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HGTV Magazine March 2016

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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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10 Issues

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1 min.
come on in!

front door of the month light fixture Possini Delevan 13"-tall steel outdoor light in brushed nickel finish, $150, lampsplus.com 825 house numbers Distressed 6¼"-tall aluminum house numbers in fern green, $15 each, shop.dropmetal.com outdoor pillow Richloom Solarium Colorblock 18" x 18" polyester pillow cover, $24, designerpillows4u.etsy.com; insert, from $10, pillowflex.com chair Retro Squares steel chair in aquatic, $199, grandinroad.com door AAW Hand-Carved 1-panel Brazilian mahogany door, from $824.50, doornmore.com; Lausanne double-cylinder keyed brass handleset in satin nickel finish, $324, emtek.com for stores paint Asparagus Fern by Dunn-Edwards planter Allen 20"H x 20"-diameter glazed fiberglass planter in blue, $28.50, unbeatablesales.com. We filled ours with pansies. doormat Room Essentials Hello Cursive coir and PVC doormat, $13, target.com NUMBERS, DOORMAT, DOOR: MARKO METZINGER/STUDIO D; CHAIR: STUART TYSON/STUDIO D…

1 min.
i dare you to…

You may have noticed that we don’t believe in strict decorating rules at this magazine. We’re more the cheerleader type: here to give you encouragement and the confidence to try something new, maybe even something you never thought you would. What if you painted your living room walls a super-dark color? What if you hung a chandelier in your laundry room? What if you tossed a leopard-print pillow on your sofa—next to a floral one?! In this issue, we dreamed up a bunch of what-ifs for a special feature called “Be a Little More Daring With Your Decorating” (page 33). I dare you to try a few ideas that are just a smidge outside your comfort zone. I did. I wondered, what if I paired green (my least favorite color) with…

1 min.
copy our cover

WALLPAPER Tanzania wallpaper in yellow, Thibaut SOFETTE 1006-02 55"-wide love seat in maple finish, Lee Industries SOFETTE FABRIC 32576 linen fabric in blossom, Duralee PILLOWS (from left) Spot Cheetah 22" x 22" cotton and linen pillow in multi, emilymccarthy.com; Archive New York Antigua 12" x 20" cotton pillow in aqua, shopcandelabra.com; Milan 18" x 18" cotton pillow, froghilldesigns.net rug Artistic Weavers Missy 7'6" x 9'6" wool rug in gold, $374, overstock.com mug Kate Spade New York All in Good Taste Deco Dot 12-ounce stoneware mug, $7, macys.com sofette Alston 56"-wide polyester love seat in pink magenta, $999, pbteen.com DIY TABLE Pre-assembly, set aside the shelf and the glass top. Spray-paint the frame, and let dry. Apply marble-print contact paper to the top of the shelf, then cut a few thin strips to wrap around the shelf’s edge. Assemble the table. TABLE Vittsjö…

3 min.
dear hgtv magazine

What a crisp, timeless white kitchen you featured in the November House Tour “Warm, Woodsy, and Welcoming.” I loved it! I can say from experience that white makes it easy to change up dish towels and counter accessories on a whim. I thought the subway tile backsplash was a nice touch, too. —Joanne Cembrook, Round Hill, VA I recently started my subscription, and wow is the first word that comes to mind. This is the magazine I read immediately after picking it up from my mailbox. The bright, fun covers get me excited to check out what’s inside. And please keep the budget-friendly ideas coming. I can’t wait to see what next month brings. —Stephanie Scoggins, Gainesville, GA I’ve wanted to paint our red brick home green ever since we purchased it in 2010, but I had…

1 min.
50 things you can toss

let it go… 1 Spare contact lens cases 2 Broken costume jewelry 3 Dictionaries 4 Wrinkled wrapping paper and crushed bows 5 Latex paint (if it’s more than a year old) 6 A bread machine 7 VHS workout tapes 8 Manuals for appliances and electronics (they’re all available online) 9 Cookbooks you’ve cracked open once 10 Random vacuum cleaner attachments 11 Old remote controls you don’t recognize 12 Scrunchies that have lost their scrunch 13 Incomplete decks of playing cards 14 Bridesmaid dresses (go to operationprom.org for info on how to donate) 15 Take-out menus (everything’s online!) 16 Picture frames with broken easel backs 17 Road maps (there’s GPS on your phone) 18 Mixtapes 19 Unidentifiable keys 20 Almost empty bottles of bubbles 21 In-line skates 22 Contents of goodie bags from kids’ parties 23 Impossible puzzles no one has ever finished 24 Free gifts from cosmetic purchases 25 Orphan mittens 26 Travel guidebooks 27 Chargers for…

4 min.
how bad is it…

…to put food that’s still hot in the fridge? Perishable food shouldn’t sit out longer than two hours, so it’s important to get that soup/casserole/stew in the refrigerator sooner rather than later. Just make sure that once it’s in the fridge, your food doesn’t remain hot long enough for bacteria to grow. To get food to cool down quickly, “divide it into a few shallow containers, then stagger them on different shelves in the fridge to allow airflow,” says Kantha Shelke, Ph.D., a spokesperson for the Institute of Food Technologists. Bonus: Refrigerating hot food in sealed containers can make leftovers more flavorful because they lock in the aromatics. not so bad! …to keep charging your phone after it hits 100%? You may think leaving your phone plugged in after it’s fully charged will weaken…