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HGTV Magazine September 2018

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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when’s the best time for a makeover? now!

My first house was a small 1930s brick cottage. Little by little I updated it, but there was one room—a bathroom—I never got to. I was so intimidated by its old tiles, worn-out fixtures, and ugly lights that I just ignored it. I should have tried to fix it up, though. Later I learned that the sooner you tackle what scares you most about a new home, the sooner it truly feels like yours—plus your design confidence goes through the roof.For our makeover issue, we wanted to help overwhelmed newbie homeowners. Enter Jennifer and Michael Levy, a couple with twin girls in Chapel Hill, NC (“We Bought a House…Now What?” page 83). Two years after moving in, they hadn’t done much and were up to their eyeballs in decorating dilemmas:…

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easiest-ever makeover: new knobs

2¼-wide bone and brass knob in white, $7, cb2.comTricolor 1½-diameter wood, resin, and brass knob in pink, $8, knobco.comBlack-and-White Floral 1½-diameter ceramic knobs, $38 for a set of 4, dezignable.comMonkey Fist 1¼-diameter jute knobs, $10 for a set of 2, knobpologie.etsy.comCamden 1¼-diameter brass knob in lacquered burnished finish, $19, rh.comRed and Orange Floral 1¾-diameter ceramic knobs, $10 for a set of 2, worldmarket.comBeckett 4¾-wide leather and brass pull in brown, $29, rejuvenation.comBlue and White Inlay 1¾-diameter bone and metal knob, $5.50, darosa-creations.comCHRIS ECKERT/STUDIO D, MAKEUP: SUE PIKE FOR LAURA MERCIER, WARDROBE: KATE POWELL; KNOBS: EMILY KATE ROEMER/STUDIO D ■…

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a floor to fawn over

TURN THE PAGE FOR STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONSSTEP 1:Start by choosing a tile for the space that contrasts your existing floor in both shape and scale, and lay out a pattern to determine your design. Feather out the edges of the pattern for a transitional look. Insert spacers in between the tiles so that the pattern isn’t off.TIP: Use a permanent marker to trace your pattern on the floor so you know where to cut.STEP 2:Use an oscillating saw to cut flooring to fit around the design of the tile, then use a putty knife and hammer to pry up the flooring being replaced by tile. If necessary, use a stain touch-up pen on the existing floor to cover any areas that may have chipped during removal. Finish this step by applying…

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lowe’s featured products

Caulk Gun:10-oz Rod Caulk GunHammer:Kobalt 16-oz Smoothed Face Steel Claw HammerFloat:QLT by Marshalltown 9.5 x 4 Rubber Grout FloatCaulk:MAPEI Karecaulk U 10.5-oz Silver Paintable Latex CaulkFlooring Adhesive:MAPEI Type 1 Mastic (1 gallon)Trowel:Marshalltown 11 Flooring TrowelOscillating Tool Kit:Dremel Multi-Max 32-Piece Corded 3.8-amp Oscillating Tool KitPutty Knife:Warner Painter’s 1.5 Putty KnifeGrout:MAPEI Flexcolor CQ 0.5-gallon Silver Acrylic Premixed GroutTile Spacer:TAVY 100-Pack 1 W x 1 L 3∕16 Blue Plastic Tile SpacerPainter’s Tape:3M 1.88 Painter’s TapeSponge:Armaly ProPlus 6-Pack Polyurethane SpongesTile:Style Selections Chique Gris Porcelain Wall Tile (Common: 8 x 8; Actual: 7.19 x 7.19) ■…

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copy our cover

WALLPAPERSunburst wallpaper in navy, for storesCOVERPhotograph by Dane Tashima. Styled by Matthew Gleason.trayLacquer 13 ¾ x 18 ¾ wood tray in blue with white trim, $38, giftedoflarchmont.comelephantDwellStudio Elephant 9½W x 4D x 8H ceramic figurine, $50, allmodern.comrugDash & Albert Denim Rag Diamond 5 x 8 cotton and polyester rug in indigo, $232, annieselke.commirror25-diameter jute and steel mirror, $100, worldmarket.comartSecret Surf Map 006 by Matthew Korbel-Bowers 13 x 17 unframed print (we trimmed the print before framing it), $28,; Gallery 11 x 14 wood frame in white, $41.50, pictureframes.comlampRiverCeramic Classic Fluted 27-tall ceramic lamp in gloss navy, $160, lampsplus.comvasePrism 6 ¼H x 7-diameter ceramic vase, $28, jaysonhome.compaint-plus-hardware makeover!BEFOREpaintSpare White by Sherwin-WilliamspullCorbin 4"-wide brass and leather handle in blue, $22, anthropologie.comTRAY, BEFORE CABINET: EMILY KATE ROEMER/STUDIO D ■…

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wow! what color is that?

moss point greenBY PPG PAINTS“After putting up green-and-white wallpaper on three of this bedroom’s walls, I decided to do something different with the wall behind the bed so the gridded paneling wouldn’t get lost. This clover color makes it pop. And it’s so fresh, like spring on a wall!”—Julie Howard, Timber Trails Development Company, Western Springs, ILcalypso blueBY BENJAMIN MOORE“Since this homeowner is creative and fun-loving, I picked something equally vivacious for the walls of his home office. This shade of blue is super energized and a little offbeat—a perfect match.”—Orlando Soria, Homepolish, Los Angeles, CAforsythiaBY SHERWIN-WILLIAMS“When this buffet was plain wood, it looked completely traditional—not at all what my client wanted for her modern home. Redoing it in a citrusy yellow made it playful and contemporary.”—Heidi Stukenberg, Lily Field…