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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JANUARY 15, 2019 | TUESDAY
12 Bad Homeowner Habits to Break in 2019

You might consider yourself a stellar housekeeper or a star handyman, but if you're like most homeowners, you probably have one or more seemingly innocuous habits that may be harming your...

JANUARY 11, 2019 | FRIDAY
7 Tips for How to Clean Stained Grout

Tile is beautiful, durable, and generally easy to clean, but cleaning grout? That's a different story. Because of its typically light coloring and porous composition, grout is prone t...

JANUARY 1, 2019 | TUESDAY
Enter Bob Vila’s $1,000 Beautiful Rug Giveaway from Well Woven!

If you’re like most people, you want your home to reflect your own special sense of style, but you may be overlooking an opportunity when it comes to expressing your personal pizzazz: the...

DECEMBER 31, 2018 | MONDAY
Enter Bob Vila’s $3,000 "New Year, New Bed" Giveaway from Saatva!

Didn’t get what you wanted this holiday season? Give yourself the most important gift of all—a better night’s sleep! Sleep experts agree that your nightly snooze is crucial to having a gr...

DECEMBER 28, 2018 | FRIDAY
11 Mistakes Homeowners Make Every Winter

As the days grow shorter, colder, and darker, it's tempting to just hunker down inside and forget all about home and garden chores until the spring. But winter is no time for conscientiou...

DECEMBER 20, 2018 | THURSDAY
15 Reasons to Think Twice About an Open Floor Plan

Open floor plans have dominated modern home design since they first appeared in the 1950s as part of the overall trend toward more contemporary styling. Open concept homes skyrocketed in ...

DECEMBER 20, 2018 | THURSDAY
10 Places You’re Forgetting to Winter-Proof

To prepare their property for winter, many homeowners simply apply new caulking, replace damaged weatherstripping, and install an additional layer of insulation in the attic or basement. ...

DECEMBER 10, 2018 | MONDAY
Enter Bob Vila’s $3,000 Refresh Your Curb Appeal Giveaway from Zabitat Today!

Your front door is often the first impression your guests get of your home. Why not use 2019 to give your curb appeal the boost it needs? Get the new year off to a beautiful start by reva...

NOVEMBER 30, 2018 | FRIDAY
Enter Bob Vila’s $3,000 "Level Up Your Toolkit" Giveaway from Kapro Tools Today!

Any DIYer knows: Your tools can make or break a home improvement project. There are times when accuracy is critical to a job well done—laying tile or installing cabinets, say—and in those...

NOVEMBER 28, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
12 Things You Can Do to Protect Yourself from Package Theft

Nothing quite beats the eager anticipation of waiting for that special gift or self-indulgence to arrive at your front door. Unfortunately, growing numbers of deliveries are falling prey ...