Donna Boyle Schwartz

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Donna Boyle Schwartz is a well-known home furnishings writer and editor, working with leading magazines and newspapers for more than 30 years. An enthusiastic DIYer, she has a shed full of tools and a house full of projects.

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DECEMBER 6, 2016 | TUESDAY
What You Can't See CAN Hurt You

Walk into any home on any street in any town and you are likely to see the same fire safety features that you have in your own home—multiple smoke alarms located strategically throughout ...

DECEMBER 5, 2016 | MONDAY
Built 270 Years Apart, 2 Homes Share 1 Big Thing in Common

Whether you live in a centuries-old charmer or a modern marvel, you share something in common with the owners of homes nothing like your own. In any residence, regardless of its age or st...

NOVEMBER 23, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
14 Clever New Uses for Old Newspapers

Reading the morning newspaper is a relaxing ritual for many people, but unfortunately, this admirable habit results in the waste of a lot of paper. Rather than simply tossing your old new...

NOVEMBER 22, 2016 | TUESDAY
Don't Make These 6 Common Mistakes in Your Kitchen Renovation

In recent years, study after study has revealed a rise in the number of renovations that take place in the kitchen. Why the kitchen, you ask? It's simple: The kitchen often serves as the ...

NOVEMBER 14, 2016 | MONDAY
Is It Wise to DIY? A New Survey Says, Not Always

We Americans are a can-do crowd, particularly when it comes to maintaining and improving our homes. Need proof? Look no further than a recent survey sponsored by Esurance. The results fir...

NOVEMBER 10, 2016 | THURSDAY
All You Need to Know About Mulch Types

Mulch may not be a miracle cure for all that ails your garden, but according to professional gardeners and arborists, it certainly comes close! A wide variety of materials fall under the ...

NOVEMBER 8, 2016 | TUESDAY
9 Health Code Violations Hiding in Your Kitchen

You may think you keep a clean kitchen, but all of those nooks, crannies, and corners are perfect hiding places for bacteria and other nasty bugs. Even some seemingly innocuous items—dish...

NOVEMBER 8, 2016 | TUESDAY
The 6 Best Reasons to Remodel Your Bathroom

You visit the bathroom multiple times a day, but chances are you don't give it much thought. Homeowners often take the bathroom for granted, consigning it to a contradictory, difficult-to...

NOVEMBER 4, 2016 | FRIDAY
Don't Make These 7 Mistakes Prepping Your Home for Winter

Is autumn your favorite time of year? If you said yes, that's probably because you relish the beauty of boldly colored foliage and the invigorating energy of crisp fall days... or maybe y...

NOVEMBER 4, 2016 | FRIDAY
Buyer’s Guide: Fire Starters

While a toasty fire is a welcome addition to any chilly evening, wrestling with wet wood or crumpled-up newspapers to get the first flames going—and the wait time that follows—is not so m...