Donna Boyle Schwartz

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Donna Boyle Schwartz is a well-known home furnishings writer and editor, working with leading magazines and newspapers for more than 30 years. An enthusiastic DIYer, she has a shed full of tools and a house full of projects.

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JUNE 27, 2017 | TUESDAY
10 Things You Didn’t Know Sawdust Can Do

If you’re an avid woodworker, you know that cutting, screwing, sanding, drilling, and similar activities produce a lot of sawdust. All that wood waste can be a headache. It seeps into cra...

JUNE 27, 2017 | TUESDAY
Which Is the Right Type of Water Filter for You?

Americans enjoy easy, take-it-for-granted access to some of the cleanest, clearest water in the world. Still, even water that's deemed safe to drink can be comprised in quality. It ma...

JUNE 23, 2017 | FRIDAY
Solved! The Best Decking Material

Q: I’m putting a new deck on my house and I want to make sure it is constructed properly. What is the best decking material? Should I use natural wood, pressure-treated, or something alto...

JUNE 16, 2017 | FRIDAY
Buyer's Guide: Hammocks

During the summer months, nothing beats kicking back in a hammock and swaying gently on a warm breeze with a paperback novel and iced beverage. These hanging seats provide a comfortable a...

JUNE 14, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
The Secret to a Warmer, Drier, Faster Finished Basement

This article has been brought to you by Amvic Building System, who provided BobVila. com with a complimentary product sample. In an effort to carve out more living space—without spending ...

JUNE 11, 2017 | SUNDAY
All You Need to Know About Types of Insulation

Insulation is a vital component in any home that aims to be energy-efficient. Typically placed in areas where air escapes, such as between the stud cavities inside the walls and in the at...

JUNE 9, 2017 | FRIDAY
Don't Let Leaky Batteries Spoil Your Fun

This article has been brought to you by Mirum. Its facts and opinions are those of BobVila. com. Eating ice cream for breakfast on your birthday. Going to the movies on Christmas Day.  We...

MAY 31, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
What Tools Do You Need for PEX Plumbing Projects?

Homeowners rarely do their own plumbing, right? Wrong. Nowadays, intrepid do-it-yourselfers rely on their own skills and labor to get the job done. "This is a big shift," accord...

MAY 25, 2017 | THURSDAY
5 Things to Know About Adding Central Air

In most parts of the country, air conditioning is a necessity of modern life. Even so, many consumers hesitate to invest in a whole-house cooling system. Some are concerned that they'...

MAY 9, 2017 | TUESDAY
11 Weird Ways to Use Wine

“Leftover wine” may seem like a freak of nature, a mythical beast along the lines of fairies and unicorns. But sometimes, even the most dedicated oenophiles simply can’t polish off an ent...