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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JANUARY 26, 2017 | THURSDAY
How To: Breathe the Purest Possible Indoor Air

Popular taste in decor changes over time, and even types of furnishings come and go. For example, these days TVs that mount sleekly on a wall have largely eliminated bulky entertainment c...

JANUARY 24, 2017 | TUESDAY
12 Things You Never Knew Chalk Can Do

Most people associate chalk with elementary school blackboards and sidewalk hopscotch games, but chalk can be a surprisingly handy helper to have around the house. Chalk has a wide variet...

JANUARY 19, 2017 | THURSDAY
6 Bathroom Trends Set to Dominate 2017

Slowly but surely, with each passing year, Americans increasingly view the bathroom not merely as a functional space, but as a restful, restorative sanctuary. While the bathroom obviously...

JANUARY 17, 2017 | TUESDAY
14 Secrets of People with Low Energy Bills

Keeping up with the Joneses can be a frustrating and fruitless pursuit…but what if those enviable neighbors are saving money, supporting a cleaner environment, and reducing their dependen...

JANUARY 10, 2017 | TUESDAY
The 6 Kitchen Design Trends Set to Dominate 2017

No longer a solely utilitarian space, today's kitchen plays host to a range of activities beyond meal prep and casual family dining. For Joe Maykut, Product Manager with <a href="https://...

JANUARY 9, 2017 | MONDAY
14 Unusual Uses for Vaseline

Look in pretty much any medicine cabinet and you’ll probably find a tub of Vaseline. The gelatinous substance—also known by the generic term “petroleum jelly”—was invented by chemist Robe...

DECEMBER 27, 2016 | TUESDAY
Give Your Home the Gift of Year-Round Climate Control

Comfort and joy: That&#39;s what the holidays are all about. If, however, your home fails to provide refuge from the wicked winter weather—if your heating system simply isn&#39;t cutting ...

DECEMBER 20, 2016 | TUESDAY
11 Ways You're Accidentally Ruining Your Cookware

When whipping up a home-cooked meal, most people don’t give a second thought to their cookware, even though properly using and cleaning these hardworking necessities should be part of eve...

DECEMBER 20, 2016 | TUESDAY
The Easy and Affordable Way to Upgrade Your Kitchen Cabinets

Hang on a second: Before you decide to take on the hassle and expense of a full-fledged kitchen renovation, consider that a variety of cheaper, easier alternatives can deliver a similarly...

DECEMBER 14, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
The Single Best Way to Fire-Proof Your Home

Did you know that in the United States fires kill more people than all non-fire natural disasters combined? Perhaps even more alarming, the vast majority of fire deaths occur in the home....