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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MARCH 19, 2013 | TUESDAY
Helpful Hints for Cleaning Window Blinds

Window blinds are an extremely popular decorating option. But for blinds to look their best, they require regular care and maintenance, and some very definite "dos and don’ts" g...

MARCH 7, 2013 | THURSDAY
How To: Clean Brass

Brass brings a warm, burnished glow to household items—everything from switch plates and door knockers to bathroom fixtures, furniture, and even kitchen utensils.  A strong and corrosion-...

MARCH 5, 2013 | TUESDAY
Breathe Easier at Home with Indoor Plants

As winter draws to a close, things are getting a bit stuffy in our house. Like many energy-conscious consumers, we’ve done a great job of insulating and sealing our home to keep the heat ...

FEBRUARY 28, 2013 | THURSDAY
How To: Clean Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl tile and laminate flooring is attractive, durable, and long-lasting, even under a home's highest-traffic conditions, but the product is certainly not indestructible.  Fortunately, c...

FEBRUARY 25, 2013 | MONDAY
How To: Choose an Exhaust Fan

Indoor air quality can be problematic at any time of year, but it is especially a concern during the winter months when all of the windows are sealed up tight…and nowhere is this more evi...

FEBRUARY 22, 2013 | FRIDAY
Enhance Your Entryway with Storm Doors

Interested in adding another layer of insulation and security to your home? Look no further than the storm door, an old-fashioned favorite that offers both aesthetic and functional appeal...

FEBRUARY 20, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Open Up Your Closets with Bi-Fold Doors

Sliding closet doors are a common installation in American homes, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're the best option. If you're looking for a space-saving alternative, one that wil...

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 ...