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, Ms. Schwartz also spent over a decade as Managing Editor of Home Furnishings News. An enthusiastic DIYer, she has a shed full of tools and a house full of projects. Donna Boyle Schwartz on LinkedIn | Google +

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NOVEMBER 15, 2018 | THURSDAY
Enter Bob Vila’s $3,000 Cabinet Makeover Giveaway Today!

Get ready for holiday cooking with a new, fresh-faced kitchen! While a basic kitchen update can cost a minimum of $6,000, there's an innovative and affordable solution that can give f...

NOVEMBER 14, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
7 Signs You Need a Water Softener

Most Americans think of water as basically “wet” and don’t consider its other attributes. But many residential water users have had to confront one of water's less-appealing characteristi...

NOVEMBER 12, 2018 | MONDAY
10 Steps to Readying Your Fireplace for Winter

Nothing is quite as warm and cozy as a crackling fire in autumn. But before you touch match to kindling, take a good look around your fireplace and chimney to make sure you're following t...

NOVEMBER 5, 2018 | MONDAY
12 Mistakes That Make Your Car Vulnerable to Break-Ins

It’s no secret that Americans practically live in their cars, treating them as a home away from home. But cars are typically much easier to break into than the average home, resulting in ...

OCTOBER 31, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
Enter Bob Vila’s 4th Annual $3,000+ Kitchen Appliance Giveaway Today!

Get your holiday season off to a smashing start with some new kitchen appliances that will make it easy for you and your family to be the hosts with the most! This season's rapidly-ap...

OCTOBER 17, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
13 Everyday Household Items You Had No Idea Are Flammable

House fires continue to take a searing toll on U.S. homeowners, with more than 350,000 house fires per year causing as many as 2,510 civilian fire deaths, according to the National Fire P...

OCTOBER 15, 2018 | MONDAY
7 Common Water Problems—and Their Cures

Wondering why your water smells funny, tastes bad, or stains your plumbing fixtures, cookware, dishes and laundry? Read on!

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 | THURSDAY
10 Ingenious Home Uses for Baking Soda

Tired of spending hundreds of dollars on fancy cleaning products? The solution to many household cleaning and freshening problems is probably sitting in your cupboard right now—baking soda.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 | TUESDAY
10 Houseplants to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Improve your home’s indoor air quality—and your overall mood—with an easy-to-grow houseplant.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 | MONDAY
Know Your Moldings: 10 Popular Trim Styles to Spiff Up Any Space

Cove or crown, batten or baseboard? Differentiate between the types of molding most commonly used in homes today—and discover which style might be right for your residence.