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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FEBRUARY 1, 2019 | FRIDAY
10 Surprising Tips and Tricks for Dealing with Ice and Snow

What do you do when the weather outside is frightful, but you still need to get out and go to work, school or shopping? Snow and ice removal is a major hassle and an unfortunate fact of l...

JANUARY 31, 2019 | THURSDAY
Enter Bob Vila’s $5,000 “Everything For The Kitchen Sink” Giveaway with Bocchi!

The shortcut to a kitchen remodel? Change your sink, and you can transform your whole kitchen. A stylish farmhouse sink, for instance, can bestow an ordinary kitchen with a dose of modern...

JANUARY 25, 2019 | FRIDAY
How To: Clean Stainless Steel

Gleaming and shiny, stainless steel brings a bright and polished air to any kitchen. Keeping that brilliant sheen, however, takes a little bit of work—and some very specific cleaning prod...

JANUARY 25, 2019 | FRIDAY
This Is How Long Each of Your Major Appliances Should Last

If you’re like most people, you probably don't give much thought to the age of your appliances—until something breaks, that is. Homeowners do occasionally replace a major home appliance b...

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 to st...

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 ...