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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MAY 21, 2013 | TUESDAY
How To: Replace a Ceiling Light Fixture

Let’s face it: Many homes today feature inadequate, poorly positioned, and sometimes plain-old ugly light fixtures. But you don't have to live with anything you don't love, especially whe...

MAY 15, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Choose a Programmable Thermostat

Looking for a small home improvement that yields big results? A programmable thermostat, properly installed and configured, helps maintain a comfortable indoor temperate while reducing yo...

MAY 9, 2013 | THURSDAY
Keep Ceiling Fans Clean to Ensure Smooth Operation

Ceiling fans are a wonderful addition to any room, offering a cool breeze and providing a pleasant decorative accent. However, like any appliance, ceiling fans collect dust and grime that...

APRIL 28, 2013 | SUNDAY
Need a New Lawn Mower? 6 Top-Rated Grass Guzzlers

These mighty mowers made the cut by earning high marks from consumer and testing sites around the web.

Helpful Hints for Cleaning Bathtubs

There's nothing like a long, leisurely soak in a hot bath to soothe away the stresses of the day—that is, unless the condition of your bathtub is what's stressing you out!Infamously, bath...

Which PEX Is Best? The Right Tubing for Any Job

Polyethylene cross-linked tubing, better known as PEX, is a fine addition to the industrious do-it-yourself plumber's arsenal. Inexpensive to buy and surprisingly versatile, PEX is also r...

APRIL 12, 2013 | FRIDAY
Know Your Door Styles: 10 Popular Designs

Homeowners have no shortage of choice in selecting doors, which range from solid, flush styles to decorative, glass-paneled designs.

MARCH 29, 2013 | FRIDAY
Termites! Now What?

The advent of spring is generally welcome, but warmer temperatures also bring out unwanted pests, namely termites. Often, termite infestation shows up in the weeks following winter, when ...

Quick and Easy Storm Door Installation

Installing a storm door may seem like a daunting, time-consuming task, but advances in manufacturing and design have made the process easy enough for the average homeowner to complete sta...

MARCH 26, 2013 | TUESDAY
How To: Clean Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is a durable, versatile, and resilient building material, but it does require some routine care and cleaning. The growing popularity of vinyl siding is indisputable. Indeed, ...