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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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.

APRIL 25, 2013 | THURSDAY
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...

APRIL 17, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
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.

APRIL 1, 2013 | MONDAY
Helpful Hints on Cleaning Windows

It's spring, the season for cleaning. Washing windows is at the top of our list. Many commercial window-cleaning products are available, all of which promise to impart a “streak-free shin...

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 ...

MARCH 28, 2013 | THURSDAY
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, ...

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-...