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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Bob Vila Radio: Wheelbarrows

This is a busy time of year in the garden, what with planting and mulching, weeding and feeding. All that heavy lifting is why many gardeners invest in a wheelbarrow or a garden cart, eit...

APRIL 30, 2013 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Chalkboard Paint

Kids and chalk go together like peanut butter and jelly—and parents love the easy cleanup of chalk, whether it’s on the front walk or the living room walls. But there’s a fun way to let k...

APRIL 29, 2013 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Levels

Do you want to make sure that shelf you’re putting up is really on the level? Then you need. . . well, a level. Levels are indespensable for keeping projects horizontally true and vertica...

APRIL 28, 2013 | SUNDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Conserve Water

The demand for fresh water continues to grow, and the easiest way to meet that demand is simply to waste less of it. Here are three easy ways to save water in your home. Listen to BOB VIL...

Bob Vila Radio: Solar Garden Lights

Outdoor lighting looks great along a walkway or in the garden, but it can be a pain to install the wiring for it. Solar-powered garden lights are a simple, earth-friendly way to add accen...

APRIL 26, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Painting the Front Door

There’s probably no simpler, less expensive way to give your home a quick facelift than to repaint the front door. A new color can make your home look more welcoming, more dramatic, more ...

Bob Vila Radio: Cleaning Grout

There’s nothing like a freshly tiled floor or backsplash—but there’s nothing more frustrating than seeing those beautiful clean grout lines become stained or mildewed. The good news is th...

APRIL 23, 2013 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Driveway Drainage

There are lots of options available in driveway materials, including asphalt, gravel, brick and pavers. In addition to variables like the cost, the look, and the durability of each, there...

APRIL 21, 2013 | SUNDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Shovels

Picking the right shovel for the job saves time—and can save your back as well. Here are a few shovels you’ll want in your gardening lineup. Listen to BOB VILA ON SHOVELS or read the text...

Bob Vila Radio: Spring Fence Routine

A wooden fence is a beautiful accent on any home, but it takes some maintenance to keep it looking neat and trim. Spring is a great time for an annual fence spruce-up. Listen to BOB VILA ...