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Manners. They’re instilled in us from a very young age, but over time the rules about how to be on our best behavior can get sort of … forgotten. The power of being polite is never more evident than when you host visitors or are a guest yourself — so HGTV Magazine wants to help you out of sticky situations.

Take a look at the short poll below, then let us know how you would handle the following scenarios. Our editors will use the results in an upcoming story. Oh, and thank you!

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Bright colors and outdoor ideas galore fill the pages of HGTV Magazine‘s latest issue, solidifying that summer is here and we couldn’t be happier! Check out what’s in store this time around before it hits stores tomorrow, June 16.

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Our DIY material of the moment: rope. Did you know how many different kinds were available? We break down the options and give you 5 fun DIY projects to try. These neon rope bowls are one of our favorites!

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We love a little touch of neon.

This time of year, everyone will use any excuse to host (or attend!) an outdoor party. From barbecues to dinner parties, we’ve got 65 amazing outdoor decorating ideas for your next celebration. Plus, we’re sharing extras you can only find online, like templates to make personalized party favors and these super easy DIY paper napkin pinwheels.

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You won’t believe how easy these are to make.

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This one was tricky, we’ll admit it. These two side tables look awfully similar, and it’s tough to tell which is pricier just by looking at them. But without further ado, the correct answer to June’s High/Low Challenge is Left: High, Right: Low. If you were right, not only do you win our admiration, but you’re also eligible to take home the HGTV Magazine prize package. The lucky winner will be notifed by email.

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We love anything in gold.

With an intricate base and a faux horn top, the table on the left is très chic. On the right, a nearly identical gold base with a cost-cutting black pressboard top is still a stylish option. Find shopping information for these tables and dozens more great buys on the latest High/Low List inside the July/August issue of HGTV Magazine (on sale Tuesday!).

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Test your shopping skills with June’s High/Low Challenge from the latest round of items on HGTV Magazine‘s High/Low list. This month we’re taking a closer look at two sides tables, each with decorative bases and each with very different price tags. Can you tell which would cost more than the other?

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Which item is “high” and which is “low”?

Here’s how to enter: Just leave your answer in the comments below. (For example: Left: High, Right: Low, or vice versa.) Yep, it’s that easy! If you guess correctly, you could win a prize package that includes an HGTV Magazine desktop calendar, an HGTV Magazine umbrella and the latest July/August issue. Don’t wait — the sweepstakes closes at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received.  Sweepstakes ends at 2:00 p.m. ET on June 12, 2015. Full official rules are available here. Sponsored by Scripps Networks, LLC dba Home & Garden Television, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932.

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Pick up the June issue tomorrow!

Everything in HGTV Magazine has been bigger than ever lately. The May issue included a huge all-paint special section, and the brand-new June issue is following suit with a bigger, brighter and even better Flea Market Flips Blowout with a total of 12 projects.

before and after chair makeover

We transformed chairs, brought desks back to life and reinvented old lamps. We even created an illustrated step-by-step on how to turn flower seed packets into pillows — exclusively for online readers at hgtv.com/sew-pillow-covers.

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The perfect outdoor pillow

Browse the before and afters here, and pick up your June issue of HGTV Magazine on stands tomorrow! Tired of waiting? Subscribe now.

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For the June High/Low Challenge we quizzed you to spot the price difference between these two yellow pendant lights. You were correct if you answered Left: Low, Right: High. (The lucky winner will be notified via email.) In the meantime, here’s more about these looks.

With a metal shade and a cute matching cord, the “low” light is a no-brainer. The “high” option on the right features an opal glass shade that creates a warm, flattering glow. Find these and more amazing High/Low finds in the June issue of HGTV Magazine on sale Tuesday.

Didn’t participate in our High/Low Challenge this month? With great prizes that include exclusive HGTV Magazine gear, you’ll want to join the fun next time! See you then.

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Test your shopping skills.

Pendants are one of our favorite kinds of light fixtures at HGTV Magazine. You’ll find them in house tours, kitchen remodels and even curb appeal stories. This month, we’re particularly keen on these sunshine-yellow options on the High/Low List. They’re similar in size, shape and color, but — you know the drill — different in price. Can you guess which lovely light costs a bit more than the other?

To enter this month’s High/Low Challenge, make your choice and tell us in the comments below (ex: Left: Low, Right: High). One lucky winner will receive a prize package that includes the latest June issue of HGTV Magazine, an HGTV Mag tote bag and an HGTV Mag calendar (brand-new item alert!). You must answer correctly to be eligible to win. Lock in those answers now — entry ends tomorrow, May 8, at 2 p.m. Check back then to see if you were right, and get more info on both pendants.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sweepstakes ends at 2:00 p.m. ET on May 8, 2015. Full official rules are available here. Sponsored by Scripps Networks, LLC dba Home & Garden Television, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932.

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HGTV Magazine is pet friendly. Sadly, that doesn’t mean we can bring our dogs to work (OK, so maybe they’ve stopped by once or twice), but we love our furry friends like family. Our adorable dog model, Daniel Patrick the West Highland terrier, even graced the cover back in Jan/Feb 2014!

Don’t you just love Daniel Patrick’s sweater?

This time, we’re busy putting together a special pet feature for an upcoming issue, and we need your help. Take a second to answer the four questions below, and we’ll use the results to help create a story you and Fido will both love.




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The newest issue of HGTV Magazine marks an important milestone for the brand — we’re turning the big 3-0! The May issue (out tomorrow!) is our 30th since we began publishing in fall 2011.

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HGTV Magazine May 2015 Cover

The magazine (and staff!) has grown exponentially, with each issue getting bigger, better and brighter than the last.

“I truly believe the magazine just gets better and better. I’m very proud of the fact that the staff is constantly creating fresh, new, never-been-done-before stories and layouts. We launched our premiere issue with that kind of thinking, and we still operate that way three years later.” — Sara Peterson, editor in chief

“Thank you to all of our advertisers for making our 2nd annual paint issue a tremendous success, and thank you to our readers for making HGTV Magazine one of the most successful magazine launches in recent history.”  Dan Fuchs, publisher and chief revenue officer 

We’ve made a lot of creative strides in our short lifespan. We’ve created a kids-only mini-mag, shared a cover with Food Network, took you inside one incredible home after another, and now, for the second time, we’ve expanded our DIY content for a giant all-paint-everything section.

Inside, you’ll find 13 pages of hue-drenched rooms, color-rich DIYs and pro-picked shades (including a poster-size, fold-out paint index). So get your paintbrush ready, because we’re showing you nearly a dozen different ways you can paint almost anything.

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Paint the floor. Paint a lampshade. Paint a dresser.

BONUS: As you’re clicking through the story, don’t miss the links to exclusive online-only how-tos for many of the fun elements you see in each bold room. (There are 11 in all.) Happy painting!

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In the latest High/Low Challenge we asked you to spot the price difference between these two fun outdoor seats. The correct answer was Left: high, Right: low. Were you right? The winner of our HGTV Magazine prize package for May will be chosen and notified by email.

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Were you correct?

An outdoor-safe seat cushion makes this curvy chair on the left more comfy. The back of the chair on the right was inspired by the shape of a traditional Amish barn. Both great choices, both great buys. For shopping information on these powder-coated steel and iron chairs, check out the newest picks on our High/Low List in the May issue of HGTV Magazine — out Tuesday!

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Can you spot the price difference?

The latest High/Low Challenge features a pair of bright orange chairs that are screaming to be a part of a backyard party or to sit on a sun-drenched patio. Both share fun geometric designs, but one is priced higher than the other. Can you guess which seat is ‘High’ and which is ‘Low’? If so, you could be the lucky winner who takes home an HGTV Magazine prize package filled with an umbrella, notebook, and the latest May issue. To enter, leave your answer in the comments below (i.e. Left: high, Right: low or vice versa). You must answer correctly for a chance to win. And hurry! You have until tomorrow at 2 p.m. to enter.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received.  Sweepstakes ends at 2:00 p.m. ET on April 3, 2015. Full official rules are available here. Sponsored by Scripps Networks, LLC dba Home & Garden Television, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932.

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Ah, April—the name alone sounds like spring doesn’t it? Get excited for the new season with a new issue of HGTV Magazine, on sale tomorrow. Inside you’ll find kitchens that excite, homes that look better than ever, and furniture and decor that helps you make your home magazine-worthy, too.

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Pick up your April issue tomorrow

Here’s a look at just some of what you can find this month! There’s lots more where this came from.

From the crafty (wink, wink) editors who gave you awesome ways to use felt and gold paint, now comes five faux-leather DIYs you’ll want to make ASAP.

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It’s all about faux leather this month

Head over to hgtv.com/clipboards for the web-exclusive templates we used to create the faux-leather clipboards below.

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Download the templates for DIY faux-leather clipboards

BONUS LOOK: Anthony Carrino let us in to his one-of-a-kind loft in Jersey City, NJ. You’ll need to pick up a copy to see the entire tour, but we’re sharing some behind-the-scenes photos of the shoot over at I Heart HGTV.

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When you have a cold the tissue box can be your only friend, so it should at least be cute, right? Right! In this edition of The High/Low Challenge we showed you two green patterned tissue box covers, and you were correct if you answered “Left: Low, Right: High.” One lucky winner will be notified by email.

You can personalize the acrylic pick on the left with a monogram or name. And you won’t believe how many coats of lacquer are on this patterned version on the right — seven shiny layers.

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Both make great housewarming gifts

For more information on these items and even more High/Low deals, pick up the April issue of HGTV Magazine on newsstands Tuesday, March 10!

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Grab a tissue for this one, but not for the reason you might think. This is not about a sappy rom-com, but about your eye for design. This month’s High/Low Challenge is giving some attention to your tissue box.

Decorating is in the details with these two tissue box covers that add color to any bathroom, while covering up even the saddest and most smashed drugstore box you’ve seen. Regardless of which pattern you prefer, can you correctly spot the price difference simply by what you see here?

To enter HGTV Magazine‘s latest High/Low Challenge, tell us which item you think costs more (the High), and which item costs less (the Low) in the comments below. For example: Left: High, Right: Low or vice versa. The correct answer will be revealed on the blog tomorrow, so check back to you see if you were right on the money. We’ll choose one lucky winner from those who answered correctly.

Oh, yeah — and the prizes are pretty great this time, too. The winner will receive a prize package which includes an HGTV Magazine tote bag, an HGTV Magazine yoga mat and a copy of the brand-new April issue, on sale Tuesday. Good luck!

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Which is the high? The low?

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sweepstakes ends at 2:00 p.m. ET on March 6, 2015. Full official rules are available here. Sponsored by Scripps Networks, LLC dba Home & Garden Television, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932.

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Your favorite HGTV Magazine stories are better than ever in the latest issue on sale tomorrow. Curb Appeal heads to sunny Florida, Flea Market Flips is still turning tossed goods into look-at-me-now furniture, and let’s just say the house tours…those will leave you with more ideas than you know what to do with.

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Pick up the latest March issue of HGTV Mag!

There’s lots more to explore, and you can be among the first to dig in to new content by subscribing here. For now, let’s take a look at some of what you’ll find when you head to the newsstand.

We started with the basics: a white dresser. Then added no-fail accessories that show off your personal style: a lamp, a vase, and a pretty object.

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Mint green dresser, Chevron wall, and pretty flowers—we love.

We created four dresser looks, but it’s only online where can you find the instructions for painting two of the more intricate designs. Visit hgtv.com/dresser-formula to see how.

A brand new column in this issue included a recipe from a familiar HGTV star. One who is known for his colorful personality, but who can apparently also whip up a batch of gooey delicious Chocolate Chip Sea-Salt Cookies. Who do you think this mystery man is? Take a guess, then test the recipe for yourself.

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Guess which star baked these bakery-size cookies?

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For this edition of HGTV Magazine‘s High/Low Challenge, we asked you to correctly identify the low and higher-priced product from a pair of stunning blue chests. Was this an easy one, or were you officially stumped? Those of you who correctly answered Left: low, Right: high, must have a knack for spotting a great deal. The lucky winner of an HGTV Magazine prize package will be notified by email.

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Were you right this time?

Both of these beauties have a similar curved design, but the slightly darker blue version on the left has less ornate hardware, helping to bring down the cost. The more intricate design on the right has a surprise inside! The drawers are lined with wallpaper—no DIYing required. Find shopping information for these and many other pairs in the The New High/Low List.

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It’s a new year, and a new chance to win! The first High/Low Challenge of the 2015 comes just in time for the release of the March issue of HGTV Magazine (on sale Tuesday), and shows off two blue chests worth a closer look.

From an entryway to a guest bedroom, these two pieces make just the right kind of statement. The shades of blue are saturated without being too bold, making it a truly versatile addition to your home. While it may be difficult to choose a favorite among the pair, let’s see if it’s easier to spot the difference in cost. One of these chests is nearly half the cost of the other, but which one is it?

Enter for a chance to win a prize package that includes a copy of the March issue, an HGTV Magazine iPhone 5 case and an HGTV Magazine tote bag. All you have to do is leave your guess in the comments below (i.e. Right: high, Left: low or vice versa). You must answer correctly to win. The answer will be revealed on the blog tomorrow, so come back to check if you’ve got a keen design eye.

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Which is more wallet-friendly?

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sweepstakes ends at 2:00 p.m. ET on February 6, 2015. Full official rules are available here. Sponsored by Scripps Networks, LLC dba Home & Garden Television, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932.

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UPDATE: This poll is now closed. Thank you to the more then 2,500 of you who participated. Look for the results in an upcoming issue of HGTV Magazine.

Of course there’s THIS fantasy home: HGTV Dream Home 2015. [Enter for your chance to win here.] But there’s also the home of your dreams that exists, well, only in your dreams. HGTV Magazine wants to know exactly what it looks like. If money were no object, if you could choose every feature, design every room, how would your ultimate luxury home turn out?

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HGTV Dream Home 2015 on Martha’s Vineyard

Take the survey below by choosing ONE for each of the following pairs. For example, would your perfect home include a home theater or a home gym? Your answers will help us with an upcoming story.

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Make this the year that you finally redecorate the living room, remodel the kitchen, or just spruce things up a bit. The January/February issue of HGTV Magazine can help you get started—it hits newsstands this Tuesday, January 6. Here’s a look at some of what you’ll find.

Four savvy design bloggers share how they style a space while still staying on budget. Plus we share online-only how-tos for DIY projects from each of their rooms.

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Update idea: Remake a hand-me-down piece of furniture or snag an item from a local yard sale. Our clever editors took a used china cabinet and turn it into a display piece you’ll be excited to show off. We see many dinner parties coming your way in 2015!

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The last year was a big one for HGTV Magazine! We ran special departments like the all-paint-everything section in June. We got to look inside the homes of more and more HGTV stars—Alison Victoria’s kitchen, Genevieve Gorder’s HUGE NYC remodel, not to mention Jonathan and Drew Scott’s family home in Las Vegas. We also debuted the first ever duel cover with the May issue, teaming up with sister publication Food Network Magazine. Whew—what a year!

HGTV Magazine 2014 Issues

A year with HGTV Magazine

We thought it would be fun to round up some of the most memorable content from each issue for a look back on a year of DIYs, house tours, star encounters, and brand new ways to make HGTV Magazine a part of your home.

As they all do, the year began with a brand-new calendar. In this case, the Jan/Feb issue shared a year’s worth of DIY wreaths, with a new project for every month.

The March issue held one of our most popular stories of the year by far: 7 Ways to Fill Up Your Walls. With ideas for the kitchen, living room, and office, no wall should be left bare.

By April, our jaws had hit the floor with a show-stopping house tour out of sunny Florida. Every room held something to awe, but we’re particularly fond of the giant chalkboard calendar. (Make one yourself with the online-exclusive instructions.)

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Wall art from March and XL chalkboard calendar from April

Spring cleaning kicked into high gear with the May issue. We found some items in the attic that deserved a second life.

Everyone fell in love with this beach house with new bones and old charm. The on-the-water back “yard” with three tiers of patios doesn’t hurt either.

In the July/August issue we visited another beach house. This time Vern Yip invited us to beat the summer heat at his Florida home, and we’re still dreaming about the rooftop pool.

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Two amazing beaches houses from the summer issues

Our creative editors came up with genius DIY art ideas for the kitchen to share in the September issue. The pineapple plate and teacups on canvas were big hits.

October delivered Genevieve’s big overhaul we mentioned above, but also the know-how to create a stylish space of your own. We narrowed down the list of the BEST online shopping sites for home goods. Happy decorating!

We spent some serious time flipping (flea market finds), updating (discarded paintings), and creating (projects with cloth napkins) in November, so it’s fair to say it was a major DIY issue.

Finally, how better to wrap up a fabulous 2014 than with a decked out holiday issue! One of our favorites stories takes you inside the Fixer Upper house loaded with charming seasonal touches. You can still pick up a copy on newsstands now (Jan/Feb 2015 is available 1/6), and in it you’ll find our ultimate gift guides to buy, make, or bake the perfect present this year. We also share helpful tips for holiday lights, ways to deck the halls all around the house, and a home that was born holiday-ready.

December issue content

A Fixer Upper holiday kitchen and a log-stacked fireplace in a winter-ready home

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