Donna Boyle Schwartz

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Donna Boyle Schwartz is a well-known home furnishings writer and editor, who has worked with leading magazines and newspapers for more than 30 years. In addition to serving as Lifestyle Editor and News Editor for the Newburgh-Beacon Evening News, Donna spent over a decade as Managing Editor of Home Furnishings News. She researches and writes on a vast range of home-related topics including housewares, furniture, home fashions, flooring, remodeling, construction, antiques, art, garden, collectibles, and color/design trends. An enthusiastic DIYer, she has a shed full of tools and a house full of projects.

Donna earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Illinois. With her husband David, she has owned and run a successful independent media and marketing consulting firm since 1986.

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FEBRUARY 20, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
How to Install Bifold Doors

Sliding closet doors are a common installation in American homes, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the best option. The problem with the ubiquitous sliding door is that it only a...

FEBRUARY 15, 2013 | FRIDAY
Interior Storm Windows Save Homeowners Money in Two Ways

Those seeking ways to improve energy efficiency and reduce heating and cooling costs have an increasingly popular alternative to costly replacement windows—interior storm windows. This ty...

FEBRUARY 14, 2013 | THURSDAY
Is It Time to Replace Your Furnace?

Baby, its cold outside—and the last thing you want to do is return home to a frosty house. The smart time to examine and evaluate your furnace is before the unit fails, not when a problem...

JANUARY 31, 2013 | THURSDAY
Contemporary Cachet: Exhibition Celebrates Michael Graves

Iconic contemporary architect and designer Michael Graves is in the spotlight once again: The Virginia Center for Architecture in Richmond is showcasing a broad selection of Graves’ work ...

JANUARY 28, 2013 | MONDAY
Gas vs. Oil: Which Furnace Is Better?

With temperatures dipping into the single digits here in the Northeast—and below 0° F in many other places—shivering homeowners are discussing the efficiency and cost of heating a home, w...

JANUARY 8, 2013 | TUESDAY
It's All in the Flush! Low-Flow Toilets' High Impact

Average Americans are flushing money down the drain.  Oh, maybe not literally money—but most US homes still have one or more older models that waste a phenomenal amount of water compared ...

JANUARY 3, 2013 | THURSDAY
Dream House for IKEA Lovers

A small space can house some very big design ideas—witness the new aktiv line of houses designed by ideabox, a six-year-old architecture and design firm based in Salem, OR, and filled wit...

DECEMBER 31, 2012 | MONDAY
How To: Maintain a Snow Blower for Peak Performance

There is a definite chill in the air, and the first snow flurries are flying… that means it’s time to get the snow blower prepared for the winter. RELATED: Solved! What to Do When Your Sn...

DECEMBER 5, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
Shop for a Snow Blower Before First Flakes Fall

Winter’s chill is in the air, and that means it may be time to shop for a snow blower. There are a number of factors to consider. The first factor, obviously, is average snowfall. Light-d...

NOVEMBER 29, 2012 | THURSDAY
Free Pattern Books for Home Restorers

Interpreting historically accurate home design can be confusing, but a new series of free pattern books should help homeowners comprehend the dynamic language of style. Developed by Ander...