Roseann Foley Henry


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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MAY 16, 2013 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Nail Sets

If you have stubborn nails that pop out of your floorboards, or you need a way to get a finishing nail flush against the surface without damaging the wood, what you need is a nail set. Li...

MAY 14, 2013 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Exterior Paint Color

Choosing a paint color for your home’s exterior can be intimidating: This is a big, expensive job, and whatever color you choose is going to be there for a while. Here are a few tips to h...

MAY 11, 2013 | SATURDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Unclogging a Toilet

You’re in the middle of a party, enteraining a houseful of guests, and the toilet acts up. Are you ready to spring into action? Here’s a game plan. Listen to BOB VILA ON UNCLOGGING A TOIL...

MAY 10, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Vampire Appliances

That faint sucking sound you hear may be vampire appliances draining electricity from your walls. Vampires are electronics and appliances that consume power even when they’re turned off. ...

MAY 9, 2013 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Replacing Grout

Long before your tiles wear out, the grout between them can start to look tired, dirty, or stained. A good scrubbing can help freshen it up, but at some point the grout will need to be re...

MAY 7, 2013 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Window Boxes

Window boxes can really amp up a home’s curb appeal by adding color and a sense of welcome. Here are some tips for creating eye-catching cascades of color all season long. Listen to BOB V...

MAY 5, 2013 | SUNDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Wrench Roundup

When you have to tighten a nut, bolt, or other standard fastener, you need a wrench. But what kind?Listen to BOB VILA ON WRENCHES or read the text below:Wrench types include open-end, box...

MAY 4, 2013 | SATURDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Sale-Ready Homes

Spring is a great time to sell your home. Houses tend to look their best this time of year, with fresh green lawns and colorful spring flowers. If you’re putting your house on the market ...

MAY 3, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Cleaning Plant Containers

If you’re like a lot of people, you have a stack of old pots in your garage or shed just waiting for the next time you need a container for the house or garden. Before you pop in a plant,...

MAY 2, 2013 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Whole-House Fans

Warm weather is just around the corner, with its humming air conditioners and skyrocketing electric bills. You may be able to cut both the heat and the expense with a whole-house fan, whi...