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 15, 2013 | FRIDAY
Affordable Indoor Window Inserts Promote Energy Efficiency

Homeowners seeking ways to improve energy efficiency and reduce heating and cooling costs now have an interesting alternative to costly replacement windows—interior storm windows. In 2010...

FEBRUARY 14, 2013 | THURSDAY
Is It Time to Replace Your Furnace?

Baby, its cold outside—and the last thing you want to do is return home to a frosty house. The smart time to examine and evaluate your furnace is before the unit fails, not when a problem...

JANUARY 31, 2013 | THURSDAY
Contemporary Cachet: Exhibition Celebrates Michael Graves

Iconic contemporary architect and designer Michael Graves is in the spotlight once again: The Virginia Center for Architecture in Richmond is showcasing a broad selection of Graves’ work ...

JANUARY 28, 2013 | MONDAY
Gas vs. Oil: Which Furnace Is Better?

With temperatures dipping into the single digits here in the Northeast—and below 0° F in many other places—shivering homeowners are discussing the efficiency and cost of heating a home, w...

JANUARY 24, 2013 | THURSDAY
Change Filters Frequently to Optimize Furnace Efficiency

Dust bunnies are multiplying, dog hair is piling up, and bird feathers are flying—oh my, it must be the furnace filter!To change a furnace filter is perhaps the quickest and easiest way t...

JANUARY 15, 2013 | TUESDAY
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 8, 2013 | TUESDAY
It's All in the Flush! Low-Flow Toilets' High Impact

Average Americans are flushing money down the drain.  Oh, maybe not literally money—but most US homes still have one or more older models that waste a phenomenal amount of water compared ...

JANUARY 3, 2013 | THURSDAY
Dream House for IKEA Lovers

A small space can house some very big design ideas—witness the new aktiv line of houses designed by ideabox, a six-year-old architecture and design firm based in Salem, OR, and filled wit...

DECEMBER 31, 2012 | MONDAY
How To: Maintain a Snow Blower for Peak Performance

There is a definite chill in the air, and the first snow flurries are flying… that means it’s time to get our snow blower prepared for the winter. Basic snow blower maintenance is fairly ...

DECEMBER 7, 2012 | FRIDAY
Trending Now: Pineapple Design Motifs

From table lamps to finials, the centuries-old pineapple design motif is enjoying renewed popularity.