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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JULY 17, 2014 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Track Lighting Trends

If the mention of track lighting conjures up visions of bulky white cans jutting out awkwardly from a thick rail, you haven’t seen the chic takes on track that have hit the market in rece...

JULY 14, 2014 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Sites for Compost

Composting puts your yard and kitchen waste to work creating nutrient-rich soil for your garden. It’s a true win-win, and it’s not hard to do. For greatest success, however, use care when...

Bob Vila Radio: Small Yards

A well-designed outdoor space is like having an extra room in the house. Even a small yard is a great treasure, but it takes smart landscaping to make it functional and beautiful. Here ar...

Bob Vila Radio: Tips on Cutting Plywood

Plywood is a versatile product great for lots of building projects. Cutting it can be a little tricky, however, as the edges are prone to little tears and nicks. Here are a couple of tips...

JUNE 30, 2014 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Farmhouse Sinks

Farmhouse sinks, also known as apron-front sinks, are a country kitchen staple. These distinctive vessels have an exposed front that sits above, not behind, the base cabinet. Common in ea...

JUNE 27, 2014 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Rain Gardens

In a heavy downpour, all of that water pouring through your downspouts can overwhelm your local sewer system, leading to flooding. Even worse, storm runoff can carry pollutants, fertilize...

JUNE 26, 2014 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Painting Over Wallpaper

Getting tired of the floral wallpaper in your dining room or the Stewart plaid in the den? If you’re daunted by the prospect of removing wallpaper, don’t despair—you may be able to paint ...

Bob Vila Radio: Lumber Grades

If you feel a bit confused when you walk down the lumber aisle in your local home store, you’re not alone. For a basic DIY project, it can be tough to know exactly what the names and grad...

JUNE 23, 2014 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Front Yard Landscaping

Every garden needs a focal point; for the front yard, that's usually the home’s entryway. When the front door is the focal point of your front yard landscaping, your home looks more invit...

JUNE 20, 2014 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Pot Fillers

If you’re planning a kitchen remodel, one feature to consider adding is a pot filler. These handy fixtures are basically additional cold water faucets installed right over the stove, maki...