Donna Boyle Schwartz


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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JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
The Meaning Behind GREEN

Our childhood pal, Kermit the Frog, had the right idea when he sang, “It’s not that easy bein’ green. ” While Kermit may have meant being green literally, today his mantra takes on a whol...

JULY 2, 2013 | TUESDAY
Care and Cleaning Keep Wicker Wonderful

Wicker furniture and accessories are very popular choices for living spaces both outdoors and in.  Comfortable, sturdy, and attractive, wicker comes in a wide variety of colors and patter...

Would You Live in a Tiny House Village?

When is a trailer park not a trailer park? When it’s being designed and developed by nationally recognized small-space living pioneer Jay Shafer. Shafer and his Four Lights Tiny House Com...

Let the Sun Shine In: DIY Solar Projects for the Average Homeowner

Interested in solar power but not sure where to start? Solar panels are becoming increasingly available to the average homeowner. To integrate solar energy into your personal power grid, ...

The Mini-Split Air Conditioner: Today's Smart Cooling Option

Now that summer has arrived, it's definitely time to focus on home cooling. If your house does not have central air conditioning—and if you don't love the look of window units—a ductless ...

MAY 31, 2013 | FRIDAY
Backyard Decks Go Green with Redwood Construction

Contrary to popular belief, redwood can be a very environmentally-friendly building material especially when compared to many types of composite decking. The key to maintaining a “green” ...

MAY 28, 2013 | TUESDAY
Storage Ottomans: Clear Clutter Quickly, Easily, and with Style

Tidy up in a hurry with these multipurpose, flexible furniture pieces that create a little extra storage where you need it the most.

MAY 24, 2013 | FRIDAY
10 Top-Rated Grills to Fire Up This Summer

If you're shopping for a new grill, here are ten top-rated models (from deluxe to portable) worthy of your consideration—and your backyard.

MAY 22, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Top Tips for Maintaining a Chainsaw

To safely and productively operate a chain saw, you must commit to maintaining it. Keep your chain saw in tip-top shape, not only to protect yourself but also to promote the tool's longev...

MAY 21, 2013 | TUESDAY
10 Gadgets to Make Yours the Best BBQ on the Block

With summer barbecue season almost upon us, don't miss these great gadgets to make your backyard cookouts the envy of every grilling gourmand in your neighborhood.