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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MAY 30, 2014 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: USDA Zone Maps

Farmers and gardeners alike are familiar with the USDA plant hardiness zone map, which divides the country into growing regions based on their typical winter minimums. Listen to BOB VILA ...

MAY 29, 2014 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Stripped Screws

Inserting or removing a screw is one of the simplest jobs there is. But a stripped screw head can turn a simple job into a real head-scratcher. Here’s what you need to know to remove a sc...

MAY 28, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Removing Popcorn Ceilings

So-called "popcorn ceilings" became popular back in the 1950s and 60s, because they hid imperfections in ceiling surfaces and added some soundproofing between floors. Unfortunat...

MAY 27, 2014 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Pivot Doors

With the season of outdoor living upon us, homeowners may be looking for new solutions to patio or backyard access. The old standby—sliding-glass doors—provide lots of sunlight, but only ...

MAY 23, 2014 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Long Life Smoke Alarms

It’s not news that every home needs multiple smoke detectors—one for every sleeping area and one for every floor of your home, including the basement and attic. You probably also know tha...

MAY 21, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Clearing the Counters

Over time, kitchen countertops can get cluttered with junk, which not only makes the kitchen look sloppy but also disrupts meal preparation. It’s time to take back your counters!Listen to...

MAY 19, 2014 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Backyard Bubbles

The sound of running water can be very soothing—that is, as long as it’s not coming from a broken pipe in the middle of the night. That bubbly sound is relaxing in the backyard or on the ...

MAY 16, 2014 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Gutter Guards

Cleaning out gutters is nobody’s idea of fun—it’s dirty and awkward, and it’s dangerous if you’re working high on a ladder. So it’s no wonder that homeowners look longingly at gutter cove...

MAY 15, 2014 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Cork Flooring

Cork flooring has been in the news recently, but cork is anything but new. It’s been marketed as a flooring material for about a hundred years; Frank Lloyd Wright even used it in his 1939...

MAY 14, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Cleaning Bathroom Vents

Bathroom ventilation fans whisk away odors, but their more important job is to draw moisture out of the room. Moisture leads to mold and mildew, so a well-functioning vent is critical to ...