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HGTV Magazine July - August 2015

HGTV Magazine is about real life at home. In every issue you'll find money-saving mini makeovers, simple ways to conquer clutter, smart DIY solutions, time-saving cleaning tricks, and so much more. Plus--see how the HGTV experts really live!

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light fixture Northeast Lantern Barn 7H x 8 1-diameter brass and copper outdoor wall light in dark antique brass finish, $307, bellacor.comchair Classic beach fold chair in navy/sand Sunbrella, $229, ballard designs.comfront door of the monthdoor Simpson Door Co. custom true radius half circle pine exterior door, $1,900, for buying info; Rope style brass side-plate lockset in French antique finish, $168, for buying info (DOOR: MARKO METZINGER/STUDIO D)paint Red Dragon by Clark + Kensingtontote Leather Handle Boat and Tote II 12 x 13 cotton canvas bag in blue, $50,; Vertical Rugby Stripe beach towels in compass red stripe, $29 each, landsend.complanter Barn Red 19 1W x 13D x 9H galvanized metal beverage tub, $35,; small American flags on wooden sticks, $6 for a package of 12,…

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outdoor pillows Majestic Home Goods Sticks 20 x 20 polyester pillow in salmon, $60, Natalie 20 x 20 polyester pillow in blue, $39.50, Nautical Anchors 16 x 16 polyester pillow cover, $26,, and insert, $10, Veranda Nautical Link 18 x 18 polyester pillow in orange, $42.50, caronsbeachhouse.comDRAPES 108" x 50" outdoor grommet polyester drapes in natural, $79 per panel,; (trim) Spectrum outdoor acrylic fabric in cayenne, from $30 per yard, for storesSWING Rivertowne 81"W x 45"D x 31"H custom swing bed with Sunbrella mattress/pillow set in white, from $2,075, lcswingbeds.comSTOOLS Safavieh Diamond 181"H x 14"-diameter ceramic garden stools in robins egg blue, $98 each, wayfair.comRUG Surya Rain RAI-1093 5' x 8' outdoor rug in green, $346, hayneedle.compick a seat TRY A PORCH SWING… International…

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flipping houses + beach = fun

Designers compete for a $50,000 prize on HGTV’s new summer show Beach Flip. Cohost Josh Temple, center, keeps the energy level pumped up. (COURTESY OF HGTV)“It’s amazing what paint can hide,” cohost David Bromstad noted after peeking in on the designers mid-reno. (FLIP FLOPS: DON PENNY/STUDIO D)These are the condos the designers had to flip.A few months ago, HGTV invited me to appear on their new show Beach Flip. (yes!) Hre's the scoop: It's a design competition show that takes place on the gulf coast of Alabama. Four teams each transform an outdated condo into a dreamy beach retreat. Josh temple, David Bromstad, and Nicole Curtis Mentor The Teams And Judge Their work. The team that does the smartest flip—in other words, adds the most value to the home—wins $50,000…

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I loved the “His, Hers, & Theirs” home tour in your January/February issue. It was refreshing to see such a complex and layered interior in the magazine. Brittany and Jim Flowers have great original style with a modern fair. show me more like this!—Meryl Rotch, Bethel Park, PAThe bath towel story in your May issue (“Stop Hanging On to Your Old Towels!”) kicked me into redecorating mode. I finally faced my own tired bathroom towel situation, replacing the faded green ones I’d had for years with a colorful, not-so-matchy combination inspired by the ones you featured.—Melissa Davis, Mesa, AZYour paint-themed May issue was the best ever, with so many great ideas for anyone looking to redecorate. I wish I’d had it in hand when I was trying to convince my…

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makeover magic

PRESENTED BY macysWHEN BRITNEY AND JOE MOVED INTO THEIR FIRST HOUSE THEY WERE THRILLED TO HAVE A PLACE OF THEIR OWN TO ENTERTAIN FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Britney also started baking as a hobby several times a week. However, the closed floor plan and outdated kitchen held them back from doing more of what they love. They were desperate for a new kitchen and entertaining space, but after paying for college and a wedding, there wasn’t a lot of room left in the budget. The newlyweds decided that they had to make do—until HGTV’s America’s Most Desperate Kitchens and Macy’s came along!Get the look: THE CELLAR CAKESTAND WITH MINI-DOME, THE CELLAR STACKABLE 3-TIER CAKE STANDBritney always wanted nice bakeware and serving pieces but felt they would look out of place. Now…

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how bad is it… store tomatoes in the fridge?A chilled tomato is not a tasty tomato. Once the fruit reaches a temperature of about 39°F, the chemical compounds that give it its smell and taste begin to break down, causing it to become bland and mealy, says Kristen Quito, chef at Le Verdure, the vegetable-centric restaurant in New York City’s Eataly food market. Too-low temps can also stop a tomato from fully ripening. To guarantee your salads and tomato-based dishes always taste delish, store the produce on the counter at room temperature. It should last there for four to six days.pretty bad!(SHUTTERSTOCK; BRANCH: GETTY IMAGES) use the same loofah over and over again?Do so and you may be lathering more than just body wash onto your skin. While those spongy poufs make great…