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Home & Garden
HGTV Magazine

HGTV Magazine September 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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10 Issues

In this issue

1 min.
come on in!

light fixture Curled Frame 20"-tall steel and seeded-glass outdoor lantern, $179, shadesoflight.com house numbers Villa Roma Hand-Painted 8" x 16" porcelain house number plaque in red, $130, ceramichousenumber.com chair Parisian Bistro rattan and synthetic-wicker chair in black and white, $295, wshome.com doormat Home & More Monty Welcome 17" x 29" coir doormat, $45, hayneedle.com front door of the month door Milliken Millwork Camelia Decorative Z000482R fiberglass and wrought iron pre-hung door, $1,376.50, homedepot.com; Brookshire single-cylinder brass handleset in matte black finish, $139, schlage.com for stores paint Warm Gold by Glidden planter For a similar look, try Home Decorators Collection Acanthus 20"H x 16"-diameter fiberglass urn in aged charcoal, $69, homedepot.com. We filled ours with coleuses and petunias from Proven Winners. LIGHT FIXTURE, HOUSE NUMBERS, DOORMAT: MARKO METZINGER/STUDIO D; DOOR: STUART TYSON/STUDIO D; PLANTER: COURTESY OF PROVEN WINNERS…

1 min.
reimagine your rooms

What if redecorating your living room were as easy as coloring a page in a coloring book? Maybe it is! The other day I imagined my living room was as flat and colorless as a black-and-white drawing. How would I color in the lines if I could start from scratch? Which patterns would I do here, here, and over here? It was a fun game that helped me figure out a look I want to try next. But seeing real rooms undergo really big improvements is even more inspiring. That’s why you’ll find a mega amount of real-life makeovers in this issue. Watching a family turn dreary, outdated, green-shag-carpeted rooms into stylish spaces gives us all hope. Seeing a humdrum piece of furniture shine like new with fresh paint means…

3 min.
dear hgtv magazine

Even though I read your magazine cover to cover, my favorite articles are always the House Tours. I love taking a peek into other people’s homes, especially the HGTV stars’. In your June story “Style Like a Star,” Sabrina Soto’s mint green kitchen stools really caught my eye. —Mackenzie Stronach, Darien, WI Thank you for filling your pages with DIY projects. I always love the “Flea Market Flips.” Seeing so many ideas for makeovers encouraged me to turn some Dumpster-ready furniture I already owned into pieces that now add pop and personality to my house. —Julisa Garcia, Sachse, TX It brought back happy memories when your editor in chief, Sara, shared a photo of her painting jeans in the June issue [Editor’s Page]. I used to have a pair just like them that I…

1 min.
copy our cover

CHAIR REVAMP Our “before” chair had fallen prey to a not-so-crafty DIY upholsterer! Before taking it to a pro, we removed the fabric and the nailheads that were (gasp!) nailed into the pretty part of the chair frame; patched the holes with wood filler; then sanded, primed, and painted it. Our upholsterer replaced the foam and batting on the seat and back, then covered the seat with blue fabric and the back with green. FOR ADDITIONAL SHOPPING SOURCES, SEE PAGE 170. JONNY VALIANT, STYLING: CATHERINE DASH; NAPKIN, AFTER CHAIR: EMILY KATE ROEMER/STUDIO D; BEFORE CHAIR, TILE: STUART TYSON/STUDIO D; BANQUETTE: SUSAN PITTARD/STUDIO D; CHAIR CRAFTING: THOMAS EBERHARTER…

6 min.
peaceful paradise

DIY Network is heading to the Florida Panhandle for a Gulf Coast getaway! In the 10th season, host Chris Grundy joins forces with the experts from three DIY Network shows—and input from thousands of voters—to reimagine an elevated home into a nature lovers’ paradise. Located on prime waterfront property, the home features its own private dock and entrance to the Gulf of Mexico, making it the ultimate coastal oasis! Watch DIY Network Mondays 9:30/8:30c beginning August 1, with a one-hour special Monday, September 5, at 9/8c. LIVING ROOM DINING ROOM The first floor features an open concept that highlights the waterfront location. “We oriented everything toward that spectacular view,” points out House Crashers’ Josh Temple. A seating area by the fireplace surrounds a visually arresting coffee table, handcrafted from red oak. The equally…

6 min.
fielding your yard questions

? We want to maintain our lawn organically. What can we do to combat crabgrass, grubs, and moss without chemicals or pesticides? —Judy Cariglia, Columbia, CT Routine maintenance can prevent all these issues. First test your soil’s pH level by either using an at-home kit or taking a sample to a garden center. Soil that’s too acidic or alkaline is weedprone; acidic soil can also lead to grubs. Depending on the test results, you’ll likely need to add either lime or sulfur. If moss is the problem, you may be overwatering. Rely on Mother Nature for H2O, and water only if it hasn’t rained in a few days. Two more key chores: aerating and dethatching. The aerating process pokes holes in the ground so air and water can reach the grass’s…