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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FEBRUARY 8, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Window Drafts

If your house has drafty windows, your heating and cooling systems may be working harder than they need to. Taking a little time to identify and plug up leaky windows will help you keep y...

FEBRUARY 7, 2013 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Fireplace Tools

A new set of fireplace tools brings both style and utility to your hearth. Here are a few guidelines that will help you select the right set for you. Listen to BOB VILA ON FIREPLACE TOOLS...

FEBRUARY 5, 2013 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: House Pests

We’re all drawn to the warmth and shelter of a cozy house, so it’s not surprising that critters like squirrels, opossums, and raccoons are too. Follow these suggestions to keep out these ...

FEBRUARY 2, 2013 | SATURDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Types of Paintbrushes

Walk into a hardware or paint store today to buy a paint brush and you could easily be overwhelmed by the number of options you have. The range in price and quality is pretty amazing, but...

FEBRUARY 1, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Pet Doors

Today’s pet doors are a far cry from the heat-stealing, wildlife-welcoming, burglary risks of yesteryear. If your yard is secure enough for your dog to play unsupervised, or if you have a...

JANUARY 31, 2013 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Lumens vs. Watts

During our long experience with incandescent light bulbs, we got used to thinking about light in terms of wattage. But the amount of light produced by a light bulb is actually measured in...

JANUARY 30, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Top Tools

Not every homeowner needs a workshop full of professional tools, but there are a few basics you should have if you plan to do routine maintenance and some do-it-yourself projects. Listen ...

JANUARY 28, 2013 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Gas Leak

Natural gas is a safe, clean source of home energy, but in the unlikely event of a gas leak, it’s important to know what to do and who to call. Listen to BOB VILA ON GAS LEAKS or read the...

JANUARY 27, 2013 | SUNDAY
Bob Vila Radio: How to Paint a Ceiling

A ceiling can be a real pain in the neck to paint, but there are some simple ways to make this job a bit easier. Listen to BOB VILA ON HOW TO PAINT A CEILING or read the text below:The ke...

JANUARY 26, 2013 | SATURDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Casement Windows

The most common window in American homes is the double-hung, with upper and lower sashes that slide up and down. But if you’re planning a project that includes replacing windows, consider...