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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AUGUST 16, 2013 | FRIDAY
Why Every Gardener Needs a Worm Bin

Anyone with a garden knows that fertilizer and enriched soil can be expensive. But did you know there is a source of high-quality organic material that you can build and maintain yourself...

Bath Fans Do More Than Clear Odors

Humidity is not only uncomfortable, it is damaging to your home, particularly indoors where it can lead to peeling paint, warped wooden doors and floors, and the potential for mold and mi...

Stay Cool with These Best-Rated Window Air Conditioners

If you're searching for the best window air conditioner, check out these 9 highly rated models for small, medium, and large rooms.

JULY 25, 2013 | THURSDAY
Versatile Carpet Tiles Combine Convenience and Fashion

Looking for an environmentally friendly floor covering that is fashionable, easy to install, and suitable for any room? Two words: carpet tiles. You can lay these versatile modular carpet...

JULY 16, 2013 | TUESDAY
Ditch the Hose with a Drip Irrigation System

Tired of standing next to your planting beds, garden hose in hand? Concerned about getting too much water where you don’t need it and not enough where you do? The solution is simple: inst...

JULY 15, 2013 | MONDAY
Use Awnings to Reduce Energy Costs in Summer

Homeowners looking to reduce air conditioning costs and shield interior furnishings from the sun’s harsh glare may want to consider adding awnings. Fixed or retractable awnings can signif...

Keep Your Home Cool, Dry, and Energy-Efficient With a Dehumidifier

Hot and muggy summer weather outside can mean excess moisture inside. Mold and mildew, musty odors, condensation, warped wooden surfaces, and cracked, peeling, or blistering paint can all...

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...