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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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.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 | MONDAY
10 Rebates and Tax Credits More Homeowners Should Take Advantage Of

Most homeowners are eager to upgrade their homes, but the cost of home improvements, particularly substantial ones, can be daunting. Luckily, numerous federal, state, and local tax credit...

SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 | TUESDAY
You Never Knew These 12 Common Items Can Expire

While the food industry has done a pretty good job of educating the public about “use by” dates on perishables, there are many other common items around your home, garden, and garage that...

AUGUST 22, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
18 Ways You're Accidentally Wasting Energy

You turn off lights when you leave a room, combine errands to stretch a tank of gas, and run only full loads in your dishwasher. Yet even if you're following the basics of home energy con...

AUGUST 21, 2018 | TUESDAY
14 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Can Do

Your microwave is amazing for many reasons: It speeds up cooking, it reheats your favorite leftovers—and let’s not forget about all that instant popcorn! But this magnificent machine can ...

AUGUST 9, 2018 | THURSDAY
11 Living Fences That Look Better Than Chain Link

Natural fences constructed of shrubbery, trees, or flowering bushes are attractive and environmentally friendly havens for songbirds, butterflies, and other desirable fauna. These living ...

AUGUST 8, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
These Are the Places with the Worst Tap Water in America

For the most part, Americans enjoy some of the safest and cleanest water on the planet. As the recent lead contamination in Flint, Michigan, brought to light, however, some municipalities...

AUGUST 7, 2018 | TUESDAY
All You Need to Know About Butler’s Pantries

There are some old-house features we sorely miss in today's construction—transom windows, vestibules, and sleeping porches, to name a few. One such old standby that we're lucky en...

JULY 31, 2018 | TUESDAY
10 Times Boiling Water Can Help Around the House

Water is everywhere around us, and in most of the United States it's so safe and plentiful that we often take it for granted as we use it to drink, cook, clean, bathe, and play. But no ma...

JULY 30, 2018 | MONDAY
Keep Ticks at Bay with 9 Smart Landscaping Tips

Strategic landscaping choices can help you get rid of ticks, protecting your family and pets from the danger posed by these insects, even in the seeming safety of your own backyard.