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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OCTOBER 3, 2017 | TUESDAY
The 9 Best Types of Gravel for Your Driveway

When you think of a gravel driveway, you may imagine a sleepy, dusty lane that leads to a quaint rural cottage or farmhouse on a lonely country road. In reality, gravel is equally at home...

SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 | SATURDAY
7 Things to Know Before Choosing a Metal Roof

Rain on a tin roof proves so soothing that it can be found on white noise machines and meditation apps alike, but that's not the only reason (nor one of the top!) for its popularity among...

SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 | FRIDAY
Solved! Storage Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters

If you pore over the energy bill each and every month but rarely give a thought to your water heater, you're missing something critical: there's a direct relationship between the two. Bel...

SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 | THURSDAY
8 Things Every Home Inspection Checklist Should Include

Buying a new home can be a thrilling and terrifying adventure. During the process, you’ll need to address dozens of details regarding your new abode, including potential problems with the...

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 | TUESDAY
12 Secret Uses for Dr. Bronner's Soap

By now maybe you've seen Dr. Bronner's Castile soap in the personal hygiene aisle at your local grocery or health food store. While Castile soap isn't new—it's been around for centuries—D...

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 | MONDAY
10 Things You Never Knew Are Negotiable

Haggling over prices is a time-honored tradition in many countries, but American consumers aren’t particularly keen on negotiating. According to a 2013 survey by Consumer Reports, only 48...

SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 | SATURDAY
Are We Finally Ready for Radiant Heat?

It's a good time for the building and remodeling industry! Just check out the most recent U. S. Census Bureau data, which shows that in the last year alone, single-family home starts are ...

AUGUST 29, 2017 | TUESDAY
13 Things Never to Put in the Microwave

Rush, rush, rush—in today's 24/7 culture, a microwave can be a real boon to busy households and time-strapped cooks. But even though these ubiquitous appliances are fast and convenient, t...

AUGUST 28, 2017 | MONDAY
How To: Choose a Well Pump

In cities and suburbs, folks enjoy virtually uninterrupted access to clean, potable water. But if you live in one of the 15 million U. S. homes reliant on a well, you don't have the luxur...

AUGUST 17, 2017 | THURSDAY
Why HVAC Professionals Want You to Go Both Ductless AND Ducted

Homeowners looking to upgrade or modify an existing heating and cooling system are often confronted with a dizzying array of options and choices, starting with one seemingly either/or pro...