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HGTV Magazine March 2016

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 monthlight fixturePossini Delevan 13"-tall steel outdoor light in brushed nickel finish, $150, lampsplus.com825 house numbersDistressed 6¼"-tall aluminum house numbers in fern green, $15 each, shop.dropmetal.comoutdoor pillowRichloom Solarium Colorblock 18" x 18" polyester pillow cover, $24,; insert, from $10, pillowflex.comchairRetro Squares steel chair in aquatic, $199, grandinroad.comdoorAAW Hand-Carved 1-panel Brazilian mahogany door, from $824.50,; Lausanne double-cylinder keyed brass handleset in satin nickel finish, $324, for storespaintAsparagus Fern by Dunn-EdwardsplanterAllen 20"H x 20"-diameter glazed fiberglass planter in blue, $28.50, We filled ours with pansies.doormatRoom Essentials Hello Cursive coir and PVC doormat, $13, target.comNUMBERS, DOORMAT, DOOR: MARKO METZINGER/STUDIO D; CHAIR: STUART TYSON/STUDIO D ■…

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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…

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WALLPAPER Tanzania wallpaper in yellow, ThibautSOFETTE 1006-02 55"-wide love seat in maple finish, Lee IndustriesSOFETTE FABRIC 32576 linen fabric in blossom, DuraleePILLOWS (from left) Spot Cheetah 22" x 22" cotton and linen pillow in multi,; Archive New York Antigua 12" x 20" cotton pillow in aqua,; Milan 18" x 18" cotton pillow, froghilldesigns.netrugArtistic Weavers Missy 7'6" x 9'6" wool rug in gold, $374, overstock.commugKate Spade New York All in Good Taste Deco Dot 12-ounce stoneware mug, $7, macys.comsofetteAlston 56"-wide polyester love seat in pink magenta, $999, pbteen.combeforeafterDIY TABLEPre-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…

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What a crisp, timeless white kitchenyou 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, VAI 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, GAI’ve wanted to paint our red brickhome green ever since we purchased it in 2010, but I had…

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50 things you can toss

let it go…1 Spare contact lens cases2 Broken costume jewelry3 Dictionaries4 Wrinkled wrapping paper and crushed bows5 Latex paint (if it’s more than a year old)6 A bread machine7 VHS workout tapes8 Manuals for appliances and electronics (they’re all available online)9 Cookbooks you’ve cracked open once10 Random vacuum cleaner attachments11 Old remote controls you don’t recognize12 Scrunchies that have lost their scrunch13 Incomplete decks of playing cards14 Bridesmaid dresses (go to for info on how to donate)15 Take-out menus (everything’s online!)16 Picture frames with broken easel backs17 Road maps (there’s GPS on your phone)18 Mixtapes19 Unidentifiable keys20 Almost empty bottles of bubbles21 In-line skates22 Contents of goodie bags from kids’ parties23 Impossible puzzles no one has ever finished24 Free gifts from cosmetic purchases25 Orphan mittens26 Travel guidebooks27 Chargers for…

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…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…