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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APRIL 14, 2014 | MONDAY
How to Choose the Right Gutters

This article has been brought to you by Englert LeafGuard.  Its facts and opinions are those of BobVila. com. Gutters are a critical component of a home’s drainage system, and like many e...

APRIL 7, 2014 | MONDAY
Spring Home Maintenance? Don't Overlook Your Gutters

Spring has officially arrived, and that means a whole host of outdoor chores for homeowners. One of the most important—but often overlooked—tasks is checking gutters for winter debris and...

MARCH 18, 2014 | TUESDAY
How to Clean Window Screens

Window screens really take a beating. They're constantly exposed to the sun, wind, rain and snow, and pollen and insects, not to mention all the dust that comes at them from inside the ho...

MARCH 11, 2014 | TUESDAY
A Few Things to Consider When Installing a Radiant Heat System

Comfortable, even, and efficient, radiant heat systems are becoming a popular option for many homeowners today. But there are a number of factors that come into play when considering radi...

MARCH 3, 2014 | MONDAY
Pro Tips: Is Solar Right for You?

Heating and cooling accounts for more than half of the energy use in a typical U. S. home—about 54 percent of your utility bill—making it the largest energy expense for most homes, accord...

Control Temperatures and Save Energy with Zoned Heating Systems

Homeowners seeking a better way to control temperatures throughout the home should examine the benefits of a zoned heating system. What Is Zoned Heating?A standard, non-zoned heating syst...

5 Ways to Clean a Microwave

Determining how to clean a microwave can seem daunting when there are many cleaning products marketed as the “best” way to clean a microwave.   Fortunately, there are several easy ways to...

The Suburban Skyline: Roof Styles of America

Your mother was right when she told you that “you’re lucky to have a roof over your head”—and not just to keep the rain out! A lovely or striking roof design can be a home's crowning glor...

Latex vs. Oil Paint: Which is Best for the Exterior of Your Home?

A fresh coat of exterior paint does wonders for the look of a home, revolutionizing its curb appeal while adding a valuable layer of protection against the elements. Selecting the best pa...

Pro Tips: The Best Ways to Deal with Snow and Ice

The severity of this winter has surprised many parts of the country. With more storms on the way, many homeowners are better preparing themselves, stocking the garage with everything nece...