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HGTV MagazineHGTV Magazine

HGTV Magazine November 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 Feiss Monterey 13 1/2"-tall metal outdoor hanging light in brushed aluminum finish, $245, outdoor pillow Mina Victory Weeds 20" x 20" polyester pillow, $33, chair Compamia La Plaza Lucca plastic chairs in orange, $140 for a set of 2, doorstop Squirrel 4"-tall cast-iron doorstop, $8, doormat Home & More Stripe coir doormat, $31.50, front door of the month door Classic-Craft Canvas fiberglass door, from $618, for stores; Camelot one-side-keyed brass handleset in bright chrome finish, $148, for stores; Classic Ring brass door knocker in polished nickel finish, $85, paint Victorian Plum by PPG The Voice of Color plant stand Hip Haven Retro Bullet 23"H (overall) x 15 3/4"-diameter fiberglass planter with steel tripod stand, $165, We filled ours with dahlias. DOOR, DOORMAT, PILLOW: MARKO METZINGER/STUDIO D…

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platter and bowl 11" x 16" stoneware platter, $64, and 6"-diameter stoneware bowl, $34, both in tango, both DIY TEA TOWEL This towel’s bold ogee pattern— which mimics our cover’s wall tiles—looks complicated, but it’s simple to replicate. All you need are crafts paints, custom-made stamps, and a plain dish towel. Turn to page 166 for the how-to. PANTRY CABINET Hampton Bay 18"W x 24"D x 84"H composite wood shaker pantry cabinet, $309, BASE CABINETS Hampton Bay 18"W x 24"D x 341/2"H composite wood shaker base cabinets, $125 each, PAINT (on cabinets) Covington Blue by Benjamin Moore PULLS Lauréy Melrose 53/4"-wide stainless steel T-bar pulls, $9 each, COUNTERTOP Quartz in 2141 Blizzard with polished finish, from $65 per square foot, caesar for buying info TILES Glass Connectables Detailed Jasmine tiles in white gloss and…

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my hunt for the best barstools

In this issue, we devote a whole section to stylish kitchen upgrades. We all know that the kitchen can be the most expensive room to remodel. We also know that small changes make a big difference—and the more you stretch your decorating dollar, the more small changes you get to make. A new paint color, a new faucet, or cool new barstools can reboot your kitchen fast. Here are 10 favorites that don’t cost an arm and a leg. . shiny metal Tabouret 30"-tall steel barstools in orchid, $70 for a set of 2, beachy Hyacinth 30"-tall fiber and mahogany barstool, $99, adjustable Industrial metal barstool, $132.50, cool back Modway Entangled 30 ½"-tall plastic barstool in red, $140, fave pattern Uptown 30"-tall cotton and wood barstool in grey and white, $120, frenchy Syena 30"-tall rattan and wood…

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dear hgtv magazine, readers tell us what they think and share photos of their own projects.

I was impressed by Chip Wade’s butler’s pantry, which you featured in September’s “Chip Off Duty” house tour. The blue cabinets and walnut backsplash make a fabulous combination, and that herringbone pattern is so cool! I love everything about this space. —Kelli Fowler, Tampa, FL Thanks for the moving tips in your July/August issue [“Trade Secrets From the Pros: Movers Tell All”]. It brought back memories of the times I’ve moved over the years. An extra piece of advice: Put chargers and good-to-have-handy tools, like pliers, in a box. Make that box the last thing on the truck so it can be taken off first at your new home since it holds stuff you’ll probably need right away. —Charlie Kohl, Pen Argyl, PA . What a fun idea to turn rulers into photo frames…

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handymen’s secret supplies

“If you worry about shocking yourself when you install a light fixture, this is for you. It detects a live current in any wire or outlet—even at low levels—so you never get zapped.” —Scott McGillivray, Income Property . 10-1000 V Dual Range voltage detector, $25, for stores . “Accidentally drip latex paint on your clothes or furniture? This whisks it off like magic, no harm done. It’s a lifesaver when I spill paint on Drew’s stuff—not like that ever happens, though.” —Jonathan Scott, Property Brothers . Goof Off Pro Strength remover, $3.50 for 4 1/2 ounces, . “This is the king of heavy-duty primers, good when nothing else works. The coverage is top-notch—it even conceals marker scribbles. And it doesn’t need long to dry. Spray it on and you can paint in…

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how bad is it…

…to let the Thanksgiving meal sit out all afternoon? Everybody loves to graze leisurely on leftovers— especially bacteria. Keep your holiday spread lingering at room temperature for just a few hours and microbes will multiply faster than the deals on Black Friday. Debra Botzek-Linn, associate professor at the University of Minnesota Extension in St. Cloud, MN, says you should refrigerate the remnants of your Turkey Day feast within two hours. Then make sure you gobble up the leftovers within four days, tops. super bad! …to crack your knuckles? It’ll make a squeamish person within earshot cringe, but cracking your knuckles is harmless. “It’s not linked to any short- or long-term damage,” says James Monica, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon in Princeton, NJ. The cause of the pop noise? Chalk it up to the laws of…