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 19, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Resetting a Circuit Breaker

The source of your home’s power is the breaker box, also known as the electrical panel or circuit breaker box. Whatever you call it, there are a few things you need to know about it. List...

FEBRUARY 18, 2014 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Planning After President's Day

I know it’s still winter here in the Northeast, but I start thinking about spring the minute Presidents’ Day weekend is over. Now’s the time to start planning springtime projects. Listen ...

FEBRUARY 14, 2014 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: President's Day Inventory

For those of you in the tristate area who aren’t hitting the ski slopes or escaping to the Bahamas this weekend, Presidents’ Day is a great opportunity to do some annual financial homewor...

FEBRUARY 13, 2014 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Installing Versatile Pegboard

Perforated hardboard, more commonly known as pegboard, has been a staple of workshops and retail stores for decades. The boards are amazingly strong given how thin they are, and they have...

FEBRUARY 11, 2014 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Removing Plaster

It’s tough to think of a dirtier job than tearing down old plaster. The dust gets everywhere!Listen to BOB VILA ON REMOVING PLASTER or read the text below:You certainly don’t want it in y...

FEBRUARY 7, 2014 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Types of Chisels

Chisels are sharp-edged metal tools used to cut stone, wood, or metal, and they have a spectacularly long lineage. In fact, today’s chisel would probably be quite recognizable to an ancie...

FEBRUARY 6, 2014 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Plywood Basics

Plywood is a manufactured material used throughout the home in such elements as flooring, walls, and furniture. Veneer-core plywood, the type you’re most likely to find at your local home...

FEBRUARY 5, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Natural Paint

The harmful effects of VOCs on indoor air quality have received a lot of attention in recent years. In response, paint manufacturers have formulated a wealth of low- or no-VOC coatings. H...

FEBRUARY 3, 2014 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Pellet Stoves

A roaring fire makes for a lovely scene, but fireplaces are notorious energy-wasters. Most of the heat generated by a wood-burning fire goes right up the chimney, and the need to leave th...

JANUARY 31, 2014 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: VOCs

VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, are chemicals that evaporate easily, releasing potentially harmful compounds into the air. They are commonly used in paints and other household produc...