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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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.

JULY 3, 2018 | TUESDAY
10 Mistakes Not to Make the Next Time You Grill

As temperatures rise, homeowners love firing up the grill and eating outdoors. Yet just as with indoor food prep, there are some important rules and guidelines to follow when you're cooki...

JUNE 27, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
10 Plumbing Tips Everyone Needs to Know

Are you dealing with a dripping faucet, low water pressure, or clogged pipe? You’re probably tempted to call a professional plumber, and with good reason. Homeowners usually don’t have th...

JUNE 11, 2018 | MONDAY
9 Reasons You Might Not Get a Mortgage

Applying for a home mortgage can be a time-consuming, costly, and frustrating process. When the housing crisis hit in 2008, banks and other mortgage lenders dramatically tightened the req...

JUNE 6, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Backyard Greenhouses That You Can Assemble All By Yourself

A die-hard gardener’s ultimate dream is having a greenhouse in the backyard. If this is your dream, it’s not as far away as you might think. You don’t necessarily have to enlist a contrac...

MAY 15, 2018 | TUESDAY
13 Common Household Items You Can't Recycle

Americans are generally civic-minded and conscientious, and have for the most part adopted the “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra popularized by the environmental movement of the 1970s. Neve...

MAY 8, 2018 | TUESDAY
These Electrical Safety Tips Could Save Your Life

Most of us take electricity for granted, fully expecting that the outlets, wiring, extension cords, and power strips in our homes will operate safely and reliably. But electricity can be ...

MAY 8, 2018 | TUESDAY
Buyer's Guide: Outdoor Rugs

The line between indoors and out continues to blur as Americans take full advantage of longer days and warmer temperatures by dining al fresco and moving leisure-time activities onto porc...