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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MARCH 12, 2013 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: How to Replace a Shower Head

Replacing your shower head is a simple fix that can spruce up the look of your bathroom, save water, and even add a little massage action to your daily shower. Listen to BOB VILA ON HOW T...

MARCH 11, 2013 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Types of Lighting

Did you know that a well-lit room actually has three different kinds of light? In order to create a room that’s comfortable, safe, and efficient, your lighting plan should include all thr...

MARCH 8, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Radiator Covers

Cast iron radiators can be beautiful, but an old, peeling one can really bring down the look of a room. Stripping and refinishing a painted radiator is one option, but it can be a messy, ...

Bob Vila Radio: Kitchen Composting

Composting’s a great idea: it helps your garden thrive and keeps valuable organic waste out of landfills. But once you’ve made the decision to compost, you’ll need some tidy, odor-free wa...

MARCH 4, 2013 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Container Gardens

There’s nothing quite as fresh as food that you grow in your own backyard. You may think your soil is too poor for a kitchen garden, or that you don’t have enough room for one. But almost...

MARCH 1, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Reclaimed Wood

Imagine bringing the quality and charm of eighteenth-century wood planks into your home today. With reclaimed wood, you can do just that. Listen to BOB VILA ON RECLAIMED WOOD or read the ...

Bob Vila Radio: Types of Screws

There are many different types of screws, and each kind has its own job to do. Before you make the first turn of the screw, figure out the right one for your job. Listen to BOB VILA ON TY...

Bob Vila Radio: Lead Paint Removal

Before you tear down a wall, rip off old woodwork, or strip old paint, ask yourself when it was installed. If it was before 1978, it may include lead paint. Listen to BOB VILA ON LEAD PAI...

Bob Vila Radio: Extra Outlets

These days it seems like there’s more to plug in than ever—televisions, computers, and the rechargers for cell phones, iPods, and other handheld devices. Rather than relying on unsightly ...

Bob Vila Radio: Home Inventory

It's heartbreaking enough to lose your home or possessions in a natural disaster. Then there’s the stress of having to itemize your losses for an insurance claim. Don't wait for a flood o...