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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APRIL 2, 2013 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Tin Ceilings

Tin ceilings were very popular in the mid-1800s and early 1900s. These mass-produced ceilings, stamped with decorative patterns, were lightweight, hardy, and fire-resistant. They offered ...

MARCH 29, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Hiding Trash Cans

Nothing kills a home’s curb appeal faster than a couple of trash cans and recycling bins parked in the driveway, or littering the front yard. Keeping them out of sight can stop your home ...

MARCH 27, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Power Drill

A power drill does more than just drill holes. With different attachments, it also drives screws, turns a sander, or even mixes paint. Here are a few tips to help you choose a model with ...

MARCH 25, 2013 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Fire Drill

You’ve got the smoke alarms and the carbon monoxide detectors, and you change their batteries regularly. But does your family know what to do when an alarm sounds? If not, it’s time for a...

MARCH 22, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Interior Lockset

Replacing an interior lockset is a pretty simple job. If you’re thinking about upgrading your doors with new doorknobs or levers, here’s what you need to know. Listen to BOB VILA ON INTER...

MARCH 21, 2013 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Cordless Blinds

The Consumer Product Safety commission now recommends that only cordless window coverings be used in homes with small children. Listen to BOB VILA ON CORDLESS BLINDS or read the text belo...

MARCH 20, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Tape Measure

I can barely think of a home improvement job that doesn’t require a tape measure! Whether you’re framing a new room or just hanging a few pictures, a tape measure is a must. Listen to BOB...

MARCH 19, 2013 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Chain Saws

Chain saws aren't just for lumberjacks anymore. These powerful tools now come in a range of sizes, with lightweight ones well-suited for smaller jobs and heavy-duty models built for takin...

MARCH 14, 2013 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Plumb Bob

A plumb bob is an amazingly simple tool, basically just a pointed weight on a string. But whether you’re putting up a new wall, hanging a door, or wallpapering a room, this little tool ca...

MARCH 13, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Emergency Kit

Natural disasters can occur anywhere, any time. No matter where you live, you should keep a stash of emergency supplies on hand to get you through a couple of days on your own. If you’re ...