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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JANUARY 16, 2018 | TUESDAY
9 Signs Your Tap Water Might Be Contaminated

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “the United States enjoys one of the world's most reliable and safest supplies of drinking water.” Occasionally, however, homeowners may ...

JANUARY 8, 2018 | MONDAY
9 Places Asbestos May (Still!) Be Lurking in Your Home

Older homes have charm, personality, and character that often can’t be matched in newer constructions. Unfortunately, most properties built before 1980 have an unsavory, downright dangero...

DECEMBER 28, 2017 | THURSDAY
Replacing Your Water Heater? Don't Overlook This One Key Factor

When a home's plumbing system is operating problem-free, homeowners rarely give any thought to the water heater. It's a much different story when this vital appliance malfunctions...

DECEMBER 12, 2017 | TUESDAY
13 Weird Ways to Use Dental Floss Around the House

In nearly every bathroom, you'll find at least one package of dental floss, whether it’s waxed, unwaxed, monofilament, or multistranded. Believe it or not, that little bundle of cord can ...

DECEMBER 4, 2017 | MONDAY
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...

NOVEMBER 17, 2017 | FRIDAY
The Best Things You Can Do for the Value of Your Home

Your home isn't just a house—it's where you unwind, work, play, and spend time with those you love. So, every remodel or renovation you tackle should take into account how you live in and...

NOVEMBER 15, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
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. ...

NOVEMBER 3, 2017 | FRIDAY
Prevent Freezing and Bursting Pipes—Here's How

The big freeze has many homeowners scrambling for insulation and space heaters, but some of the most important areas to examine in the home during the winterization process are the plumbi...

OCTOBER 31, 2017 | TUESDAY
The #1 Thing You're Forgetting to Do Before Leaving on Vacation

It's one thing to leave your home unattended for a few hours. But when you're preparing to go away for a period of days, you don't just shut the front door and lock it behind ...

OCTOBER 27, 2017 | FRIDAY
Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Designing Around Your HVAC

Comfort and convenience don't have to compromise your home's design aesthetic. Innovative and viable alternatives to conventional heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system...