Donna Boyle Schwartz


Name: Donna Boyle Schwartz

Title: Contributing Writer 

Donna Boyle Schwartz is an avid writer with years of experience covering the home and garden beat in addition to out-of-home topics such as sports and local events. These days, she researches and writes editorial and advertising features on a vast range of home-related topics, including housewares, furniture, home fashions, flooring, remodeling, construction, antiques, art, garden, collectibles, and color/design trends.

Expertise and Experience

Donna launched her professional writing career in junior high school, where she covered sports, school events, and local community news for her small town weekly newspaper, The Raymond Herald. In the years since then, she has become a well-known home furnishings writer and editor with leading magazines and newspapers, including stints as lifestyle editor and news editor for the Newburgh-Beacon Evening News and as managing editor of Home Furnishings News (HFD/HFN). With her husband, David, she has owned and run a successful independent media and marketing consulting firm since 1986.

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JUNE 22, 2015 | MONDAY
How To: Clean Wood Siding

Think your wood siding needs a fresh coat of paint? Maybe. Or it could be that your wood clapboard, lap, or shingle siding simply needs a thorough cleaning. Homeowners have always prized ...

JUNE 11, 2015 | THURSDAY
Discover How This Innovative Skylight Even Shines at Night

It doesn't take 20/20 vision to see the vast difference between artificial light and bright, beautiful, mood-lifting natural illumination. Through the decades, homeowners have understood ...

JUNE 8, 2015 | MONDAY
11 Real Reasons to Consider Fake Grass

Is your lawn getting to be a real pain in the… grass? If your relaxing weekends have been supplanted by the never-ending work of mowing, fertilizing, watering, and weeding, it may be time...

JUNE 8, 2015 | MONDAY
This 1 Clever Product Turns Anything into a Table

Got an old wood plank, used door, or slab of countertop sitting around? Well, then you're halfway to a truly one-of-a-kind custom table! If you had a set of four clamp-on legs, you could ...

Give Your Worn-Out Concrete a Brand-New Look

Other than wood, concrete may be the most favored residential building material in the country, because builders and homeowners recognize two of its chief virtues: undeniable durability a...

MAY 29, 2015 | FRIDAY
How To: Groom Your Garage in One Weekend

The garage is the final frontier of spring cleaning. Part carport, part catchall storage facility, the garage, if well-organized, can be a tremendous asset. If left in a cluttered state, ...

MAY 26, 2015 | TUESDAY
Keep, Don't Kill: 9 Weeds to Welcome

One man's weed is another man's best friend. That's certainly true for many of the weeds that are found in backyards around the country. While some gardeners labor to rid their patches of...

MAY 26, 2015 | TUESDAY
Skylight Innovation Rescues 6 Sunless Spaces

In the past, if you wanted to illuminate an interior room, there was little you could do, other than resort to artificial light. Now, thanks to advanced daylighting systems, you can intro...

MAY 24, 2015 | SUNDAY
5 Simple Steps to Renew Your Concrete Driveway

In an alternative universe—in a world with neither vehicles nor inclement weather—your concrete driveway might never lose its pristine, freshly poured look. But in reality, driveways are ...

MAY 22, 2015 | FRIDAY
Stop Moisture Damage with the Flip of a Switch

At best, the bathroom serves as a sanctuary, a respite from the pressing concerns of the day. At worst, it can be a breeding ground for a host of house problems. The culprit? Moisture. Tu...