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 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....