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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JANUARY 11, 2019 | FRIDAY
7 Tips for How to Clean Stained Grout

Tile is beautiful, durable, and generally easy to clean, but cleaning grout? That's a different story. Because of its typically light coloring and porous composition, grout is prone to st...

JANUARY 1, 2019 | TUESDAY
Enter Bob Vila’s $1,000 Beautiful Rug Giveaway from Well Woven!

If you’re like most people, you want your home to reflect your own special sense of style, but you may be overlooking an opportunity when it comes to expressing your personal pizzazz: the...

DECEMBER 31, 2018 | MONDAY
Enter Bob Vila’s $3,000 "New Year, New Bed" Giveaway from Saatva!

Didn’t get what you wanted this holiday season? Give yourself the most important gift of all—a better night’s sleep! Sleep experts agree that your nightly snooze is crucial to having a gr...

DECEMBER 20, 2018 | THURSDAY
15 Reasons to Think Twice About an Open Floor Plan

Open floor plans have dominated modern home design since they first appeared in the 1950s as part of the overall trend toward more contemporary styling. Open concept homes skyrocketed in ...

DECEMBER 10, 2018 | MONDAY
Enter Bob Vila’s $3,000 Refresh Your Curb Appeal Giveaway from Zabitat Today!

Your front door is often the first impression your guests get of your home. Why not use 2019 to give your curb appeal the boost it needs? Get the new year off to a beautiful start by reva...

NOVEMBER 30, 2018 | FRIDAY
Enter Bob Vila’s $3,000 "Level Up Your Toolkit" Giveaway from Kapro Tools Today!

Any DIYer knows: Your tools can make or break a home improvement project. There are times when accuracy is critical to a job well done—laying tile or installing cabinets, say—and in those...

NOVEMBER 15, 2018 | THURSDAY
Enter Bob Vila’s $3,000 Cabinet Makeover Giveaway Today!

Get ready for holiday cooking with a new, fresh-faced kitchen! While a basic kitchen update can cost a minimum of $6,000, there's an innovative and affordable solution that can give flat-...

NOVEMBER 14, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
7 Signs Your Home Needs a Water Softener

Most Americans think of water as basically “wet” and don’t consider its other attributes. But many residential water users have had to confront one of water's less-appealing characteristi...

NOVEMBER 12, 2018 | MONDAY
How To: Get Your Fireplace Ready for Winter

Nothing is quite as warm and cozy as a crackling fire in autumn. But before you touch match to kindling, take a good look around your fireplace and chimney to make sure you're following t...

NOVEMBER 5, 2018 | MONDAY
12 Mistakes That Make Your Car Vulnerable to Break-Ins

It’s no secret that Americans practically live in their cars, treating them as a home away from home. But cars are typically much easier to break into than the average home, resulting in ...