’s heat and insects behind you, your patio can be great for relaxing, reading, or socializing. Of cours...

OCTOBER 11, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Spray Painting

You don’t have to invest in a power sprayer to try your hand at spray painting—start with a spray can and a small project to perfect your technique. You’ll need some space to work, prefer...

OCTOBER 9, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Repainting Wrought Iron

Wrought iron railings, patio furniture, and gates are classics that look great with almost any home, but not when they’re peeling and flaking. If you have some wrought iron that needs a f...