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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DECEMBER 28, 2017 | THURSDAY
5 Little-Known Advantages of Linoleum Flooring

Think linoleum and vinyl flooring are one and the same? Think again. While many people mistakenly call vinyl tile ‘linoleum’, the two couldn’t be more different. Unlike vinyl tile—a floor...

DECEMBER 28, 2017 | THURSDAY
Replacing Your Water Heater? Don't Overlook This One Key Factor

When a home's plumbing system is operating problem-free, homeowners rarely give any thought to the water heater. It's a much different story when this vital appliance malfunctions, interf...

DECEMBER 12, 2017 | TUESDAY
13 Weird Ways to Use Dental Floss Around the House

In nearly every bathroom, you'll find at least one package of dental floss, whether it’s waxed, unwaxed, monofilament, or multistranded. Believe it or not, that little bundle of cord can ...

NOVEMBER 30, 2017 | THURSDAY
How To: Clean a Toilet Tank

If the last time you got the bathroom sparkling did not fully mask a foul odor or required a concentrated effort to remove brown rust stains from the rim of your toilet bowl, your job may...

NOVEMBER 17, 2017 | FRIDAY
The Best Things You Can Do for the Value of Your Home

Your home isn't just a house—it's where you unwind, work, play, and spend time with those you love. So, every remodel or renovation you tackle should take into account how you live in and...

NOVEMBER 3, 2017 | FRIDAY
Prevent Freezing and Bursting Pipes—Here's How

The big freeze has many homeowners scrambling for insulation and space heaters, but some of the most important areas to examine in the home during the winterization process are the plumbi...

OCTOBER 31, 2017 | TUESDAY
The #1 Thing You're Forgetting to Do Before Leaving on Vacation

It's one thing to leave your home unattended for a few hours. But when you're preparing to go away for a period of days, you don't just shut the front door and lock it behind you. Instead...

OCTOBER 27, 2017 | FRIDAY
Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Designing Around Your HVAC

Comfort and convenience don't have to compromise your home's design aesthetic. Innovative and viable alternatives to conventional heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems from M...

OCTOBER 25, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
Leak Detectors: Your Best Bet to Ward Off Water Woes

Your home represents your single greatest investment, and you treat it accordingly by taking precautions to safeguard against any number of worst-case scenarios. You arm the security syst...

OCTOBER 17, 2017 | TUESDAY
8 Times to Accept a Lowball Offer

When the time comes to sell, homeowners always want to get the best possible price so they can recoup their significant financial—and emotional—investment. It is only natural to feel insu...