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 7, 2013 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Removable Wallpaper

Wallpaper brings color, pattern, and texture to a room. A papered room can achieve a sophistication that eludes even the sharpest paint job. But papering is a lot of work, so once a wall ...

OCTOBER 4, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Planning Birdhouses

It’s one of life’s true pleasures to watch birds as they nest in the spring. If you’d like to encourage birds to build their nests in your backyard next year, now is the time to create th...

OCTOBER 3, 2013 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Solar Decathlon 2013

For anyone interested in the developing field of solar power, today’s a big day. Starting today, the U. S. Department of Energy is hosting the biennial Solar Decathlon at Orange County Gr...

OCTOBER 2, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Siding Alternatives

If you’re old enough to remember the aluminum siding that was all the rage in the 1960s, you may have an understandable bias against any home siding that’s not wood. But wood needs regula...

SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Redoing the Front Door

Your front door is the face your home presents to the world. It sets your house’s style and tone. So if your entry isn’t as welcoming as you’d like, maybe it’s time for a change. Listen t...

SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Vintage Wallpaper

Maybe you’re just itching to find a Space Age, geometric wallpaper pattern to complement your green Formica table. Or you’re dying to line your hallway with 1970s-era black flocked paper....

SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Planting Fruit Trees

Do you dream of picking a crisp apple or juicy peach from a tree right in your own backyard? Planting a fruit tree can be a rewarding—and delicious—endeavor, but to ensure that your inves...

SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Decorating with Mirrors

Small restaurants have known this trick for years—covering one entire wall with a mirror instantly doubles the size of the space, at least visually. Decorating with mirrors, when done wel...

SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Exterior Handrails

Unless your home is at exactly ground level, you probably have a step or two up to your door. High ranches and colonials often have four, five, or even more front steps up to the entryway...

SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Upcycling Cribs

In 2011, federal safety standards for baby cribs changed significantly, making it illegal to sell older models that no longer make the grade. Even thrift shops no longer accept these crib...