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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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front door of the month PLANTER, TOTE: PHILIP FRIEDMAN/STUDIO D…

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DRAPES 108" x 50" outdoor grommet polyester drapes in natural, $79 per panel,; (trim) Spectrum outdoor acrylic fabric in cayenne, from $30 per yard, for stores SWING Rivertowne 81"W x 45"D x 31"H custom swing bed with Sunbrella mattress/pillow set in white, from $2,075, STOOLS Safavieh Diamond 181"H x 14"-diameter ceramic garden stools in robins egg blue, $98 each, RUG Surya Rain RAI-1093 5' x 8' outdoor rug in green, $346, COVER: CHRISTOPHER SHANE, STYLING: ELIZABETH DEMOS; CARON’S BEACH HOUSE PILLOW: MARKO METZINGER/STUDIO D…

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flipping houses + beach = fun

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 Four teams each transform an outdated condo into a dreamy beach retreat.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 and a feature in HGTV magazine. (the story will be in our october issue.) I can’t give anything away, but I can say that this was real reality TV. The pressure was intense, and every designer was in it to win it. As john said, “these teams started out playing it friendly and safe,…

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dear hgtv magazine,

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, PA The 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, AZ Your 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 macys WHEN 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 STAND Britney 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! 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 exfoliators, they also…