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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JANUARY 25, 2013 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Rain Barrels

Did you know that a good rainstorm can send hundreds of gallons of water cascading off your roof? That water could come in handy during drier days, when you wish you had that overflow bac...

JANUARY 24, 2013 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Home Improvement Planning

This is a great time of year to create an annual home improvement plan. Listen to BOB VILA ON HOME IMPROVEMENT PLANNING or read the text below:Sit down and make a list of all those projec...

JANUARY 23, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Under-Cabinet Lighting

Under-cabinet lighting has come a long way since those old-style humming fluorescents and super hot halogen pucks, with new choices to fit a wide range of budgets and styles. Listen to BO...

JANUARY 22, 2013 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Kitchen Planning

If you’re planning a kitchen remodel, there are two basic principles you’ll want to keep in mind as you work on the design. Listen to BOB VILA ON KITCHEN PLANNING or read the text below:T...

OCTOBER 3, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
From Wreck Room to Rec Room: Laying a Subfloor

After 13 years in our house, the basement was finally dry—or as close to dry as it was ever going to get. The walls weren’t fancy, but they were clean and white (and did I mention dry?). ...

SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
From Wreck Room to Rec Room: Drying Out the Basement

One lesson I learned fast when I bought a house is that a homeowner’s number-one enemy is not the mortgage—it's the water. That vaguely brown spot on the pantry ceiling? Water leaking in ...

DECEMBER 27, 2011 | TUESDAY
The Proof of the Pudding: The 12-Year Kitchen

It was finally done. The punch list had been completed, the painting was (mostly) finished, and the wall hangings were in place. And it looked fabulous. No matter how great a kitchen look...

NOVEMBER 23, 2011 | WEDNESDAY
Restored to Life: The 12-Year Kitchen

A landscaper once lamented to me that homeowners rarely budget enough for their exteriors when they plan a remodeling project. “They spend all their money on the inside work,” he said, “t...

NOVEMBER 16, 2011 | WEDNESDAY
Fresh Powder (Room): The 12-Year Kitchen

We can tell a lot about how previous generations lived by looking at the houses they built. For example, they clearly didn’t have as much “stuff” as we do, as evidenced by the lack of clo...

NOVEMBER 9, 2011 | WEDNESDAY
Floored, at the 11th Hour: The 12-Year Kitchen

We were so close. The cabinets were in place, the appliances and lights installed, and we’d moved in—our beautiful new countertop and backsplash were now truly work areas. We’d had our fi...