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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SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Using Less Furniture

Many of us don’t have the luxury of really "decorating" a room—we move into a home and place our furniture as best we can. But as time and budget allow, it’s a great idea to tak...

SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Vent Pollutants

Today’s weather-tight homes are great for energy efficiency, but they’re not so good for indoor air quality. The greatest polluter in your home is probably your kitchen; the simple act of...

SEPTEMBER 16, 2013 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Wood-Eating Bugs

There are more than 2,000 species of termites, and chances are some of them live in your neighborhood. The most common are subterranean termites, which tunnel into your home anywhere they...

SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Wallpaper Remnants DIY

If you’ve ever wallpapered a room, you probably have some leftover pieces lying around. Don’t just throw them out! Wallpaper remnants can be great accents in your decor. Here are a few cl...

AUGUST 29, 2013 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Ceiling Fan Care

The soothing whir of a ceiling fan is one of the sweet sounds of summer. But summer’s not over yet. To keep your fan whirring happily during the last of the hot months, take some time to ...

AUGUST 27, 2013 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Central Vacuums

Consider this: In Canada, about 40% of homes are equipped with central vacuum systems. In the U. S. , the figure is less than 5%. Are those Canadians onto something?Listen to BOB VILA ON ...

AUGUST 23, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Tickscaping

The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance reports that as many as three-quarters of all Lyme Disease cases are caused by tick bites picked up near the house. Here are some landscaping tips to help ...

AUGUST 21, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Reface or Replace?

Are your kitchen cabinets dated and worn? Or maybe they’re just too dark for your taste. New cabinets can be a costly proposition, so you may first want to consider refacing. Listen to BO...

AUGUST 19, 2013 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Mini-Split Air Conditioners

Heat gettin’ you down? If you’re in a house where installing central air would also mean installing ductwork, maybe you should think about a ductless mini-split system. Listen to BOB VILA...

AUGUST 16, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Garden Hoses

A hose is a hose is a hose, right? Not so fast—not all garden hoses are created equal, so before you spring for a new one, let’s review your options. Listen to BOB VILA ON GARDEN HOSES or...