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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APRIL 19, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Rakes

The first job any gardener has this time of year is that all-important spring cleanup that starts with raking out any leftover leaves, debris, and the remains of last year’s annuals. Usin...

Bob Vila Radio: Pocket Doors

It takes about nine square feet of floor space to swing open a typical 3-foot-wide door. That’s a big chunk of real estate, particularly in a small space like a powder room. For tight qua...

APRIL 16, 2013 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Cleaning Stainless Steel

The sleek look of stainless steel lends sophistication to any kitchen. But keeping those surfaces gleaming takes care and some old-fashioned elbow grease. Listen to BOB VILA ON CLEANING S...

APRIL 15, 2013 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Kraft Paper

If you’re starting a paint project and worry about protecting your floors, don’t just throw down a drop cloth. Consider kraft paper instead. Listen to BOB VILA ON KRAFT PAPER or read the ...

APRIL 12, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Starting Seeds

If you get a thrill out of watching your garden grow, you might want to get a jump on the season by starting from seeds this year. Seeds are less expensive than young plants, so starting ...

Bob Vila Radio: Historic Paint Colors

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “historic color”? Do you envision a rather limited palette of muted grays, blues, and greens? It turns out you can choose historic paint shades...

Bob Vila Radio: Range Hoods

A range hood can blend quietly into your kitchen cabinetry or make a dramatic architectural statement. But whether it’s a wallflower or a showstopper, your range hood still needs to do it...

APRIL 5, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Spring Lawn Preparation

There’s nothing like a beautiful green lawn to make your house look great. Now that spring is here, it’s time to get your lawn ready for its big debut. Listen to BOB VILA ON SPRING LAWN P...

Bob Vila Radio: Ceiling Medallions

Ceiling medallions are moldings that are installed in the center of a ceiling, typically around a light fixture or ceiling fan. Listen to BOB VILA ON CEILING MEDALLIONS or read the text b...

Bob Vila Radio: Tool Tip - Sandpaper

Despite its name, sandpaper isn’t made of sand, and often doesn’t even involve paper. Listen to BOB VILA ON SANDPAPER or read the text below:Sandpaper is typically made from the chemical ...